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Nicky I met years later. We were both guests at a house party, but I have no idea whose house it was. She was some kind of freak academic, engaging in noxious ex- periments under cover of night. It took about ten minutes to realize she was operating on some higher mental plane, one burnished by insatiable curiosity and honed by a savage wit. That Jason and Nicky would become collaborators in all areas of life only makes sense in retrospect.
At the time they seemed destined for a murder-suicide pact — and the only question was which would be the murder and which the suicide. Instead they gestated all manner of strange, swirling ideas and eventually birthed this monstrosity, this Unhallowed Metropolis. Even setting aside the subject matter, this game turns my crank.
RPGs that start with 50, words of pure setting goodness are a rare wonder. This game knows that world-building is the proper foundation for all that follows, and moreover it revels in it.
The tapestry Jason and Nicky weave is wondrous. Colors, shapes, motifs, and even smells render the text vivid with morbidity. This is our world projected through a cracked and mildewed lens, presented with doses of black humor as well as compassion, insight as well as outrage.
Unhallowed Metropolis is not simple escapism — it is a work by people who are engaged with life on this planet. There are so many details to cherish.
I love that there is a lengthy section on corsets, which unexpectedly detours into combat corsets. The hilarious and grotesque section on wounds is practically a sourcebook on its own. It presents a world rotten from the core and festering with a sort of global gangrene that infects the landscape, the society, your characters, and the rules themselves. Like Call of Cthulhu, this is a game where everyone dies or goes insane — gloriously so, in ways that generate their own storylines and that can drive entire play sessions.
Jason, Nicky, black blessings to you both for incarnating this peculiar world. And to you, Dear Reader, who now turns the page, already catching a whiff of the charnel house, a wisp of crematoria. Thick clouds of smoke billowing from countless the Quality live in a world unmarred by the desperation factories co-mingle in darkened skies with the cremains of that infests the lower classes.
Once the carts are loaded. Though the survivors have successfully constructed a Despite such horrors. These barons of industry the incinerated dead. Insulated behind walls of privilege. Their clients are degenerate ghouls and the sepulchres. Recalling the golden produce Anathema. From the heav- with undreamt of terrors. For each victim claimed. It is only through also the Undertakers. There are Plague ravage the population within. Though great In the following decades.
Neo-Victorian physicians search tirelessly for the Elixir Vitae. All manner of spectral animate rose to join the ranks of the risen. The capitol of the Neo-Victorian fortified perimeters of the metropolis to the detectives Empire is a vast. The dingy. As panic and apparition gaze unseen upon the corporeal world. Despite the heavy cost in body snatchers hock their grisly wares at bloodstained human life. It is here that monsters are born to prey upon their fellow man. No nation was spared. The dead walk the Waste.
For many men of science. Players may take on the roles of gritty action heroes. Not every character is ideally suited to every game. Before the start of the game. The smog is so deadly and pervasive that for details. It is common to see well-dressed men in tailored rubberised suits and top hats walking What Kinds of Characters with rubber-masked ladies.
The Narrator describes the choking both the young and old in their sleep. In many cases. If such exotic creatures seem strange to your inexperienced ear. The role of the Narrator. Tempera- Players take on the role of characters. More adventurous players may prefer to play a half- vampire Dhampir. Unlike board or card games. The upper classes favour ornate devices of tailored rubber and bronze. See Chapter 3. Even horses are equipped with rubber actions of their characters.
What is a Roleplaying Game? Part storytelling and part improvisational acting. The Neo-Victorian world is rich and highly involved. A along the way. Can I Play? Unhallowed Metropolis is not intended to cater to a single playing style.
Players to do so dons a respirator before venturing out- take turns reacting to the events of the story by dictating the doors. No light can pierce the stygian depths of take in the game. A player decides what actions his character will worst. Players are encouraged to develop deep and every man.
Chapter Four: Tools of the Trade Chapter Four describes the weapons. It taints all who dwell within the city. Chapter Two: The Formula Chapter Two explains the rules of the game and provides the foundation upon which the rest of the book will build.
Chapter Seven: Chapter One: The Narrator should endeavour to aid prospec. Every character must struggle against his own Corruption. Chapter Three: Playing God Chapter Three details the character creation process. The Anatomy of Horror Narrator plan to run a game devoted to the Machiavellian Chapter Five describes the undead horrors plaguing the machinations of high society.
Though players are not required to should have a scenario. Smoke and Mirrors. This Corruption is the wellspring Appendices of the Plague and the horrors that haunt the Neo-Victorian Odds and ends to round out the experience of playing world. A few embrace the darkness. An invasive Corruption eats at the heart of the Unhallowed Metropolis. Chapter Six: Miracles of Science tive players in creating characters suitable to the stories he Chapter Six details the man-made marvels of the era.
Those who make peace with the bibliography. Neo-Victorian world in gruesome detail. Narrators should to read the whole book at least once. She sketched. The Rise of the Neo-Victorians. Britons of the pre-plague world buried their dead in graveyards. Developments in steam power revolutionized both industry and transportation.
Prisoners were given more humane treatment as well. Many of the modern advancements that have profoundly altered the course of human history have their roots in this era. It was a time of great innovation and social development.
Proper respect for the deceased has since been a mainstay of our culture. When Albert passed in This marked the start of the popular- ity of mourning attire among her subjects. Though a popular monarch. The Parliament passed the Reform Act.
The Poor Law Amend- ment Act had also been passed. The Metropolitan Police. Victoria I was a woman of her times. Prince Albert. Victoria I went into an advanced stage of prolonged mourning.
As was true for most Victorian women. Britain was a burgeon- ing world empire built on the principles of free trade. The remnants of these great cemeteries. Britain was in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. The City of London Police are established. An Act of Parliament institutes the Metro- freak shows.
The U. Science and religion had an uneasy relationship throughout Mary Shelley writes Frankenstein. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck publishes Philosophie was to stop the drunkenness. Wilhelm Weber and Karl Friedrich Gauss spilling over into the forbidden and the seemingly bizarre.
Joseph Henry creates a new variation penny dreadfuls. Conditions for the poor were horrendous.
For the less well-off. The First Reform Act passes. Victoria I becomes Queen Science. Some of the more colourful spectacles -. The Anatomy would savour every sensation. The Forgotten While the Victorian Era held great promise for the upper classes. When public hangings ended in Queen Victoria I is born.
Michael and murdered her own son in a drunken stupor. First cholera outbreak in England. Public executions were Timeline still considered a high form of entertainment. Abstinence from Faraday discovers the magnetic induction of electric- alcohol was a common theme among melodramas as well. The decadent demand for what Act passes.
Such prudishness was challenged by artists and writers. William IV dies. Slavery is banned in the British colonies. The upper classes One Magic Lantern show told the story of an England. Entertainment and the Pursuit of Pleasure Territorial disputes between the U. Science lectures became popular. Ernest Dowson called. England was essentially two nations: In For many people.
It was not only biology that had men in an begins. Heinrich Ruhmkorff invents a experiments. Revolutions take place in Paris. Michael Faraday invented a machine to investigate Queen Victoria I allows Early Victorian science tried to tie together the mind of the man chloroform to be used on her for the birth of her with his physical body.
The British and French ally against Russia in skull indicated his nature and emotional capacity. The Second Opium War ends. Cocaine was extracted from coca leaves in and was later used as an anaesthetic. Britain begins the Second Opium the British Empire and to celebrate technological advances. Despite the great Coil.
Queen Victoria I allowed chloroform to be used on her for the birth of her seventh child. Charles Darwin publishes Origin of Species. Marx writes The Communist Manifesto. Nikola Tesla is born. The Crystal Palace houses the Great Exhi- the origin for some of the signals he received during his radio wave bition in London.
The discovery of gold in Cali. He subjected dren between the ages of 13 and 18 to no more than 10 hours per day with a total of 58 hours a week. The Potato Famine begins in Ireland. India mutinies against British Rule. The Victorian years. Timeline Many intrepid scientists sought to prove the existence of some- thing beyond the grave. New Houses of Parliament open. Guglielmo Marconi was unable to determine Transportation and communication around the globe also greatly 8.
This was especially true in the development seventh child. Alexander Wood invented the hypodermic syringe. The Education Act saw to the institution of mandatory education In the Queen was declared few months later.
The economic boom was ending in as Britain was unable Timeline continued to keep up with foreign competition.
Pharmacy Act the workers would join the anarchist movements spreading across prohibits selling narcotics from street carts. Prince Albert dies of typhoid fever at age thinly across the globe. The Marxist philosophy was spreading through the working classes of Europe. French Revolution. Throughout sewer system. The US Civil War ends. Fuelled by the Long Depression of Thomas Queen Victoria I is proclaimed Empress of station opened in Deptford. Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone.
End of public hangings. In electric street lighting was introduced in London and in the first electrical power At home. Paris Workers Revolt. The Late Victorian Period had its advancements as well. Thomas Edison invents the phonograph. Fear of the lower Amendment abolishes slavery. American President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated. Electrical street The Victorian Age had been an age of great innovation and lighting is introduced in London.
Karl Marx writes Das Kapital. Riots in London. Control of the colony had shifted from private continental telegraph system. In the Scottish inventor Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.
Contagious Diseases Act passes.
The Thirteenth and unrest among the lower classes was rising. The American Civil War begins. The Long Depression begins. Ferdinand de Lesseps builds the Suez Canal.
The Empire had few allies and a growing number of enemies. Poverty was starting to become a social concern. Education for all became a priority in Parliament. Society for Psychical Research founded. Queen Victoria I celebrates her Golden Jubilee. How will posterity believe that there has been a Africa.
London city population is 3. When has any such thing been even heard or seen. The effects of the Plague can scarcely First electrical power station opens in Despite the advances of the previous century. Metropolitan Police move to New Scotland the winter of Within a few hours of its The British-Zulu Wars are fought in South these times. Project opens. I would. Oh happy people of the future.
Long Depression ends. New the earth. The Special Branch of the Metropolitan dead and a fearful and universal solitude over the whole earth? We have. Millions perished in the nightmare that followed as cities and towns fell to the walking dead.
Niagara Falls Power altered the evening of 9 December Without warning. Jack the Ripper murders six women in London. Roland dead even though they had no known exposure to the infec. The cities bore the brunt of the contagion: The military units deployed in of the results of their famous experiment.
King Edward VII dies. Kaiser Wilhelm Civilian survivors gathered in overcrowded refugee camps II dies defending Berlin from animates. In Britain and elsewhere. Overcrowded with the poor set to destroy the animate population devastate Man- chester. Edward VIII becomes future remained to tell the story of their fall.
By now Mass starvation and secondary epi. The German Liverpool to the ground in an attempt to destroy the heavy Empire collapses. Disbelieving friends and family would then fall aerial bombardment of concentrations of animates. The Royal Navy blasted much of of important industries and suspending the rights of unions to strike or bargain with the state.
First outbreak of the Plague. It was quickly discovered that mented. George V becomes homeless by the Plague. Within many of these early encampments. King of England.
Parliament-in-exile passes the Nationaliza- traps as animates stormed through the streets. Had the cities teeming with Prague reclaimed. King George V dies. Michelson and Morley publish a retraction to be beyond reclamation.
Edward VII becomes the infection spread rapidly. Queen Victoria I dies. Confused and stricken by panic. On the third day Fingerprinting Bureau founded at Scotland Yard. There was no way to make preparations for the millions made Wilhelm III that offered some solace from the unmitigated bloodshed. These were as any other animate corpse—fearsome. Particularly hard hit in England were the industrial cities of Manchester.
Leeds is reclaimed again. Everyone else can put a bullet in their brains Representation Committee. The Reclamation union members managed to get themselves and some of begins. The Labour Representation Committee is aristocrats. First documented discovery of a ghoul community. Foreign Defence Act institutes foreign aid to needy nations. A new cabinet position. Within the military encampments. Within the cities. Most of the English countryside is free of of the new human world.
It has long been an accusation levelled at the unions that more than one freehold denied entry to company owners. The by necessity. With a structure of leadership already in place. The military begins experiments to alchemi. Paris is reclaimed. The limited resources available within the cities kept the populations of these freeholds low Canada declares its independence from the UK.
British forces are heads of the Naval Service were instrumental in the preser- sent to the Icelandic Peninsula to help local reclama- tion efforts. The government returns to Whitehall. The Reclamation of London begins. Those who had fed the to power in France. It was a common tactic for troops coming into on their own terms.
Britain sends reclama. The Golden King comes to withstand the tide of animates. General elections legitimise the Labour in that order. The Minister of Reclamation. They established scavenging routines and. Some freeholds report- formed. Entry into these freeholds was by no means With much of the cities burned. End of the Plague Years. The tenacity and quick thinking of Parliament and the Four new divisions added to declaring all businesses to have been effectively co-opted by the Deathwatch the state for the duration of the crisis and suspending the The divisions added to the Deathwatch.
First recorded incidence of true vampirism. Five new sixty percent of the British population of that time. Parliament passed an emergency powers act a decade of bitter legal battles for control of re-pri- vatised property. The land itself seemed to ees. Prussians reclaim Berlin. Erich Merck and Carol Zimmermann proposes tanks sive medical examinations. Timeline After initial heavy losses due to unreported plague continued infections.
Rep- cumb to the infection. A massive animate attack on London. The Special Powers Act institutes the Do- infrastructure. While many of the civilian encampments fell. Sir James Gray completes a survey of the ex- rights of unions to strike or bargain with the state. Beatrice I becomes demic. Reykjavik is reclaimed. Sir James Gray abandonment of the countryside. He returns to Eighteen million British citizens are believed to have London as the sole survivor of his expedition.
Military doctors with no ties to of single-celled food as a solution to the hunger faced the men carried out the inspections. Whole colonies and nations simply disappeared. This marks the end of the Rec- were galvanized in this time of crisis. The withering of the land could be traced to no single point but. Parlia- restored to partial operation within a few years of the onset ment repeals the Nationalization Measure.
The brutal realities of the Plague Years demolished Queen of England. The Domestic Securities Act institutes the Large areas of formerly fertile. The plant life in these regions began to alter. London is fully reclaimed. The large ghoul The media sensationalizes the attempts of Lord populations observed in the cities lost to the Wastes provides Benewick to intentionally contract vampirism.
The Vampire Laws are passed. Faced with the spreading blight and the continued bie lords. Parliament were destroyed and their bodies burned on great funeral bans research into the reanimation of the dead.
The first settlements. New York reclaimed. Victoria II becomes ease. Professor Edith Halifax-Roussel of the mation of human beings into another form. Engineers worked tirelessly. It became Timeline apparent that the Wastelands. Though the old. The labour movement organizes massive Desperate survivors. Robert Ashton first documents the spread of vampirism.
A compromise restores order but marks the start of labour set- to change. Xavier de Witt completes the first survey time. The remains were buried in mass graves across the countryside. Only re-established. The Society for Psychical Research is the monsters of this strange and terrifying world. The reconstruction of London is completed.
A few zombies were found in nearly Of those that stayed reinstated. Subsequent surveys confirm By Grenville is hideous starvation conditions endured by the encampments the first woman elected Prime Minister. The brains of the freshly dead Queen of England. Sir James Gray is lost at sea during his third attempt to survey the Wastelands. In this the blight is growing.
Queen Beatrice I dies. They became insular. It to the population of animates stalking the Wastes. Their streets were laid terrifically dangerous. The events of marked a such as farming communities. Large animate concentrations were located and The animate dead remained a hungry for their flesh but also endured crumbling ruins constant threat but could be held in check with the proper lacking electrical power or running water. These cities were walls guarded by armies of men.
These fires that spread during the Burning Days of the Plague places were built to last. Though the cost in human life was astronomical. Despite these accom. By the in vain. Many times. After months of fighting house to house to clear destroyed with extreme prejudice. Only a even after the last of the zombies had been put to rest fraction of the unbitten dead would rise — though.
The Plague continued to take its toll on human life. Their isolation has the behalf of the beleaguered working class. An animate attack on Edinburgh claims their ancestral home with any unholy abominations. They were quick to fortify mining villages against attack.
The Neo-Victorian Way of Death. Overcrowded and poor. Rome reclaimed. One hundred forty eight people are killed in in other nations many gave up their religion during the the food riots. The military is used of the UK is subject to the same laws and citizenry of all to break the strike. Twenty-four strikers perish. It is made Timeline up of four nations. Ireland was quick to fall. The creature and its creator. Scotland faced some of the worst animate sieges. Once they had reclaimed Dublin.
Parliament abolishes the British resources focused on the main island. The rest of England and Wales Parliament The ghoul communities are thriving When the Plague hit. Coal miners and teamsters go on strike after includes representatives from the other three nations. Today Ireland is Factory Act of The Irish. During the Plague Papacy returns to Rome.
Two hundred eighty three people are killed major inhabitable city. By the time the While Michael Andersham. There has been trialists greatly increase their charitable donations.
The live in fear of the hordes of the north descending. Dublin remains the only Plague broke out in A major food riot sparks a Scotland. Plague Years.
Queen Victoria II dies. After Parliament debates intervening on with little interference from humanity. England continued remains the political heart of the UK. When villages and towns did succumb. All coal-mine safety funding is cut. Sir Robert Sutherland is assassinated. Though most of these efforts were doomed to failure. Experimentation to cre. Despite the best efforts of the railways. Psi Branch ceases using empaths for inter- Victorians.
The anarchist bombing campaign ends. Reclamation teams enter the occupied area claims This was an era of hope in which ordinary rogation after Detective Nancy Sinclair kills Walter Whitmore.
Many Alchemy. The Papal States are formed. The Lambeth Five are sentenced to life Where encampments could be found within cities. Queen Victoria III sive. King George VI dies. Wales remains largely Welsh speaking. Two process of rebuilding often takes decades to complete. Debris is then cleared inside lives. Most of central Wales was destroyed. As more of the lives. The British Navy defeats the Prussians in a encampments and use these facilities as a jumping-off point North Sea skirmish.
A renewed nationalism swept England. The Psi Branch of the Metropolitan Police is founded. The Lambeth food riots in South London. The Act outlined a comprehen. Travelling through Wales is considered to be exceptionally dangerous. Southwark Fire kills people in South London. The government places a moratorium on The process of reclamation is simple and is still used psychical experiments. A British diplomat is ejected from Berlin under interests of the aristocrats and the forces of industry.
After a harsh police crackdown. Once Despite the offers of from London. During the first step of reclamation. Reclamation Act of The military defends these sites and uses them as forward Though reclamation efforts are ongoing. In the modern era. The British navy defeats the Prussians in the nation. Ties to Prussia are normalized but remain tense. The military that claimed tens of thousands of lives. Morris acquiesced. Timeline Even as the cities were being reclaimed.
The over the age Despite the theoretical simplicity involved in recla. The result of these experiments was the thrope. As losses mounted. The midst of the Plague. A number of The trains themselves have been reinforced and class warships. Countless men were lost to the contagion they struggled to contain. Britain and Prussia narrowly avoid going to war. In lives. After moving through high-risk areas.
This gave th as passed in election of The railways were indispensable in rebuilding the North Sea. This role was legitimised by the general the People Bill w After some limited initial success. Annu- Rampaging Mercurials kill people in Stepney. An animate attack on London claims 2. The British begin constructing dreadnought. Since that time. The present year. Even now. The largest concentration of survivors. Venturing Meanwhile. Later these camps became the staging the walking dead and desperate refugees.
Their London made reclamation a daunting task. These encampments provided and dropped in the river. Thousands perished in fruitless advances into the selves out. The Reclamation of animate population. When the reclamation efforts were launched in Large sections of these boroughs had been London razed to the ground.
In an effort compounds throughout the city and on the periphery of to stem the tide of animates crossing from South London London.
The Plague Years took a grave toll on London. Though tens of thousands managed to behind hastily constructed walls within the Square Mile escape the pandemonium before the bridges were blown at the heart of London. Isolated from grounds for reconstruction efforts. The sections descendants still hold a grudge over the shameful actions of the slums where buildings abutted one another created of the London County Council to this day.