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Lovecraft in Southeast Asia (NecronomiCon 2022)

By on September 14, 2022 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

Classic pulp-era writers looked to French Indochina and the islands of the South Pacific as mysterious and exotic settings, a source for strange artifacts and distant adventure. Leng, the Tcho-Tcho, and Shugoran were inserted into the region without consideration for local cultures and history. Unsurprisingly, fiction and gaming scenarios by Western authors often focus on […]

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Grimdark Fantasy RPGs as Comic Horror

By on September 7, 2022 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

Any system can be played dark, but some have brutality, hopelessness, and dystopia baked into their core. What are the challenges and pitfalls of running a grimdark campaign? What systems and mechanics work to reinforce those themes? Our experts discuss systems, rules, tips and methods for keeping the brutal, nihilistic darkness fun at the tabletop, […]

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The Body as Horror Landscape – Body Horror, Gender and Sexuality

By on August 31, 2022 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

Our panelists discuss the ways in which the body is a physical and symbolic vehicle for horror and the weird in film, art, and literature, with particular attention to the intersections of gender and sexuality. Victoria Dalpe (M) https://victoriadalpe.blogspot.com/ Michal Choinski https://michalchoinski.com/ Scott Dwyer http://www.theplutonian.com/p/plutonian-press.html Zin E. Rocklyn https://twitter.com/intelligentwat LC von Hessen https://twitter.com/lcvonhessen CORE Products: […]

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Gaming with the King in Yellow – GenCon2020

By on February 17, 2021 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

Join Robin D. Laws, Ruth Tillman, Sarah “Sam” Saltiel, and Kenneth Hite discuss everything that Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow can bring to your roleplaying games – with special insight into The Yellow King RPG from Pelgrane Press! Twitch: twitch.tv/PelgranePress Twitter: @PelgranePress The Yellow King RPG: https://bit.ly/31o0PZa

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Describing the Indescribable – Pax 2020

By on February 3, 2021 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

“Each time you present a monster, present it afresh. Make the description intense and visceral. A deep one is never just a deep one. It is a creature from the depths of the sea and old as time itself, a creature whose very presence hits you deep in the gut, repelling humanity in a profound […]

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