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Feasibility of a Games Day scenario compilation

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Nellkyn

Another one here who'd be interested in seeing the book, particularly as I never seem to be able to get along. Perhaps next year?

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Munchezuma

I, too, would be interested in a copy.

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Shimmin Beg

General update:

 

It seems that Roger and Paul's homebrew scenarios are probably all the currently-unpublished material, though I've not had confirmation yet of all the other scenarios.

 

I've asked Roger to look over his notes when he has time.  Paul, if you ever have a chance in your hectic schedule and are able to dig up the pyramid scenario, that would be great.

 

I think a lot of the recipes are secrets of the Jopson family, so I'll have to wait and see if they're willing to divulge them - haven't heard anything back from Marty yet.

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Shimmin Beg

I'm still interested in putting this together, but haven't had much luck getting hold of material and I'm shy of nagging people (especially those I don't know).  I know everyone's busy.

 

If anyone has something they'd like to offer for a compilation please get in touch.  

 

I've not heard back from SteveD or Marty unfortunately.

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PoC

I suspect it's something that could come together in the longer term.

 

Will you be at YSDC Games Day this year? We could discuss it in more detail over a drink and a bite to eat. :-)

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MartyJopson

Sorry - I have not responded. I don't have anything I created myself, just things I pulled from other sources. It has been a long time since I generated any scenarios myself. 

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FreddieF

I'm still happy to contribute something to this - I can cook up a new scenario if necessary.

 

I'm hoping to make it to YSDC Games Day this year - looking forward to tickets going on sale in the not too distant future.

 

Paul, if you need a GM, I would be happy to run a game.

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PoC

Paul, if you need a GM, I would be happy to run a game.

 

People love your games, yes please.  :-) Thank you.

 

Tickets will go on sale over the summer, and the date remains fixed as the last Saturday in September (for 2017 that's the last day of the month, the 30th).

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Shimmin Beg

I suspect it's something that could come together in the longer term.

 

Will you be at YSDC Games Day this year? We could discuss it in more detail over a drink and a bite to eat. :-)

 

I certainly hope to make it - wouldn't miss it for the world.  This plan sounds excellent to me.  I endorse it wholeheartedly.

 

Sorry - I have not responded. I don't have anything I created myself, just things I pulled from other sources. It has been a long time since I generated any scenarios myself. 

 

That's good to know, thanks for confirming.  Am I right in thinking that your clan are responsible for the various exciting cakes?  The idea of including recipes from Games Day seemed quite popular (and I would certainly enjoy testing them).

 

I'm still happy to contribute something to this - I can cook up a new scenario if necessary.

 

Thanks, I'd actually be happy to include a version of Trees if you're okay with that.

 

A new scenario might also be welcome.  One idea that did drift into my head is to try and put together a Games Day-themed scenario!

 

"You're travelling to the small town of Market Blycastle, for the annual meeting-up of the Door to Saturn, a site for fans of weird fiction and gaming.  Accommodation being scarce this year, you are putting up at the Pride Inn, a small hotel on the outskirts of the village of Branby, a few miles to the east."

 

Yes, it is along similar lines to Legs, although I wasn't thinking of having you play yourselves or basing it in the hotel.  I did think that having the PCs be fans of investigative horror games would make them ideally predisposed to go and investigate some weird things they see, initially viewing it as all good fun.  There are more notes, but I don't want to just dump it in here and derail the thread.  It's very rudimentary so I'm happy for anyone else to chip in.

 

I should probably try to finish one of the other four or five scenarios I'm working on first though!

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Pookie

If you need a editor for the project, I would be happy to contribute my services.

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Shimmin Beg

If you need a editor for the project, I would be happy to contribute my services.

 

That would be absolutely great, thank you Pookie.

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RogerBW

I've asked Roger to look over his notes when he has time.  Paul, if you ever have a chance in your hectic schedule and are able to dig up the pyramid scenario, that would be great.

 

I'm still here, just horribly busy (and now I've actually seen this thread). Could you remind me of just how you'd like to see the notes converted/etc.?

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FreddieF

Thanks, I'd actually be happy to include a version of Trees if you're okay with that.

 

A new scenario might also be welcome. 

 

I can certainly pull together a version of Keepers of the Woods for CoC 7th edition. 

 

I can always pull out my scenario commonplace book and have a look for ideas for a new scenario too.

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MartyJopson

Yes indeed!

 

That's good to know, thanks for confirming. Am I right in thinking that your clan are responsible for the various exciting cakes? The idea of including recipes from Games Day seemed quite popular (and I would certainly enjoy testing them).

I would need to go back and look at the photos of the various events, as I don't recall what we made. But happy to put together recipes if they are needed (wanted).

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Shimmin Beg

Yes indeed!

 

I would need to go back and look at the photos of the various events, as I don't recall what we made. But happy to put together recipes if they are needed (wanted).

 

I can help there!  Listed comestibles from the Yoggie archive:

 

1 a secret lost to the mists of time, and better forgotten

2 Necronomicake, Cthulhu Cookies, Mythos Muffins

3 Rice Krispie Cakes of Ibn Ghazi

4 Turbulence Below Marble Cake, Mi-Go Brain Buns, and of course the Bake-Off Cthulhu Cakes

5 Kill the Cultist Cupcakes, Tasty Shoggoths

 

I'm still here, just horribly busy (and now I've actually seen this thread). Could you remind me of just how you'd like to see the notes converted/etc.?

 

To avoid any licensing issues, my suggestion would be to avoid any existing systems (unless you know a good straightforward open-licence one, in which case we might as well use that).  I was thinking maybe basically a 1d10 system (or 1d10/3d6 parallel) and just rate abilities 1-10, maybe with some keywords for RP and advantage/disadvantage purposes?  Then people can easily match it to their preferred system.  Better ideas are welcome!

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PoC

Sounds like a neat idea!

 

I can also supply my sourdough pizza recipe for the book and "secrets of shoggoth sourdough success!" (if anyone would actually be interested in such) - though that may be going a little off-topic. ;-)

 

Pet Shoggoth

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BigJackBrass

I can also supply my sourdough pizza recipe for the book and "secrets of shoggoth sourdough success!" (if anyone would actually be interested in such) - though that may be going a little off-topic. ;-)

 

There are definite precedents: Richard Tucholka of Tri Tac Games publishes his Damn Strange Cookbook, while S. John Ross, who has stated that "...all of my RPG books include cooking and sex," has released details of his sourdough starter. No reason to separate gaming and food  :-D 

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PoC

Will be part of a fine tradition, then! :-)

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BigJackBrass

To avoid any licensing issues, my suggestion would be to avoid any existing systems (unless you know a good straightforward open-licence one, in which case we might as well use that).

 

Have you ever seen the old Citybook range published by Flying Buffalo? They used their own framework for presenting the material, designed to allow it to be easily adapted to any RPG by not using any specific system. There's a similar idea in use by Peter Schweighofer for his Any-System Key material, which you can download freely to get an idea of what he's done. Perhaps he might allow others to publish in a compatible format? 

 

My other suggestion would be to use the Fudge RPG as a base. It employs a seven word ladder to rate abilities, making it very handy for adapting to and from other games. There are also existing tables and articles on converting to 3d6 and d100 systems, and the whole game is free anyway if anyone wanted to use the stats directly. Fudge has the other advantage of being available for use under the terms of the OGL.

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Pookie

What about GORE: Generic Old-school Role-playing Engine which is derived from the System Reference Documents (SRDs) for Mongoose's RuneQuest and RuneQuest Companion? Simon Todd used it for The Fenworthy Inheritance and so it is Call of Cthulhu compatible.

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Shimmin Beg

Thanks for these suggestions!  I'll take a look and get back to you.

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Mysterioso

Have you ever seen the old Citybook range published by Flying Buffalo? They used their own framework for presenting the material, designed to allow it to be easily adapted to any RPG by not using any specific system. There's a similar idea in use by Peter Schweighofer for his Any-System Key material, which you can download freely to get an idea of what he's done. Perhaps he might allow others to publish in a compatible format? 

 

Any-System looks like it would work very nicely.

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