The Midnight Codex: Episode Four
The Midnight Codex is an episodic, one-page, tabletop role-playing series using the Omen Method (The same game system used to power Short Order Apocalypse).
In it, payers are thrust into the roles of would-be spell casters as they attempt to solve mysteries, take on nightmarish creatures, and try to prevent the world from collapsing into total chaos and its impending destruction.
Each new exciting episode is designed to be played as a one-shot story and can be played in any order you choose. However, each episode can also be chained together to advanced the overall meta-plot of the game as it unfolds each month.
The whirlwind of events that followed less than a few hours ago, what the locals are now calling “The Little 5 Massacre”, are all but impossible to piece together. Innocent lives were lost on both sides of the conflict, and in the end, nothing was solved. All that was left were the sounds of mothers sobbing in the streets as sirens howled in the distance.
You and your group stay the night at a seedy hotel nearby in hopes to lay low and let the heat die down, giving you time to think. But, as if on que, you hear a knock on your hotel door as an envelope is slide under it. You quickly rush to the door and open it, but no one’s there.
You bend down to pick up the envelope and an all too familiar jolt of magical energy as you pick it up. On the envelope is the insignia of the opposing party from the massacre.