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by Umbrage
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Weird Fiction Discussion
Topic: Qsts about COLD PRINT and SHADOWS OVER BAKER STREET
Replies: 4
Views: 9048

Re: Qsts about COLD PRINT and SHADOWS OVER BAKER STREET

To be honest, the best Campbell stories aren't in Cold Print, just his most Lovecraftian ones. I feel a lot of people miss out on some really good horror from Ramsey Campbell by ignoring all the non-mythos work. If you like modern horror and like that book, really consider checking out Alone with th...
by Umbrage
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Weird Fiction Discussion
Topic: Favourite Lovecraft story?
Replies: 10
Views: 20000

Re: Favourite Lovecraft story?

It's got to be "The Music of Erich Zann" for me. For something a bit more controversial, I have a weird soft spot for "Polaris" just something about the imagery and the ending repetition there. I guess I find it easy to get past the Esquimaux racism is easier to get past because it isn't brought up ...
by Umbrage
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Need some books on Japanese ghosts and monsters?
Replies: 3
Views: 4522

Re: Need some books on Japanese ghosts and monsters?

Another good resource for Japanese folklore inspired ideas: Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn (conveniently in the public domain, link is to Project Gutenberg entry.
by Umbrage
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Who Would You Want Most At Your Table?
Replies: 28
Views: 32444

Re: Who Would You Want Most At Your Table?

I think I'd want to run a game of The Dying Earth with:

Clark Ashton Smith
Terry Pratchett
Robin D. Laws
and the man himself, Jack Vance
by Umbrage
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: For Fantasy RPG GMs
Replies: 12
Views: 15765

Re: For Fantasy RPG GMs

Fate is good for everything. For fantasy specific options, I've heard good things about Dungeon World and like the system from non-Dungeon versions, and for D&D-like things 13th Age actually looks good to me, with character creation helping to enforce roleplaying a bit. But there are 2 fantasy games...
by Umbrage
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Freshman Orientation
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 247
Views: 232934

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hi! I've been lurking these fora and hanging out in the IRC channel for aeons, but the stars felt right today so I finally registered. My name is Umbrageofsnow on Yog-sothoh and Boardgamegeek. I've played/ran mostly Call of Cthulhu thus far with a couple minor excursions into other systems. I've had...