Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Further Adventures of Silly Shenanigans

Before I formally began my Steampunk campaign, I thought it prudent to brainstorm some minor adventuring ideas. Again bouncing off of the setting created by Neil Gaiman's "A Study in Emerald," I wrote them in the style of Victorian newspaper ads, using similar language to 19th century adverts and announcements. I really can't imagine my literature teachers expecting such knowledge to be used in this way...

By the way, I thoroughly recommend the short story, "I Cthulu" for more hilarious takes on Lovecraft's universe.

            Announcements

Guards for hire needed at local science exhibition. Volunteers to be interviewed at the Artemis room in Sonjara Hall.

The Missus won't stop shrieking until her annoying pet furball has been recovered or replaced. All proprietors should inquire at 4623 Sheffield Lane.

Restaurant needs sturdy explorers to gather rare ingredients. 714 Pariotti Way, Ask for Penuchi.

Missing brooch, big reward! -Miss Hafter of 648 Junichi Place

Package delivery services needed. Inquire at the Lackadaisy Club on Irelis Street.

THERE IS SOMETHING IN MY POOL. SOMEBODY MAKE IT GO AWAY -Mr. Dahl, 555 Erolis Lane.

Crazy professor of Ilostan technology vaporized by own super weapon. Auction of property pending.

For sale: machine puppet with glowing pendant. Send inqueries to Dr. Jay Pettatio of Sozen Street.

Fireworks display at the Sabrosen residence canceled until giant blob vacates the premises.

The Musuem of Antiquity will be closed temporarily due to possible cursing by recent exhibit artifacts. Any prior visitors experiencing strange symptoms of fast aging, duck feet, or out of the ordinary homicidal urges are asked to report to the nearest Authority stations for de-hexing procedures.

Prospects look good for gold and mineral recovery in the Sierra Mountains of the Northern California Republic. Captain Jonathan R. Davis is expected to continue escorting groups of miners for the near future.

Need players for Kung fu Ping-pong. Enlist today at San Wufong Lodge!