B13: Always in Kansas

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Offline Kedamono

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B13: Always in Kansas
« on: July 09, 2020, 02:33:25 PM »
A plot hook for you B13 GMs out there. It was inspired by a "Gothic Kansas" post I saw on Tumblr.

Your team is in Kansas and is heading to a location in Colorado. Instead of taking US 400 or I-70, they opt for a backroad as it's a more direct route to the locale for their next mission. After a hearty breakfast at a diner in a small town, they drive on to their destination through fields of wheat and corn. The road is straight as an arrow with nary a turn or stop sign.

After a while, the driver realizes that he hasn't seen a side road or gas station along the side of the road. Checking the clock on the dash of the RV, he sees that it's 4pm. Has he been driving that long without a stop? When he asks what time it is, the rest of the team checks their phones or watches and say it's 4pm, are we there yet?

That's when the folks that checked their phones realize that while they have the RV WiFi, they don't have any cell signal. And that's one thing you always have with a Bureau cell phone, you always have bars no matter where you are. And when you don't...

Stopping the RV and looking around they see nothing but wheat, tall and golden, stretching all the way to the horizon. And the sun is directly overhead. (Anyone that checks, that's not right, it should be farther to the south in the sky this time of year.)

If they have a drone, or remember that they have one, and send it up, they see that the wheat field cover everything that can be seen except for the ruler straight road that they are on...

That's the setup, flesh it out however you want and have fun!


Offline ORtrail

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Re: B13: Always in Kansas
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 01:00:57 PM »
Well, the team got warped to an eyeball planet around a very similar color star, but smaller.  Constant sun would make for a serious growing season, but who does the harvesting and where are the crops bound? 

The real lesson here is to stay out of Kansas.