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RPGs / Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« on: May 08, 2016, 06:12:49 PM »
Just throwing this here for Ithaqua lovers. I'm sure some of you would have known of this incident already but I love the 'science' part that perhaps tries to justify the bizarre deaths at Dyatlov

Perhaps a recording studio had a strange blizzard indoors. And no one knows wtf happened. Perhaps it's the infrasound recording the folk band recorded when they went to record live in the Alaskan wilds. Perhaps that infrasound was the voice of Ithaqua.


RPGs / Re: Core Activities in Role Playing Games
« on: May 04, 2016, 08:47:20 PM »
In Legend of Five Rings, player sit around, drink green tea and besmirch each other/NPC. Then thy are force to commit seppuku. Usually doesn't happen but some do.


General Chaos / Re: What are you reading?
« on: May 03, 2016, 09:06:16 PM »
I just finished a short story chapbook called The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingard.

It is interesting to a certain extant though I felt it focused more of a dysfunctional romantic relationship with a slight Mythos infusion. The Mythos occurrence or 'cultist' in the story is tempting and ripe for further development though.

I should have read the description a little better and not have my hopes dashed by a 50 pages chapbook.


RPGs / Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« on: May 02, 2016, 01:47:38 AM »
God I love this thread.  I need to like the source but this is something of a CoC idea.

In 1946, two scientists in France, Nancy investigated the family history of a certain Madame B. Their findings were published in a scientific journal. They found that throughout all of Madame B's extended family, they only ever had girls, never boys. Madame B's mother had 10+ girls, and her grandmother too only bore girls. Her relatives, cousins and aunts, only had girls. Despite the expected probability of male vs female = 50%, Madame B's family was 100% female.

In certain animals and plants, there exist a mechanism colloquially called the male killer gene. It is posited that this gene is expressed so strong within Madame B's lineage that all sperm carrying the Y chromosome are either arrested in early development or killed outright. Many animals with such male killer genes also experience parthenogenesis, aka virgin birth, a female giving birth/laying eggs to females. Sadly, Madame B's eldest sister, a celebrate nun for most of her life, did not give birth to a daughter.

Source to come.


RPGs / Re: Red Markets Inspiration
« on: April 27, 2016, 09:33:19 AM »
I'm not sure if anyone has shared this before but as it has been popping up on my social feed, and it felt like it was quite directly related to Red Market's setting, Chernobyl, 30 years on.

Or perhaps a little more to the period of 5 years like Red Markets, the Fukushima evacuation, which has been 5 years.


General Chaos / Re: Introduction
« on: April 19, 2016, 03:41:17 AM »
I'm in Melbourne, where we have 4 seasons in a day.

General Chaos / Re: Introduction
« on: April 19, 2016, 03:39:53 AM »
Howdy, balhaza! Cthulhu and Caleb make a good mix. As does Masks, keep up the fight!

I was just taken at how explosive God's Teeth was and now listening to Know Evil, I learnt so much from Caleb. Two particular scenes have glued themselves to my brain and it's really great lessons for writers and GMs alike.

General Chaos / Re: Introduction
« on: April 18, 2016, 06:45:36 PM »
Hey all, Chris here from Australia.

Got into RPPR from Happy Jacks and all the Cthulhu games hooked in. Then, I came across Caleb. Yeap. I'm a Caleb fanboy too. Currently doing extensive work to Masks of Nyarlathotep to update it to 2013.... I'm pretty I'm losing all my SAN checks here.

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