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Vorax Transtellaris

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  1. I have not put this into some formalized list or table but I always think in terms of symptoms of Mythos Exposure when I run CoC. Stuff like fobias, anxiety, paranoia, nightmares, hypervigilance, hallucinations, loss of appetite, insomnia, etc. Somatic symptoms may also be appropriate: heart palpitations, stomach aches, nausea, diarrhea, skin conditions, etc.
  2. I've always thought a list of symptoms of Mythos Exposure would make more sense. You can pick a symptom that makes sense considering the particular Mythos experience the PC is having, make it completely random, or order them into a specific sequence of increasingly debilitating afflictions.
  3. I dunno, I always treat "insanity" through Mythos Exposure as a fictional condition that has nothing to do with actual mental illness. Its symptoms being as described in Lovecraft's stories. I skip the actual diagnostic labels suggested in the rulebook. I personally don't feel the need to make it more "realistic" even in modern settings. I am no stranger to mental issues myself, but I don't feel offended or alienated by Call of Cthulhu's in-game use of insanity in the slightest.
  4. How's about adding a kind of mini setting to the campaign, adding all the necessary rules, and turning the whole thing into its own game, like what they did with Dark Streets. Also, for additional French & Indian War material you might want to check out The French & Indian War for Rogue Games' Colonial Gothic RPG. Mystical Throne Entertainment did a supplemental setting book for Colonial Gothic that is set in Portsmouth just before the French & Indian War. Links: Colonial Gothic: The French & Indian War Portsmouth 1745 (Colonial Gothic) [PDF] – Mystical Thro
  5. El Santo, El Enmascarado de Plata (the movie proto-superhero, not merely the wrestler) Kalimán, El Hombre Increíble
  6. original Battlestar Galactica Blake's 7 Buck Rogers in the 21st Century Space 1999 Tintin
  7. *I am listing games, not individual books Against the Darkness TableTop Adventures All Flesh Must Be Eaten Eden Studios Ancient Odysseys Precis Intermedia Angel Eden Studios Army of Darkness Eden Studios Atomic Highway Radioactive Ape Designs Barbarians of Lemuria Beyond Belief Games & Cubicle 7 Entertainment Basic RolePlaying Chaosium Buggin' Deep7 Call of Cthulhu Chaosium Colonial Gothic revised Rogue Games Conan (only a single supplement) Mongoose Publishing Conspiracy X 2.0 Eden Studios Coyote Trail Precis Intermedia Dark Continent New Breed Dead of Night 2nd Edition
  8. I got MG because both the setting and the mechanics (of which I don't know any details yet) looked different from anything else I tend to run. It seems like fun to use it sometime as a surprise intermezzo for my group.
  9. Welcome Bruce! I recently picked up Mouse Guard but haven't gotten round to studying it in more detail. Do you think there would be people interested in a Mouse Guard BRP conversion?
  10. Hello DiracSquid, I trust you're already aware of the Call of Cthulhu & Lovecraft forums at - Yog-Sothoth for Lovecraft & Cthulhu -? Definitely check them out if you haven't already!
  11. I haven't seen that one yet. Once I do, I may add it. It's from 1975, starring Don Johnson - of all people The Last Man on Earth (1964), starring Vincent Price, also has a very nice post-apocalyptic atmosphere, by the way. In some ways more effective than the more recent adaptation of the same novel, I am Legend, starring Will Smith. I still have to check out another version of the same story, The Omega Man (1971), starring Charleton Heston.
  12. Alien (1979) Alien: Resurrection (1997) Aliens (1986) Angel Heart (1987) The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) The Beyond (E tu vivrai nel terrore - L'aldilà) (1981) The Birds (1963) The Black Cat (1934) The Black Scorpion (1957) Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (1920) The Changeling (1980) City of the Living Dead (Paura nella città dei morti viventi) (1980) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Dagon (2001) Dawn of the Dead (1978) Dawn of the Dead (2004) Day of the Dead (1985) Dead Space: Downfall (2008) The Deadly Mantis (1957) The Devil's Backbon
  13. I am currently 37 years old, I live in the Netherlands and started my first CoC scenario about halfway last year. I have been playing and running RPGs since 1992 - GURPS (in varying settings: fantasy, cyberpunk, starwars, pirates), Warhammer Fantasy, Over the Edge, Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Trinity, Vampire: The Dark Ages, Noir and KULT - but only got drawn into all stuff Lovecraftian in 2004, when I met my Mexican girlfriend who recommended Lovecraft's horror stories to me. While I was checking bookstores for a collection of stories to my liking I remembered a copy o
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