Hi! I was thinking about Hell for Leather and what sorts of stories you could tell with it, and I think I came up with an interesting frame, based on Lord of the Rings and other high fantasy sagas.
Since the game is about pursuit and insurmountable opposition, the spine of the Lord of the Rings series (the Ring of Power and the Fellowship's flight through Middle Earth) would make a bitchin' frame. LotR takes itself too seriously, though, so I wouldn't advise, y'know, actually using scenes, locations, and characters from LotR. More like stoopid fantasy archetypes who have stumbled upon some ridiculous artifact and they need to book it fast, 'cos like, that wizard fellow is fuckin' creepy and he keeps tellin' us we're pretty much hosed if we don't get the hell out of town before Lord Foul finds us.
So! Here we go:
Prologue: Mythic/high fantasy world, ancient evil returning, minions spreading across the Earth, on the hunt for the Artifact of Power.
Adversity: LORD FOUL! (cf. Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever)
Gore Threshold 6
Connection: A group of heroes who stumbled into possession of the Artifact of Power.
Drop-off: The Hamlet of Innsdale
Destination: The Floating Fortress
Checkpoints: Get onto the floating island (out in the middle of the Sea of Sorrow), kill the Gaoler (master of intelligence, security, and torture), infiltrate the fortress (where the forge of power, the only thing that can unmake the Artifact, is located).