As always seems to happen, just as soon as I post an update, yet another podcast appears. In this case it was the rather prolific Good Friends of Jackson Elias, who talk this time about how to emulate various horror genres at the table, both mechanically and by GM action. It is a pretty thorough rundown though I wish they’d talked about the Blood Brothers series from Chaosium since, though dated, that pair of books does a great job of capturing all sorts of horror types (albeit cinematic variations) within the Call of Cthulhu rules, from Hammer Film to Black and White expressionism, with zombies, beach-party hating monsters, and midget Nazi shaman for good measure.
On a personal note, I’ve been cleared by the editor of the London Boxed Set to reveal that I will have a scenario in the scenario book (aka book 3) for the set. I don’t want to say more than that at this point, in part because I have yet to submit a finished draft of the scenario to Cubicle 7. If you run into me or spot me on line and I don’t seem to be working on getting that done, give me a kick. I have already turned in another short piece for the project, what I will for now only describe as a tool for Keepers. No, not a corkscrew.
I am very honored to be a small part of this enormous project. I ran a year-long campaign set in 1920s London more than a decade ago and it was enormous fun. This London guide has been a project I have long hoped for and to be a part of it, even in a small way, is a tremendous honor… err… honour.
Lastly, my friend Matt Madigan has launched his own Kickstarter to publish his first novel “Her Name is Violence”, which he describes as ‘Hard Boiled Noir’. He’s got a week to go and has already made his initial funding goal but would really like to hit a few more stretch goals. If you like mystery fiction or Noir, give it a look.