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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #480 on: June 20, 2013, 09:46:24 AM »
I finally took the plunge and started a twitter @HebanonGCal. Help me out by following me so I can keep in touch with y'all; I only know forum handles.

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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #481 on: June 20, 2013, 07:18:51 PM »
Crap. Now there might actually be something on twitter that I care to follow. I've successfully avoided it for so long...

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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #482 on: June 20, 2013, 08:47:15 PM »
Crap. Now there might actually be something on twitter that I care to follow. I've successfully avoided it for so long...
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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #483 on: June 20, 2013, 09:51:02 PM »
Great, you've made the monster cry. Good job. ;)
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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #484 on: June 20, 2013, 10:58:32 PM »
Careful, those are tattooed tears. One for every man he has killed. Well for every PC he has killed.

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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #485 on: June 20, 2013, 11:06:57 PM »
Man that's a lot of tear. wouldn't the skin of his cheeks and under his eyes just be big solid black strips going down?
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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #486 on: June 20, 2013, 11:19:54 PM »

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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #487 on: June 20, 2013, 11:49:25 PM »
 :o

Thank you Ross, I nearly leaped off my chair when this popped up.
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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #488 on: June 21, 2013, 12:05:16 AM »
:o

Thank you Ross, I nearly leaped off my chair when this popped up.


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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #489 on: July 09, 2013, 04:18:21 PM »
Ran Lover in the Ice for some people on Sunday. Was running long so sort of squashed the big confrontation into the house with the students instead of the dorm/high school ending.

Everyone had a good time although there was a few comments from the players alone the lines of, "this is pretty disturbing and you backed this as a kickstater, what is wrong with you?" Could not resist having one PC get force fed a seeder organ by the Amanta which drove the player insane. The action did put the Amanta in the line of fire of the other players and they made quickish work of it. They are suppose to be smarter than that but was trying to wrap up the game and so used a bit of GM fiat.

We used COC and I could not resist running the Green Box variant as outlined in the original pod cast. The scene of the players working through the boxes they know are basically live hand grenades was too good to pass up. I did sprinkle some boxes that contained elements from two games I am working on, not that these will be connected but so the players will recognize them when they play them in the future.

Another good scenario from Caleb and well worth the backing on kickstarter.

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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #490 on: July 09, 2013, 07:00:21 PM »
I'm glad your group had fun! Sorry if they think you're a perv now  :o

I get a lot of comments like that about Lover in the Ice (disturbing etc). I don't think they're unfounded criticisms, but I'm not sure I entirely understand them. I think that probably is for another thread though.

Anyway, thanks a lot for playing the game. I hope you enjoy the other stuff as it comes out.

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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #491 on: July 09, 2013, 07:06:39 PM »
Honestly, if someone criticizes CoC for being disturbing, they want to play another game.

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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #492 on: July 09, 2013, 07:50:34 PM »
Caleb Stokes: an advocate bugging girls' panties.

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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #493 on: July 09, 2013, 10:42:22 PM »
One of my great regrets is that I could not back the kickstarter. Also I think this discussion has produced yet another good answer as to why Caleb would not want his face associated with his scenarios.
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Re: Caleb is a mad genius (or Yet Another Fan Club Thread)
« Reply #494 on: July 10, 2013, 02:22:58 AM »
As I am sure is clear to everyone the core of Lover has quite a bit of sexual violence in it which is closer to peoples actual fears than the the cosmic or pulpy horror you get in a lot of COC games. Take Bryson Springs for example. When I ran that I had a character pulled off into space by one of the fishers. No fun but of course not real while what occurs in Lover maybe just too close to reality for some people.

I will say I was thinking of inviting a female friend who I know plays COC but I had not personally played with before to play in the game but ultimately decided against it. I think she will be a very good player and the guys I normally play with are pretty mature but it just seemed like there was a possibility that everyone could get very uncomfortable and I just did chickened out and decided I was not going to extend the invite. I sort of regret that actually but it just seemed like a bit step for the first game with a number of folks she did not know.

I do think it is a very well written scenario and not gratuitous but it is by its very nature going to be a lot more disturbing to most folks than Calebs other work.