In the game, you can lie to reality and do so to steal from different timelines. Your return home goes wrong. You're in the right dimension but wrong time, not the 31st-century but the 21st.
It feels like a spicy week, with plenty of news and a noticeable uptick in Kickstarter activity. Oh, and the powerhouse Marvel returning to roleplaying games.
Perhaps you were born and raised here; perhaps you have recently arrived. Either way, you now walk the streets of Ptolus, that great port city beneath the towering, mysterious Spire.
The Darkest House is a horror scenario designed for online play. It is possible to run as a campaign but really designed as a substantial encounter for your current game, whatever the system you're using.
This week D&D hired a new senior game designer, an army of monsters appeared on Humble Bundle, publishers backed New Gamemaster Month and a load more. It's time for a Routinely Itemised collection of RPG news.
Routinely Itemised takes a look back at the RPG news with the Origins Award restructuring after an RPG boom, D&D Beyond's top 10 sellers and plenty of new game announcements.
Monte Cook's Cypher System is growing again with a new "multi-fantasy" setting called Godforsaken.
The fantasy world of the Diamond Throne is ruled by giants, rich with ritual and magic crystals and with the tyranny of the draconic dramojh, the former overlords, not entirely lost to the past.
RPGs tend to grow by word of mouth. Perhaps Monte Cook needs some early Invisible Sun adopters on board to get those recommendations flowing.
There's a free preview on Beneath the Monolith already available on DriveThruRPG. Monte Cook's site has a pre-order page for the hardback, which is expected in July, and will cost $45.