Post by CharlieBananas on Dec 30, 2010 11:24:29 GMT
I've been holding off of running DWAITAS until the UNIT book came out, as that keeps getting pushed back, and I have lost faith in the licence delivering anything on time, I have decided to change my original idea for a campaign, and go with Torchwood set in the 1920's.
I don't know much about Torchwood, having watched only a few episodes. From watching Dr Who I know that Victoria set them up to defend against the Alien menace, so I assume they were fairly well established in the 1920's. Are there any specifics about this period of Torchwood history I should be aware of? I'm also planning on running the game as a dark cosmic horror, Lovecraftian style game.
I would check out the Torchwood series 2 episode Fragments. It involves flashbacks of how everyone became involved in Torchwood and in the flashback about Jack there is a pretty good representation of how it was in the early 1900s (at least I assume that is when it was they never give a date).
I would picture it pretty Lovecraftian. Maybe mix a bit of steampunk in there.
I believe there's some other game designed for Lovecrafian cosmic horror in the 1920s...
But anyway, the closest we've seen to Torchwood in the era is a brief sequence in 1918, in To The Last Man.
Torchwood was under the direct control of Queen Victoria but this may not have followed through to her heirs - it seemed autonomous by 2006, answering to Harriet Jones in The Christmas Invasion but seemingly only to itself in Army Of Ghosts. So George V may not have had a clue what Torchwood was up to.