And remember, these are 140-character ideas. If they involve marginalized people or sensitive subjects, please treat them with way more research, involvement and respect than 140 characters can convey, right? Right.
1801 - The Pasha of Tripoli started a war; 1) the USA wouldn't pay more cash, 2) the damn vampires made him. PCs: Muslim Pirates/Hunters.
1802 - Perpetual Diet annexes the Prince-Bishophric of Augsburg, including an ancient building. Promethean PCs were cursed to sleep there.
1803 - Despard was hanged before he could destroy the Bank of England, so the ancient beast escaped the vault. Vampire PCs threatened.
1804 - In the new Republic of Haiti, authorities seek a French SOB for horrible crimes; he's a Veil Guardian who says he was justified.
|Muhammad Ali Pasha, image from touregypt.|
1805 - Muhammad Ali Pasha, popular, takes power in Egypt. But the spirit war escalates when
#Forsaken packs split over Mamluk killings.
1806 - In Napoleon-occupied Warsaw, Loyalists drive soldiers mad, mask kidnappings under the mass disappearance of refugees.
1807 - Copenhagen blasted with phosphorous rockets to prevent surrender to France; fire everywhere. Vampire hunters waiting. GO.
1808 - The Duchy of Warsaw faces bankruptcy; its people impressment. 4 Prometheans leave Krakow in a rush, secrets sewn into their bodies.
1809 - Merriwether Lewis dead; he argued with an unseen presence and suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Ruled a suicide.
1810 - A 90 day campaign - every day played fully - in the Republic of West Florida, surrounded by Spanish and American troops.
1811 - Fleeing Tenskatawa's religious purges and Harrison's army, Forsaken natives and pioneers must prevent spiritual annihilation.
(Guest villains: English Awakened stirring up trouble and making everything worse, Mississippi River spirit "reversing course")
1812 - The unexpurgated Kinder-und Hausmarchen tells how to kill the Fae. They're pissed. Find it. Before Winter Ends.
1813 - Orfila formalizes toxicology, discovering a poison so potent that all of Paris could be corrupted by Abyssal serpents.
1814 - The Constitution of Apatzingan is issued in triumph. Royalist Invictus are hiding, desperate for relief. Find, kill them.
1815 - Not the revolution, but the peace threatens Serbian Carthians. Old foes are back, smiling, with all you ever wanted.
|1900 postcard showing Neutral Moresnet territory. Wikipedia.|
1818 - Moresnet goes stateless. The most lavish hidden den of Daeva-bauchery on the Continent opens for business. You're invited.
Yes, I just invented the word "Daeva-bauchery", WHAT UP
1819 - 'Ai noa (lit. "free eating") in Hawai'i after Kamehameha's death - all kapu ended. No need to hide yourself now. Right?
Bonus dramatic countdown: time between 'ai noa's start and the arrival of the first Christian missionary: measured in months.
In honor of Election Day, here are some election-related campaigns:
1820 - A unanimous country re-elects Monroe, one elector, William Plumer, says no. The Prince lost a bet; wants him dead.
1821 - In Gran Colombia, Bolivar takes power. His agent calls on the Changing Breeds to shepherd spirits brutalized by royalist magi.
1822 - Illinois' governor: proslavery Phillips or antislavery Cole? An evil force conquers an entire town to get those last 200 votes.
1823 - Pius VII is dead. Conservative zelanti & moderate politicanti cardinals come to Rome; The Lance begins an elaborate salon.
1824 - Presidential election falls to House. JQ Adams wins, deploys investigators to GA. What is Jackson hiding from Seminole days?
1826 - The 1st real photograph is taken. The first dark things from a world only cameras can see slink into ours, fuzzy around the edges.
1827 - The first friction match is named "lucifer". Why name it that? "It's part of the deal, okay?"
1828 - Vientiane is burned to the ground by the Siamese. Your masters must be kept safe in the forest, the sun would burn them to cinders.
1829 - The first bobbies go on patrol in London during a brisk September, along with the first
THE ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS IS OVER; Welcome to the 1830s, where we all hate each other.
1830 - This year, 10K chests of opium are smuggled/sold in China. It's a good gig if you can get past the sirens and river monsters.
1831 - The Beagle departs Plymouth on Darwin's historic voyage. The Guardians of the Veil must keep the real beasts out of spyglass range.
1832 - June Rebellion divides France; Republicans, Legitimists & Orleanists riot. Will
#Forsaken rise above rage & save starving spirits? (That one is the most stylish #Forsaken game you'll ever run, by the way. You're welcome.)
1833 - Lovelace meets Babbage. Really, Lovelace's fetch meets Babbage. Lovelace & her motley escape the Hedge clutching three cogs.
1834 - US Coast Survey suddenly is pressed on the Navy; the forbidden inlet long prayed lost has suddenly reappeared.
1835 - "Life in Canada may not be easy, but it's better than in chains. Just cross this Hedge. I'll take you the rest of the way."
1836 - Chatsworth Head uncovered on Cyprus; a Left Handed Path has the eyes. They must not be permitted to complete the statue.
|The mob that killed Elijah Lovejoy. Wikipedia.|
1837 - Elijah Lovejoy shotgunned in Illinois. He finds Alton's other ghosts in a deplorable state. Will there be freedom even in death?
1838 - A year of "relocations", religious bounty hunters and native death marches in America. Promethean PCs find no rest on the prairie.
1839 - Oberto, Verdi's first opera, opening at Teatro la Scala, holds luscious crowds of Milanese enthralled; hides a dark Daeva secret.
1840 - 8 Jews falsely accused of ritual murder in Damascus; torture & riots follow. Where did the Franciscan monk really go?
1841 - The first census in the UK locates a town that should have been lost long ago. The PCs, census workers, are trapped, far from home.
1842 - Ethiopian civil/religious war makes weapon smuggling a lucrative trade. "May the Sanctum anoint our efforts with sacred Vitae."
1843 - 3 PC ghosts must visit their former business partners to warn them of the consequences of their dastardly deeds. Merry Christmas!
1844 - Jesus doesn't return on 10/22 as the Millerites thought, sending them into despair. But something awful IS reborn.
1845 - E Clampus Vitus: a rowdy, satirical fraternal order. But its parties distract onlookers from its Underground work.
1846 - The Virgin Mary appears to 2 children in La Salette, attracting pilgrims...and demons not as repentant as they thought.
1847 - The Communist League forms in London - the #Carthians are desperate to protect it from enemies all around.
1848 - Venice torn from Austria during war. Kindred return, remembering the glory days. It lasts 17 months, but they remember it forever.
|Engraving of Ranvalona I. Wikipedia Commons.|
1849 - Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar continues repression of Christianity. Without the Lance, it becomes a monastic Ordo Dracul hideaway.
1850 - Mirza Ali-Muhammad (self-proclaimed 12th Imam) executed by firing squad. Somehow every shot missed the first time. #ReallyHappened
And that's the first fifty years! Stay tuned for the next 50, and follow me on Twitter if you want them "in the moment". After this we will launch a massive campaign to get me to actually write historical mini-campaign supplements for The Onyx Path.