Sword-and-Planet (also called Science Fantasy and more archaically Planetary Romance) stories were popularized in the early 20th century by such writers as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Alex Raymond, Michael Moorcock, Ralph Milne Farley, and Otis Adelbert Kline. Often considered the precursors to what is now Science Fiction, Sword-and-Planet stories downplayed scientific accuracy in favor of swashbuckling... [click here for more]
“Beetle” Gorecki was one of the best friends the heroes could have, but now he was dying on their doorstep. With only one clue to go on, the PCs undertake a mission to find out who killed their pal and why, but are they prepared for what they find down the rabbit hole? What is the secret that’s worth a man’s death, and will the investigators live long enough to find out?
The... [click here for more]
Film noir (“black film”; plural films noir) is a type of stylized crime movie made from the early 1940s to the late 1950s and known for dark and cynical worldviews, usually illustrated by innovative — and often disturbing — directing and lighting techniques. Films noir highlighted social post-war angst and insecurity and featured such tropes as corrupt authority, deeply... [click here for more]
It was supposed to be a simple supply run to a group of cultural researchers stationed on a remote Norwegian island. But the seemingly-simple mission involves the heroes in hostility, treachery, and an unexpected and wondrous secret…a secret that could mean the destruction of an entire people if it were to get out.
Night of the Forgotten is a short adventure for Thrill of the Thirties!... [click here for more]
Diesel 'bots and aero cars! What's it to you?
Zaonia was a backwater, a primitive agricultural planet of no importance. Everyone knew that except the Zaonians. Building robot wonders with salvaged brains and antigravity fliers with vacuum tubes was one thing, but bucking the system that kept some planets rich and most poor was another thing. The Zaonians merely faced the Galaxy, but the Galaxy faced... [click here for more]
Twenty years after a brutal race riot rocked the small town of Liberty and forced its minority population to flee for their lives, a survivor of the violence approaches the PCs with a request to retrieve some valuables he left behind in his flight. But to complete their mission, the group must contend with a viciously racist motorcycle gang and then determine the whereabouts of the valuables. And what... [click here for more]