Apocalypse Vancouver 20XX

Welcome to your campaign!
A blog for your campaign

Wondering how to get started? Here are a few tips:

1. Invite your players

Invite them with either their email address or their Obsidian Portal username.

2. Edit your home page

Make a few changes to the home page and give people an idea of what your campaign is about. That will let people know you’re serious and not just playing with the system.

3. Choose a theme

If you want to set a specific mood for your campaign, we have several backgrounds to choose from. Accentuate it by creating a top banner image.

4. Create some NPCs

Characters form the core of every campaign, so take a few minutes to list out the major NPCs in your campaign.

A quick tip: The “+” icon in the top right of every section is how to add a new item, whether it’s a new character or adventure log post, or anything else.

5. Write your first Adventure Log post

The adventure log is where you list the sessions and adventures your party has been on, but for now, we suggest doing a very light “story so far” post. Just give a brief overview of what the party has done up to this point. After each future session, create a new post detailing that night’s adventures.

One final tip: Don’t stress about making your Obsidian Portal campaign look perfect. Instead, just make it work for you and your group. If everyone is having fun, then you’re using Obsidian Portal exactly as it was designed, even if your adventure log isn’t always up to date or your characters don’t all have portrait pictures.

That’s it! The rest is up to your and your players.

Season 1, Episode 1: Welcome to Boundary
The prologue to our adventure

In this short episode we meet the heroes—or should I say the victims— of our tale. First we encountered Whitmont, a Savvyhead who hung up his chaps, weary of the fast and furious lifestyle of a roving Chopper. What camaraderie he left behind with his old gang, the Black Roses, he made up for with an odd affinity towards all things mechanical. To compound to his Weirdness, Whitmont has the peculiar habit of finding exactly what he needs in the back of his mobile workshop…

And then Magnum catwalked onto the scene. Once he utilized his impossibly good looks to gather secrets, Magnum tasted the lucrative lifestyle of an elite escort and decided to never go back. And thus was born the Skinner, a hypnotic being able to send another person into a pit of bliss—an incredibly valuable skill in the blasted world of the Apocalypse. Together with his trusty ferret, Magnum escaped from the clutches of a mob boss who got too possessive, searching for a future as a companion to others. Preferably those with deep pockets.

Finally, the mysterious Kay (or K, or Kaye), stepped out of the woodworks. Kay did not deign show much, not even gender. This peculiarity was often overlooked when weighed against Kay’s aptitude as an Angel. Kay brought people back from the jaws of death, and that was enough. Driven by a deeply repressed, painful memory of a mother’s death, Kay set out to eliminate suffering, one way or another… But when people around Kay began to die, some asked: is this Angel a Saviour, or a Harbinger?

These three wandering souls crossed paths in British Columbia, near the border that once marked the boundary between the US and Canada. Whitmont, who rescued a girl meant for tribute to a warlord, made his escape North, up the coast. They came across some bad water, and the girl Evian came down with disease. To make matters worse, Whitmont’s semi ran out of gas, and the pair was stranded out in the middle of the highway.

As fate would have it, however, Magnum and Kay, who were on an assignment from the settlement they both joined recently, came across Whitmont and Evian. Both knew Whitmont from previous encounters, and was quick to offer their aid. Kay looked at Evian and concluded that she needed some antibiotics to fight off her infection—something that should be available back at the settlement.

With the aid of the gasoline from an abandoned truck, the four of them made their way to a thriving settlement built on top of a runway circuit: Boundary. Kay served as Boundary’s resident physician, while Magnum snuck through the sheets of Jeanette, the settlement’s leader, into her good graces. Whitmont managed to convince the guard, Chin, to grant him and Evian passage with the promise of dirt on the commonly maligned Magnum. Meanwhile, the Skinner sensed trouble with Jeanette, and was quick to slink away upon arrival.

Jeanette, already high strung from reports of supply shortages, stormed towards the party. She was not pleased to find out that Kay promised to use the colony’s dwindling medical supplies on a stranger, and denied them. Somehow Whitmont conjured the exact antibiotics that Evian needed inside a drill press. Don’t ask.

Jeanette tried to grab the medicine from Kay’s hand, who managed to dodge out of the way. Thwarted, Jeanette left in a huff, reluctantly accepting the two wayward souls to Boundary.

Season 1, Episode 2: Outbreak!
John Wayne vs Clint Eastwood

Since their arrival, Whitmont and Evian have slowly enmeshed themselves into the fabric of Boundary. The Savvyhead has quickly proved his worth to Jeanette and the rest of the Boundary inhabitants, handily servicing the myriad machinery that keeps settlement running. Evian, though less skilled, had the beauty and the charm that made her instantly popular with the younger folk. Life was, as far as Apocalypse World goes, halfway decent.

Our three heroes were sent on an errand to fix the water pump that feeds Boundary. While Whitmont was fixing the pump at a nearby reservoir, the group was set upon by a group of wild dogs. Though it was a messy fight, the three came out ahead. Though K refused to murder the dogs, Whitmont and Magnum made up for it. Messily. Magnum also skinned a Samoyed. That happened.

When they returned, the three discovered a new problem: an inhabitant named Foster has fallen very ill with a quickly progressing, dysentery-like disease with characteristic liver spots. Through careful analysis, K discovered that the condition was bacterial in nature. However, regular antibiotics were ineffective. Jeanette, when notified, provided the Angel with a single dose of last line antibiotics, as well as giving Whitmont the green light to construct a quarantine for Foster. Fortunately, K once again displayed her aptitude and stabilized Foster using the antibiotics. Unfortunately, two more people fell ill.

Faced with this problem, the three learned that more antibiotics are in Delta Hospital nearby. The problem was the area has been settled by the Iron Birds, a tribe of people who lived in the ‘Native American lifestyle’ gleaned from a collection of old Westerns. Magnum, Whitmont, and K decided to negotiate with them for the medicine.

They arrived in the hospital, along with Chin, and met with the leaders of the tribe. Magnum managed to piss off Red Coyote, a young warleader of the Iron Birds. Luckily his friends successfully covered for him and supported him, and they made their plea effectively enough that Blue Albatross, the old chief of this arm of the Iron Birds, allowed them to meet with their medicine woman, Hot Pink Squirrel.

The three met with Hot Pink Squirrel, an old crone with an eccentric streak. She knows of the disease that Boundary is suffering from, but as payment for the cure she asked for a new story. Put on the spot, our heroes came up with a duel of skill between John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. It has since become quite popular amongst the Iron Birds, actually, especially the kids. Hot Pink Squirrel provided the party with a bunch of roots from a local tree that, when brewed into a tea, cures the infection.

K quickly distributed the cure to the ill, stabilizing them. One of K’s urchin assistants fell ill. The three determined that the disease spread through excrement, and tracked it all back to Foster, who said that he ate berries outside of the settlement. They investigated it and found sick crows in the area. Chin came on to the scene and offered his services: first with a machine gun, then pistols, and finally with a hunting rifle. In a short while, the crows were culled, and Boundary hopefully lives for another day.


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