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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #405 on: November 28, 2011, 11:10:00 AM »
Medical "never events": http://www.qualityforum.org/News_And_Resources/Press_Releases/2011/NQF_Releases_Updated_Serious_Reportable_Events.aspx

I would like to see this list adapted for Eclipse Phase.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #406 on: December 01, 2011, 04:11:23 PM »
And now something from American history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahlgren_Affair
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #407 on: December 07, 2011, 02:32:45 PM »
I wish I was Tom.

Granted, you are now Tom.

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #408 on: December 07, 2011, 03:43:23 PM »
Some olde timey photos crying for Cthulhu

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/50-unexplainable-black-white-photos

#21 is the earliest known example of "Fyeah face" in photographic form: "Ask for a pet for my birthday and my parents bought me a goddamn jaguar, fyeah."

#34 is the last known example of the "blackface" portion of an American beauty contest.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #409 on: December 10, 2011, 04:33:06 PM »
Ghost ship and insurance scam all rolled into one. Ladies and gentleman, the Mary Celeste: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2011/12/the_mary_celeste_the_unluckiest_ship_to_ever_sail_the_seven_seas_.single.html
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #410 on: December 16, 2011, 03:07:13 PM »

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #411 on: December 16, 2011, 10:27:25 PM »
Some serious EP fodder here. More illicit drug use in an area equals more illicit drugs in the ambient air. Pretty, duh, common sense, but still an interesting idea to work with: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/12/illegal-drugs-air-quality/
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #412 on: December 20, 2011, 09:43:15 AM »
The disappearance of Louis Le Prince, the inventor of the first motion picture camera: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Le_Prince#Suspicious_disappearance
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #413 on: December 29, 2011, 10:42:09 PM »
Native American sites in Georgia may actually be Mayan: http://www.examiner.com/architecture-design-in-national/massive-1-100-year-old-maya-site-discovered-georgia-s-mountains

A great quote, and something to think about when designing any game world, comes after the article itself:
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Archaeologists have been looking for vestiges of “high” Maya civilization in the United States, when all along it was the commoners “who got the heck out of Dodge City” when wars, famines, droughts and almost non-stop volcanic eruptions became unbearable.  The Itza Maya middle class and commoners became the elite of such towns as Waka (Ocmulgee National Monument) and Etalwa (Etowah Mounds)  Just as happened in England after the Norman Invasion, the separate cultures of the commoners and nobility of the indigenous Southeast eventually blended into hybrid cultures that became our current Native American tribes.
The quote does a good job of reminding that "civilizations" don't just "disappear." Old orders and elites disappear, but many people in the civilization just move on to somewhere else bringing the old customs with them.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #414 on: January 01, 2012, 08:51:25 PM »
http://paranatural.net/

Paranatural is best described as “X-Men meets Ghostbusters except everyone’s twelve.” It’s a comedy/action comic about a group of middle school kids with ghostly superpowers fighting evil spirits and investigating paranormal activity in their hometown. It has no set update schedule, but a new page is put up at least once a week. Paranatural began in the summer of 2010.


Get kids with freaky skills (from bigger bads) and BAM instant MAOCT campaign.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #415 on: January 03, 2012, 10:48:11 AM »
I forget who wrote the story but you guys played a game where there was a room that the walls had a giant bee hive inside it. Just wanted to say that, it's a real thing. My wife told me a story that happened over at a comic publisher. The publisher had a abandoned building next to their building. Seems over a span of 6-7 years bee's turned that building walls into a giant bee hive. Also is seems that when a bee hive gets large enough other queens will build hives nearby. So not only was the abandoned building infested but their building and another one got hit too. They didn't know about the problem till bee's starting falling out of light fixtures. It took pest control 3 days to clean out all the hives and the honey wasn't the normal golden color, it turned into this black ichor due to it rotting. So, have fun with that bit of info.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #416 on: January 03, 2012, 05:59:22 PM »
Yeah, I got the idea from reading this blog post http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/honey-comb-home.html

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #417 on: January 05, 2012, 07:06:26 PM »

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #419 on: January 06, 2012, 02:35:58 AM »
Yay, double-posts.

Here's a file-sharing religion. Could be translated to Eclipse Phase.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16424659