Monday, 11 June 2012

Trans-Atlantic Fault Line In Action

I'm sure if you are west of The Pond this might sound wonderfully Arthurian and authentic and a good title for a Pendragon scenario. If you are east of The Pond it is quite possibly the most hilariously bad thing you have ever seen.



Follow-ups included The Antagonistic Amazons of Aldershot and The Deadly Damsels of Darlaston.

(I am reminded of the truly dreadful Battletech background that throws British provincial placenames around like confetti leading to unintentional hilarity like the St. Ives Armoured Cavalry, 17th Donegal Guards and the Battle of Coventry. Only Alfie Bester gets away with this sort of stuff.)

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  1. Weymouth is a better locale for Lovecraftian fishmen perhaps ...

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  2. There's a Labyrinth Lord adventure out that I hear is quite good, but it's called Dark Times in Brighton.

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    1. Yes, I can imagine that's a tricky ask running that in East Sussex.

      Reminds me of the WFRP mailing list in the 1990s when somebody detailed his homebrew province of The Empire called Sunderland.

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  3. Heh heh!

    I like that cover art, though.

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  4. Portsmouth's an idea. I pretty much live there, and trust me, you'd be amazed how much some of the locals in this place look like Deep Ones...

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    1. A friend of mine went into a kebab shop in Portsmouth and not only did the nice kebab man refuse to serve him, he threatened to hurt him if he didn't leave. The reason?

      "I don't like beards."

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  5. There's a whole country/culture stuffed with English place names in the Voyage of the Princess Ark. I remember a few of those being a little 'illusion breaking' in their familiarity - I'll have to see if I can dig it out to check if there is anything a bad as that.

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    1. Bellayne, IIRC. A kingdom of chariot-riding cat-people situated between a land of wine-obsessed french-accented dog people (Muskahounds?) and a nation of shape-shifting spider-people with split personalities.

      He's an odd fella, yon Bruce Heard...

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    2. I bet Bellayne's capital was pronounced Leo-minster as well.

      Cat-People who live in Pawcester, Furfield, Kittings, Wiskerton, Clawdon? Fucking furries. Hangings too good for 'em.

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    3. Ye gods. I'm not sure I can cope with Bellayne.

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  6. Yep, that's the one. I guess the names must have been 'illusion breaking', as I remembered those, but not just how mad that area of 'Mystara' is.

    The cat people of Pawcester and Wiskerton any relation to the samurai cats on the moon?

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  7. I did pick up at UK Games Expo a copy of the board game, Plague, which is actually set in Weymouth which was the port where Bubonic Plague entered this country. Nevertheless, this a dreadful cover and title. I must show it to me sister who lives in the town.

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