Welcome to The Castle

Welcome to The Castle

The Castle is a modern fantasy setting.

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 27 June 2020

16 June, 2025 – 30 July 2025 – Dubai, U.A.E. – New York City After the party rests and settles in for a few days, everyone sits down together after dinner. John says there was a man named Theodore who helped them escape. He had arranged for the supplies and had been responsible for the drone strike that helped them get past the navy ships. He had said he was a relative of Emily’s. She identifies him as the man who warned her of her impending capture in California and told her of the address of John’s sanctuary. There’s a brief discussion about what everyone will do when they reach New York. John says they’re welcome to stay with him as long as they need, and he has accommodations for all. He says he’ll be doing some research about the Division...

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 13 June 2020

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 13 June 2020

17 June, 2025 – The Persian Gulf The session begins with a cutscene: A very large teddy bear floated in a place that wasn’t a place, amidst a billion billion stars.  He was a very well-dressed bear:  wearing a navy-blue three-piece suit, a wide-brimmed brown felt fedora and a nice trenchcoat.  He even had a little tie with polka-dots, held in place with a silver tie-pin shaped like a Recognizer from the movie Tron.The teddy bear wasn’t happy.  His snout scrunched up with a grimace.  It was adorable.In front of the bear, three screens floated.  On the right, the console output from some bit of code executing somewhere in the world.  In the middle, a composite map of the eastern end of the Persian Gulf, where a number of...

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 30 May 2020

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 30 May 2020

16 June, 2025 – Dubai, U.A.E. A chase through the sleeping city ensues. The party is pursued by numerous Emirati police interceptors as well as the remaining police helicopter. Again, Mike’s powers of mind control are used to great effect, while John in the machine gun turret and Daphne with the Barrett, combined with Emily’s electronics disruption, repeatedly foil the strafing runs of the chopper. However the party does hear the approach of new helicopters, which Cole identifies as military gunships by their sound. After crashing through a roadblock, the party finds themselves briefly without pursuers and abandons the APC in a parking garage. They hotwire two cars and approach the marina from two directions. The marina was blocked by a small...

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 23 May 2020

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 23 May 2020

16 June, 2025 – Dubai, U.A.E. The battle continues. Seamus engages a small group of soldiers, Cole as a werewolf draws fire, and John suppresses snipers on the nearby rooftops. Jamie, Hugo, and Daphne pop back into the world of the living behind the police lines, and Daphne opens way out of the roadblock by hotwiring one of the patrol cars and crashing it into another under covering fire from Hugo. Mike uses his ability for suggestion to great effect, causing one enemy to fire on his compatriots and another to drive one of the APCs up to the door of the building. The party piles into the APC and races out of the neighborhood, pursued in the air and on the ground.

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 9 May 2020

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 9 May 2020

16-17 June, 2025 – Dubai, U.A.E. The party discusses their plan for getting to the container ship. Emily finds several large fishing yachts available at a local tourist marina that seem like prime targets. John tells the party that no matter what happens, they can’t lead pursuers to the container ship itself, so they’ll need to make sure they can’t be traced to it by the time they intercept (otherwise they’d be “floating ducks” as Jamie puts it, out on the water for a month). Emily uses one of the phones and her senses to find the tracking devices just under the skin in everyone’s shoulders. Emma uses the mobile surgical kit to extract the tracking devices from everyone, discovering that John’s is...

Prelude: Mike

Prelude: Mike

Mike: Mary called you up to the front office.  The store had been closed for a few hours, she was probably just closing the books.  You park the pallet of Twinkies and Ho-Hos and take the long walk through the dimly-lit aisles with a growing sense of dread.  You hop up the narrow set of stairs behind the not-quite-Starbucks and duck into the small front-of-house manager’s office. Her panties hit you in the face a second before the rest of her does, pressing you against the wall and clawing at your clothes. Shit, not Mary.  Not another boss. She was pretty in a tired, grocery-store-manager sort of way, somewhere around middle age, and judging by her ring tearing into your right hip, married.  That was good.  The older ones know what...

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 25 April 2020

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 25 April 2020

16 June, 2025 – Dubai, U.A.E. During the night, Mike and Hugo observe John – looking quite monstrous – slinking out of the apartment. He tells them that he’ll be back shortly. Early the next morning, EmilyBot reports in and states that it managed to remove the van from the Ministry of Transportation video feeds – however the van had been reported stolen, and the bot was unable to intercept it before it went out in a bulletin. Huge, Daphne, Seamus, Emma, and Mike head out into the neighborhood surrounding the apartment building and swap the van’s license plates with those from a car parked in a nearby garage. Meanwhile, Margaret and Jamie go to a local bodega and purchase enough food for the team for the day. By the time everyone arrives...