You are at the Large Hadron Collider one Friday when calamity strikes. Pick a role. Roll D6 for Causal Points (CPs), the GM rolls for (or invents) the calamity & its cause. Only you can save the world. ROLE SKILL ========================== Security Violence Administrator Bureaucracy Maintenance Engineering Politician Charm Physicist Science Intern Athletics CALAMITY ====================================================== Black Hole - Reality collapsing into the LHC Evil Alternate Dimension - goateed player-doppelgängers wreak havoc Dinosaurs - Velociraptors roaming hallways Alien Invasion - The fourth kind of encounter. War! Jean Claude Van Damme - Kickboxing mayhem Haunting - Covered. In. Ectoplasm. CAUSES =================== Deity Marguerita Mix Emergent AI Mad Scientist Time Traveller Government conspiracy Players should understand the causation to resolve the calamity. Reward amusing / plausible reasoning with CPs. Spend CPs to effect the world or roll a D6 test. Add 1 to your roll if using your skill. Other players may pay CPs on your behalf. Fall unconscious when your CPs equal a negative of your starting CP. Track combined group criticals (successes & failures) & when they reach 6, the calamity escalates. EFFECTS ============================== 1 Critical Failure: Fail & lose 1 CP 2 & 3 Failure: Subtract 1 from rerolls 4 & 5 Success 6 Critical Success: Gain 1 CP
It’s a bad pun - but a replayable game.