Tuesday, October 24, 2017

TORG: A New Cosm? A Utopia of Manners!

I was asked what cosm I would create - and where - if the Gaunt Man gave me a darkness device and asked me to invade Earth. Here is my reply:

Germany and especially Austria (that's where I am from) and the Balkans need a cosm!

Genrewise I miss Fantasy of Manners and Transhuman Sciencefiction, leading to some Post/Transhumanism of Manners?

There will be New Romanticism like it's 1982, except that it feels more like 2082. Some powdered wigs, but at least as much long glam rock hair. It's the weird psychedlic and timeless future of 70ies Scifi like Zardoz beyond the wastelands. H.G. Wells' Eloi running the cosm, being nasty to each other behind the gobelins. Melniboné fits in there as well.

It has the tree shooting party scene vibe from the 1970ies Rollerball, the roaming the countryside roads of Clockwork Orange's Durango 95 rides and the killer gemstone and weird costumes from Logan's Run. An utopia with dark undercurrents.

And the landscape between the palaces is straight from the cover of a 1970ies ProgRock album. I am sure there will be enough floating pyramids and giant stone heads.

It's not about high tech, but the invisible tech, looking like magic, except that it's never micro, but macro, and quiet and clean.

(I guess smaller sections might filled up with 1984's proles and morlocks as well. But they play a smaller role with the mostly reactionary and aristocratic world laws keeping the blood lines in check.)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Randomly created Lovecraft text

I found this very fascinating Lovecraftian text generator.

Here is a sample run:

Almost immediately afterward the speck had become disarranged with the Shantak and let them if I recognised it at night and crowned with a Thousand wonders where the peak wherein dwell the furtive and venomous ghasts which frequently hopped up behind him could be given a rich boon of knowledge like yourself and to which he had seen and feared before; and the great stone bridge where Naraxa joins the sea. They had been lost in the dark. Altogether I hope I do. In time he became very numb and somnolent moving more from automatic impulse than from reasoned will; nor did I emulate some of the great Ones will hear and know that they were not the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep.

Of these things you will decide to come close to the thoughts and visions of your mystical erudition will understand me when I rushed out of the ghouls set a somewhat different and calming letter neatly typed on a dim plain strewn with bits of substance therein. Once in crossing an open street he wriggled worm like on his course now lay uphill through wilder and more forest traversing hill roads than the great Ones.

So the ghoul that was Pickman advised Carter to the north was not much impressed and held a gaping circular pit surrounded by six malignly stained stone altars in a great black stone which crowns Ulthar's highest hill he sought and that the great Ones themselves are not unrepresented; and it was not long in speaking to some secret and nocturnal the onyx castle of the Great Ones. In the land of fancy. Past all these gorgeous lands the malodourous ship flew unwholesomely urged by the time I had never previously heard of that twilight place; and Carter was placed well up toward the north.
There was a good deal of stirring and scratching and shuffling in the dark. The next day saying that he could not be as he could not guess; and it was not much use for short flights on earth. I have seen and walked with in the dark. Altogether it was not long in speaking to some of which he had come down from the north and traded in the dark. In the dark and uninviting. There were no better informed than he.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

My RPG Calendar 2017

January
10th Shadow of the Demon Lord 0: Character Creation (Norther Reaches Map)
17th Shadow of the Demon Lord 1: The Slaver's Lash
25th DSA5: Der weiße See 4: Banditen in der Mühle
30th Savage Worlds: Supernatural 1

February
16th Shadow of the Demon Lord 2: Escaping the Slavers & the owl to the fortress
21st Hellfrost 9: River Trip & Goblin Ambush
23rd Shadow of the Demon Lord 3: Chasing the orc slavers
28th Savage Worlds: Supernatural 2: Ein Vampir und eine Ziege

March
7th Hellfrost 10: Goblin-Hinterhalt in der Flußklamm
9th Shadow of the Demon Lord 4: Attack on the slavers' camp: Cody&Monster-Cody
14th DSA1: Das Schiff der Verlorenen Seelen
21st Savage Worlds: Supernatural 3: Die Amazone und ihre Tochter
23rd Shadow of the Demon Lord 5: Victory over orcs slavers and a new companion
28th DSA5: Der Weiße See 5: Die Fürstin von Kirschheim

April
2nd Call of Cthulhu: Inmitten Uralter Bäume 2 (Jogix; Roll20)
4th Shadow of the Demon Lord 6: A Year Without Rain ("Wenn Engel einsam sind")
11th DSA5: Späte Post 2: In der Dorfschenke (Fjanz; Youtube Live)

May
8th Kosmische Angst, Kosmischer Schrecken 1: A Dream of a Leaning Tower (Hel; Jor, Tib)
18th Shadow of the Demon Lord 1: Gertrude's Inn (Jor; Alx, Ror)

June
19th DSA5: Späte Post 3: Die Elfe, Alrik und der Brief (Fjanz; Youtube Live)
22nd Shadow of the Demon Lord 2: Gertrude's Dungeon (Jor; Alx, Ror, Hel)
27th LotFP: ASE 1: Ein verfluchter Schatz (Roll20/Discord)
29th Dungeon World 1: Die Statuette einer Prinzessin (Google Hangout)

July
4th LotFP: ASE 2: In der großen Stadt (Roll20/Discord)
5th Shadow of the Demon Lord 3: Crossings: Merchants & Rude Boys (Jor; Alx, Hel)
12th LotFP: ASE 3: Der Sklaventrek und der Weg auf Mount Rehan (Roll20/Discord)
16th Shadow of the Demon Lord 4: Born to Die (Jor; Alx, Hel, Ror)
17th Dungeon World 2: Kapitänin Graugans bangt um ihr Schiff  (Google Hangout)
24th DSA5: Der Weiße See 6: Aus Langem Schlaf (Google Hangout)
25th LotFP: ASE 4: Die Höhle von Mount Rehan (Roll20/Discord)

August
16th Shadow of the Demon Lord 5: To Baron Otto Harkenfreind's Mansion (Jor; Alx, Hel, Ror)
17th Dungeon World 3: Das Ritual auf der Inseln der Barbaren (Google Hangout)
27th DSA5: Der Weiße See 7: Der Jäger und der Hirsch aus dem Traum (Google Hangout)
28th TORG Eternity 1: Living Lands Day One: East River Blow Out (Google Hangout)

September
11th DSA5: Späte Post 4: Durchfall&Dorffest (Fjanz; Youtube Live)
12th DSA5: Der Weiße See 8: Trolle&Goblins (Google Hangout)
20th Savage Rifts 0: Character Creation (Google Hangout)
25th TORG Eternity 2: Living Lands Day One: Pterandons and the Mosasaurus (Google Hangout)
27th DSA5: Der Weiße See 9: Die Goblin-Höhle (Google Hangout)

October
5th Shadow of the Demon Lord 6: Harkenfreind Manor (Jor; Hel, Ror, Dan)
10th TORG Eternity 3: Aysle Day One: The Trafalgar Square Collapse (Google Hangout)
12th Shadow of the Demon Lord 7: Expedition to the Mountain Fortress (Jor; Hel, Ror)
18th Shadow of the Demon Lord: Character Creation: Clockwork Berserker & Revenant Collector (Jor; Hal, Ole)
23rd Shadow of the Demon Lord 8: The Staff of Truth (Jor; Hel, Ror, Hal, Ole)
25th DSA5: Donnerwacht I: Zeichen der Macht 1: Die Harpyien-Höhle
30th Savage Rifts 1: A Fine Solution
31st TORG Eternity 4: Aysle Day One: A Dragon On Trafalgar Square (Google Hangout)

November
6th Shadow of the Demon Lord 9: Preparty (Jor; Hel, Ror, Hal)
7th DSA5: Donnerwacht I: Zeichen der Macht 2: Orks und Praiosdienst


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