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General Chaos / Re: Image Thread
« Last post by CADmonkey on June 24, 2017, 06:18:50 PM »
...Jamaica, Costa Rica and Thailand solely through the use of tax shelters.

"Hey guys lets go on holiday to Jamaica, Costa Rica and Thailand and then write it of as a loss and get lower taxes as a result"
In The Mixed Six, Caleb was talking about earnest outsider art versus campy, ironic works and I remembered this:

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The actor John Lurie made a 6-episode fishing show with Jim Jarmusch, Tom Waits, Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe & Dennis Hopper as guests.  It's absurd, ironic, winking at the camera, but I love it.  Tom Waits dropping a fish down his pants is one of the highlights of the show.  In the DVD liner notes Lurie claims that the entire show was a tax dodge, and maybe it was?  Thought it seems hard to believe you could recoup the cost of filming in locations like Jamaica, Costa Rica and Thailand solely through the use of tax shelters.
Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: Red Markets Alpha Playtest
« Last post by Twisting H on June 23, 2017, 12:46:14 AM »
Website and Forums for Red Markets are up!
Yellow King RPG kickstarted by Pelgrane Press NOW


Written and designed by GUMSHOE master Robin D. Laws, YKRPG takes you on a brain-bending spiral through multiple selves and timelines.

Inspired by Robert W. Chambers’ influential cycle of short stories, it pits the characters against the reality-altering horror of The King in Yellow. This suppressed play, once read, invites madness or a visit from its titular character, an alien ruler intent on invading and remolding our world into a colony of their planet, Carcosa.

Four books, served up together in a beautiful slipcase, confront your players with an epic journey into reality horror:

Belle Epoque Paris, where a printed version of the dread play is first published. Players portray American art students in its absinthe-soaked world, navigating the Parisian demimonde and investigating mysteries involving gargoyles, vampires, and decadent alien royalty.

The Wars, an alternate reality in which the players take on the role of soldiers bogged down in the great European conflict of 1947. While trying to stay alive on an eerie, shifting battlefield, they investigate supernatural mysteries generated by the occult machinations of the Yellow King and his rebellious daughters.

Aftermath, set later in the same reality, in 2017 North America. A bloody insurrection has toppled a dictatorial regime loyal to Carcosa. Players become former partisans adjusting to ordinary life, trying to build a just society from the ashes of civil war. But not all of the monsters have been thoroughly banished—and like it or not, they’re the ones with the skills to hunt them and finish them off.

This is Normal Now. In the 2017 we know, albeit one subtly permeated by supernatural beings and maddening reality shifts, ordinary people band together, slowly realizing that they are the key to ending a menace spanning eras and realities.
Call of Cthulhu / World of Darkness / Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Last post by Max_Writer on June 20, 2017, 07:24:40 PM »
With the summer comes various one-shots in other eras.  This time, a Catholic priest and his guard investigate the disappearance and murder of several children in the Holy Roman Empire in the Dark Ages Anno Domini 998 in "The Vampire of Schwarzbrunn."  I ran the scenario from Worlds of Cthulhu Magazine Issue 1 on June 10.

The role-playing journal of the game are here:

Additionally, a playlist of nine videos (and soon a short highlights video) of the game session is here:

Players were:

Ashton Leblanc as Father Weißwald (Catholic Priest)
Collin Townsend as Adalbert (Guard)
General Chaos / Re: What are you reading?
« Last post by trinite on June 19, 2017, 10:41:54 PM »
Speaking of horror anthologies, in the course of our move I rediscovered American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny, Volume 2: 1940-today.

Read a couple stories in there that I hadn't before, a Jeff VanderMeer piece called "The General Who is Dead" and a Joyce Carol Oates tale called "Family" that was...just extremely weird and unsettling in its narrative opacity. Highly recommended. I really need to get Volume 1, though I suspect I'll have read more of the stories from that period before.
From Reddit:

Gou Tanabe has been putting some Lovecraft stories to Manga form for the past few years, he's got a collection coming out in July in English containing The Hound, The Temple, and The Nameless City. He's also done The Outsider, Haunter in the Dark, and The Color out of Space, and he's currently doing Into the Mountains of Madness. So far there isn't any word on whether we'll see those translated to English. I've put some of the images from the manga into an album below.

Wow, those are friggin' great!
Ana Lily Amirpour's second feature is in theatres, I cannot wait:

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In a dystopian future United States, a young girl (Suki Waterhouse) condemned to wander a desert wasteland is captured by a community of cannibals. Managing to escape, the girl later encounters and befriends one of her former captors (Jason Momoa, Game of Thrones) — but will the two of them be able to avoid getting slaughtered in this world where savagery is central to survival? Ana Lily Amirpour's highly anticipated follow-up to A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night uses genre conventions as a springboard for high style and social commentary.
General Chaos / Re: Payday 2 Discussion Thread
« Last post by Adam_Autist on June 19, 2017, 02:00:19 PM »
I learned a lot from watching the Payday 2 vids on Railery/ RPPR youtube channel.
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