The Art

Beautiful full color art adorns this project and the forthcoming book. 

 

Brian Snoddy

(Magic:The Gathering, D&D, Legend of the 5 Rings, Shadows of Brimstone,  and much more) has lent his talents to the stunning interior art. 

 

Paige Carpenter

The eye for detail!  Paige diligently researched uniforms and and developed the character archetypes. 

 

The overall tone extends that we have never been alone in the universe and other powers have driven mankind toward otherworldly goals. 

As new art is developed and released we will be showcasing it here at okkulten.com.

The Game

1942 A.D. - World War 2, thus far, is one of the most devastating wars in history. Financially, emotionally, and physically there is not a person on earth who has not been changed or touched in some way by the horrible events that have unfolded. Battle lines are drawn and altered by espionage, theft and more overt means leading to the death of millions of soldiers and innocents alike. Several scholars believe that this is much more than a war of men, this is a battle for the very soul of mankind.

 

It is a well-known fact that the Nazi Party of Germany has a fascination for the occult and mythological artifacts that are believed to hold boundless power. To those that have the means and the will to pursue and find these items, ultimate power is within their reach. How will the war end if Himmler actually acquires the Spear of Longinus? Even if there are no magical properties associated to it, can you imagine the power over the morale of those who hold these items dear? Even thinking that if a mythological item like Mjolnir, the Hammer of Thor, is real, what power could it bestow upon the owner? Is Germany working with strange technology from other worlds? What of the rumored super soldier programs? Do the Allies have similar goals and secrets? It is these items that we base the premise of this game.

The general public of every country, as well as the rank and file troops in every standing army cannot grasp the concept that these items are, in fact, real. Shrouded from their vision by several organizations ranging from governments to churches and private organizations, it has been determined that these facts must be kept from society or chaos would erupt. A sheep who is happy in the pasture will not run when the gate is opened. 

 

The truth of the matter is many of the religious and mythological stories are not fiction in one fashion or another. Relics and artifacts do exist and can give power to those who know how to access it. Aliens are a part of this world and are on the side of the Axis powers** Black Forest 1936**. (Up until the fall of Berlin when they will make an ill-fated escape attempt from the advancing Allies resulting in damage to one of their ships and a forced landing in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.) 

 

Super soldier programs on both sides are both theorized and put into practice. The Nazi program is, by far, the most prolific and made real by the scientific efforts of Luthor von Frankenstein, great-great-grandson of Viktor, the notorious scientist of legend. Young Luthor has taken the research of his predecessors to the next level and has had some modicum of success where his relatives had failed. Hitler and Himmler use their vast resources and access to alien technology to give this genius access to everything he may need.

 

So to sum things up, the world is at war, the general public knows this but does not know about the true implications of what both sides are doing. Germany’s current state of technology and military strength is far above anything the Allies realize... at this point.

 

This is where the players come in. Gathered from the brightest the Allies have, special units labelled Operation Okkulten that are being put together to prevent the Axis acquisition of relics, artifacts, and supplies for the super soldier program. In this game it is possible to be an OSS operative from the United States, SAS elite from Britain, Spetsnaz from Russia, or a specialist from the French Resistance and many more diverse characters all funded by the OSS. These multi-national squads are all that stand between the safety and freedom of the world and complete domination by the Axis. So gather your Nerve, Faith and Spirit and move forward for God and Country!!

 

Okkulten will utilize the Chaosium BRP (Basic Roleplaying) system and Reaper Miniatures.  Tactical operations will be undertaken by players using the familiar 5' grid many have become accustomed to.  

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Hello.  We wanted to take a moment to point out that our game is focused on WWII.   This bitter and hateful confrontation was a trying time for every nation on the planet and none were spared from the horrors the Axis powers tried, and in some cases succeeded, in pushing on the world.

 

There are many symbols that the 3rd Reich had in their arsenal of hate, among those were the swastika, the black sun, the SS pin, the Death's Head and much more.  We in NO WAY share any views of these evil people.  In our game they are the enemy that the players must try to stop through various means.

 

To ignore these symbols existence in the game would diminish the whole persona of the work.  These symbols existed.  They represent terrible things.  The fact that extremist groups use them now to instill fear in people is apprehensible and should not be acceptable to anyone.  They certainly aren't to anyone working on this game.

 

Keep this in mind as you follow us.

 

Thank you,

The Missions Meister

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