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Posted 08 August 2003 - 10:51 PM
It's 6:51 PM EST; Do you know where your PCs are?
Posted 10 September 2003 - 06:32 AM
Posted 10 September 2003 - 03:08 PM
However, I must say raising a teenager can cost you as many sanity points as single handedly meeting Cthulhu and his minions.
Posted 10 September 2003 - 05:59 PM
I am Shane Murphy, born in Miami and raised in Florida (not very
Lovecraftian, but VERY strange in a World Weekly News sort of
way). I grew up in Miami, attended the University of Central
Florida in Orlando ('94-'99) and got a degree in Anthropology.
Due to money, I haven't continued yet, but maintain an interest
in the world around me, and the strange things that go on in it.
That's why I was drawn to 'Thulhu.
A friend introduced me in '92, and through his storytelling genius
and ability to actually MAKE props (like stone tablets and body
parts...hey, he was a art major), I was hooked, devoured every
story, and started gaming in CoC.
I haven't played much lately, but still re-read the books or listen
to an audio version of the Dunwich Horror I pirated from a library.
But, that's the long-winded Story of Me.
Posted 20 September 2003 - 11:53 AM
I've been roleplaying since I got the red box Basic D&D set for my birthday waaaay back in 1984 (starting to feel old now). My interest in gaming has mutated into collecting rather than playing in recent years. However, I have recently rediscovered CoC and my enthusiasm is coming back.
Unfortunately my job (I'm a projectionist at the local cinema) makes it difficult to get into a regular game, so I only really play at the few UK conventions I can make it to.
Posted 23 September 2003 - 03:43 PM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 10:11 AM
35, a Web site developer, living in Buckinhamshire in the South East UK. We play BRP CoC fairly regulalry (Anywhere from once a week to once a month). Our campaigns have so far tended to be either Delta Green or Dark Ages.
I'm looking to head to at least one convention this year, although I havent decided which yet.
Posted 29 September 2003 - 05:42 PM
Still looking for a Lord Dunsany card..
See you at the HPL Filmfest
Posted 02 October 2003 - 06:02 AM
Ahh what fun it is!
I have played this game since the 1st edition. Sadly most of my original rulebooks and scenarios did not survive moving to a move that exposed them to a rainstorm in 1998.
Lately I've been in a "reorganization of my life" type of mood, indulging my varied interests, including keeping up with my martial arts, studying the wild habits of two cats, spending time with my wife, and working in a pseudo-governmental job that will surely leave me soulless in a few years.
I live in the Los Angeles vicinity, near foggy cliffs if you can believe it, and conduct monthly "Call of Cthulhu" games. If you know anybody who'd make the trip to the Strange House By the Sea Cliff, e-mail me.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 11:28 AM
strange cats, and striving to do the best I can with the time I have (thank you Peter Jackson and Sir Ian!)
know, but between them, They walk serene and primal, undimensioned and to us unseen."
Posted 09 October 2003 - 06:20 AM
Well, I'm back after a long break from RPGs. Used to play Vampire but found out that CoC has more thrills and a wider variety o possible stories.
Besides the corebook (5th Edition) I have nothing else so I will be asking a LOT of stuff.
I didn't know that Wizards of the Coast released 6th edition, for example.
I'm a piano, videogame and arcade player, and hopefully will finish University and earn a title as Spanish-English translator.
Posted 30 October 2003 - 10:56 PM
My name's Ian , I'm 25, a civil servant, have a Masters in Ancient History, and live in Gloucestershire. I enjoy weird fiction, bad poetry, obscure music, and pretentious conversation, all of which drew me towards Lovecraft and Call of Cthulhu. Any players in the West Country; get in touch.
Posted 30 October 2003 - 11:37 PM
I have been gaming since 1980. First book Basic D&D.
I went quite a long time without discovering Cthulhu or Lovecraft. I started my Lovecraft obsession in 92 (methinks?).
A friend of mine was playing in a CofC game at a gamestore...I tagged along but wasn't allowed to play. I picked up the 4th edition book and was cosmically zapped!!!
I suddenly understood RE Howard much better, I instantly had a greater appreciation of the movies EVIL DEAD and THE THING (JC)ECT. That night everything changed. The next day I went out and bought a big stack of Lovecraft books and later found Fungi from Yuggoth in a bargain bin. I haven't looked back.
Posted 31 October 2003 - 08:47 AM
95% of my gaming is from the GM's side of the screen and I always love talking shop with other GMs and players.
I also enjoy movies, comics, history, running and fell walking, but RPGs remain my enduring love (along with my wife and imminent first child!).
Posted 31 October 2003 - 01:00 PM
I started gaming in 1978, with the release of the AD&D hardcovers. I started my own AD&D campaign in 1979 (converting it to 3E in 2002). That playing group is scattered now, but still gets together to play that campaign once or twice a year. Four of the current six players have been in it since '79.
My gaming groups over the years have played AD&D, DragonQuest, Rolemaster, Gamma World, Top Secret, Palladium RPG, Ars Magica, Tapestry, Call of Cthulhu, TORG, Flashing Blades, and a number of homebrew systems (one of which bore a marked resemblance to d20, and another of which foreshadowed Amber diceless roleplaying).
I play regularly in a D&D 3E campaign, and I GM two Call of Cthulhu groups, Classic 1920s and Delta Green. Besides gaming, my interests include music, movies, reading, and computers. I am a music collector (about 700 CDs) and an audio/videofile (though not the looney kind).
Posted 10 November 2003 - 03:35 AM
I've been GMing Call of Cthulhu since the second edition - I ran Shadows of Yog-Sothoth at university in 1985, the first of many campaigns in 3 decades and 2 continents.
I moved to New Zealand with my Kiwi wife in 1994 and now live in Auckland - running yet another CoC campaign. I have a Miskatonic university Library edition of the 20th anniversary rulebook.
Apsrt from Lovecraft, I love to read Iain Banks, Terry Pratchett, Colin Dexter, Bernard Cornwell, Jonathan Kellerman and Peter F Hamilton. I have a huge CD collection (top 10 artists: The Beatles, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, the White Stripes, R.E.M., Blur, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac) a huge DVD collection (Favourites - The Sopranos, Father Ted, the Godfather Trilogy, Ken Burns' 'The Civil War', Casablanca, Vertigo, The league of Gentlemen and the Office)
I love soccer and rugby league, good wine, good restaurants, my wife and my 3 year old son. I'm proudly English, but besotted with New Zealand.
My favourite Lovecraft story is 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth', my favourite Call of Cthulhu adventure, 'Beyond the Mountains of Madness'.
I work in a job I like which nobody else would find very interesting and have another child due in March - life is good
Posted 19 November 2003 - 09:34 PM
I'm 30, from Vancouver, Canada.
I've been playing CoC since around 1987 or so, and along with Ars Magica, it's really the only roleplaying game I've played regularly (beyond my D&D teenage years which ended around 1990). Recently I've been introduced to some other games through friends, Unknown Armies and Over the Edge mainly.
I don't really hang out with hard-core gamers much these days, so my RPG playing is intermittent - usually I organize a longish campaign to run with a bunch of other intermittent gamers, which usually lasts about 2-6 months, then give up gaming for a few months or more. I still occasionally dust off some of the old games I used to love, especially Paranoia, but they're usually one-shots and don't last long.
Favourite eras are 1890s and 1920s. I love the Delta Green book, but I haven't run a campaign with it yet. Favourite scenario is Masks of Nyarly.
Anyway, glad to have found this board... I've been a web addict since the days of Mosaic, but it didn't occur to me until recently to bother looking for CoC resources on the web.
So, nice to "meet" you all.
Posted 29 November 2003 - 10:09 PM
In addition to probably being nuttier than a fruitcake in an insane asylum, I have an interest in science and mathematical equations so complex I would need a holodeck just to show you one.
Of course, there is the mild theory going around that this is actually just a character I am using to promote a book I am writing to further the Cthulhu Mythos and update it to modern times, but I wouldn't trust them because they're crazy.
I am currently working on several modules and trying to get back into gaming after work forced me to quit, though a recent start of a boycott of WotC and my particular tastes have limited me to CoC for the forseeable future.
[quote:Delrio]You know English is a great language for precise communication, in much the same way that a fish makes a great hammer.[/quote]
Posted 10 December 2003 - 10:13 AM
I'm in San Francisco... Haven't run or played for years and when I ran I usually deviated from the mythos or ran horrors unrelated to it. There was always the sense that when the players had learned that there was a system with names already known and stats, if not known, at least estimated... well it seemed to make it all less scary.
I have run some games and even written up source material for a loose series based on stories and novels of William Hope Hodgson.
These days I'm uncertain what system I'll adopt for my next games which will probably be 3 seperate varieties: Maritime horrors of the William Hope Hodgson variety with some mythos material, a 1950's era SF series totally unrelated, contemporary non-mythos horror with a lot of play-by e-mail and nice bells and whistles like searchable databases for the investigators.