Macabre Tales -- The Cursed House

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Re: Macabre Tales -- The Cursed House

Post by Dr. Gerard » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:41 pm

EddyPo wrote:I'll consider the actual play recording of MT my mid-term project. ;)
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Re: Macabre Tales -- The Cursed House

Post by Keeper Jon » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:21 pm

EddyPo wrote:I meant to say Keeper Jon is a great keeper, although I'm sure Keeper Dan is also great.

Thanks man. That is very kind of you to say so. :oops:
EddyPo wrote:I'll consider the actual play recording of MT my mid-term project. ;)
And remember, we grade on a curve... the curve of a kukri, that is! :twisted:

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Re: Macabre Tales -- The Cursed House

Post by Dr. Gerard » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:53 am

Keeper Jon wrote:And remember, we grade on a curve... the curve of a kukri, that is! :twisted:
+12 Nerd Points for the obscure reference to Himalayan weaponry.
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Re: Macabre Tales -- The Cursed House

Post by Keeper Jon » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:04 pm

Dr. Gerard wrote:
Keeper Jon wrote:And remember, we grade on a curve... the curve of a kukri, that is! :twisted:
+12 Nerd Points for the obscure reference to Himalayan weaponry.
I must confess, it's a bit of a cheat. As everyone knows, (since I enjoy whoring myself out... but that's an entirely different topic), my adventure, Age of Cthulhu vol.VII: The Timeless Sands of India, is about to be published... well, guess what kind of weapon the investigators may be able to get their hands on? :cthulhu1:

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Re: Macabre Tales -- The Cursed House

Post by Dr. Gerard » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:04 pm

Keeper Jon wrote:I must confess, it's a bit of a cheat. As everyone knows, (since I enjoy whoring myself out... but that's an entirely different topic), my adventure, Age of Cthulhu vol.VII: The Timeless Sands of India, is about to be published... well, guess what kind of weapon the investigators may be able to get their hands on? :cthulhu1:
The shamelessness of your self-promotion is timeless.

Shut up and take my money. When is this thing seeing the light of day?
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Re: Macabre Tales -- The Cursed House

Post by Keeper Jon » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:12 am

Dr. Gerard wrote:Shut up and take my money. When is this thing seeing the light of day?
It should be very soon. I just saw a PDF of the book in a near-finished state. I am freaking out over here!!! I think it'll be hittin' the street in October.

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Post by Dr. Gerard » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:54 am

Keeper Jon wrote:
Dr. Gerard wrote:Shut up and take my money. When is this thing seeing the light of day?
It should be very soon. I just saw a PDF of the book in a near-finished state. I am freaking out over here!!! I think it'll be hittin' the street in October.
Sweet! Curious: what inspired you to write for this book? Do you have a particular affinity for the area? Is Chicken Korma your favorite dish? Or was it assigned?
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Re: Macabre Tales -- The Cursed House

Post by Keeper Jon » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:17 pm

Dr. Gerard wrote:Sweet! Curious: what inspired you to write for this book? Do you have a particular affinity for the area? Is Chicken Korma your favorite dish? Or was it assigned?
Well, I do love me some Chicken Korma, but I originally had an idea on an encounter in a desert location, but nothing to lead the investigators into the desert. So that idea sat on the shelf for a while. Then Goodman Games started coming out with their Age of Cthulhu adventures, which have a theme of being global investigations. By the third or fourth adventure I was hoping/wishing that they'd set one in India. I've always enjoyed the Indian culture, and I thought it'd be a cool locale for a Call of Cthulhu adventure. Then I thought, "Why don't I give a shot at writing it, instead of waiting on someone else to do it."

That is when I found the lead-in I needed for my desert idea. Once those thoughts came together, it didn't take long to put the whole thing together. I just hope it comes across as something that fans of the game can enjoy both running and playing.

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Re: Macabre Tales -- The Cursed House

Post by Dr. Gerard » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:02 pm

Keeper Jon wrote:
Dr. Gerard wrote:Sweet! Curious: what inspired you to write for this book? Do you have a particular affinity for the area? Is Chicken Korma your favorite dish? Or was it assigned?
Well, I do love me some Chicken Korma, but I originally had an idea on an encounter in a desert location, but nothing to lead the investigators into the desert. So that idea sat on the shelf for a while. Then Goodman Games started coming out with their Age of Cthulhu adventures, which have a theme of being global investigations. By the third or fourth adventure I was hoping/wishing that they'd set one in India. I've always enjoyed the Indian culture, and I thought it'd be a cool locale for a Call of Cthulhu adventure. Then I thought, "Why don't I give a shot at writing it, instead of waiting on someone else to do it."

That is when I found the lead-in I needed for my desert idea. Once those thoughts came together, it didn't take long to put the whole thing together. I just hope it comes across as something that fans of the game can enjoy both running and playing.
Sounds fantastic. I'm a fan of India as a setting too, and really enjoy global campaigns, so it sounds like I should work my way through their catalog. Chaosium has a "Raj" sourcebook that would be a great companion. I've always wanted to stitch together a short campaign with scenarios in India and Tibet, maybe including some Russian-British "Great Game" intrigue.

Another question: is the Goodman stuff pretty workable for both Pulp and Purist styles? Or is it expressly Pulp-oriented?
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Re: Macabre Tales -- The Cursed House

Post by Keeper Jon » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:25 pm

Dr. Gerard wrote:
Keeper Jon wrote:
Dr. Gerard wrote:Sweet! Curious: what inspired you to write for this book? Do you have a particular affinity for the area? Is Chicken Korma your favorite dish? Or was it assigned?
Well, I do love me some Chicken Korma, but I originally had an idea on an encounter in a desert location, but nothing to lead the investigators into the desert. So that idea sat on the shelf for a while. Then Goodman Games started coming out with their Age of Cthulhu adventures, which have a theme of being global investigations. By the third or fourth adventure I was hoping/wishing that they'd set one in India. I've always enjoyed the Indian culture, and I thought it'd be a cool locale for a Call of Cthulhu adventure. Then I thought, "Why don't I give a shot at writing it, instead of waiting on someone else to do it."

That is when I found the lead-in I needed for my desert idea. Once those thoughts came together, it didn't take long to put the whole thing together. I just hope it comes across as something that fans of the game can enjoy both running and playing.
Sounds fantastic. I'm a fan of India as a setting too, and really enjoy global campaigns, so it sounds like I should work my way through their catalog. Chaosium has a "Raj" sourcebook that would be a great companion. I've always wanted to stitch together a short campaign with scenarios in India and Tibet, maybe including some Russian-British "Great Game" intrigue.

Another question: is the Goodman stuff pretty workable for both Pulp and Purist styles? Or is it expressly Pulp-oriented?
The Age of Cthulhu adventures are definitely pulp in nature. If a Keeper wanted to go more purist, it might not take too much reworking, but it can be done.

Also, I totally used the Raj monograph during the writing of my adventure.

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