(Let me try this one again… sadly a laptop crash ate my first attempt to post this.)
Whilst I collect my thoughts about the last half of Saturday and Sunday at NecronomiCon, I thought I might update other doings in the world of Lovecraftian gaming otherwise unrelated to the recent madness in Providence…
I’ve got a couple of news items that I wanted to share. Excuse my brevity, I’m still neck deep in assorted projects and need to get cracking before sleep overtakes me (or I give in to my dark addiction to playing “just a couple more minutes” of Fall Out: New Vegas… and fall asleep doing it,again.
There is a new episode of the Miskatonic University podcast – their guest this time is Mike Mason (of 7th Ed. CoC fame). They also have a news recap, talk about their favorite Lovecraftian films, and reveal some of the secrets of hopping Indonesian zombies . Yes, hopping zombies. No, they are not a zombie with pop rocks around the rim.
Adam Crossingham has announced that Sixtystone Press is looking for playtesters for Colonial Lovecraft Country. I’ve had the pleasure of reading Kevin Ross’ manuscript as well as several of the scenarios and I highly recommend it.
Today I submitted my revised draft of “Shadow Alchemy”, my scenario for Forgotten Corners of Lovecraft Country vol. 1. I revamped the plot the scenario, streamlining things by taking out a layer of characters, which allowed me to shorten it from about 18,000 words to 13,000. While my target was 10k, I’m still mostly satisfied with how it turned out (save for losing the text of one of the handouts… where the hell is that notebook?!?). I know there are a few places where I was less than economical with my words, so I’m sure Oscar will find ample targets for his editor’s pen.
In other news, yesterday was the birthday of one of my favorite Call of Cthulhu authors, Kevin Ross. Kevin authored some of my favorite CoC books – Kingsport and Innsmouth, as well as great scenarios like “Dust to Dust” and the fantastic modern campaign Our Ladies of Sorrow. Happy Birthday, Kevin!