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General Chaos / Re: What are you reading?
« Last post by CADmonkey on August 11, 2018, 07:36:45 AM »
Visiting Montréal again, and buying books.

First, I went to see “From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present” and “Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art” at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.  Picked these up at the exhibit bookstore:


MMoFA Book Haul by Bryan Rombough, on Flickr

Second, there was my usual excursion to the Canadian Centre for Architecture bookstore:


CCA Book Haul - Books by Bryan Rombough, on Flickr


CCA Book Haul - Magazines & Typography by Bryan Rombough, on Flickr
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Call of Cthulhu / World of Darkness / Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Last post by Max_Writer on June 30, 2018, 12:13:46 PM »
With the summer comes various one-shots in other eras.

It is the Sengoku Period in ancient Japan (1520 AD) and three ronin come to the village of Kohai-Mura, where all is not well.  Something is entering the village at night and stealing away the villagers.  This time we played "The Iron-Banded Box" from Strange Aeons II.

The role-playing journals of the game are here:

https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3346-the-iron-banded-box-part-1-night-of-the-oni/
https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3345-the-iron-banded-box-part-2-the-blood-garden/

Additionally, a playlist of eight videos of the game session and a highlights video are here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDr2EP2gmPMBgE9JuddfVNT6

Players were:

Kyle Matheson as Wada Saburo (ronin [former conscripted farmer])
John Leppard as Abe Masao (ronin [former taisho])
Ben Abbott as Oda Ino (ronin [former fighting monk])
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General Chaos / Re: Image Thread
« Last post by CADmonkey on June 01, 2018, 05:12:57 PM »
Meanwhile, in Ontario:

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Call of Cthulhu / World of Darkness / Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Last post by Max_Writer on May 26, 2018, 12:25:16 PM »
With the summer comes various one-shots in other eras.

This time, a terrible black wolf is terrorizing the village of Wroxeter, England, in the Dark Ages year Anno Domini 1000 in "The Dragon and the Wolf" by John W. Thompson from The Bride of Halloween Horror monograph.  The scenario was played on May 20.

The role-playing journals of the game are here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3336-the-dragon-and-the-wolf-part-1-the-black-wolf-of-wroxeter/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3335-the-dragon-and-the-wolf-part-2-the-dragon/

Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a highlights video are here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpOb3DSHRA3rud6Ciowj4dR

Players were:

John Leppard as Bossard (sergeant)
Nick Novacek as John (woodsman)

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General Chaos / Party Fowl: The Game of Drunk Ducks
« Last post by Cthuluzord on May 22, 2018, 05:26:41 PM »
Howdy everyone.

I made a board game. I think it's pretty fun. If you like the work I've done with RPPR, I'd appreciate it if you gave it a look:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159466030/party-fowl-the-game-of-drunk-ducks/
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Call of Cthulhu / World of Darkness / Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Last post by Max_Writer on May 07, 2018, 02:25:10 PM »
I ran a Call of Cthulhu Game at Appalachian State University NerdCon on April 28, 2018.  "Terror Over Tokyo 4: The Demon Procedure" took place during the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in April 1942. The B-25 Bomber that is part of the raid crashes on an island off the coast of China after the bombing of Kobe and find an abandoned Unit 731 base.  Can they escape the Island of Demons?

The role playing journal of the game session can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3329-terror-over-tokyo-4-the-demon-procedure-part-1-the-doolittle-raid/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3328-terror-over-tokyo-4-the-demon-procedure-part-2-island-of-demons/

Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpDGLqnwOaW4kKh4LgWBYM6

Players were:

Gina Towey as Lt. Brad Anderson (Pilot)
Dante Valentin as Lt. Harold Duff (Co-Pilot)
Carl Cordini as 2nd Lt. Thomas Locklear (Navigator)
Tilak Lipscomb as Lt. Orrin Cook (Bombardier)
Christopher Weiler as Tech. Sgt. Aaron Shivo (Flight Engineer)
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Call of Cthulhu / World of Darkness / Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Last post by Max_Writer on April 29, 2018, 07:59:42 PM »
The investigators have finally arrived at Devil's Gulch, Colorado, where all their trails seem to be leading.  The town is a beehive of activity with a new store coming in, a new courthouse to be built, and everyone expecting a great boom in business soon.  However, not everything is as it seems and something is very wrong in Devil's Gulch.

On April 22, the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails "Catastrophe Engine" campaign continued with the original scenario "The Doom That Came to Devil's Gulch" which made full use of the BRP product "Devil's Gulch" by Troy Wilhelmson.  The game was to serve as a sort of season finale with the end of the semester and to help wrap up one investigator's backstory as her player might be leaving.

The role-playing journals of the 8-hour session are here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3327-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-1-arrival-in-devils-gulch/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3326-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-2-ophelia-unimpressed/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3325-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-3-in-pursuit-of-vandals/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3324-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-4-horror-at-whiskey-mine/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3323-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-5-death-at-the-empire-hotel/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3322-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-6-fire-at-the-gilded-lily/

Additionally, a playlist of 13 videos and a highlights video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDp_z1Aj3rPmNzbCxrrSFChH

Players were:

John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger)
Austin Davie as Robert Dunspar (scientist)
Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar)
Ben Abbott as Jacali (native scout)
Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (physician)
Ambralyn Tucker as Gemma Jones (singer)
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Call of Cthulhu / World of Darkness / Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Last post by Max_Writer on April 20, 2018, 08:25:58 PM »
As the investigators head east through Colorado, they must seek shelter in a decrepit house during a terrible storm.  The servant is a hunchback and the master of the house is nowhere to be found.  Is something sinister going on?

On April 15, the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails campaign "The Catastrophe Engine" continued with the Chill scenario "The House on the Hill" from Evenings of Terror with Elvira.

Role Playing Journals of the game session are here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3321-the-house-on-the-hill-part-1-the-serpent-person-awakens/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3320-the-house-on-the-hill-part-2-a-sudden-storm/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3319-the-house-on-the-hill-part-3-master-of-the-house/

Additionally, a playlist of eight videos, a highlights video, and the livestream of the game session can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDp6b-LTb0tKxktAWIB6iYir

Players were:

Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar)
John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger)
Austin Davie as Robert Dunspar (scientist)
Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (physician)
Collin Townsend as Wilder (mountain main)
Ben Abbott as Jacali (native scout)
James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger)
Kyle Matheson as Clayton Pierce (federal marshal)

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Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: Stats for the Chimaera
« Last post by Alethea on April 19, 2018, 09:33:01 PM »
Post this to Lifelines too! It's too good not to share
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Saw a newly-restored cult canuxploitation classic last night:


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This kitschy cult-comedy/sci-fi/horror/musical plays like an Ed Wood film mixed with a punk rock musical. In the fictional small town of Burquitlam, B.C., local butcher Bob (Dawson) hires a mysterious hulking assistant, Abdulla the Turk (jazz musician Clarence ‘Big’ Miller), who loves butchering a bit too much. Meanwhile, a teenage genius (Andrew Gillies) from a family of Moldovan immigrants conducts strange experiments with a stolen car – and that’s just the vague outline of a plot that ranges from mildly bizarre to completely absurd. Oh, and yes, it’s a musical.

It was great, really "punches above it's weight" for such a gonzo script and low budget.  Here's a review from the Canuxploitation! site: http://www.canuxploitation.com/review/bigmeat.html
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