Most of the time, when we RP, we’re doing it in some far-off fantasy land or out in the depths of space or in a Steampunk setting. But even in a galaxy far, far away, you might want to bring in some actual history. Our real history is filled with some pretty fantastical places and fascinating people, and if you want to bring them to your RPG, you can do so with Archive. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Archive is a collection of adventure sites, NPCs, and events ripped right out of history and perfect for your campaign. It’s a 265-page book with 80 subjects. All have everything you need to make them come alive at your table: sights, smells, history, local color, and even plot hooks and ideas to help you make them yours.
Need a villain? Throw your PCs against Ching Shih, the notorious pirate queen, presented with the tactics and schemes she used to wreak havoc across coastal China! Need a random encounter during travel? Recreate the 1861 encounter of the French corvette Alecton with a dying giant squid, and the social consequences that followed. Need an adventure site? Why not Fort Jefferson, complete with real historical secrets for your PCs to uncover? Archive is designed to help you easily find the perfect plot, site, or NPC for tonight’s game!
The campaign is about 1/4 of the way to its goal with still 33 days left to go.