"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water... Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us."
- H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds
In 1902 invaders from Mars waged a war of conquest against the inhabitants of Earth. They strode across the countryside in glittering Fighting Machines, laying waste left and right with their terrible Heat-Rays, choking the defenders with poisonous Black Smoke. It was the first of the interplanetary conflicts - the first War of the Worlds.
This website contains notes for the purpose of running a series of roleplaying adventures based on the stories of H. G. Wells. Not only will these adventures cover the events of The War of the Worlds, they will also follow the alternative history resulting from the Martian Invasion.
Please Note: Some of the pages, especially those dealing with plot and storyline details, contain spoiler material, so should not be accessed by players. Please also bear in mind that the author's access to the internet is very limited over the summer, so updates may be few and far between.
The Wars of the Worlds
A Gazetteer of the Solar System
These pages are still very much under construction, and as such look rather plain and boring. Hopefully they will soon start looking much nicer, once I've found suitable graphics and suchlike. Incidentally, if you know where I can find some, let me know.
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