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#181 StephanieMcAlea

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:50 PM

At the risk of derailing the thread, may I ask for expansion? I received Avalon for Christmas and thought it was quite good...


I'm sure it's a good book.. and it's my own hang up... but as someone who has a decent amount of knowledge regarding the Arthurian Cycle, the paragraph dealing with 'Arthur' annoyed me a little.

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I received the Scotland book today. Wow. 'Tis a thing of beauty!


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#182 LoneKharnivore

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:03 PM

I'm sure it's a good book.. and it's my own hang up... but as someone who has a decent amount of knowledge regarding the Arthurian Cycle, the paragraph dealing with 'Arthur' annoyed me a little.

Anyway, like i say, its my hang up and I haven't really dug much into the rest of the book as my reading list is HUGE. But it has made me pause.. PLEASE make your own mind as I'm sure it's a trifling matter. :)


I know what you mean, I've been reading into and around the Arthurian legends since I was a kid and it didn't immediately sit right with me, but as I prefer the historical Arthur and in the book
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I can live with it. It's totally irrelevant to the rest of the book anyway; I do recommend a second look (when you're less burdened, of course!) ;)

Anyway, back to SOS; I can't wait to get it!

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#183 StuartB

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 12:33 PM

Anyway, back to SOS; I can't wait to get it!


Let me know what you think when you get it, LK. Cheers!

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:52 PM

I just had a blast reading through this German review of Shadows Over Scotland using Google Translate. Unfortunately, my own knowledge of German was not up to the challenge. I believe this is the first non-English review I've received and I can't thank T. Roach enough for his kind words.

http://roachware.blogspot.com/2011/12/schafsmagen-und-dudelsacke.html


For those of you wondering, Shafsmagen und Dudelsäcke translates to Sheep's Stomach and Bagpipes! I must now refrain from walking around the house intoning Dudelsäcke ad nauseum.

The gist of it comes across in the final paragraph through Google-speak as follows:

"Who would not want to scratch around with his Cthulhu investigators once in Scotland, with an excellent book Shadows over Scotland, which not only adventure but also the special feeling of Scotland are to teach well."

Vielen Dank für die ausgezeichnete Rezension, Herr Roach!

Edited by StuartB, 31 December 2011 - 07:58 PM.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:27 PM

Another comprehensive review of Shadows Over Scotland finds its way onto the Internet, this time from GMS Magazine's master-gamer Paco Jaen:

http://www.gmsmagazi...s-over-scotland

Thanks for the kind words, Paco!

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

This just in: Shadows Over Scotland has been shortlisted for the Best Roleplaying Supplement in The 38th Annual Origins Awards.

http://gama.org/OriginsAwards/tabid/2720/Default.aspx


I remember as a wee lad seeing the Origin and GAMA adverts in Dragon Magazine and in the TSR box sets that I bought. So this is a massive (and wonderfully nostalgic) thrill for me!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:38 AM

This just in: Shadows Over Scotland has been shortlisted for the Best Roleplaying Supplement in The 38th Annual Origins Awards.

http://gama.org/OriginsAwards/tabid/2720/Default.aspx


I remember as a wee lad seeing the Origin and GAMA adverts in Dragon Magazine and in the TSR box sets that I bought. So this is a massive (and wonderfully nostalgic) thrill for me!


And, I've just learned that Cthulhu Britannica: Shadows Over Scotland was won the 2012 Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Supplement!

Wow. Truly honoured.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:29 PM

Well done that man! A truly grand book for a grand place, we look forward to the next award you pick up for what ever flows from you pen next!
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:40 PM

Indeed! I've already said it, but congratulations, Stuart. Thoroughly deserved.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:22 AM

Well done that man! A truly grand book for a grand place, we look forward to the next award you pick up for what ever flows from you pen next!


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:45 PM

And, I've just learned that Cthulhu Britannica: Shadows Over Scotland was won the 2012 Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Supplement!


This is the result of hardwork, love and brains. I am glad for you Stuart, and for all our community. I think this will have a possitive impact on the attention that Call of Cthulhu receives in general.
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#192 StuartB

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:03 PM

No kidding, quill to the grindstone Boon!


Yes, Sir! I'm on it! :)

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

Honoured to have now received the 2012 Gold ENnie award for Best Setting for Cthulhu Britannica: Shadows Over Scotland! Amazing.

On top of the Origins Award, this certainly makes my year! Thanks to everyone who voted--you people rock!--and thanks to all the Yoggies who have been so supportive.

And now, back to writing!

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:41 PM

Honoured to have now received the 2012 Gold ENnie award for Best Setting for Cthulhu Britannica: Shadows Over Scotland! Amazing.

On top of the Origins Award, this certainly makes my year! Thanks to everyone who voted--you people rock!--and thanks to all the Yoggies who have been so supportive.

And now, back to writing!


Congratulations Stuart :)

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:37 PM

I'm reanimating something people might have thought long dead...

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:33 PM

I'm reanimating something people might have thought long dead...


He's a sorceror! Burn him! Burn him!
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:29 AM

This looks like it could be really cool.

Having just swum Loch Ness to raise some cash for our Lovecraftian play 'Drowning Rock' I can confirm there is certainly Cthonic wildlife up there:

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#198 StuartB

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

He's a sorceror! Burn him! Burn him!


LOL! Well, there's me busted. My secret is out.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:24 AM

Just out: Interview with Paco Jaen of G*M*S Magazine on Shadows Over Scotland and other things...

http://www.gmsmagazi...ith-stuart-boon

Got to thank Paco for asking some really interesting questions. Thank you, Sir!