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About Travern

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    For BRP, Call of Cthulhu, Delta Green, and Runequest
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    Call of Cthulhu
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    Slowly, slowly returning to the RPG hobby

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  1. Later seasons of The Venture Bros., when super-science encounters more traditional superheroes and supervillains, could work, too.
  2. From a game design standpoint, the Silver Age requires a different approach from Bronze and Iron Age superhero comics (which generally have more in common with Golden Age when it comes to powers). The cosmic-scale powers, with the weird anything-goes variants, separates the Silver Age from the other subgenres, except maybe “widescreen” comics. The classic Marvel Superheroes Heroes RPG (FASERIP) probably had the best approach to this (FATE could work with some effort, I suppose). In any case, that’s decidedly not in BRP’s wheelhouse.
  3. BRP doesn’t skew that young in the first place, either in its comparatively crunchy game mechanics or the more mature stories its rules system lends itself to telling (maybe if Chaosium developed a BRP-Lite version first). In the second, the competition for the YA equivalent superhero RPGs is already dominated by Masks: The Next Generation. I’d like to see Chaosium innovate rather than play catch-up or chase demographic trends.
  4. Warren Ellis’s r-rated superhero comics No Hero and Black Summer would work, too.
  5. Pelgrane Press’s SRD for the Gumshoe was originally released for OGL and CC, though it looks like version 2.0 is available only under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Unported License.
  6. While it’s great that DG is receiving this attention—Arc Dream can now quote a Forbes article in their ads and marketing—the article comes from a Forbes “contributor”, rather than a staff writer. (Here’s a fuller explanation of how the contributor program works from a member.). I’d be very interested to know how many clicks this directs to delta-green.com and drivethrurpg and how it improves Delta Green’s Google search.
  7. Are we going to entertain the possibility that one of the PCs is the murderer or does that over-complicate the scenario?
  8. Congratulations (from a satisfied KS backer of Q-Workshop’s beautifully Eldritch Cthulhu dice)!
  9. Are you looking for real-world examples, like Enochian or the Language of Birds, or fictional ones, like Alko?
  10. Fab indeed! And just imagine Asenath Waite boobytrapping her library by sealing a portion of shoggoth-matter in a “smuggler’s bible” version of The Necronomicon.
  11. Another vote for the last illustration, which looks perfect! The ghouls-as-cenobites just doesn’t work. As @lordabdul points out, other types of charnel-house adornments make perfect sense, perhaps they may even take a few mementos during their graveyard feedings, like a pocket watch or wedding ring.
  12. Congratulations! It's terrific news that MoN beat out not only entries in the Warhammer 40K and Fallout franchises, but also two Magic: The Gathering expansions—that's stiff competition in a fan award.
  13. Loïc Muzy‘s work is terrific, and his artwork for Petersen’s Guide was superb. I’m eagerly looking forward to the new MM just on the basis of the Mi-Go illustrations, although I hope there’s a balance of his contributions and the eclectic design that was the hallmark of the 1st edition of the MM.
  14. While it’s not an official Discord server, the Chaosium covers all their games including CoC and has an LFG option: https://discord.gg/QM78wn3. The dedicated CoC The Necronomicon is also a sizable one: https://discord.gg/8yeAugS.
  15. The Nyarlathotep entry at the YSDC wiki is a good place to start. (Daniel Harms's Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia is also pretty good when it comes to including RPG material.)
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