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Post by kevinrolfe on 11th May 2009, 04:45

Biggles At Earths Core


In a bar in Thailand a suited gentleman opens the door to the flying dragon bar, the smell of food surrounds him and he breaths in the atmosphere,
"what took you so long drummond"
the sublet creak of his old worn flying jacket broke the unnatural silence.

"Major James Bigglesworth....Your country needs you" a wry smile crawled across his weathered face.
"you'll have to do better than that old Chap" smiling Biggles raised his ginger beer to his lips

"Gordons Alive"...................................................

Half a world away a telegram is delivered, it simply says
" Dick return to Whitehall Asap and bring Snowy, Drummond"

and high in a snow capped mountain range a monocled man lowers his telescope, "Soon mien Fuhrer, it shall be yours and the Thousand year dream shall live"

Time gentlemen to save to save the Empire once again.
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Re: Biggles At the Earths Core

Post by kevinrolfe on 11th May 2009, 04:49

KONG KONG KONG KONG

and the drums fell silent, the stranger awoke, fire fell from the sky. today would be a good day to die.


4 Pulp characters are needed for the Next episode. Biggles, Algy, Ginger and Sherpa Bob, can live or die...you decide.

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Re: Biggles At the Earths Core

Post by agentofping on 11th May 2009, 18:14

"Tune in next time for more adventure with... Biggle at the Earth's Core!
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Post by Renny on 11th May 2009, 19:14

I really enjoyed this game, in case I didn't mention it. I'm going to buy the HEX book and look forward to picking up events next time.

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Re: Biggles At the Earths Core

Post by agentofping on 13th May 2009, 19:38

Kevinrolfe wrote:the stranger awoke, fire fell from the sky.
Does the mysterious stranger have to be a fictional character from the period? If not then I think I will play...

Max Miller; the Cheeky Chappie at the Earth's Core. Laughing

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Re: Biggles At the Earths Core

Post by kevinrolfe on 13th May 2009, 23:59

in terms of Pc's or potential PC's we can have the following

Biggles: a must really as the campaign is called...at Earths core.
Algy
Ginger
Sherpa Bob
Dale Arden
"Flash" Gordon
Jerkov, Teflon or what ever his bloody name is
And the mysterious stranger. (the best idea gets him...currently sitting pretty as Max miller)

if you want to have a re-jig of PC's let me know as i will be recreating them so we can have a move round! let me know

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Re: Biggles At the Earths Core

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Post by agentofping on 15th May 2009, 18:43

"There'll never be another..."
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Post by kevinrolfe on 17th May 2009, 02:53

how far do you wish to take this, i er plotted out 6 episodes (3 session games), and could go further.

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Episode 2 Biggles and the infernal Machine
Episode 3 Biggles Comes Home
Episode 4 Biggles Return to the Earths Core
Episode 5 Biggles and the Rise of Atlantis
Episode 6 Biggles...Destination Mars

I could go on or maybe i should stick to Genealogy

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Post by kevinrolfe on 19th May 2009, 21:04

I am begining to re-jig the PC's, Ginger is 16 in 1935 Biggles and Algy were in WW1, so Ginger is going to get youger, however if you read The Black Peril, he is a very resourceful kid, and will do well.

Sherpa Bob has atlantean Blood running through his veins. he will settle at about 13/14 years old but with the discovery of his heritage he will become very useful.

Biggles will become the Major he should be, Algy will also padd out.

if any one has some comments or ideas let me know?

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Post by Renny on 19th May 2009, 22:19

Keep going. I had a lot of fun in the game and i'm sure this one could run and run and run. I'll reserve any comments on characters until i've read a couple of the stories. I'm sure you've got it covered.

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Post by kevinrolfe on 19th May 2009, 22:48

they almost write themselves.

I am really looking forward to running it again and again..

Need to find my MP3 player and listen to the actual play of HEX.

Going to get 2 more sets of "dice".

Check out Danger magnet a HEX Fanzine...

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Post by Renny on 19th May 2009, 23:57

Can you point me at the HEX actual play podcast? I'd like to listen to that as well.

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Post by kevinrolfe on 20th May 2009, 00:01

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/search/hollow-earth-expedit/

heres one when i find some more i'll let you know

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Post by kevinrolfe on 22nd May 2009, 01:45

MIKE...

Research a Pulp PC, give me his name and i'll create him.

Max Miller was unfortunately found dead this morning...

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Re: Biggles At the Earths Core

Post by kevinrolfe on 31st May 2009, 19:22

Summary Write-up: Session One


Biggles At Earths Core


In a bar in Thailand a suited gentleman opens the door to the flying dragon bar, the smell of food surrounds him and he breaths in the atmosphere,
"what took you so long Drummond"
The sublet creak of his old worn flying jacket broke the unnatural silence.

"Major James Bigglesworth....Your country needs you" a wry smile crawled across his weathered face.
"you'll have to do better than that old Chap" smiling Biggles raised his ginger beer to his lips

"Gordons Alive"...................................................

Half a world away a telegram is delivered, it simply says
" Dick return to Whitehall Asap and bring Snowy, Drummond"

and high in a snow capped mountain range a monocled man lowers his telescope, "Soon mien Fuhrer, it shall be yours and the Thousand year dream shall live"

Time gentlemen to save to save the Empire once again.


Biggles, Algy and Ginger left the bar and made their way to the Flying boat. Days later they arrived at Biggin Hill Aerodrome where a car was waiting. the car weaved its way through the London traffic to make it to Whitehall and to the offices of Dulldog Drummond. Raymond was no were to be seen

Dr Zurkon had gone missing and Steve " Flash" Gordon had gone looking for him, The Yanks had thought him dead, however Our man in the Himalayas picked up a distress call.”Have found Shangri-La, Zurkon safe. Ming Dead, worst to come...” also a team of Germans are in the area
Biggles and his chums are to go to meet the agent in the Himalayas. Barton was to go as well but he has not turned up (another story) with equipment chits filled out the team leave. In the confusion a letter is given to Ginger for Biggles
Back to Biggin Hill and away, the flight to the Himalayas is uneventful, the plane drops through the wispy clouds to land on a white landscape, the plane taxis near a large hut, the team make their way to the hut where a low din can be heard, the hut is a tavern and a drinking competition is taking place, through the window biggles and Ginger see a white woman beat the locals, Algy at this point emptied the plane of supplies, inside Biggles and Ginger meet the Empire’s agent Flight Officer Joan Worralson, better known as "Worrals".
Worrals told the team what she knew. Some Germans were digging near the old temple and another group of unknowns were sabotaging things. As this happened the aircraft the team flew in blew up. Algy took chase of the chap who probably blew it up. But a missed shot and a mini avalanche stopped him both the suspect ran back to the hut (Algy dropped his Thompson and had to be dug out), before the saboteur could talk he was shot dead. Worrals call a local Sherpa after the team decided to make for the temple to see if Flash was there, Sherpa Bob took the team there.
the hike through the mountains was simple, the plateau where the Temple was quite. They soon discovered that men disguised are goats were watching them. With the temple in sight and after watching the Germans go it the team made their way to the Germans Camp. Biggles &Co were looking around when they were attacked by large white ape like creatures, and a small group of soldiers, Biggles decided to make a stand on the temple steps when the Soldiers set up a rocket launcher and aimed it at the temple. Biggles &Co ran for cover...Boom the temple was hit.
End of Session one.

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Post by Renny on 1st June 2009, 08:23

Neat. The memories come flooding back. Keep it coming, please!

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Post by kevinrolfe on 2nd June 2009, 07:29

Episode 1: Session 2.

The dust settled, Biggles, Algy, Ginger and Sherpa Bob where laying on a large stone slab, a Goat was nearby and the sled with the tent was in the centre, there was a noise and the slab moved then slid down a slope before the team could think it was hurtling down at a fantastic speed faster than even a (Sopwith) Camel could go, down towards a bright light then whoosh the slab fell in to a pit, the goat was left hanging by a vine.

The Pit dropped 3 miles, they fell and screamed and fell and screamed. Until they saw daylight, and the earth below them, like falling to earth. Algy came up with the “lets-use-the-tent-as-a-parachute” plan, soon they where watching the slab crashing to the earth, they drifted away from the earth over the sea and watched a German Mini Zeppelin flying off in the distance.

A tiny dot was seen below which grew and grew a Galleon was close by as the 4 fell into the sea. They were picked up by the crew, a lice ridden band of Pirates lead by William Flint, after a stand off and a bit of negation Flint decided to drop off the group at Wolf Creek,
Good to his word Flint let them ashore near a jetty, the landing party quickly made off, to there bemusement Algy watch the ships crew watching them intently (Flint with Algys binoculars). A howl and snarl explained why. A Giant wolf prowled across the beach. It stopped crouched low ready to pounce and as it leaped intot the air the 3 RAF Pilots shot it dead, it fell at there feet. And in a single bound they crossed the jetty for dry land. The Zeppelin was landing near an old stone building (Temple).

Between the heroes and the Zeppelin/Temple lay a lake with a raft like ferry and some very old stone pillars in the water covered in ancient runes, there was also a downed German WW1 Fighter plane.
They punted across crossed the lake, close to the other side a herd of Dinosaurs came to the lake to drink on the left and a small hut was seen on the right, in the centre was a Plateau where the Zeppelin was anchored to a walk way, next to the old Temple.

Biggles rushed off to the hut, where he found a long dead body with the Dog tags of his arch nemesis Von Stalhiem. A solitary salute and Biggles was gone, back to his chums, they made there way to the Plateau and climbed up a fallen tree, made there way through some long grass, as a T-Rex attacked the herd of Dinos. They continued to the Gantry which was between the Zeppelin and the second Plateau. They climbed up the gantry and…to be continued.
End of Session 2


Episode 1: Session 3

On the Gantry a single German was on guard. Beyond him was the Ancient temple, out of which were shambling Tibetan Sherpa’s (Zombies). Beyond the Zeppelin the team saw the tall silver tower it had plane or rocket ships circling the top, at that moment a roar was heard looking over to the roar which was now followed by machine gun fire was the German tents, they had set up on the first plateau. A giant 25ft Ape was attacking the camp. They took out the guard and stole the Zeppelin, it was then Sherpa Bob discovered his destiny for a voice from the temple echoed in his head, “come my son, for fill your destiny, come to the temple”, he was unable to act on this as he was dragged into the Zeppelin, they took off the Vickers gun (or German version) spat at the camp. They turned the ship and saw a vista of wonder, herds of Dinosaurs across a vast plain. In the distance a giant long wall covered the edge of the plain and sound erupted in there ears a scream followed by the Drums and the collective chant of the natives KONG, KONG, KONG.

As they spied the landscape a woman was seen tied to a couple of pole on a dais and a chap wearing a suit and trilby standing next to a silver tube. Biggles swung the zeppelin round and low, they dropped a ladder and picked up the stranger. Kong was gaining. Making a bee line to the woman (Dale) Ginger climbed down the ladder, Biggles sped up, on the first attempt ginger simply stepped off the ladder to he woman how announced herself as Dale Arden. Algy mounted the Vickers gun and as Biggles circled the craft to pick them up he let loose at Kong. It took Ginger two attempts to jump on the ladder each time Kong was gaining, in a final lead Kong landed on the Dais as Ginger grabbed the ladder with Dale in his arms and they were away.

The Stranger never spoke (He is a replacement PC for Sherpa Bob but we have not decided who his yet) Dale explained how she was and that she knew where Flash was.

To the silver tower of Ming. The made there way across the savannah to the great chasm and the boiling lava pit which surround Ming tower, putting the zeppelin down near a abandoned rocket ship they investigated the stranger stayed at the Zeppelin.

On closer inspection the Rocket ship was probably flyable once the Lizard man was thrown out of it, Dale explained how to fly it and Biggles Air Ace let her. It was a brief flight as they were intercepted by two similar craft, the rocket ship circled and gain a lot of height when a sour faced Ming could be seen on the video screen after Biggles was seen the dead Ming was pushed to one side an a German officer exclaimed “ Englander, You vil die” all fighter destroy him.

Just then they saw standing on the landing platform a chap with a Rocket launcher, it hit the Ship and BOOM.

Tune in next time for Episode 2: Biggles and the Infernal Machine.

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Post by Renny on 2nd June 2009, 08:29

Excellent. Repped, take a benny, have a thousand bonus xps etc... Very Happy

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Post by kevinrolfe on 6th November 2009, 06:35

Episode 2 Biggles and the Infernal Machine.

Tune in next time to discover if our Heroes survived the deadly rocket attack.

Biggles, Algy, Ginger and Dale once again battle Ming and his forces, the Germans and a Blood thirsty Giant Ape. not to mention the pirates, dinosaurs and...i've said to much.

Where are Flash and the professor, not to mention what is the "Infernal Machine".

all will be reviled in Episode 2: Biggles and the Infernal Machine.

if no one is planing a game next week and JA is not on i would like to start this three parter.

any takers.

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Post by Renny on 10th November 2009, 10:05

This is a possible for me but looking at my calendar, probably not until after christmas.

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Post by kevinrolfe on 10th November 2009, 11:22

theres 5 maybe 6 sessions left. give 2 will probably be JA and one will be Harry Potter that leaves a possible 3 session left.

You may have a point, Blink and it will be 2010.

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