Greetings and Salutations,\n\n
I am an old fan of H.P. Lovecraft but new to the RPG. I started down the road reading paperback compilations of Lovecraft's short stories when I was but 13, or 14. I loved fantasy and horror much to my family's dismay, but at least I was reading and enjoying it. I figure they felt I'd grow out of it eventually. I didn't. I've played D&D in its many incarnations over the many years, mostly as a player in the beginning but almost exclusively as the DM since l
I just recently discovered the Call of Cthulhu RPG, not the original Chaosium version, however, but the d20 version. And then I just had to do research and started reading some of his works. I am hooked.
Incidentally, I'm a writer. I'm in the process of writing a book about the history of Occult Alantologists and the weirdo stuff they believe. This, of course, has campaign applications. I'll post some notes here when I have it sorted out in my head.
I stopped playing RPGs when I was 19. I got interested in girls and stuff.
A couple years ago, someone asked about Cthulhu. I dug out my old copy, and we had a blast. Recently, we started playing regularly. I played the last adventure before we did Masks of Nyarlathotep last week.
It was a King in Yellow adventure. They *completely* messed it up. The only correct decision they made was to leave before Carcosa completely absorbed the village they were in. Oops. One guy got really upset.
Well, new here. Haven't poked around much to figure out what it's all about, but any place that clues me in to upcoming Dreamlands releases is A-OK in my book.
Suspect I'll be run off for heresy shortly, as I've played straight CoC once in my life. Mostly we take tone and creatures and slot them into whatever we're doing at the time. I'm achingly nostalgic for Cthulhu Changeling, complete with my character being in level one Bedlam.
Perhaps I'll find some good ideas for my Everway c
Ella, of the Western Survivalists, appears to be back in action! Which is a very good thing. We need as many people as we can get to deal with Faraday.
I've convinced my friend at HK to send me my stuff. It should arrive pretty quickly, HK being better at this than Fed Ex.
They've decided Carter is trustworthy. Which, I suppose, is a good thing.
Frank West wants Shoup and I to try out for Firearm Proficeny, which I feel is most agreeable.
Just heard on WMUR that the Broon will be in Arkham around 14 days from now. Yikes.
Carter says Shoup's insane and Shoup says that Carter's possesed or not Carter. I, personally, believe Shoup more. Carter seems way too happy for someone like himself.
But, I'll leave room for him to prove himself. Carter's meeting with Shoup, Spencer, and some of the Officers to verify his himselfness tonight. Hope it goes well.
Gwazz the Loon.
Carter's out. Shoup has advised everyone to stay away from him, saying that it's not really Carter. I do find Carter's quick revival (he says 2 weeks isn't quick for 'superficial damaga', phah!) suspicious. Paranoia is the Historian's best friend, of course.
I'm at SPONG HQ right now, quite a place. I've got to get my friend over at Heckler and Koch (I'm not naming him for security reasons) to get me over my other stuff, I feel so vulnerable with only two shotguns. I've found a good gun sho
Well, that was nuts. As Shoup said, nothing overtly evil about it, aside from 50 cent a go skeeball. I whomped everyone at Tekken (newest version too), which kind of surprised me. I've always been the worst at it back in Portland. Guess there aren't many masters down here in Arkham.
I blew a hole in a neon sign from the 1950s. Fortunately, they weren't aware of our possesion of shotguns and we were able to make it look like a blow out of some sort. Why don't they make silencers for shotguns
Yes, Yog-sothoth.com does have one (of sorts). They don't get sent out often (some say they're thankful for that ). Still I think I'll send one out this evening with some advance news for June. There should be some benefits of signing up to it!
Site member Nightshade has just submitted a rather excellent link to a web site dealing with the 1692 Salem Witch Trials - now been added to the CoC Web Links section. Lots of useful materials. Thanks AF.
Good weather today - went shopping, didn'
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Just found out about Miskatonic University Radio, damn good station (WMUR- www.s-p-o-n-g-e.com). Plays a lot of music I thought only I liked.
I've discovered that I really need a concealable gun, I'm thinking the Smith and Wesson 386PD .357 Magnum, a 7 shot revolver just sounds plain cool.
Can't wait till Tath gets back here. Be nice to introduce him as another historian. He's got a lot more practical expirence with th
One thing about being involved running the Yog-Sothoth.com web site is that I've never got an excuse for being idle at home (when not doing other chores). I recently drew up over 20 pages of ideas for the site over a couple of days - some easy to implement - some will take long time, but certainly enough to keep the site going with new material for some time.
Next step is probably a few more reviews of material, including some electronic fiction (haven't read yet), the rather excellent Grea
I didn't go to the UK Gen Con this year - my new wife would say with good reason:) (Honeymoon). However I'm getting back several reports that it was for the most part a fairly disappointing event, with only a quarter or so of the 4000-5000 people actually attending. CthulhuCon for instance has capacity for nearly 400 players and got just under 100 - still I believe a good time was had by Cthuhlu fans.
I attended Gen Con in 2001 (after its move from Manchester) which seemed OK, but even then
Yet again another Sunday evening comes around, only this time it's a Bank Holiday, so no work tomorrow!
Big news of course is that I got married on 12 April to the lovely Helen, and I'm doubly lucky as H. is also an archaeologist and a roleplayer to boot - so no having to explain what this funny hobby of mine is - or the nature of the Big C.
I recently got my hands on a set of the Crystal Caste gold-plated silver dice, small but very nice, an indulgence, but I like the things - I'm just
It's a mild-weathered, gentle Sunday afternoon. I'm tapping away here on the keyboard and the smell of freshly baking bread is wafting up the stairs. Breadmakers are great. I was doubtful at first, but I'm convinced now. The proof is in the eating!
The new forums are now online, but won't be officially announced until Monday evening so that old forum members can choose to repost some of their previous content if they wish. Hopefully the new foums will prove of use, at least they're now bette
The initial upgrade to the web site went relatively smoothly yesterday, hopefully all the planned changes should be in place by Summer.
Need to work on the new set of forums and see if there's a way of transferring the posts from the old forums to the new.
Some more interviews to put up including Kevin Ross and Gary Sumpter. Gary's popular at the moment as he's also interviewed in the new issue of Adam Crossingham's The Black Seal and AC's interview for YSDC is due anytime now.