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The current status and chronicles of the Nocturnum Campaign
Latest UpdatesLast Updated 4/4/2019
- Removed guestbook, hit counter, and broken shadowboards link
- Added link to blog and current Nocturnum: Rebirth campaign
- My support site for the All Flesh Must Be Eaten books I've written.
- The official website for the Buffy RPG
- The official Angel RPG website
- Eden Studios' official Buffy RPG Message Forum
- Eden's Angel RPG Message forum
- The official website for Buffy (TV SHOW)
- The official Angel TV show website
- Eden Studios, Inc., makers of the Buffy RPG
- Eden's Fan Submission Website (Note: Currently disappeared. No one knows where).
- The Grey Elf's Lair, our parent site.
- The Buffy/Angel Yahoo! discussion group
- Anja's Crypt, while not a roleplaying site, is way cool, cuz she's put together a buttload of music videos using Buffy and Angel clips. Definitely worth a look.
- btvs-rpg.net, The Unofficial Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG resource site (maintained by The Killer Whale)
- Natalie the Vampire Slayer, a parallel series to our own. See how others handle the Buffyverse! (nice site!)
- The Patchlord's Unisystem website. FANTASTIC resource, including rules for converting d20 fantasy to Unisystem, and a great generic Unisystem character sheet!
- Dan Davis's BtVS RPG page, a few new nifty tidbits, spells, monsters, and such for your game here!
- Valhalla Skye, because I'll link any well-constructed site for a series that uses my house rules!
- Dave Blewer's neat-o BtVSRPG page, which has a slew of new Qualities, and a collected combat maneuvers sheet!
Rules and Supplementary Material
A note about PDF Downloading
Sometimes there are issues within Tripod with downloading of PDF files. Since this is intermittent, there's not much I can do except offer a solution. If you try to view a file within the browser, and your Acrobat crashes, try right-clicking (or whatever you do with those funky one-button Mac mouses) and saving the file to your computer and viewing it locally with your Acrobat Reader. Once you do that it always will open without a problem.
Another issue to consider, especially with the character sheet below, is that Adobe Reader will not allow you to save the form after you've filled it out, nor will it allow you to utilize the character portrait section. For full use of the sheet, I highly recommend the software CutePDF Form Filler, found at: http://www.acrosoftware.com/Download.htm. This program requires Reader for use, and fixes both the saving and insertion of graphics issues, though you still may need to print your graphics to PDF before you can insert them (again, an issue with Reader 6).
- Fonts similar to those used on the show and in the game, for your pleasure (please note that these are not, to my knowledge, exact replications and no copyright infringement is intended)
- Fill-in PDF character sheet (This is the OFFICIAL character sheet, with form fillable fields!).
- Spell Worksheet for Witches and Wizards, in PDF format (conceived of by Danielle Pullman, and formatted by myself)
- LARP Rules (Work with any Unisystem game)
- Miniatures Rules (works with any Unisystem game)
- The Quick Start Rules, in PDF format
- Errata for Quick Start Rules in PDF
- Expanded discussion of Metaphysics, based upon the guidelines in the Magic Box sourcebook, including Chi Abilities as presented in Enter: the Zombie and 2 new Mystically oriented Character Types!
- Old House Rules for using Metaphysics from C.J. Carella's Witchcraft and a new use for Drama Points (PDF Format)
- British Intelligence Report on Supernatural AffairsThis netbook details the British answer to the Initiative. It was written by Paul Leone and is, in my opinion, a must read. Even if you're not running a "canon" style Buffy and Angel game, the two organizations detailed herein are more than suitable for any supernatural action or horror game. Warning: This file is over a meg in size.
- Necronomicon: The Wanderings of Alhazred, by Donald Tyson. This "Olaus Wormius Translation" is my game's "Official" Necronomicon. Probably the best effort I've seen yet, and well worth picking up for a prop.
(WARNING: These are large downloads, averaging 4 to 5 MB)
- My own attempt at a John Dee Necronomicon (Mostly graphics-free)
- The Arabic version of the above text, for those who would like an Arabic Necronomicon as a prop (Yes, it should be accurate).
- Black Letter Edition of Dee's Necronomicon (in HTML format!)
Crossovers and Genre Rules
The Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft, adapted for the Unisystem by Salvatore "Majin Gojira" Cucinotta and Jason Vey (WARNING: LARGE--3.8MB--FILE). This netbook is HUGE and well worth the download time! Supernatural Horror in Literature, by H.P. Lovecraft. Wondering how to use the Mythos in your game? This essay by the master himself might just help. The Unisystem Gothic Cross-Genre Action Theater Netbook
Currently includes rules for
- The Crow
- Highlander (Revised 5/5/04! Now uses Angel rules for powers.)
- And for your enjoyment, stats for Duncan MacLeod!
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
- Please note: The title and copyright pages are attached to each of the above files!
- Cyberpunk Slayage, PDF formatted cyberpunk rules.
Episodes and Adventure ScenariosNote: many of these below were designed using the Djinn as a Big Bad. They should slot fairly seamlessly into the Djinn season; however, they were largely written with my Cast in mind, so some revisions may be necessary, as they take my own Mythos into account. In addition, after 2 and a half years of play, my Cast has gotten fairly tough. Those looking to run these adventures with a newer Cast are advised to tone down the monsters somewhat.
Don't Fear the Ripper, an original episode for the Buffy or Angel RPGs. Designed for the Djinn season, but easily adapted to any big bad you like, or run standalone! Don't Fear the Ripper, reformatted as an adventure for the WitchCraft Role Playing Game, with complete cast stats. You can download the entire WitchCraft game for free here! The Utah Bloodthirst Massacre, an AFMBE adventure that lifts more than a few ideas from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Easily modified for the Buffy RPG, and contains complete Cast stats The Feast of Black Annis, an original adventure for the Buffy and Angel RPGs, which could be modified to use the Djinn as a Big Bad.Please note: the adventure above was scripted for my cast and contains elements of the Cthulhu Mythos. Thus, certain changes may need to be structured to use it with the Original Cast or your own characters. If using the Original Cast, suggest replacing Joe Knonaem with Kate Lochley. Schenley Park and Panther Hollow can be replaced with any wooded park containing a pond. Nuprin Ftaghn, adventure notes for the Buffy and Angel RPGs. This one isn't as complete as those above, but still may be useable to some groups. It involves the Djinn Big Bad. Things Fall Apart, adventure notes for the Buffy, Angel, WitchCraft, and Armageddon RPG's. These are very specific to my group, but others may at least be able to mine them for ideas, and there's some good monster stats in there. Renders of the Veil adventure notes for Buffy, Angel, WitchCraft, and Armageddon. Specific to my group, but include ideas to mine, a new spell, and some good exerpts from arcane books to use as props. Six Guns and Slaying, an adventure set in the Old West, in the year 1881! Billy the Kid, demonic gunslinging preachers, Ghost Riders in the Sky, and the Devil himself! Hang on to your hat, pardner, and keep your powder dry. You're in for a Hell of a ride...literally.
Our NEW series, using Conspiracy X! Click the logo to visit the site.
Video Clips(all clips in Windows Media format)
- Watch our current opening credits sequence!
- Watch our old opening credits sequence!
- Watch the Full Music Video for our theme song!
- Move Your Dead Bones!
A song from Beyond Re-Animator that has a special connection with our group. Long story, but everyone who joins the group is required to sit through this video, with subtitles on.
- Season One
- Season One Epilogue: letters written by Drake to Anita and to John
- Season Two
- Season Two Epilogue: Letter from Timothy Ekloff, received at the Hive Arcana a few days after the Cast returned home. Copies were also mailed to each Cast Member's home address.
- Season Three
- Season Three Epilogue: A letter from Anita to the Cast, left tacked to the door of Blake Investigations, beneath a sign that reads, "Closed Indefinitely."
- Catharsis, a story by Julie Gouirand covering Anita's sojourn from Pittsburgh to cope with the events of season 3.
- The Vampire Club, a short story about our heroes that takes place over the summer, during trip Drake makes home to Pittsburgh.
- Season Four
- Episode One: Brave New World, Part 1
- Episode Two: Brave New World, Part 2
- Episode Three: Fathers and Sons
- Episode Four: Who Mourns the Lost?
- Episode Five: Neck Deep In it
- Episode Six: Escape from Pittsburgh
- Episode Seven: Apocalypse When?
Note: the following synopses are in PDF format, as I was too lazy to reformat them for HTML. Thanks to Julie for typing up the quotes and moments!
- Episode Eight: Slouching Towards Bethlehem
- Episode Nine: Return to Armageddon Plain
- Episode Ten: Himalayas, Here we Come!
- Episode Eleven: The Tusk of Ganesha
- Episode Twelve: The Key of Zarathustra, Part One
- Episode Thirteen: The Key of Zarathustra, Part Two
- Episode Fourteen: The Key of Zarathustra, Part Three
- Episode Fifteen: Sixguns and Slaying
- Episode Sixteen: Welcome to Apocalypse
- Episode Seventeen: The Future's Still the Past
- Episode Eighteen: The Key of Moses
- Episode Nineteen: The Key of Christ (part One)
- Episode 19.5: The Key of Christ (conclusion)
- Episode 20: The Key of Danu
- Episode 21: Paradise Re-Lost
- The Pittsburgh Hellmouth: A Treatise on the City by Nigel William Posvar III to the Watcher's Council (PDF format; In game source material)
- Ceremony: Goth night at the Upstage, the bar and all-ages club where our heroes hang out.
- Virtual Tour of Pittsburgh (AWESOME resource!)
- The Bibliography of Resources from the above document, in HTML for easy linkage
- History of Fort Pitt (the real world history of my setting's hellmouth!)
- The Whiskey Rebellion, a major insurrection fought in Western PA in the late 1700's.
- A Pittsburgh Century, an historical timeline of the years 1900 through 2000 in Pittsburgh.
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