Tuesday, October 21, 2014

American History Too


I would very much like to draw your attention to American History Too, a thirty minute podcast, coming very much from an academic stand point, being of direct use to students studying history at University, particularly Edinburgh University, but of course, learning and discussion are by no means the preserve of mere students, some may even say they're even wasted on students.

As a further gaming link, as if one was needed, you may have heard of one of the podcasters before in gaming circles. Dr Malcolm Craig, is a real renaissance man, as he is also the Writer/Creator of both Cold City and Hot War, two excellent indie mythos RPGs  that I can thoroughly recommend to readers of this blog (if they don't already know about them that is).

One criticism I would make, they need to work on their logo, but hey, I'll let them off since they're just setting out.

Go check them out, they now have a whole two episodes for you to listen to.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Haunted Montreal


In the run up to Halloween, Friday's Gazette had this nice article on ghosts in Montreal.
Montreal has been called a city of words, a city of design, a city of neighbourhoods, the city of Mary.A few years ago Gilbert Rozon, founder of the Just for Laughs Festival, suggested it should rebrand itself as a city of creativity. Good slogans, all of them; nice phrases. But the more you look at the long and tangled history of our mountainous island, the more it seems clear that at heart, Montreal is a city of ghosts.
It's rather a long article, and mostly from the modern day, but it has some great spooky stories in there, perfect for investigators to look into, and many of which can be easily ported to any other era, and used either as non-mythos stories, or as intros into something deeper.