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Author Topic: Pulp setting: you’re on a journey in a luxurious Zeppelin, what happens?  (Read 3733 times)

Loz

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The scenario 'Silver Pictures Move So Slow' in the Mythras/Luther Arkwright supplement, 'Parallel Lines' is based exclusively onboard a zeppelin...

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I've heard that claim many time over the decades. But it's never really panned out.

Hell, this was tossed around way back in the 70s and 80s on an episode of Nova.

And wow! They really did build the Magnus? Or at least a functional prototype.

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Speaking of airships. As mentioned in the "Cthulhu Meets Real Life" thread... Some of the things I ended up with after my aunt's death was a packet of newspapers and clippings.
One of which being the front page article on the Hindenburg. Also in there was one on the Titanic and another about Dillinger being shot. Some going so far back they were still referring to China as Cathay.

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It turns into Led. Suddenly thunderheads billow about you keeping it aloft, and you rock the fuck out as you invade other nations and pillage them.

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The scenario 'Silver Pictures Move So Slow' in the Mythras/Luther Arkwright supplement, 'Parallel Lines' is based exclusively onboard a zeppelin...

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The characters are investigating Disruptor activity that may involve the British and Ukrainian royal dynasties in an alt-history setting. It involves decadent film stars, drug addicted diplomats, psychic phenomena, an ambitious film director, and a dash of Bolshevism.

Looks nice! Um...what's that creature on the lower left?

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Probably a yeti at a guess.

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Ever see the Archer episode where they are on an airship! haha  Good for some ideas.

Edit: The white thing in picture above looks more like a Morlock to me.
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oh. Could be a more traditional troll. They were sometimes depicted like that way back.

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True.  Could be a Dunsany type gnole too.  These older creatures remind me of the bogymen in March of the Wooden Soldiers (Laurel and Hardy, Hal Roach film).  ha
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At one point in the past, gripped by Zeppelin lust, I came up with an idea for an airship using hot air instead of helium or hydrogen. It was basically an airborne nuclear reactor generating heat that was used to generate lift and propulsion, and run turbines for power.

I mean, what could go wrong? :)

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"Terror from the Skies" is an official CoC campaign with a leg set aboard of the German LZ127 Graf Zeppelin at the beginning of 1929, during the round-the-world flight.

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One of the gasbags has a small leak, it takes the crew a long time to find and you end up flying 10 feet above the ocean, desperately trying to lighten the ship enough to get a little higher to avoid the waves in the storm that's coming in.

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Stephrn King's Twilight Zone-inspired story, "The Langoliers" could be the start of a good adventure. However, in the story they needed a big commercial airplane with enough speed to... do things (I won't spoil: the story is wonderful; look for it). With some twists the core idea could be used, toh. And I feel that being on a dirigible is more scary than being on a modern 737.
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