Saturday, 30 October 2010

Another new link...

... to a random scenario generator.

This is a great generator for 'Weird World War II' scenarios, but with very little work could be for Cthulhu as well. It's part of the 'Operation: Fallen Reich' site - tagline 'Can Evil Be Stopped In Time For Tea?' which I think is one of the best taglines ever.

I don't play the game so some of the terminology is a bit obscure (I think 'Fallen' are Nazi Black Magicians but I could be wrong about that) but one of the random story generations I just span is: Location - a mental institution; Basic Plot - a child posseses special powers and needs to be baptised; Sub-Plot - the location has bad energy which helps Fallen; Main Villains - a secret society influenced by Fallen. That without too much work could be useful for a lot of games...

The site also includes a brief listing and descriptions of wars from 1920-1940 that British Chaps might be involved in - also useful for fleshing out character backgrounds in Cthulhu/Pulp/Gangster/Very British Civil War games. One of the designers described the game as 'The X-Files sett in WWII with Mulder and Scully replaced by Jeeves and Wooster' - and what's not to love about that?

Saturday, 2 October 2010

New links

I've added some new links: one to TerraGenesis, in my opinion the best terrain-making site on the web; one to Seventh Sanctum a fantastic random-results generator for everything from names for Gundam robots to titles of books about dragon biology, from plots for B-Movies to names of sci-fi substances... there's so much to just wander through, it really is incredible; and also, a link to a relatively new sci-fi vehicle building forum called Universal Engineering, which though it's small at the moment I think has a lot of potential (and I'm interested in building sci-fi vehicles so there).