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blackjack07117 Jun 2022 5:47 a.m. PST

The inspiration bug bit again! Here's seven adventure seeds based around distress calls leading to horror scenarios in space. You know, like those movies with the tall folks with the toothy smiles? Enjoy!

7 Distress Calls to Start a Space Horror Game at the Over the Hill Gaming Blog

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2022 6:11 a.m. PST

This is Free Trader Beowulf,
calling anyone . . .
Mayday, Mayday . . . we are under attack . . .
main drive is gone . . .
turret number one not responding
Mayday . . . losing cabin pressure fast
calling anyone . . . please help . . .
This is Free Trader Beowulf . . .
Mayday . . .

David Manley17 Jun 2022 6:57 a.m. PST

"The message says 'save us', captain"

"Are you sure it's not 'save yourselves, lieutenant?"

<rolls a 1>

"Yup, pretty sure, sir"

Arjuna17 Jun 2022 7:00 a.m. PST


A classic.

Radio Silence

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2022 7:12 a.m. PST

Nice, Arjuna. I've never seen that one.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2022 10:10 a.m. PST

Nice callout to Traveller, 79thPA! Brought a tear to my eye!

kmfrye17 Jun 2022 10:50 a.m. PST

David Manley – +10 points for the Event Horizon reference.

Keith F.

Dining Room Battles17 Jun 2022 12:38 p.m. PST

" Never Dig for Miskantonic U"

Love it!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2022 12:39 p.m. PST

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2022 2:30 p.m. PST

This is Captain Janovich of the SS Minerva to approaching vessel. Please ignore previous distress message. Our radio operator is suffering from Pantovian Flu, and slipped his restraints. We are not in any danger, nor do we require any assistance. However, I would like to invite your officers and crew to dinner in our wardroom, to thank you for responding to our presumed need. Please dock at the starboard bay; we are prepared to receive you."

Personal logo Mister Tibbles Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2022 2:35 p.m. PST

I always love that blog.

Never ever respond to a distress call in Traveller. It's always a trap, especially in the Spinward Marches! (At least when I'm the GM. LoL)

Arjuna18 Jun 2022 8:16 a.m. PST

"They destroyed the toilets!"

Arjuna18 Jun 2022 8:21 a.m. PST

"Kill me…"

Spoken in a broken voice.

Thresher0118 Jun 2022 6:07 p.m. PST

Yep, I agree, it's a trap.

thedrake25 Jun 2022 2:57 a.m. PST

Great ideas for scenarios. May borrow a couple for my spaceship gaming.

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