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Just wanted to give subscribers to this thread a heads up that we've posted the cover for Our Ladies of Sorrow here.

 

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galaga88

I'm curious, how mythos-y is this campaign? The description sounds like it's a more traditional supernatural type horror, which I'm quite cool with.

 

In fact, I've always wished there were more traditional supernatural threats mixed into my CoC adventures. Ghosts, brownies, imps, and other classic nasties can be a fun way to mix things up from unknowable, sanity-blasting horrors.

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Evans

No offense but I personaly have the oposite veiw. I dislike it when people try mixing traditional supernatural stuff with mythos creatures in this game.

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doccthulhu

I'll say...

 

Not very Mythos-y.

 

Certainly not very traditional.

 

But very Call of Cthulhu.

 

Doc

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tlynch999
I'm curious, how mythos-y is this campaign? The description sounds like it's a more traditional supernatural type horror, which I'm quite cool with.

 

In fact, I've always wished there were more traditional supernatural threats mixed into my CoC adventures. Ghosts, brownies, imps, and other classic nasties can be a fun way to mix things up from unknowable, sanity-blasting horrors.

 

You should enjoy this greatly then. While they are listed in the Malleus Monstrorum, Our Ladies of Sorrow are not technically mythos-y. Mind you, there are references in there to texts, etc, allowing for a Keeper to introduce more of that element if it is desired, but as Kevin keeps saying, "This book is different."

 

No offense but I personaly have the oposite veiw. I dislike it when people try mixing traditional supernatural stuff with mythos creatures in this game.

 

No offense taken (on my part, anyway). To each his own... Keep in mind, while Glaaki may not rear his spiny head in this, be sure there will be plenty of lost SAN confrontation with horrors.

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doccthulhu

Here's the back cover text for Ladies of Sorrow:

 

"Macbeth: How now, you secret, black, and midnight hags! What is't you do?

Three Witches: A deed without a name."

--William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth

 

An apartment building haunted by something that taunts, and tempts -- and kills...

A lonely desert where the wind whispers and the borders of reality fade...

A flood-drenched town stalked by ghosts and other, more solid nightmares...

 

A frightened old man dies in a traffic mishap, chased to his doom by a mysterious old woman whom only the investigators have seen. So begins this series of chilling modern supernatural horror adventures. The dead man's haunted apartment building is the first stop on a fear-shrouded path to confront a creature who is neither witch nor ghost nor goddess -- but some unthinkable combination of all three. Further investigations lead them to search for a group of hikers lost in an increasingly surreal and deadly desert landscape, where salvation and nightmare brood side by side in the lost and lonely wastes. Then another ghost -- this one haunting a flood-imperiled town -- acquaints the investigators with a bewildering array of horrors whose ultimate source seems to be directly linked to their previous encounters.

 

Finally, as the investigators strip away their foes' many masks, this tale of witches, ghosts, nightmares, spirits, and primal goddesses brings them face to face with an entity that has plagued us since the dawn of man. There a terrible choice must be made, one that could save the investigators' lives -- but leave them forever haunted by their terrible sacrifice...

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the_gneech

Looks good, keep us informed!

 

-The Gneech 8)

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Evans

I'm sorry to sound ignorant but where does the idea of these entities actuely come from? I know their stats are in Mallus but I don't seem to be able to find anything else save a trio of rather uninspiring films.

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tlynch999
I'm sorry to sound ignorant but where does the idea of these entities actuely come from? I know their stats are in Mallus but I don't seem to be able to find anything else save a trio of rather uninspiring films.

 

Yeah...disregard the movies. If you really wanna tick Kevin off, ask him if those movies are his inspiration (then duck and run away chortling).

 

Here, if you want to know where he truly got his inspiration, read some Thomas De Quincey: http://www.bartleby.com/27/22.html

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cw67q
No offense but I personaly have the oposite veiw. I dislike it when people try mixing traditional supernatural stuff with mythos creatures in this game.

 

As an occasional browser I'll pop up to say that I think the traditional occult can really add to the game. For my money the best campiagn ever written fro CoC was the two part "Eyes for the Blind" & "Lord of the Dance" gaslight campiagn from "Dark designs" which deals with aspects of the tradional occult in Britain.

 

- Chris

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csmithadair

I'm close to Evans's opinion myself. I don't, however, need explicit Mythos elements, but I do want a certain Lovecraftian aesthetic.

 

So I'm wary of traditional supernatural elements, since such superstition is what Lovecraft, particularly in his later writings, eschewed. But that doesn't mean some elements can't be used be used for inspiration or recontextualized. I don't have patience for things like werewolves or vampires, but I definitely have some flexibility. I guess the Lovecraftian aesthetic is kind of like pornography for me: I know it when I see it.

 

Chris mentioned the scenarios in "Dark Designs." They used some of the trappings of Victorian-era occult revivalism, but were definitely Lovecraftian enough for me. I can't say that for every CoC scenario I've ever seen....

 

Anyway, Kevin A. Ross wrote it, so that's worth a look for me. The back cover text is certainly intriguing. And hey, the cover's awesome, too.

 

Christopher Smith Adair

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tlynch999

*And* you're a fellow MRP author. Always good to do the shout-out to your colleagues. 8)

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sufirjp

Ab-so-lutely sold on the back cover text. This sounds like it has the potential to be one of the truly great CoC campaigns. Do you have a solid release date yet?

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tlynch999
Ab-so-lutely sold on the back cover text. This sounds like it has the potential to be one of the truly great CoC campaigns. Do you have a solid release date yet?

 

"Solid" would be a strong word. Given that all the writing is done, and the art is now being worked on, we're hoping it will follow quickly on the heels of New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley. Most likely early '09...can't say more than that yet.

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doccthulhu
Ab-so-lutely sold on the back cover text. This sounds like it has the potential to be one of the truly great CoC campaigns. Do you have a solid release date yet?

 

Not at all solid, but I'd like to be shipping Ladies of Sorrow by late February or early March.

 

Doc

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vomitbrown

I can't wait for this book. Dario Argento always impresses with very interesting concepts, but in my opinion, never delivers. His last movie, The Mother of Tears, is ripe with amazing concepts, yet it ended up being rather amaturish and hackend.

This book on the other hand seems to be on the right path!

I hope you guys publish it soon!

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doccthulhu
I can't wait for this book. Dario Argento always impresses with very interesting concepts, but in my opinion, never delivers. His last movie, The Mother of Tears, is ripe with amazing concepts, yet it ended up being rather amaturish and hackend.

This book on the other hand seems to be on the right path!

I hope you guys publish it soon!

 

Official release date is now April 1, which is the date our distributor liked. We're deep in production already, so I think that date is solid.

 

Doc

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vomitbrown
I can't wait for this book. Dario Argento always impresses with very interesting concepts, but in my opinion, never delivers. His last movie, The Mother of Tears, is ripe with amazing concepts, yet it ended up being rather amaturish and hackend.

This book on the other hand seems to be on the right path!

I hope you guys publish it soon!

 

Official release date is now April 1, which is the date our distributor liked. We're deep in production already, so I think that date is solid.

 

Doc

 

Where can I pre-order lol ;)

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tlynch999
I can't wait for this book. Dario Argento always impresses with very interesting concepts, but in my opinion, never delivers. His last movie, The Mother of Tears, is ripe with amazing concepts, yet it ended up being rather amaturish and hackend.

This book on the other hand seems to be on the right path!

I hope you guys publish it soon!

 

Official release date is now April 1, which is the date our distributor liked. We're deep in production already, so I think that date is solid.

 

Doc

 

Where can I pre-order lol ;)

 

Well okay then. Let me get that set up for you! :D

 

I'll post back here as soon as we're ready for preorders.

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StagLord

This is going to be out rigth aorund my birthday - and I already can't wait for it. I have always enjoyed modern stories, and I have always sprinkled in non mythos horror in my campiagns. This is going to be right up my alley.

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A42

Done! Keep it coming, gents.

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tlynch999
Done! Keep it coming, gents.

Workin' on it. :)

 

I didn't know I had that power :wink:

Hey...where are we without customers? If you guys want to plunk your cash on the table, who are we to refuse? It helps us keep business going.

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fleabane

Ordered - how exciting :D

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