Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sci-Fi Saturday Free Map - The Lido Deck

The door leading to the Lido Deck is locked and sealed shut; the lock has been damaged. When a piece of space debris or a small asteroid collided with the glass roof, it punctured a hole, triggering the safety mechanism that sealed off the Lido Deck to prevent depressurization of the rest of the ship. The door will have to be forced open or the lock repaired. If opened, there won't be any immediate risk of depressurization since a skate currently covers the hole. Clinging to the ceiling and dark niches are skates (1per Wildcard +1).

This week's map is taken directly from the Heart of Darkness adventure. I have included both White Star and Savage Worlds stats for this encounter as a bonus this week.

Skate: Skates are very difficult to see against the black vacuum of space; their skin is black with iridescent spots mimicking stars. They have a poison sting that they use to defend themselves when danger comes near. The sting's poison causes paralysis for 3d6 turns.

White Star Stats:
 Skate (x7): HD 1; AC: 7[12]; Attacks: 1 sting (1d3 + poison); Move (Fly 10); Save 17; HDE/XP: 1/15; Special: Save vs. non-lethal poison.

Savage Worlds Stats: 
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6(A), Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d6, Stealth d8 (+2 against the great glass observatory) Pace: 2 (Fly 8); Parry: 5; Toughness: 3
Special Abilities: Fly: The creature flies at a Pace of 8” and Climb -1 Size -2: A skate is roughly the size of a large dog.
Poison: A target who suffers a Wound or a Shaken result must make a Vigor roll or be paralyzed and incapable of any action – even speech – for 2d6 rounds before they can attempt to recover from Shaken.  Sting Damage: Str+1d4

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Heart of Darkness is a Science Fiction Gothic Horror Love Story, the story of the maiden voyage of the Mara Irons. After setting sail, the Mara Irons became the victim of an unexpected solar event. Blown off course and out of control, the luxury cruise ship was thrown into the uncharted regions of the Great Barrier Asteroid Field where it was tossed about and battered. Severely damaged and lost, the spacecraft finally came to rest in a sea of mangled metal, lost hope, and broken dreams and in the darkness, something evil wakes.

Heart of Darkness is currently available digitally as a White Star compatible adventure and as a Savage Worlds licensed adventure.