Beautiful full color art adorns this project and the forthcoming book.
(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.
The eye for detail! Paige diligently researched uniforms and and developed the character archetypes.
Great 3D artist handling the modeling of miniatures line for the game.
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.
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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Life on the farm was always so boring. Spending his entire life tending goats and chickens was never how Arnov intended to spend his days. However, those rough winters chopping wood and doing chores built in him a physicality that few could compare to. Now at 17 the Motherland was in need. Uneasy politics and a shaky German alliance left most of the country untrusting of Hitler. Stalin, while on the surface shaking hands, was behind the scenes moving to strengthen defenses. The Nazis were not to be trusted.
So Arnov Karkov, satchel in hand went to Stalingrad to report for duty in the Patriotic Army. Once there, the commissar took one look at him and pulled him from the line to a small room. “Comrade” he said with a wry smile, “The Motherland needs strong men such as yourself. We need you to train on new advanced weaponry and represent us in special conflicts in the upcoming conflict, that sounds good doesn’t it? You want to do your part and make us all proud, of that I am sure.” Arnov could say nothing other than acknowledge him with a sharp nod of his head. After all, you did not argue with the Commissars.
So, through training he went. He learned how to be effective with a variety of weapons from the DP 27 to the American BAR and several others. He enjoyed his work. The feel of the weapon’s recoil was strong and made him feel alive.
This was all great over the first few months, Arnov excelled and moved up ranks based on his success in the field. Then the Commissar showed up at camp.
His jovial nature belied the serious undertone. “Comrade Karkov, good to see you doing so well. Let me tell you about this new squad we are forming with our allies..”