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About midwinter

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    CoC, Chock (Chill), Kult, Drakar & Demoner, Mutant, Mutant 2, Mutant Chronicles, Western.
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    Drakar och Demoner, Call of Cthulhu, Western
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    Sweden
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    Hoarder of Horror.

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  1. I might be dickish in tone and attitude according to the dozen or so active on this forum, but I'm certainly not alone in that, Jeff. So, you inform me that I am about the only one who gets complaints in this forum. That's a classic dick move, Jeff. Singling me out as the sole problem, the snake in your Eden? The forum would be so much better without me I bet. Smooth sailings. Do you want to make me feel guilty because everybody else on this forum is so sensitive they can't handle what I write? I'm beginning to think that you aren't such a nice guy, Jeff. Well, when the Swedish edition is done I won't have any need for this forum anymore. There's no need to scold me that much longer. I rather give Eloso förlag my money. They treat me nicely in the FB group and have praised my layouts too for Chock. But Jeff, I still want an answer to why there was a Lenin-Stalin image in the background of one of your actual plays of the dreaded Berlin supplement on Youtube though. I think I'm the only one who has brought it up, strangely enough. I did it as soon as I saw it on Youtube and I commented on the video (I can't see that comment now). It took two episodes to cover the walls with dark cloth. Is the picture still hanging behind it?
  2. Why didn't you arrive in the thread with your warnings when a first time poster was met with a snarky remark about creating his account just to comment in this thread? And where do you get the "many" people who disagree with my aesthetics from? A handful of people on this forum? I have a serious question about the condescending tone of Chaosium employees. Has it always been this way? Salty, a bit aggressive, like you're all a bunch of tough hombres. You certainly can't take critique very well. Do you ever talk about how to approach people who put food on your table? Percipient customer care? Or is it all about the sales figures of the Starter box? Or where to hang that picture of the mass murderers Lenin and Stalin that you had in the actual play on your official Youtube channel? They might be cool in Australia, but to a Swede with a Finnish mom who fled WW2 and who had family members killed fighting communist scum it isn't as sexy. I mean, what were you thinking? There is a vast difference between the Chaosium people here and the Swedes at Eloso that are in the midst of making the Swedish version of CoC. Hell, there's a vast difference between this forum and the English Facebook group. Why is that? I bet trigger fingers twitch in anticipation of yet another ban. The Devil finds work for idle hands.
  3. No, I defended a first time poster who got a snarky reply from a forum senior. THAT is not cool. Your post on the other hand is just made to stir the pot and the timing is quite off. You probably want me to get some warning for defending a first time poster, isnt that so? I guess this forum is some safe space or cult for senior members/yes-men and Chaosium employees.
  4. But that movie is fictious. Salieri was quite revered during his life (more popular than Mozart) and certainly wasn't any hack. Without Salieri there wouldn't have been any Beethoven, Liszt or Schubert. He taught some of the best in classical music.
  5. But the colour blue doesn't have a $1 billion price tag. It also doesn't require any artistic skill. Painting like da Vinci does. As does playing Paganini's Caprice no. 24.
  6. Well, there's tons of promotional threads in this forum. And the Mona Lisa is not a matter of taste. It is estimated to be worth $1 billion and people come from all over the globe just to see it. The same thing cannot be said about the first image I posted. That's factual info too. And I'm too kind, as a matter of fact. I'm also quite peaceful when writing this.
  7. Well, I didn't find any Picasso Cthulhus online. Besides, it would be off topic too since it wouldn't be from the new Malleus Monstrorum.I just replied to a post. What is this forum made for? Discussions for customers/consumers, the Keepers and players, or just promotion for Chaosium products and posts made by Chaosium employees?
  8. There's a difference between motif and technique. Da Vinci's Mona Lisa might be detested by your friends who dislike portraits but the technical skill cannot be dismissed. Compared to the first rendition of Mona Lisa I posted, the original is a display of superior technique. Just like Yngwie Malmsteen belongs to the upper echelon of guitarists in the world, regardless if you like his music or not (I don't). His technical skill cannot be debated though. And even Picasso, mostly known for his abstract cubism and surrealism, had a a solid foundation when it came to classical painting techniques.
  9. Mona Lisa is "boring" and C. M. Russell's wild west art is "generic"? Have I ended up in the Twilight Zone? And there's nothing wrong with my English. I DO object to art being subjective. Art is a skill. There's a reason why there are schools of fine art. And your suggestion concerning my choice of words sounds almost like a little threat. That's not nice coming from a Chaosium employee. Should I worry now because I object to what Mike Mason thinks about art? And keep in mind that I like Muzy's art. I have always said that Sans-détour made superior looking products compared to Chaosium. He was a big contributor to the layout.
  10. I must object to that, because it belittles true works of art. All art is not of equal value and beauty is not in the eye of the beholder. I will give you exhibit A (Dude looks like a lady) and B, horse paintings:
  11. But he's entitled to his opinion, just like you are. And your hypothesis has a slight tin foil shimmer about it. A small clique of "contrarians" create accounts and post negative stuff about CoC's cover art? A person must be blind if he hasn't noticed that many covers have had a cartoony feel about them. Or a company man, a yes man. Do you ever dislike anything Chaosium does, klecser?
  12. I'm not sure, lol. Sir Wulf might know. I heard there was something ancient and foul deep under the old mill in the vein of Stephen King's Graveyard Shift.
  13. I found a late 19th century map of Bolton center in Worcester, MA. Look at this map, to the left of the town map of Fitchburg (right hand side of the county map). I doubt Bolton changed all that much in 20 years or so. I love the quality of American sites, unlike Swedish sites they keep such detailed records and keep old maps online. That's very handy for research. https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3763w.la000320/?r=0.789,0.208,0.138,0.069,0
  14. Not sure about the answer to your question, but I googled some and they have a country club, the Tatnuck Country Club with a nine hole golf course that opened in 1898, one of the first 100 to open in the US. Here's a map from 1898: http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/6732/Clinton+++Berlin+++Bolton+++Harvard+1+++Lancaster+Towns/Worcester+County+1898/Massachusetts/ A road map from 1922: https://iiif.lib.harvard.edu/manifests/view/ids:2640158 Here's a geological/topographical survey map of Worcester County. I like maps like that (well Google maps/Google Earth work too, but this is something the Investigators can find and study): https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~26520~1100456:20--Worcester-?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=w4s:/where%2FMassachusetts;q:worcester county;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=8&trs=13 I'm sure you can find some kind of town map of Bolton, MA too, if you use other websites. Maybe somebody here knows all the good map places online. I usually save and categorize stuff like that in favourites, but it's kind of a clutter of links now. In the wikipedia article concerning Bolton there's a 1920s census link too. Sometimes such stuff can come in handy, but I looked at it, and sadly it's scanned as images, and not searchable in quicker ways than the old fashioned-skim-through-it-to-find-Worcester County, MA. (https://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/41084506no553ch2.pdf)
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