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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Masks of Nyarlathotep Campaign: Surprising the Keeper

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Sometimes whilst running a Call of Cthulhu campaign your players will surprise you. I was astonished to receive the following document in my inbox the other day that had been put together by my team (primarily by the player behind Rodrigo).

I love it when players continue to think about their adventures after the session closes. When they put this much work into their investigation, coming up with a ten page plan of action, it shows I must be doing something right!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Masks of Nyarlathotep Campaign Journal: Chapter 23 - Murder on the Orient Line

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It was time for a new start and a complete change of pace following the horror and death of the last few sessions. So, as detailed in the recent Interlude, Hubert and Sebastian found themselves walking up the gangplank of the SS Osterley, an Orient Line-operated, 12,000 tonne steamer bound for Sydney. As Hubert showed the steward their tickets he looked up at the ship and noticed a bearded gentleman dressed in the uniform of the Orient Line staring down at them. As Hubert looked back the man turned round and walked off.

"Excuse me sir, do you have a minute to discuss our lord and saviour Cthulhu?"
This would prove to be a more genteel session than normal.
The two investigators were shown to their palatial cabins on the third deck of the ship, the porter informing them of the ship's facilities as they walked down the immaculate mahogany-panelled corridors. He left them at their rooms to settle in and told them that dinner would be served at 6pm, and that a tie was mandatory.
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell

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Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy Trilogy, Book 1)Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Like Iain Banks, David Gemmell is another of my favourite authors that was taken from us before his time (he died whilst working on the third book in this trilogy, which was subsequently completed by his wife). One of the tragedies is that it appears he died whilst at the absolute peak of his writing, because The Lord of the Silver Bow is quite simply one of the best books I've read in any genre, let alone in the heroic fantasy genre. If I could rate it higher than 5 stars I would do so.
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