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by RobH
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MUP 089 - Those Beginner Keeper Jitters
Replies: 24
Views: 26198

Re: MUP 089 - Those Beginner Keeper Jitters

Oh this sounds perfect for me; looking forward to running a game with my group but quite nervous about doing so.
by RobH
Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Pickman's Art Institute
Topic: Tourist poster for Innsmouth
Replies: 0
Views: 4662

Tourist poster for Innsmouth

I've done a poster promoting the healthy benefits of Innsmouth as a seaside resort destination, hopefully as the first in a series of "Lovecraft country tourist ephemera" to keep my pen busy: http://semiskimmed.net/pix/innsmouth_so_bracing_smaller.png On Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/50545...
by RobH
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: National History Honors Society
Topic: Gaslight resources
Replies: 28
Views: 30202

Re: Gaslight resources

There's a wikipedia list of demolished buildings and structures in London , listing several streets and buildings which existed in the period but are no longer there. It also has evocative photographs of streets and buildings in various parts of London from the later part of the 19th century: http:/...
by RobH
Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MU Podcast 038 – Con-Madness!
Replies: 34
Views: 33781

Re: MU Podcast 038 – Con-Madness!

BTW, I started listening to Welcome to Night Vale, the pilot just sounds like a bunch of disconnected sentences of weird stuff, I hope it doesn't continue the same way cos I did not find it very entertaining. I was the same. I haven't listened to beyond the first episode yet. I can understand why s...
by RobH
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: National History Honors Society
Topic: Gaslight resources
Replies: 28
Views: 30202

People's names

by RobH
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: National History Honors Society
Topic: Gaslight resources
Replies: 28
Views: 30202

Old Bailey records

The Central Criminal Court ("Old Bailey") recently put all its records from 1674 to 1913 online and searchable by keywords, location, crime, date and so forth: http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/forms/formMain.jsp

For example, you want to see burglaries brought to court in early 1891? Voila!
by RobH
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Skype of Cthulhu
Topic: 111 - Within You Without You 02 (One-Shot)
Replies: 5
Views: 4446

Re: 111 - Within You Without You 02 (One-Shot)

I nearly laughed out loud at the majestic understatement of:
"Now that is something I was not expecting."
by RobH
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: National History Honors Society
Topic: Gaslight resources
Replies: 28
Views: 30202

Re: Gaslight resources

In the 19th century a rapidly expanding population combined with demand for land to build on placed intolerable pressure on London's burial grounds. The solution was the London Necropolis Railway carrying coffins and mourners from a dedicated station at Waterloo direct to a large purpose-built cemet...
by RobH
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Freshman Orientation
Topic: "Sandbox"
Replies: 12
Views: 13806

Re: "Sandbox"

Thanks for that.
by RobH
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Freshman Orientation
Topic: "Sandbox"
Replies: 12
Views: 13806

"Sandbox"

Listening to the podcast I've heard various games or scenarios referred to as "a sandbox", or sandbox used as a verb ("I'll take some X and Y and Z and just sandbox it"). I know this is probably a stupid question, but what does "sandbox" mean in this context? This is the "ask stupid questions" part ...