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  1. Luise also just posted on Steve's FB page.
  2. Hi folks, as of this weekend Luise was able to gain access to the GoFundMe. She was really touched by it. I didn't speak with her personally... a local close friend of theirs went over to help her start sorting things out.
  3. This saddens me and I am just sad. The world went a little darker. But I know Steve would want me/us to carry on and think of the good times. He’s such a kind soul with a big heart. His rules changed my life. I defended the Tin Inn and went into Snake Pipe in the early 80s and never looked back or stopped. I met Steve about 4 years ago when I ran the RQ quickstarter for Free RPG Day in Garden Grove CA. He strolled into Brookhurst Hobbies, with his familiar hat, and I was so excited. Then I was like, oh man, I hope I remember the rules, uhh… but he was so cool and down to earth. I remember I wanted to just talk to him more than run the scenario. He hung around after and our whole table just talked with him for over an hour. (It turned out we all lived in about a 10 mile radius from one another in Orange County CA.) A little later on we started gaming at his friend Marsha’s house or at my friend John’s and that’s when I really started to get to know him. Sometimes we played RQ, play tested his super’s or Urvantan’s tower and other times it was board games. I found out he loved playing naval miniatures which excited me because I do as well. He mentioned he had a load of ships up in the Bay area and we were going to try and get them somehow. He shared the story about the origins of Ducks and the figure maker in the Bay area. I also asked him how Luise came up with the iconic RQ cover, then if he remembered anything about the Sea Cave scenario, and on and on. He was always happy to talk, fun and kind. He was so generous with his invites to game. He also said one of the funniest things. One time I was running the group through the Foot Print and I used a shoggoth as a chaos creature. He leaned over and asked in a low voice if I ever played RQ with Sandy Peterson… he paused then said, you’re really playing Call of Cthulhu. I started laughing, I mean I wouldn’t know but I thought that was so funny and he was grinning. I remember Steve always brought a tub of ginger snaps to game night, from Trader Joes to be exact. And he had so many different game nights going on. He also liked desert wine, like moscatos. I think the next time I game in person, we’ll toast to him with a moscato. And one last memory, Steve loved Luise with all his heart and it was so warming to see. My last conversations with him were trying to help get a truck so we could pick up a special bed for Luise. She was always first and foremost in his mind and she came before anything. Steve, I miss you man. Your friend Gil.
  4. An awesome story to read and one of my favs is "Once More from the Top". It's about federal agents (Delta Green as mentioned above) interviewing an old Marine in a nursing home on his experiences in the raid on Innsmouth. He recounts his story to them and it really sheds and describes a lot. He talks about being pulled from fighting in Nicaragua, gearing up then the raid and fighting. It's in the Dark Theatres analogy. Read it if you can. Oh, I almost forgot, 'The Cthulhu Wars - The United States Battles Against The Mythos' by Ken Hite and Kennon Bauman has a section called Innsmouth And Aftermath (1928-1945)... like above, read it if you can. (I'm going to reach both of these again tonight now.)
  5. I picked up all 3 of them and hot damn, it's good $hi# as with all the WoC!!! (BTW, i'm glad to see you are better.) When the time comes, I wouldn't mind seeing that Arc Light or Vietnam stuff that was rumored... I'd definitely put some ducats out for that 🙂 (Either way, i'm happy to hear you are healthy.)
  6. I would love to see the scenario that was in the 1st Ed rulebook that was associated with mission San Gabriel added... (i think it was in the 1st ed rulebook and 2 pages or so.)
  7. I'm glad folks posted. I totally forgot about Mortal Coils (which is excellent and with outstanding art) and A Time for Sacrifice which I still need to read (just too much to read.) Anyway, for Mexico completeness sake, there's a scenario in Mexico called 'El Dia de Los Muertos' which takes place in the Sea of Cortez on a small island. It's a Delta Green scenario, so modern yet easily converted to 1920s, but when DG was using the CoC rules. It's in issue 52 of Shadis (i dont know how i have this copy)... well written and in true DG style. Although, nothing really on Mexican history or political/social.
  8. In Worlds of Cthulhu issue 3, I'm pretty sure the Western scenario 'The Golden Scorpion' takes place in Mexico.
  9. That's pretty cool. When I did the RQ kickstarter, I was the 666 backer, on Backerkit (to respond i guess.) I waited for cacodemon to show up... maybe Nyarlathotep on this forum.
  10. 10baseT


    The Magnus Archives are also a good inspiration http://rustyquill.com/the-magnus-archives/ .
  11. These are beautiful! What program did you use, if any?
  12. Good topic and comments. What do you all think a human's swim MOV is, unarmored and unencumbered, 3?
  13. Hi Ferretz, I believe a low POW equaling a high skill in these is to maintain the parity with the standard SAN loss method. The Standard meaning a high POW gives you a higher starting SAN and thus easier for your to make SAN rolls. With this optional method, a low POW gives a higher Natural World/Religion which means it's easier to lose SAN. Conversely a high POW gives a lower Natural World/Religion and thus easier to 'make the SAN roll' for lack of better words. (So mechanics to maintaing that Dark Ages feel??) Anyway, just my 2 cents... totally just thinking out loud.
  14. I'm happy to see Steve getting so much support (and also add, Chaosium is such a class act!!)
  15. Take a look at Convicts & Cthulhu... it's colonial era in Australia and some damn fine stuff. I bought the core rules and downloaded all the Tickets of Leave, quality.
  16. I saw this post in the FB Group. It's about the Elder Things on earth. It mentions their war with the Flying Polyps and also the Yithians... there are 2 parts. Really good read. Part 1 https://mundotentacular.blogspot.com/2020/10/the-elder-things-part-1-from-conquest.html?fbclid=IwAR2vor1EGwKe8TFjDIaC2uBg5NBeJPSLmznZhAltLZGP4iqAqUjns9qjIm4 Part 2 https://mundotentacular.blogspot.com/2020/10/the-elder-things-part-2-from-decay-to.html?fbclid=IwAR2tAzJJUuud65NJQDrHMlnfYvglmQetRCAnvKzgL-9uUG_9-5wWlKvtty8
  17. Since they're amphibians and semi-aquatic, I would say they can definitely stay underwater longer than a mammal (not sure about the breathing part). And if you wanted to make it easy, say the same as ducks but i would even say longer than that. The real world newts here in California are under water for a long time... i see them when I go hiking. They're also poisonous. (I dont know if all are.)
  18. Do we know the names of any of the clans? The clans that went up into Sartar from Heortland had to originate from those that stayed behind, who are they? Then the rural areas are more Orlanthi than Aeolian. As the wars in Sartar sent refugees south, i think it's possible some where adopted into those clans instead of going to Refuge... or maybe those clans wanted nothing to do with them (I only say that as the descriptions of Refuge mention it's filled with refugees from the north.)
  19. Just picked it up. I quickly skimmed thru it and really like the Eyes (had to read that) and the map of Tsavo camp... i'll be reading this on the weekend, thank you. (When i first saw the title, I thought it said 'Shavo' from System of a Down, who would be a cool pic btw, but it said Tsavo... but anyways, this time frame in Africa, i'm liking it.
  20. I'm not sure which pregens to run, but you should listen to this podcast... it's more of a radio play. It's about 2 podcasters doing a story (2 players). Like the crew in Scritch Scratch. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06spb8w/episodes/downloads. You'll see both radio plays and i think playing this one first worked better. (But Charles Dexter Ward is the first radio play... can't go wrong either way.) Enjoy, Gil
  21. I picked it up (love everything those folks are doing), yet haven't started reading yet. I love the name 'Yellow and Unpleasant Land' which I may read first simply because i cannot resist. From what I understand, they also have a 7e CoC manuscript with Chaosium but i can't remember the name. I'll pick that up too when it's out.
  22. I think you're reading it correctly... probably an accident. I would add Fighting and Firearms to the enlisted.
  23. I don't have the 2nd ed but you got me curious and i looked it up in my 1st ed copy... and it was there under the Hellfighter occupation. I would definitely include it. All 4 regiments in the 93rd Division were infantry regiments and fought with the French.
  24. I love mythic Earth myself. When i'm not running an established RPG world, i'll use mythic Earth for my setting... there's alot of good stuff out there and you can plop your own down too. Anyway, good luck and have fun. Cheers, G
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