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Beagle last won the day on June 28 2017

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About Beagle

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    Surrey, England
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    Geology, beer, rugby, cricket, NFL, history, miniatures, cooking, honey bees, the windy streets of old London. I rehome rescued lab beagles. I work as a geologist, but I've also been a Royal Engineer.

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  1. Yeah, it's something I've done in the past and will manoeuvre towards with this group. The alternaitve is to have a series of very unlikely events....."oh, you have ANOTHER friend who's gone missing?"
  2. Heh, very true. We completed our 5th scenario last night, unfortunately it was the first session where it just didn't come together very well, too much railroading, too much for the GM to do before the players get to act, and then the end was too pulpy. So 5 scenarios in I have a few regrets. There's been too much combat and it's been too forgiving on the players when it has happened. I also took them into the globe-trotting too quickly. Fortunately I think it's recoverable but back to New-England basics for the next session.
  3. I have a copy of the rules here but haven't gotten around to reading them yet. Motivations for monsters takes us into adult gaming territory doesn't it, away from scenarios like 'Keep on the Borderlands' where tribes of creatures just sat around in caves waiting for adventurers to come along and kill them. It could all get quite deep exploring the societal norms of Deep Ones.
  4. I'm using 5e at the moment because it's what I'm familiar with and because they're refined, an elegant system for a more civilised age. I ran most of the 1920s and 1890s adventures printed by Chaosium or Pagan before my role playing days ended, and I was surprised to see that relatively little has been released since then, or so I thought. Chaosium have recently released several scenario books and there's also a wealth of scenarios available for the 'Trail of Cthulhu' system which look like they can be easily adapted. In addition there are a number of independent publications , including one called 'No Security' - Cthulhu scenarios set in the Great Depression. But I think the most impressive thing I've found is the incredible looking MASKS OF NYARLATHOTEP - GAMER PROP SET, from the HPL historical society, which creates authentic looking handouts and audio recordings for the campaign. Pricey but I must have one. Cthulhu is all about balance. Keepers who continually wipe their groups won't have groups for long. That new editions of Masks looks like it's going to cost around $90. It looks great but I can't justify buying it when I still have the 5e version
  5. After a hiatus of 18 years I've recently made a return to role playing. I'm running my old favourite, Call of Cthulhu, for a group of players most of whom have never played and it's a blast. We're 5 sessions in and it's starting to feel like we have enough stability to take a first crack at one of the printed campaigns with a first session scheduled for Halloween eve-eve. It's been a real surprise just how invigorating and rewarding it's been returning to the hobby, and I'm thoroughly enjoying all of the planning, prop building and scenario reading. Anyone else playing CoC? What edition of the rules are you using? What's your favourite scenario(s) and setting?
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    EU/US/ROW Candy Exchange

    OK Darscy, consider yourself signed up. Can do two boxes if you want @redambrosia
  7. Very nice, I particularly like the Sorcerer's Stone and Order of the Pheonix cover art.
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    EU/US/ROW Candy Exchange

    I’m up for some more tradeage, preferably with a colonial, inclusive of Canadians this time - as @Darsc Zacal persuaded me of the goodness of Kannuck sweets. if we could get it done quickly I’d love to do a Halloween themed box. Anyone willing to pair-up?
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    Westfalia - The Dark Eye RPG Miniatures

    You sound like my wife before we got engaged
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    I MADE IT!!!!!!

    Colonial effervescence no doubt. But you're welcome, although my modesty prevents me from taking credit for quite everything. Welcome aboard.
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    Elven Lords: Dragons Roar.

    Thanks GW. Hmmmm. I sort of like them, but no more kickstarters for me I'm afraid
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    Brutus the Boxer. Glitterwolf's Pet

    Fine looking animals. I don't have pets so much anymore, just guests. About 70% of the lab beagles we foster get adopted, 30% pass away, so we're part foster home and part hospice. Occasionally I'll fall for one, usually a younger dog that wants to do doggy things but who's body is packing in. There was one in particular last year that I used to carry on our walking trips, she was only three years old and desperate to run with the other beagles, but her lungs had been wrecked in lab tests and any movement above a slow walk would leave her gasping for breath. So I put her in a sling and I used to run after the other dogs holding her feet just above the ground, her tail would wag like crazy. Seeing them suffer breaks the heart but it also inspires me to carry on campaigning.
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    Harwood Hobbies Presents "The Devolved"

    These look great, very 'yuck'
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    "Cthulhu Wars" Official Audio by Darkraven Games

    If the basic pledge was $10 I'd be in, but I'm not paying $25 for a 60 minute digital download
  15. Anyone else think of this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3Uy9wsfkok