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Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, I would love a Lovecraft-based chess set!” ? Well, dream no more, because you can be the proud owner of your very own set thanks to the talented work of Abraham Jiménez Cruz. Don’t miss out on this one!
Fresh off the heels of their previous successful Kickstarter, Rykar Jove astounds us once again with a new batch of blasphemous idols as rendered in breathtaking pewter. Check the video below!
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We are pleased to bring you “Ole Skin-‘n’- Bones” from Dan Clore’s new “The Unspeakable and Others“, this story and many others are available for purchase on Amazon and other fine retailers.
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Not everyone has had the good fortune to see through an- other’s eyes. But before you’ve misunderstood me, and taken for a cliché what in the author’s mind had been conceived with a true originality, await attentively that part of the story in which the opening line finds its immaculate consummation, and above all patiently, for it seems to me certain as a matter of fact, that in fact—not everyone has had the good fortune to see through another’s eyes
The Game Master is a story teller. As such, he needs to be one of the key focal points of the game session. Think of him as the Ring Master at a circus. Even if he is not one of the performers, his job is to direct the attention and focus of the audience. When was the last time you saw a Ring Master that sat quietly in the corner or behind a partition? Never. He is always standing boldly in the center of the action, unless of course he is stepping aside so that the audience can give their attention to a performer, which is where he directs there attention.
In a tradition that dates back to the early days of role-playing, many Game Masters have become accustom to separating themselves from their players with that ubiquitous cardboard barrier known as the GM screen. Tradition is not always good.
This is a mistake I see even experienced Game Masters make all too often, and it is one of my biggest pet peeves. You know those little boxes you find in published scenarios that are filled with description text or narration for the Game Master to read to the players? DON’T READ IT!
Some of you visiting the site, may have noticed a big red screen on your browsers announcing this site as a no-good-nic. Well it would be correct. Shoggoth.net runs wordpress and had several wordpress plugins installed, as you would do with a wordpress site. Wordpress, unfortunately, is not that secure.. and with various plugins that even makes it more so. As such attackers were able to get in and add their own bits of code to the site to do naughty things. Upon discovering the hack, we immediately sprung into action. All the offending code has been deleted, a fresh untouched out of the box install of wordpress has been put up, with *no* plugins installed. I also went the extra step of turning the entire site read-only. You are still able to submit stories, etc.. but no files can be written to the hard drive, this makes it so even if the hackers come back and try to use the same trick they used before to hack us.. they physically are unable to write the to the disk. I have submitted the site to Google to be scanned and have the warning removed, but that is what is going on right now.
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Shoggoth by Bryan Craft
An accepted theory exists that millions of years ago a celestial catastrophic occurrence wiped out every living thing on the planet. This theory may be flawed. Fast-forward to the 21st century. A handful of scientists, allied with the military, discover a massive network of tunnels beneath the Mojave Desert. Below, lies an ancient survivor, waiting…and it’s hungry!
Once again Byron Craft drags us by his tentacles into a masterful mix of Lovecraftian science fiction, mystery, fantasy and horror. (From the book cover)
Bio of Author from his Amazon Page: Byron Craft started out writing screenplays, moved on to authoring articles for several magazines and finally evolved his writing style into exciting, sci-fi, fantasy, horror novels. “SHOGGOTH” is Craft’s second novel of a planned five novel mythos series that reflects the influence of H.P Lovecraft. Byron Craft’s first novel “The CRY of CTHULHU,” initially released under the title “The Alchemist’s Notebook,” was the reincarnation and expansion of one of his most memorable screenplays. Craft demonstrates he is as capable a novelist as scriptwriter. Craft’s novels have all the ingredients of a classic Lovecraft tale, with some imaginative additions. Continue reading