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"Currents of the Past" is a spooky adventure set in 1901 in present-day Latvia, which was then part of Tsarist Russia. August Peter von Uexküll, a German-Baltic nobleman and inventor, invites the player characters to his country estate, where he wants to demonstrate wireless voice transmission with the help of a radio wave device. Once there, strange incidents occur, and it's up to the player characters to get to the bottom of things.

The adventure describes backgrounds, locations, NPCs and possible scenes, and comes with eight ready-made characters. Stats are given as % and can be easily converted to other systems. It is ideally suited for one-shots and convention games.

 
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David J September 13, 2018 12:02 pm UTC
OK, I'm intrigued.

But....how do you pronounce "Uexküll"?

:D

(I took a bit of German, so I'm guessing something close to "ooeks-cool".)
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Tobias D September 25, 2018 1:00 am UTC
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Regarding the pronunciation of "Uexküll":
"Uex" is pronounced similar to "ox", only the "o" sounds more like an "i" (in "India", for example). "Küll" is pronounced like the English "kill", only the "i" sounds more like an "u".
"Ixkill" might be a good vocal approximation. Both vowels are short.
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Pyromancer Publishing
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