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An Otherspace: WITH CARS!
For as far as the eye can see(from ground level that's about 2 car lengths on a good day) stretch cars-old cars, new cars, rusty cars, and fresh off the production line shiny cars, model T's and 2015 honda panax's, limos and.... you get the idea
Counting from ground level(which isn't the actual ground but simply more cars squashed closer together until they are(mostly) impassable) the cars are stacked(and folded and slotted) up to 12 deep
Thus the junkyard may be traversed on the surface, where you just climb from roof to roof and can see the slight metallic blue of the sky.This is safe bar the occasional wobbly stack but unnerving due to the vibrant purple parrots that gather to watch with an intelligent gleam in their eye.
Or below by making ones way through the myriad of passages made by car doors and boots and windows(fairly easy as the piles are stable and the gaps conveniently sized)
Or even further down where the wrecks are so close together, passages may only be found with difficulty. But if you can find them you'll soon find the gremlins....
Gremlins are 1 inch high, brown and vaguely humanoid shaped in a paper bag sort of way(I make no apologies for this description)
No complex machines(including c'works except MAYBE automatons) work within (3inchs *number of gremlins in the group)... for simplicities sake this is when you can see them or the GM wants to stop you shooting pretty purple parrots
The gremlins are actually a pair of hive minds(lots of bodies but only one "mind" or 2 in this case) consisting or ~1/2 the population each.They live in harmony but seem completely opposed on every issue where outsiders(that's you) are involved
The 2 groups internally identify as the royalists and the parliamentarians(after some british guy was talking to them) but it really means nothing unless you're paranoid
Gremlins really just want sugar.Nothing special, just sugar.They crave it like an addiction and the only thing that means more to them than getting it is stopping the other side from getting it.(hilarity ensues)This would be potentially lucrative if only they had something worth having other than parrot feathers(from the aforementioned parrots)
Parrot feathers, when owned(one's enough-the effects don't stack unless by some twist of fate you come to own an entire parrot)cause one to happen across the unnatural a lot more often.
Find some money in the street? fair to middling it's a wooden nickel(p225 core rules )
Pick up some chick at a bar? probably an amoromancer
Walking down the road in the middle of the night? cue aliens
walk into a truck stop in middle America? hey look an Elvis "impersonator"
This is not a major thing since the feathers aren't really magic as such just a bit weird and otherspace-y.
one other thing - the gremlins? they don't know nothing, they just think the feathers are pretty
To enter the junk yard pour some sugar into the fual tank of a car then wind down the window and climb through it
to leave the junkyard sit in the drivers seat of one of the cars and jam on the accelerator(some of the cars still work so try not to cause an earthquake).You will arrive back at the moment you left sitting in the drivers seat of the car you used to get in. The car will be non-functional in every possible way and moving @ ~33km/hr
It's not as obvious as I'd like it to be but there are cars from the future in the junkyard.Also someone write some better entry rituals, I don't like these ones.
fhtagn | profile | Nov 05, 09 | 6:31 am
Visiting is quite dangerous and as for Leaving your mileage may vary.
RoseStCabal | profile | Nov 05, 09 | 11:05 am
I actually don't mind the entrance and exit rites you created, fthagan. The ritualist kills a car to get in (the sugar in the gas tank thing) and then rides its restless spirit back out.
Basilisk | profile | Nov 05, 09 | 1:44 pm
Of course, if you take a part from a murdered car that has either a strong sense of betrayal or of having been a failure (which is why it was "punished" by being deliberately sabotaged), there might be... other effects.
Think of demons, too. A car demon might have an obsession, too. It might just want to finally finish whatever task it was doing before it was destroyed. A car whose brake-lines were cut might just want to finally be able to make that last curve that previously it went flying off of into the ocean.