Episode 58 - Cthulhu Through Other Ages

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Episode 58 - Cthulhu Through Other Ages

Post by SamS » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:11 pm

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Re: Episode 58 - Cthulhu Through Other Ages

Post by Tore » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:52 am

Agreed! :)

What are you listeners' opinion on Lovecraftian games in other time periods? I vastly prefer present day or 20th century for longer games. It's just so much easier to find info, and to get a grounding for how people behave. Pre-modern times quickly becomes fantasy for me. Not necessarily bad fantasy or D&D, but it stops being horror. Although I do remember a good one shot about knights in the Holy Land investigating the death of a merchant, and the origin of the huge thrumming pearl which was found in his possession...

Scenarios set in the future generally leave me cold. There is NO FUTURE! ;) Then again, I do love me some space horror. Maybe I'm just inconsistent.
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Re: Episode 58 - Cthulhu Through Other Ages

Post by Paul Fricker » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:07 am

I'm largely with you on this one Tore. Discussing the topic made me realise that most horror films use a contemporary setting for a good reason. Sure you can use another time period, but it takes more work. Also, I wonder if it's the case that sci-fi horror tends to use a setting that is not so different to now - such as Alien, where the space ship is like a bad 70s apartment and the weapons are flamethrowers not lasers.
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Re: Episode 58 - Cthulhu Through Other Ages

Post by SamS » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:11 pm

My favorite is Gaslight but it's still hard to find people that want to play in that time period.
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Re: Episode 58 - Cthulhu Through Other Ages

Post by Tore » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:14 pm

SamS wrote:My favorite is Gaslight but it's still hard to find people that want to play in that time period.
Oh? I thought everything Victorian was popular. :geek:
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Re: Episode 58 - Cthulhu Through Other Ages

Post by Danial79 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:05 am

I tend toward the 1920s era myself. It's modern enough to have some technology (such as cars), but still far back enough to portray isolation without the need for tropes such as no cell coverage.

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