Phoenix Project - The Next Generation

The Great Wreckage

In the Dry Forest, the group discovered the old wreckage of a military bomber…

bomber wreckage

The forest dwindles into a broad clearing basked by the sun, wherein rests a colossal metallic hulk, longer than any metal structure you have ever seen, left bare and naked to the elements. Rusted over in many parts, and much of its surface overgrown with dry vegetation, it is a truly awesome sight.

According to Orac, this is in fact the wreckage of a B-52 that crashed here in the mountains, during the climax of The Fall. The bomber went down just as it was launching the last of its cruise missiles armed with a nuclear warhead. Though the bomber was shielded against EMP detonation, the intensity of the airbursts at distant Denver and at NORAD caused enough disruption to bring the bomber down.

The bomber crash-landed relatively intact, though all the crew was killed instantly on impact. The wreckage has remained in place for over 50 years, the forest slowly rebuilding itself around its metal shell.

The group was able to retrieve the following image from one of the bomber’s burnt-out computers…

bomber computer screen map

Starting Equipment

In addition to each player character’s personal equipment (weapons, armor, etc.), the group has the following…


(2) scanners/detectors (about the size of an iPod classic), which have the following capabilities…

- metal detector (detects metal under surfaces, and gives a rough estimate of amount and strength)

- chemical sniffer (detects and identifies hazardous chemicals in the air)

- geiger counter (detects nuclear radiation)

(2) nightvision goggles (enhances ambient light; does not work in total darkness)

(2) binoculars w/ laser range finders

(2) electronic media players/recorders (photos, video, music, audiobooks; iPod Nano size)

(2) short-ranged radios (about the size of an iPod Classic)

(1) long-range radio (installed in the Humvee)

(1) mini computer (3/4 of the size of a modern laptop)

(1) mini database & document reader (about the size of an iPad)


(1) electronic/electrical toolkit

(4) electronic/electrical parts (+2 skill)

(2) high-tech electronic/electrical parts (+6 skill)

(1) mechanic/electrical toolkit

(4) mechanic/electrical parts (+2 skill)

(2) high-tech mechanic/electrical parts (+6 skill)

(1) mini chemistry lab (provides basic chemical analysis/synthesis)

(4) chemistry reagents (+4 skill)


(3) first aid kits

(8) first aid applications (+2 skill)

(4) high-tech first aid applications (+4 skill, 50% more healing)

(1) physician’s kit

(1) surgery kit

(4) surgery applications (+2 skill)

(2) high-tech surgery applications (+4 skill, 50% more healing)


(6) enhanced healing pills (Rapid Recovery +4)

(6) pain killer injections (High Pain Threshold +2)

(4) super-speed inhalers (+4 Initiative, +2 Dodge; lasts 5 minutes)

(4) muscle-power inhalers (Toughness +2, Endurance +2, Fortitude +2; lasts 20 minutes)

(6) biohazard resistance pills (Endurance +4; lasts 2 hours)


(2) gas masks (protects against eye, nose, and lung irritants, including tear gas and sand storms; -2 Initiative, Dodge, Perception)

(1) pistol silencer (15 shots, maximum)

(6) blocks of TNT

(4) blasting caps, (2) detonation timers, and (2) 50-meter spools of wire

Humvee hybrid (a high-mobility multi-purpose four-wheel drive motor vehicle)

(6) units of alcohol-based gas (usage: 1 unit per four-hour period)


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