Written by Casey W. Christofferson
Doom in the Ruins of DC - A Blasted Earth LDP Quest
Under the thick forest and the ash clouds, The Blasted Earth is covered in ruins of ancient cities. This adventure takes place in the tangle of wooded growth which was once known as Washington D.C. The historic capital of the United States of America, and a chief center for worldwide politics in the latter half of the century before the subsequent alien attack that left the region, along with most of the planet, a blighted ruin.
Somewhere in these dangerous ruins is a hidden bunker where the LDP project was born. Within this bunker, should be the plans for the Individual Flight Pods (IFP) and clues to the locations of the other research centers. The sketchy records also indicate this may have been the key center of development for the LDP Railgun project but that was all long ago.
In the 300 years that have passed, a great primeval forest has risen up among the paving
stones and causeways of the old megalopolis that had once consumed much of Chesapeake
Bay. The region is now home to defective androids, arboreal mutants, dangerous robots, and tribes of sub-human mutants who dwell amongst the ancient ruins.
This adventure is the 4th in the 2017 Blasted Earth series. In this module, the LDP Quest begins in earnest and continues over the next nine adventures allowing the player characters to explore the apocalyptic world. The ultimate quest is to get into space and begin exploring what is left of mankind’s civilization in the sol system. Eventually, mankind will once again get to the stars to see what the aliens did to their worlds 314 years ago. Every module can be played as a standalone adventure or as part of the great LDP quest.
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