Sunday, April 26, 2015

Interlude 10: Special Delivery

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Review: World War Cthulhu

Finished World War Cthulhu.

As the name implies, this is an anthology of (to quote the subtitle) "Lovecraftian war stories".   While it does mostly stick to this theme, there are a few arguable cases, but eh, not a big deal.   I'm reading this for the Lovecraftian part of that phrase, not for the war.   Most of the stories here are just okay.   Not bad, just not great, either.   There are a few standouts, though.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Server Responses #9

Response from HIEROPHANT Data Server to Query: Pakistan 

No information is available in response to this query. This query has been forwarded to the public data server.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

CH2: Homecoming, Part 14

Mission to Elysium

In 5,024 AD, Mara and Dee were dispatched to Elysium, with the mission of making contact with the Elysium Zealots. Their objective was to set up a network within the city to distribute propaganda and conduct other operations, and to gather information on the situation of Lee Ludei, who had been imprisoned by order of the Autarch.

CH2: Homecoming, Part 13

Left, right, left... Mara staggered up the spiraling catwalk, struggling to run with the leaden weight of Dee on her back. Somewhere behind and below she could hear shouting, the cultists hot on their trail.