Throwback - 21st Century Hopefuls Flee For A Better Life In The Cretaceous Period

Throwback - 21st Century Hopefuls Flee For A Better Life In The Cretaceous Period

Savage Worlds on Roll20, Discord

Price per player-session

You will be charged when a session starts



  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Intermediate

Price per player-session

About the adventure

In the year 2053 planet Earth is overpopulated, overheating and over polluted. Governments are losing control, the people are fighting each other for food and oxygen, prisons are bulging with convicted criminals and scientists are running out of ideas. Society as we know it is on the verge of collapse… Along came the BIOL Corporation with a solution, a second chance. The opportunity to start anew, a chance that we’ll get it right. Their time-travelling drone successfully arrived 66 million years ago in the Cretaceous Period of history. Now they were offering a one-way trip of a lifetime [actually several lifetimes] to settle a new colony and start anew. The first "Pilgrims" came from all walks of life. Some were family, some were death-sentenced prisoners given an alternative, some won the lottery, some paid whatever it cost to go. YOU will play one of those first pioneers on a one way trip into the age of the dinosaurs, to survive, build a colony and perhaps change history forever...

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Additional Details

How to prepare

We start with a session zero where we will randomly generate a brand new and unique Savage Worlds character for you, take you through Biol Corporation's Orientation, and get you ready for a new life of survival, settlement building and exploration. All you need is a pen and paper. Character sheets will be provided once the game starts. We will have a comfort break after about 90 minutes of game play. And we prescribe to The Open Door - the assurance that someone can leave or take a break from the game for their own safety and well-being without being judged. Another tool we have built in is Stars and wishes - you will be asked after the game to communicate feedback in a positive and forward-facing way. Stars are things that the participants really enjoyed and loved about the game. This could include a particular moment of roleplay, an encounter created by the GM, or anything else that stuck out as something awesome during the game. Wishes are things that the participants would like to see in future sessions. This could include particular interactions between characters, potential story moments and development, or anything else that could make the game even better in the future. And all games are recorded [with everyone's permission] and turned into novels that will sell on Amazon - your character will be immortalised in print forever, so better make it count!

What I provide

Roll20 has the dice, it would be great if you find a good visual representation of your character after we've diced them up so we can create a Roll20 token for them and to help your teammates visualise your PC. All maps and combat will be on Roll20.

Gameplay details

You'll need a mic for the Discord channel, but we won't be on camera so no webcam required. We'll run combats and visuals through Roll20. I'd rather you don't read the rules ahead of time, it's more realistic to "feel your way along." We'll dice up your character in a private one-to-one session zero and you'll meet your teammates when the Pilgrimage briefing starts. Bring your own dice for generating your character, Gameplay on Roll20 has the Savage Worlds RPG system built-in. This is a survival game set in the age of the Dinosaurs, so you will be roleplaying concepts such as hunger, survival, man eating predators and often scary situations. The direction of this campaign is entirely driven by you the players. You time travel 65 million years into Earth's past world with a mission to explore, document and build a colony. You have all the weapons and equipment you'll ever need, but can your tenacity and hope handle the environment you find yourself in? You will be exploring and mapping the world of the Cretaceous Period, getting into combat with the less friendly natives [using Roll 20 with maps and tokens], and striving to adhere to the BIOL Corporations' mission principles. There will be moral decisions, food, water, and ammo to think about.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Breaks
  • Open Door
  • Session 0
  • Stars and Wishes
How will character creation work

We start with a Session Zero to meet each other, dice up characters, and set the scene for the game. Typical session will involve you as an explorer from the future equipped with everything you need to survive in a brave OLD world. This is a science fiction story line set in the prehistoric age of dinosaurs which is all about survival for you and power for the megacorporations. Lots of characterful role playing, dizzying combat and a growing plot where very decision made by the players will affect the direction of the campaign.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: High
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: Intermediate

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