An attempted mugging was cut short last night by what police are calling a 'freak accident'. Details are being withheld, but an anonymous source says the mugger's attempt was cut short by an arrow. Police are looking for a man in his late 50's, with grey hair and a moustache. The victim of the attempted mugging has been placed in protective custody pending the end of the investigation.
February 15th, 2015
The Portland Gazette
MOB BOSS SLAIN IN DAYLIGHT ATTACK
Witnesses claim local kingpin was struck down by an arrow
Alejandro "Big Al" Gabravetti, a local figure long pursued by the police in connection with drug running, human trafficking, and weapons procurement investigations, was killed in broad daylight yesterday on the outskirts of Portland. While coming out of a local Catholic church, surrounded by bodyguards, witnesses say that he was struck somewhere in the upper torso or head. No gunshot was heard, and one man who was able to get close enough to see the body said there was a short arrow embedded in the crime boss' throat. Police are not naming any suspects, but one eyewitness says she saw a man in dark clothing coming down from a clocktower down the street shortly after the incident.
March 9th, 2015
The Montpelier Daily News
'CLOCKTOWER SNIPER' STRIKES AGAIN
Police warn against possible panic, citizens divided
A woman who was the victim of an attempted rape is being questioned by police as to the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of her attacker, a local hood who was already wanted in connection with three convenience store robberies. The woman claims that as the man cornered her in the alley, a short arrow ricocheted off the alley wall and killed her assailant. Shortly afterwards, a man in a leather jacket and motorcycle helmet appeared cradling a crossbow, but he disappeared before police arrived on the scene. Local opinion is divided on the man who, since January, has become known for his brutal, efficient killings, often carried out from local high points, such as clocktowers or steeples. All his known victims have been criminals, leading some to believe him to be a disgruntled ex-police officer. No description for the sniper is available.
The Portland Gazette
'CLOCKTOWER SNIPER' KILLS 'BUTCHER'
Police call for 'Clocktower' to come forward
A serial killer calling himself The Butcher attacked a local motel yesterday, where he apparently stumbled upon the 'Clocktower Sniper'. A short fight ensued, and although no one saw anyone matching any known description for the sniper leaving the scene, no second body has yet been found. No bolt was left at the scene either, but preliminary reports of the autopsy confirm the nature of the death wound.
May 14th, 2015
The man who had become known as the Clocktower Sniper was heading west, helmet down. The imaging devices in his helmet were powered off, as were the police trackers and radio interception equipment. His crossbow was broken down and stowed in the saddlebags of his motorcycle. He was becoming too well known in the northeast. Clocktower Sniper? It fit, at least. Wasn't the first name he had picked up.
Adam Walker, Alex Wolfe, Adrian Wright (All aliases)
Clocktower Sniper (5), Ex-Military Recon Officer (3), Master of Disguise and Infiltration (3), Lucky Shots   
Tale: Adam Walker (the name he most commonly uses) served in the Third Gulf War in Kuwait as a Recon Officer. His experience at intrusion and tracking became ingrained, and on the demilitarization of the nation, he found himself facing civilian life, and finding it somewhat lacking. He worked for a short time as a wilderness guide, where he became extremely proficient with a crossbow. He began hunting criminals in 2014, although the papers didn't catch wind of it until 2015.
Hook: For all intents and purposes, Clocktower is a street vigilante. He has tracking devices in his helmet, and is an expert marksman, but anything magical, supernatural, or ultra-tech is going to pose a serious problem.
This has been good so far in getting my projects somewhat organized, although to my chagrin it hasn't done as well at helping me finish them.
For myself, and you the reader, here is a list of current projects I hope to chronicle here and eventually complete.
-The Beuttlerian (et al) Setting
Based on the Microlite20 mechanics, the Beuttleria setting combines a lot of tall tales made up over the course of my college career, some vague background invented for Dagorhir, and my gaming group's desire to have a relatively familiar world, free of magic, and devoid of most of the more dogged tropes of the roleplaying world.
This is an attempt to take the world of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and convert it to use Microlite20 mechanics. Yes, I'm working on a lot of Microlite20 lately. It just fits what I need a system to do, without making life too complicated (I'm looking at you, 3.5!) or insulting my intelligence too much (I'm looking at you, 4E!)
If you've been following along, you can probably guess that this is an adaptation of the world of Brian Jacques' Redwall books into the Microlite20 system. There is a fairly finished version to be found on the M20 forums here. I might go back and fix it up a bit, but it is, as of right now, playable.
These are two projects I want to get back to, but with my other projects and my lack of focus on these two specifically, it's going to be some time before I've finished up enough other projects, or gotten enough inspiration for these, to keep going on them.