MUP 098 - Modernity is Not Safety

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MUP 098 - Modernity is Not Safety

Post by Keeper Dan » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:47 am

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Episode 98 features Keepers Jon, Murf, and Dan. We talk about ideas for creating scenarios that are specifically modern in content or tone.
This episode was recorded on April 18, 2016.


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Re: MUP 098 - Modernity is Not Safety

Post by Citysliker » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:16 pm

Mr Shiney is actually a drawing by Les Edwards called Chiller.

Published in a few books including a fantastic collection of his art called Blood & Iron by Games Workshop in 1989.

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Post by GreatmanKing » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:43 pm

I got listening to your show on the way to Tech this morning, and came up with a couple of ideas for people to riff on for isolation in the modern day.

1st:- If people try to use their cellphones/landline to call for help, instead of getting the police or their friends they keep getting random numbers. Like Mario's Pizzaria, or a German Spa Pool or something. All of whom thing the PC's are crazy when they try to get whoever's on the other end to send help.

2nd:- In response to fast food joints, as part of one of the more recent Supernatural TV show seasons they had the BBEG (big bad evil guy) infect the hamburger patties of a fast food chain with a substance that made people docile enough to eat. So maybe the Mi-Go or whoever are doing something similar? Or maybe Atlach-Nacha is using it to spread her/it's spiders. I don't know, but there's probably something in that.

3rd:- Maybe someone has managed to 'save' a Mytho's creature onto a floppy disk and someone has found it and is using it to terrorise a town/location. Or even a spell has been turned into a computer program and every time someone activates it, something happens like a summoning or a portal opens.

Not the greatest ideas I know, but they're definitely a take on could be done...

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Post by Shannon Mac » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:07 am

Good episode.


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Post by Nvision » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:21 pm

Excellent, as usual, lads!

You can find some more excellent "reality show gone wrong" scenario idea in the show "The River." There's only a single season, but it should be on Netflix. The show centers on a "Crocodile Hunter" style naturalist who goes missing while filming in the Amazon, and his family and network producers mount a televised follow-up expedition, when a clue to his whereabouts suddenly comes to light. The mysteries get deeper and things get weirder as the show goes along, but it's excellent fodder for developing a modern horror scenario. Another one of those show that got canned just as it was picking up, unfortunately...

I've also had great success running a Cthulhu Dark scenario focused on baby monitors, numbers stations, and a strange lights on a turkey farm that I'm planning on writing up more formally. I'll post it up here whenever I get free time again :)

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Post by EddyPo » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:13 pm

Nvision wrote:

I've also had great success running a Cthulhu Dark scenario focused on baby monitors, numbers stations, and a strange lights on a turkey farm that I'm planning on writing up more formally. I'll post it up here whenever I get free time again :)
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Post by Dr. Gerard » Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:05 pm

You had me at baby monitors, number stations, strange lights and turkey farm!

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Post by Graham » Tue May 03, 2016 11:47 pm

GreatmanKing wrote:3rd:- Maybe someone has managed to 'save' a Mytho's creature onto a floppy disk and someone has found it and is using it to terrorise a town/location. Or even a spell has been turned into a computer program and every time someone activates it, something happens like a summoning or a portal opens.
That idea was actually used for a magazine published scenario in the 1990s, that one involved enchanted 5 and a quarter inch floppy disks. Thankfully this is one of those cases where the issue has been made available in PDF form. Links below are to the Cthulhu Wiki

Scenario: Video Nightmare

Magazine: Challenge, Issue 61
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Post by Graham » Sun May 08, 2016 12:03 pm

I posted this You-tube video on the Yog-Sothoth.com last year, it might make for a hook into a modern based scenario set in the remoter parts of the US...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeROfH3V7ig

There is also a 2015 film set in the "...middle of nowhere..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skNeUjtjD6Y

This review will give some clues as to why Keepers may want to check it out...

http://moria.co.nz/horror/southbound-2015.htm
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Re: MUP 098 - Modernity is Not Safety

Post by fox01313 » Wed May 11, 2016 12:33 am

A few good non-DG modern games in the recent Unspeakable Oath issues from Cold Dead Hand & others. Dockside Dogs also is a good one to easily put in modern plus Atomic Cthulhu stuff easier to put ahead a few decades (or do a 2 part with the Atomic Cthulhu book where they play a scenario then have the descendants/survivors decades later going against the consequences).

Other ideas, seen the movie The Stuff? Just leaving that there as a modern trail to go into. Breaking into my memory, I believe there were a few Cthulhu AP like the Lock-in on RPPR community actual plays & recall Ross saying that it will be moving (as the site change didn't make it affordable) so those are out there somewhere (could also be on Skype of Cthulhu?). Speaking of RPPR, Sunset of the King & other actual plays are a mix of classic & modern setting so listen to them. You can also take some of the Cthulhu Dark episodes on RPPR to flesh out into a modern CoC game.

What about with 3d printing that you put in some sort of Escher design that brings forth unspeakable angles? And with the hounds of tindalos, could there be a master of the hunt or some sorcerer using the hounds? Thinking of other creatures, you could have some parasites falling off the hounds that leave panic to the characters.
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