RPG+Ally+a+Day: Jacob Cheng + Krok Megarch, mystery + allies for It’s a Mystery!

Since 2014, RPGaDay poses daily questions about RPGs in August.
Since 2015, we resist by delivering daily thematic material for RPGs in August.
This year, the theme of the alternate August activity was to be “allies”. Ally-a-Day.
But what is that? The enemy appears to lower their arms. Instead of posing questions, RPGaDay2019 presents single word prompts, suddenly opening a path leading past the About towards the For.
While we do not wish to ignore the hand so offered, neither do we wish to cast out our allies because the enemy for once appears conciliatory.
Neither just RPG-a-Day nor just Ally-a-Day.
Not or, but and.
Not minus. Plus.


Day 13: Mystery + Allies

Jacob Cheng
Some people call him the Space Cowboy, but as a matter of fact he is a Space Sheriff. Jacob Cheng travels the universes to maintain spatial integrity. Whatever guise he gives himself, he can’t seem to forego his authentic Stetson which he won off John B. Stetson in a heated poker game in 1864. He cannot move backwards in space. Other forms of transportation he takes (e.g. cars, trains, zeppelins) cannot either. Jacob can re-roll any check that is about navigating spaces (physical, social, astral) once.


Krok Megarch
The philosopher is obsessed with the mystery cult of Slago since she first heard the cult’s name. In the years since, she was was unable to learn anything about the cult but the landscape supposedly home to its central cultic site, where she settled down and uses her time for little else but her fruitless search. Krok possesses the patient trait. She rolls 2 bonus dice on any humanities knowledge test.


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