Sunday, May 31, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - The EURP project - Refinery Rampage - Smooze the Ooze

We begin our adventures in dealing with a set of marauders where petroleum puns were had by all.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - The EURP project - Character Generation
We begin a new chapter in the beaver hills area of setting up our characters for an inevitable road trip.

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - Latin America - Part 7 - Equipment

Equipment of South America

Besides the equipment in the main book, the following stuff is also here for color text and additional options (once I figure out the crunch):


Sparkle Suit

This incredibly shiny suit is made of a lattice like material.  While virtually impossible to sneak in, it is so flashy that it dazzles and blinds most people without adequate eye protection.  Additionally, its shiny nature acts as a disruption when it comes to diffusing energy weapons.

Sequins-6184421018.jpg 24 September 2011, 23:15:39 Julia Koefender  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Traditional Weapons

Adhesiveness Netting

Using a rubber like substance and jacking up the stickiness, a net has been developed that is strong, sticky and difficult to break as it bounces back from feats of strength.

Netting (8045632475) (2).jpg 7 September 2012, 03:33 psyberartist  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.


This series of bolas made of round weights tied with connecting cords.  While it is mainly for tripping animals by hunters, it has been used by bounty hunters as well.

By (14744945816).jpg  Wood, John George, 1827-1889  Flickr's The Commons. 

Dinosaur Parts

In South America, many traditional weapons are made with Dinosaurs parts.  Claws, jaws, and teeth can be nailed or shaped into all sorts of hand weapons, such as axes, clubs, flails and maces.  Often swords are made with tough wood and lined with dinosaur teeth, not unlike the macahuitl of Aztec fame.  Stegosaurus plates and thagomizers are a favorite for enchantment.

Hesperosaurus Thagomizer Museum of Anchient Life.jpg  Etemenanki3 e Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Tech Weapons

Latin America is the land of the E-clip.  The Cybercult’s influence is this is a land of energy weapons of all sorts and most of the major powers are obsessed with energy consumption:

Arc Blaster Rifle 

This charged particle blaster unleashes its fury and by arcing, has an area of effect on its blasts.

Prototype Poulsen arc converter.jpg Valdamar Poulsen Public Domain

Energy Lance

This high-tech version of the light lance can generate a laser charge and energize itself for a charge.

Sainte Lance de Rome.jpg La Sainte Lance de Rome. D'après F. de Mély (1904). Public

Micromissile Pistol 

This fat revolver pistol fires a small rocket.  It is known for having multiple options for ammo.

Liberator pistol.png GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 

Micromissile Rifle 

This is looks like a revolver rifle and has a larger payload as the pistol but uses the same ammo. 

XM-26 Shotgun.JPG From copyright holder of this file allows anyone to use it for any purpose, provided that the copyright holder is properly attributed.

Mount/Mecha Weapons and Equipment


This is a heavy single blast heavy ion blaster that discharges a single e-clip into a powerful blast.  It usually has 2 separate e-clips in case the first shot misses.  It is used by “big game hunters” and is commonly used as a first response weapon by mecha.

585gehringer.JPG Stefjenkins Public Domain


This is a gargantuan cattle prod used for directing dinosaurs during “dino drives”.

Electric cattle prod.jpg Public Domain

Jet Assist Pack

Pretty much used with Euarthropods and Theropods, this gives additional leaping capabilities to any Dinosaur trained in its use.

SuperDraco engine jet pack.jpg SpaceX  Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

Sub-Sonic Frequency Sound Generator 

These large speakers are usually mounted into the shoulders and are used for directing dinosaurs.

Mosquito Noise Device.jpg Sunmist Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Tow Cable and Grappling Hook 

Used on the biggest quadrupeds as their weight and bulk makes a great counterbalance.

Towing cables 2.jpg Fanny Schertzer  GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

Mount Accessories


These modular pods come with straps and are designed to primarily provide protection to riders on  larger Dinosaurs that are used as mounts.   They were then weaponized with the following for self -defence.
Examples of such weapons pods include ATW - Rocket pods, Grenade launchers, Laser cannons, Machine gun pod Aand Recoiless rifles

Weapon pod, Sukhoi Su-25.JPG Panther Pink Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Head Guns 

These head guns are usually a mid-sized laser that is easy to aim.

Reflection of gun and mountains in helmet visor.jpg Staff Sergeant Matthew Smith/4th Combat Camera Squadron/438th AEW/PA Public Domain

Second Chance Sauroskin: 

This barding is customized barding that is designed as a ceramic/mesh composite.  It is a rudimentary protection against bullets and other wear and tear.

 Kevlar with paintballs.jpg Trumpkinius 


Guara Mini-Tank

The Andes are not very useful for most armoured tanks, but this one is designed for such an environment.  It is a small 1-man tank that can hop over difficult terrain.   It is armed with a main gun and a secondary Copula turret for those targets that are more manoeuvrable.

One-man mini-tank (24102143715).jpg  Thomas Quine Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Service Update Cargo Plane

While there aren’t many, several oversized cargo planes are used by the cybercult to drop heavy duty loads anywhere on the continent. It’s best described as a rebuilt Consolidated PBY Catalina that can land on either ground or water.

PBY Catalina landing.jpg Public Domain

Vehicle Accessories


This modification on a vehicle uses the venting of exhaust to wipe out its tire tracks making it difficult to track.

Car styling exhaust.jpg Unknown author Public Domain


In South America, relatively small mecha are common.  These are not generally weapons of war, but are used in construction, farm work and ranching.  Because of the sheer versatility of these devices, they are often used by adventurers and the military and are “upgraded” with weapons and armour.

Crab Crawler

This Crab shaped mecha is designed for carrying cargo and is often used for transport logistics in war torn areas.

GakkenMechamoCrab.jpg Photo by PlusMinus  GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 


This smaller mecha can-do low-level flying.  While a light design, it is one of the most manoeuvrable things in the air due to its inspiration on quad wing insect design.  This is used in rescue operations.

125Y5101 - Flickr - Lip Kee.jpg   Lip Kee from Singapore, Republic of Singapore  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.


This humanoid, yet small mecha is designed for dinosaur herding.  It long gait is able to keep up with most herds and comes with sonic screamers:  A weapon designed to direct and distract such creatures while doing minimal harm.

Timpo Toys Cowboys02.JPG  Stefan97  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Killer Bee

Essentially a giant butt rocket jetpack attached to an exoskeleton frame.  It is designed for extreme racing.

Martin Jetpack - AirVenture 2008 02.jpg  Michael Pereckas from Milwaukee, WI, USA  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Mecha Rex

This was created once by a mad scientist and is honestly just insane.  Somebody built a huge mechanical Tyrannosaurus Rex bristling with weapons.  It has arisen many times, sometimes in mad pursuit of power, sometimes to defend the continent against the arising of one of the 7 TerrorSaur Lords.

Toys-R-Us T Rex (8501318957).jpg Eden, Janine and Jim from New York City  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

PodSauro Racer

An all-terrain robot mecha design that is loosely based on sauropods moves quickly over any terrain.  These are commonly raced in the southern parts of the continent.

UK tests life-saving chemical detection robots and drones MOD 45164469.jpg licensed under the Open Government Licence version 1.0 (OGL v1.0).

Serpent Stalker

This snake like mecha is used for traveling in the rainforest where it’s unique shape and fairly light weight allows it to be used for rainforest exploration.

Robosnakes.jpg Steve Jurvetson Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Tripod Omnibot 

These tall, thin mecha are the default construction vehicle in most urban areas.  Their long tube-like mechanical tentacles have interchangeable parts that clamp on the end, not unlike a vacuum cleaner.  The tubes are also hollow and allow for vacuuming and spraying of substances when a tank is attached.

 Total-Robotic-Station.jpg  Pierre5018 Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. 

Misc Equipment

Injection harness

This was an attempt to applicate drugs with the use of biomonitoring at appropriate times and allows for rapid deployment of drugs into the blood stream.  This is available in both man-sized and dinosaur sized designs where it is commonly used as tranquilizer systems, but some substitute adrenaline for aggression.


Grasshopper wearable robotic.jpg  IHMC  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Magic Items

Magic items are found in South America and range from locally enchanted items, to TerrorSaur artefacts.

Dino Skull Mask

These large facemasks attempt to merge with part of the dinosaur’s spirit and to gain it’s power, to varying degrees of effects.

Saurosuchus skull.jpg ProjectManhattan  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The Hungry War Club

This war club is built with the jaw of a jawbone of a carnivore dinosaur or the club of an Ankylosaurus and will bite down on a successful strike.

Tail club of Saichania 958.JPG  Conty Public Domain

Snake Utility Suit

These living serpent harnesses cover the waist and head.  These are magically enchanted to have another set of eyes and a means to strike with deadly venom if your hands are full.

Clevelandart 1946.117.jpg  Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

A note about Necromancy

Those that practice Necromancy often prefer to use Dinosaur components for their size, strength and connection to the Hallowed Earth.

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