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by clavis123
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Highdark Hall: A Free Setting for Gothic Roleplaying
Replies: 45
Views: 30998

Re: Highdark Hall: A Free Setting for Gothic Roleplaying

Over at RPGGeek there is a thread using the Highdark Hall maps as the basis for a collaboratively-designed haunted house.

https://rpggeek.com/thread/1857716/lets ... nted-house
by clavis123
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Dreadpunk.com Interview About the Ghastly Affair RPG
Replies: 5
Views: 5505

Re: Dreadpunk.com Interview About the Ghastly Affair RPG

Yeah, good job! I too felt that Ravenloft just didn't 'get it.' ;) Regarding the later morality of the Victorian era, some of that was imposed by Queen Victoria. Her uncles George III and George IV were notorious rakes (the former with bouts of madness) and after George IV's death there was real ta...
by clavis123
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Dreadpunk.com Interview About the Ghastly Affair RPG
Replies: 5
Views: 5505

Dreadpunk.com Interview About the Ghastly Affair RPG

I was recently interviewed by Dreadpunk.com about my Ghastly Affair RPG, and its take on the Gothic genre. Give it read if you're interested in Gothic Horror and Romance, and be sure to take a look at Dreapunk's other posts on topics of interest to fans of classic Horror.
by clavis123
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Ghastly Affair PDFs 15% Off Until 7/3/17
Replies: 0
Views: 3705

Ghastly Affair PDFs 15% Off Until 7/3/17

In celebration of the 201st anniversary of the nights that inspired the writing of Frankenstein, the PDF Versions of both the Ghastly Affair Player's Manual and Ghastly Affair Presenter's Manual are now 15% Off! https://engineoforacles.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/ga-players-manual-cover-illustrated...
by clavis123
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Victorious Nominated for Three Castles Award!
Replies: 24
Views: 16153

Re: Victorious Nominated for Three Castles Award!

Congratulations!
by clavis123
Fri May 19, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Feedback Sought on a Cross-Compatible Monster Stat Block
Replies: 3
Views: 4688

Feedback Sought on a Cross-Compatible Monster Stat Block

Question: Can you easily understand and use the following creature stats in your favorite OSR or OSR-adjacent game, without further explanation? AMPHISBAENA Impression: A thick, green snake larger than a man, with a head at both ends. Qualities: Neutral, Aggressive, Large, Beast, Reptile, Serpent AC...
by clavis123
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: The Ghastly Affair Presenter's Manual - Now on DriveThruRPG!
Replies: 2
Views: 4002

Re: The Ghastly Affair Presenter's Manual - Now on DriveThru

Hey Daniel. Perhaps you noticed this, but if not FYI ~ when I click the link, it does not show anything but the adult content screen. I should think that the link and therefore their page, should show at least the book and some info. And if one were to click on the book for more info, then the caut...
by clavis123
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: The Ghastly Affair Presenter's Manual - Now on DriveThruRPG!
Replies: 2
Views: 4002

The Ghastly Affair Presenter's Manual - Now on DriveThruRPG!

https://engineoforacles.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/ga-presenters-manual-cover-illustrated-pdf-300.jpg The “Ghastly Affair Presenter's Manual” is now available in an Illustrated PDF Version on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow ! Ghastly Affair is Gothic role-playing in the late-Georgian / Napoleonic era - th...
by clavis123
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: SPRING SALE on Ghastly Affair in Print
Replies: 3
Views: 5259

Re: SPRING SALE on Ghastly Affair in Print

Lurker wrote:nice, I don't think I can resist it now
You should give in to the temptation! MUUUUUHHAAHAAA! :twisted: :)
by clavis123
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Victorious Nominated for Three Castles Award!
Replies: 24
Views: 16153

Re: Victorious Nominated for Three Castles Award!

Congratulations!
by clavis123
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: SPRING SALE on Ghastly Affair in Print
Replies: 3
Views: 5259

SPRING SALE on Ghastly Affair in Print

The print editions of the “Ghastly Affair Player's Manual” and “Ghastly Affair Presenter's Manual” are ON SALE NOW! Discover authentic Gothic gaming in the late-Georgian and Napoleonic eras with “ Ghastly Affair ”. Experience an easy-to-play system that combines Old-School rules with modern innovat...
by clavis123
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Sanity
Replies: 16
Views: 10819

Re: Sanity

The way Poe uses the concept of "The Perverse" seems to combines immorality and insanity. Also, in the 19th century the diagnosis of of "moral insanity" existed. It was a term used to describe someone whose thinking could be considered "disordered", but who didn't otherwise suffer from delusions or ...
by clavis123
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Sanity
Replies: 16
Views: 10819

Re: Sanity

The concept of "Perversity" that I incorporated into GA is mostly inspired by Poe's story/essay " The Imp of the Perverse ". It's also an idea frequently talked about in academic Gothic studies. If anything, I think it's even more applicable to the late 19th Century and its Decadent Movement. Books ...
by clavis123
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Ghastly Affair Player's Manual - PDF Now On DriveThruRPG
Replies: 5
Views: 5510

Re: Ghastly Affair Player's Manual - PDF Now On DriveThruRPG

After writing this game, I would think sanity is nothing short of a miracle at this point for you Clav. That isn't a knock against you or the game, but the amount of time, love, and effort put into this book as well as the Presenter's Manual is maddeningly impressive. ~O Thanks! I think I've actual...
by clavis123
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Ghastly Affair Player's Manual - PDF Now On DriveThruRPG
Replies: 5
Views: 5510

Re: Ghastly Affair Player's Manual - PDF Now On DriveThruRPG

"The Ghastly Affair Player's Manual (Illustrated PDF Version) has been designed for on-screen viewing and usability – fully bookmarked, indexed, and extensively hyperlinked throughout." YAAY! I wish some Trolls we all know could learn to do that! In defense of anybody whose ever put out a PDF, I'll...
by clavis123
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Ghastly Affair Player's Manual - PDF Now On DriveThruRPG
Replies: 5
Views: 5510

Ghastly Affair Player's Manual - PDF Now On DriveThruRPG

https://engineoforacles.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/ga-players-manual-cover-illustrated-pdf-3001.jpg Ghastly Affair is the Gothic Game of Romantic Horror , set in the fevered age of Marie-Antoinette, the Marquis de Sade, and Napoleon. Its a world of haunted castles, desperate love, and wicked Liber...
by clavis123
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Prices Reduced on Ghastly Affair Books, Now Until Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 5056

Re: Prices Reduced on Ghastly Affair Books, Now Until Christ

cool, I hope I have a bit extra after Christmas shopping Side note, just heard about a tidbit of history that screams a setting for your game The Congress of Vienna, 7 months of parties, balls, secret meetings, spies listening at discussions over coffee and wine, and machinations of 5 countries - m...
by clavis123
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bring Back the Christmas Ghost Story!
Replies: 3
Views: 4433

Re: Bring Back the Christmas Ghost Story!

The stories of M.R. James were largely intended to be read aloud as Christmas ghost stories. Here's a link to the LibreVox recordings of "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary": https://librivox.org/ghost-stories-of-an-antiquary-by-m-r-james/ The BBC used to broadcast readings and adaptations of famous ghos...
by clavis123
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Nicola’s Follies
Replies: 16
Views: 11979

Re: Nicola’s Follies

Lurker wrote:Nice. Keeps with the humor of the play house, nothing deep dark Lovecraft like, but with just enough evil twist to make it interesting!
Thanks!
by clavis123
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Prices Reduced on Ghastly Affair Books, Now Until Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 5056

Prices Reduced on Ghastly Affair Books, Now Until Christmas

I wanted to let everyone know that the prices of both the Ghastly Affair Player's Manual and Ghastly Affair Presenter's Manual have been reduced for Christmas. The Ghastly Affair Player's Manual is regularly $24.95, but now until Christmas it's $19.95 . https://engineoforacles.files.wordpress.com/20...
by clavis123
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bring Back the Christmas Ghost Story!
Replies: 3
Views: 4433

Bring Back the Christmas Ghost Story!

Christmas time is here again. It's the season for decorations and songs. Eggnog and cookies. Little men moving in the night, and a spirit of justice flying through the air. There's darkness around those Christmas lights, and it's always been there. Americans have largely forgotten the tradition of t...
by clavis123
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Nicola’s Follies
Replies: 16
Views: 11979

Re: Nicola’s Follies

So, here's whats I've come up with about the theater... Unknown to its current occupants, “Nicola’s Play House of Bohemian Wonders” occupies the place where ancient bards once gathered to propitiate “She Who Delights in Laughter”. Each night two bards would be selected by lots to stand before an an...
by clavis123
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Nicola’s Follies
Replies: 16
Views: 11979

Re: Nicola’s Follies

Lurker wrote: Clavis .... now its your turn ... is it truly a place of innocent goodness , or is it a vile trap gathering the good to it to corrupt them?????
Oh, I've got something in mind...
by clavis123
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Where Duty Lies part 2: The Wealthy and the Poor
Replies: 4
Views: 6223

Re: Where Duty Lies part 2: The Wealthy and the Poor

True, and some could lead to...dare I say..."ghastly" affairs? :D ...especially the wealthy engagements; which could lead to scandal. Hm. Perhaps the next article I do will be over Victorian scandals and the lengths to go to in order to avoid them? GM Michael Sounds like a good idea to me! There we...
by clavis123
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Where Duty Lies part 2: The Wealthy and the Poor
Replies: 4
Views: 6223

Re: Where Duty Lies part 2: The Wealthy and the Poor

Cool. I could also definitely see many of these leading directly to new adventures.
by clavis123
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Nicola’s Follies
Replies: 16
Views: 11979

Re: Nicola’s Follies

Great work! Interesting NPCs, and many ways the PCs could get themselves caught up in the situation. I also have to wonder what force might be lurking in the playhouse itself, gathering all all those powered people to itself...
by clavis123
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Random Architectural Follies on English Estates
Replies: 1
Views: 3129

Random Architectural Follies on English Estates

The grounds of 18th century estates often featured small decorative buildings known as follies. Such structures were especially popular in the British Isles, but many were also created in France and other parts of Europe. In accordance with the late 18th century taste for ruins, many follies were de...
by clavis123
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Highdark Hall: A Free Setting for Gothic Roleplaying
Replies: 45
Views: 30998

Re: Highdark Hall: A Free Setting for Gothic Roleplaying

Well done, Daniel!! I'm thinking of adding a few more benches and mebbe some other weird or ancient statues. But what really has me stoked, its putting in some secret hedge doors and perhaps some moving hedges or snake vines from Harry Potter's Goblet of Fire. Sounds great! All the Highdark Hall ma...