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Call of Cthulhu on the Web…live…join the laughter.

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Why aren’t you watching this? Truly shows the bonding and goodtimes of rpg’ing. Fun, laughter and with Facebook you can comment and add to the guffaws! All sprinkled with eldritch Lovecraftian goodness. I’ve pushed this before, and I’m tooting the Cthulhu Horn again!
Lovecraft Ezine LIVE

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Call of Cthulhu game, live at 2100 via Lovecraft eZine

Getting my Lovecraftian fix for tonight, here.

Watch tonight’s “Call of Cthulhu” game, at 9:00pm Eastern

Thank you Lovecraft eZine for making my Friday night.

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Egads! Drinking Quest!?!

Why, was I not aware of this!!!!!!???!!!

I must investigate!

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http://www.drinkingquest.com/

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Here’s a game for ya fan-boy, fork over the cash.

From a word to a word, I was led to a word, from a link to a link…

 

This is a rant about gaming and money and how the industry, and even apparently the indie/small game companies can get greedy.

 

I am a fan of H.P. Lovecraft and Cthulhu Mythos played much into my reading and gaming experience. With that being said, I think backing this Indiegogo project, World War Cthulhu, is a superb idea. I am a fan of some of these authors, the art looks great and the subject matter right up my alley.

 

While checking out the fund raising page, I noticed one of the perks (an expensive one) had something to do with a Cthulhu board game put out by Greeneyegames. A figure based Cthulhu board game?…Can we say Squuuueeeee!

 

I looked it up on line, saw it had a kick starter…one that met, and surpassed it’s $40,000 goal. Understandable that this goal would be quickly met, with Sandy Petersen behind the scene. Yup, it surpassed it into the 7 digit realm, 1.4 million. Holy Dagon! Good Job everyone. So since this was funded, and was looking to be shipped in the spring of 2014, I went to the Greeneyegames web page. And…

 

Yikes!!!! The core game is $160 bucks! Or you can get everything for the game for around $650 bucks. Holy corpo-greed Hastur!!!! Expansions, figures, all seemed on the high end ($55 for an expansion or $25 for figures) , but most indie publishers have to go on the high end, for cost reasons. But the $160 for the core set…could nothing be made for the regular gamer, the ground troops of the industry, the fans. Oh, sorry, that’s right, we do have the deep discounted “get it all” choice.

 

I think that would be a lot of bucks to most peeps, so I checked out Cthulhu Wars fb page…and I am seeing many complaints of about a quite company, not updating or answering queries into where the hell is the shipment. 1.4 million dollars people….

 

I hate seeing greed, and especially from something so fan based, and now I wonder if I should even be backing World War Cthulhu. Guess I’m just a cheap ass blue collared bastard.

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The Paper Plate, is Full!

Put much on my plate the last couple of weeks, and now I’m dealing with an over-indulged to-to list. Not to mention I went to a birthday party yesterday and over ate…ugh. But with that, I am enjoying a couple of aspects of what’s on my plate. I am doing 3 book reviews…which I am really enjoying, and I’m looking into running some War Gaming with plastic army men (no giggling please).

I’ve always been a big fan of Pulps and have just recently discovered the “New Pulp” movement. This pleases me as punch. Back in the day I was a huge The Shadow fan, had a couple of the original pulps in small collection of Detective/Crime pulps, this of course gave birth to my love of Noir and comics…and reading of course (well, it lead to the world of D&D and RPGs with reading-list suggestions). Life goes on, passions get shelved, put in boxes in the attic. Just like all those memories put away in the attic, they always get rediscovered.

Flipping through the many New Pulp fan sites, I came across this one, and was in love with the covers. The premise of the stories intrigued me and I’m now enjoying the process of reviewing these two books by James Maxey.

Another part of the plate is covered with a reading/review of the latest The Dead West series (Book 2. The Ten Thousand Things). A continuation of the great undead Western gore-romp started in Book 1.

Being a paycheck to paycheck blue-collar guy, I’ve been bummed at the price and greed of some of the major table top corps. I like gaming, and when I get into a game, my fault is that I want everything for that game…all the books, figures, dice, limited edition shot glasses, etc…But, I know I can’t do that anymore. When my friend brought over Xwing a couple weekends ago, I had a blast. But when I looked into the prices for the basic set, while not too expensive, looking at the ships and extras I would be pining for lead me to think about other, cheaper versions War Gaming. Which led to…

Plastic Army Men!!!!

I actually went to a Dollar Store and bought a $1 package of tan/green army men, along with my can of Monster, of course. I was thinking, why couldn’t these be used in a cheap table top game. I started going over the typical War Gaming rules in my head intent on making my own game. Hello, internet calling…I looked up and found a few games that had the basic rules and that could easily be adopted to other scenarios. I’m already looking at a couple of zombie or Kaiju concepts.

 

This is all, right up my alley!

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Life, stop getting in the way!

Wow, lack of post due to reality sucking the life out of me. Poop on you reality…poop…on…you.

F.U.D.G.E game focus…Detroit/Midwest based, The Gilded Age, paranormal/mecha-punk!

Still wrapping my noggin around the mechanics of this massive storytelling sandbox, but when things get rolling, it should be a hoot.

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