Wednesday: "Nobody gets out of the Bermuda Triangle, not even for a vacation. Everyone knows that."
— The Addams Family
The Bermuda Triangle is a region in the Atlantic Ocean defined by the tip of the Florida penninsula, the island of Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda with the reputation of being a place where airplanes and ships vanish mysteriously. The idea that there was some supernatural or otherworldly cause behind these disapperances was popularized in the mid-1970s by Charles Berlitz's book The Bermuda Triangle and several other similar pieces of speculation.
The truth of the matter is that the region covers a vast area across which a lot of maritime traffic passes. The percentage of ships which sink in the Triangle is no greater than that of any other patch of ocean. And let's be frank: the ocean is a dangerous place and the area covered by the Triangle sees a lot of tropical storms. Sometimes ships do disappear without any intervention from either mystic forces, Atlantean technology, dimensional portals or space aliens.
But what's the fun of that?
Game and Story Use
- The Bermuda Triangle could be the location of a dimensional portal through which the players travel to unknown worlds.
- Atlantis may have exsisted in the Triangle — and perhaps still does!
- The PCs are investigating disappearences in the Triangle and discover the truth
- Which doesn't have to be a supernatural explanation, as long as there's danger and excitement in the search