To Prick the Porcupine’s Pride

System: Gran Meccanismo (Tripod)   (Tabletop RPG)
GM: Mark Galeotti
Where & When: Room: R'Lyeh, Slot: 6. Sunday morning
Players: 3-6
Mature Themes: No
Player Led: No


The plan has Machiavelli’s fingerprints all over it: clever, subtle, and probably just too clever for its own good. Well, your own good, because as elite agents of the clockpunk Florentine Republic in the world of Gran Meccanismo, you’re the ones expected to make it work. A prison break, a hijack, an underworld auction, infiltrating the French-controlled city of Milan, a police state patrolled by Swiss mercenaries and, it is rumoured, assassins from the shadowy Société Angéliqué. And all to carry out an audacious bit of black propaganda that may help distract France’s Louis XII and delay his planned attack on Florence. Thank Gods (or the New Science) you’re equipped with the best sixteenth-century weird science Leonardo da Vinci can provide, from the Automated Arming Sword to the Clock of Life…