Forgotten Futures III

George E. Challenger's Mysterious World

A Roleplaying Sourcebook for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Scientific Hero

by Marcus L. Rowland
Copyright © 1994, revised 1998, 2000

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  • The Professor Challenger Stories:
    1. The Lost World with illustrations from its original serialisation.
    2. The Poison Belt with illustrations from its first book publication.
    3. The Land of Mist
    4. The Disintegration Machine
    5. When The World Screamed

  • The Horror of the Heights with illustrations from its original publication.

  • Worldbook
  • Adventures

  • The Skool Rules by Phil Masters

    These files contain the complete text of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Professor Challenger novels The Lost World (1912), The Poison Belt (1913), and The Land Of Mist (1926), plus the stories The Disintegration Machine (1928) and When The World Screamed (1929). You'll also find an extra story, The Horror of the Heights (1913), which doesn't feature Challenger but fits beautifully into his world. The worldbook tries to use the phenomena described in these stories to describe an unusual universe. There are four adventures, whose setting ranges from Siberia and Tibet to Loch Ness, plus a wargames scenario for Forgotten Futures and Tusk. There's even another RPG, The Skool Rules by Phil Masters, which takes a light-hearted look at schoolboy adventures. The Skool Rules is charityware; if you like it please make an appropriate donation.

    This HTML version of Forgotten Futures 3 makes some small changes from the original release, mostly in adding links to illustrations etc., and second thoughts on some of the science and history of the worldbook. It also corrects some errata, and is modified slightly to conform to the latest version of the game rules. Illustrations from the original magazine publication of The Lost World, The Poison Belt and The Horror of the Heights have been added for the latest release.

    While every effort has been made to ensure that there are no errors, it is probable that some remain. In two cases the source scanned was later found to be missing text that was present in another edition; this has been corrected, but other omissions may have been missed. If you require completely accurate text you are STRONGLY advised to check alternate sources. In the original release some foreign characters were replaced by ASCII equivalents; I have tried to restore them, but it's again likely that some have been missed.