Monday, 28 July 2014

The First World War

War was declared 100 years ago today, starting over four years of fighting, and its repercussions echoed down the century and on.

As the war is generally regarded as a bloody fiasco, it’s a rare topic for adventure stories - compare the number of WWI and WWII RPGs and adventures, and their genre.

Timemaster included this now freely available adventure in its original rules, which focuses on the war in the air which has acquired some sense of adventure and romance. Other stories suited to a less bleak story would include the famous Christmas truce (which the Doctor visits in one of the IDW comics) and the urban legend of the Angels of Mons, in which a fictional story (by influential horror and fantasy author Arthur Machen) quickly grew to be believed.

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