Forgotten Futures VIII
Adventures In Victorian and Edwardian Children's Fantasy
Written and edited by Marcus L. Rowland
Copyright © 2002, portions Copyright © 1993-2001
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As well as text and graphics, the adventures are accompanied by a few sound effects, saved as windows .wav files. They should be playable by most computers. Links to them are small images, as in the example to the right, with wide borders. The source for most of these files was the excellent
www.a1freesoundeffects.com, although files have mostly been edited for length and effect. A "scratch and sniff" version is not currently planned...
All of these adventures assume that the children are members of a family (or close relatives and/or friends), probably middle-class, and based in London. Some changes may be needed if the circumstances of your campaign are different.
- Too Many Dragons
A holiday adventure with a Welsh setting. An ancient Chinese magician warns the children of trouble brewing, a fearsome monster from another world that threatens mankind. Are the children are all that stands between mankind and disaster, or the unwitting cause of the problem? And is everything all it seems?
- The Clockwork Heart
A city adventure. When Uncle George makes a mistake one of the adventurers gets more than he expects for his birthday, an absent-minded gift that will send the children on a desperate hunt across the metropolis. And when they find what they're looking for their troubles won't be over...
- Ghost Story
When time starts to misbehave, pupils at an exclusive boarding school have to unravel the mystery of some tragic deaths and prevent another. Note: This adventure revisits events originally portrayed in The Wages of Sin, one of the Forgotten Futures VI adventures.
- Sample Characters
The sample characters used to play-test these adventures, and some printable "figures" in the style of Steve Jackson Games' Cardboard Heroes™. Some may be suitable for characters or NPCs in these adventures.