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#21 MartyJopson

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:12 PM

I'll try and start finding time to post them up (at least those that are not stepping on Chaosium's toes).

However at the moment my head is full of One Ring. This weekend I'm in Manchester with friends and Tolkien role playing. My brain can only cope with one game at a time.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 12:42 AM

I'm starting the Two Headed Serpent campaign with our group next week.

I must say Marty's recordings have been an inspiration.

As most of my players are beginners, we've done several one shot scenarios with pre-gen characters. The character creation intro finally convinced me to get them rolling up their own. I think using a similar method of cut and pasting some copies of the relevant sections from the Pulp supplement, we can get this done quickly.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 06:07 PM

I'll try and start finding time to post them up (at least those that are not stepping on Chaosium's toes).

However at the moment my head is full of One Ring. This weekend I'm in Manchester with friends and Tolkien role playing. My brain can only cope with one game at a time.

 

When you have the time, please do!

 

I am a die-hard enthusiast of prop and handout use in our games and would love to see you work.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:50 AM

Finally had a moment to dig out the files for the notebooks I made. Here they are at a reasonable resolution for making up into A5 spiral bound booklets. I used Vistaprint to make the images into what they call "photo notebooks". I created images for the front and back cover, and the inside covers too. 

 

Front cover - I tried to make the style of the other Caduceus stationery and maps

CaduceusNotebook_1.jpg

 

Inside front cover - a calendar for 1933 that was supplied in the excellent Resource Pack by Chaosium.

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Inside back cover - a couple of period adverts found on the internet. Slightly distorted to fit A5

CaduceusNotebook_3.jpg

 

Back cover - including address for a period printer of stationery

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:02 PM

Find out how combat accountancy saved at least one palyer character in:
 
El Toro del Diablo
 
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and this is the accompanying Keeper Diary

 


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:36 AM

I tend to do things somewhat the other way round from Marty - I like PDFs when I'm preparing the game (I can quickly look through multiple books and search for the specific thing I'm after), but I prefer a hardcopy book when I'm actually at the table. For me a laptop has a distancing effect something like a GM's screen, so even if I use one it'll be off to the side.

 

For adventures (whether written by me or published by someone else) I always have the active notes on disposable paper (copied from the book if necessary), because I like to be able to write in changes as they happen - this encounter happened here so it won't happen there, he's now dead, etc.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 08:47 PM

@RogerBW: I use an 10" tablet to view the PDFs at the table - it's a lot less intrusive than a laptop (and it's actually smaller than the books!)


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#28 MartyJopson

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 07:58 AM

Episode 3 is now available - but my Keeper Diary is delayed due to paid work and / or incompetence :-)

 

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In this one, entitled Lafuente Unmasked there is a dramatic and dangerous fight at the camp site. Like the title suggests, the big-bad is revealed...


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 11:56 AM

And here is my Keeper Diary containing an interview with Mike Mason, line manager for Call of Cthulhu games and designer for Pulp Cthulhu. There is some interesting stuff here, including some hints about upcoming releases...

 


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:30 PM

Now! Available for your ears! Episode 4 of The Two Headed Serpent. It's Frittata time as the players discover the Temple of the Dreamer and a whole mess o'snakes.

 

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More keeper diary goodness coming up...


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#31 MartyJopson

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:13 PM

And here is the Keeper Diary for this one:

 


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:12 PM

I usually improvise and cut in sections of other scenarios when I run a game, being able to grab a book and thumb through to some interesting section is vital. For that, dead trees can't be beaten.

 

Using an electronic copy would be very useful for times when you look up specifics, as then you could use search functions. For me that has yet to happen, though, as I have no screen good enough to use for an extended time period.


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:48 AM

Cliffhangers: it's nice when they happen organically, but I don't try to force them. I think RPG narratives have their own shape, just as film or book narratives do, and they work best when they're not made to conform to the expectations of other media.


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#34 MartyJopson

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 07:32 PM

Woot - back from my holiday in the Dales. God's own country and all that. And it's snake time!!

 

The latest episode is entitled "Mammaries on a snake" and can be found in your podcast feed of choice, or at the usual place here:

 

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But possibly even more exciting is my interview with the author of this chapter, Paul Fricker. Enjoy...

 


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 01:11 AM

Marty, I have been directed to this thread to ask about the above map: What year is it?

Edit: To clarify, I see the map is of 1926 NYC, I am asking whether it is a prop or a reprint, or if you discovered a period map.

Edited by Lost Sojourner, 31 August 2017 - 08:53 PM.

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#36 MartyJopson

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:56 AM

It is an A3 print of a map I downloaded from the David Rumsey Map Collection. I will post about this more later but here is link to the site

 

The map in question was slightly altered to change the name of the building that houses the Caduceus Foundation.


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#37 Lost Sojourner

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 08:26 PM

Thanks Marty.  You actually answered my question about the Caduceus Foundation.


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#38 MartyJopson

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:32 AM

Hi all - sorry for a lack of Keeper Diaries. Real life has kept me away from such frivolity. More will arrive in due course...


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