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Old 06-17-2008, 10:00 AM   #41
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio

It's got Cold War politics, (ex-)Nazis, sleeper agents, and (as required by law) a connection to the Knights Templar (via the Order of the Solar Temple).

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Ah...the GURPS board comes through again. As it happens, I'm in the process of building a series of adventures featuring just this sort of thing.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:44 AM   #42
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Perhaps not real life reality, but at least real life mythology (and in a game, what's the difference?)

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/1997-06...hs-over-miami/

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Captured on South Beach, Satan later escaped. His demons and the horrible Bloody Mary are now killing people. God has fled. Avenging angels hide out in the Everglades. And other tales from children in Dade's homeless shelters.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:49 AM   #43
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The Catalogue of UK Entrances to Hell

Again, not real life reality so much as real life mythology.

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Must Marry

Aird of Sleat, Highland

The Gingerbread Mutant came here to mate during the First World War but was chased away by heavily armed servants of The Lord. Must Marry is a magical entrance with sparkling PR and no-one who comes here goes away with a heavy heart.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:55 AM   #44
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And finally: RPG.net has a thread entitled [Occult Modern Settings] The Wikipedia Supplement which should provide hours of reading pleasure. I believe that's where I initially found the Operation Gladio link.
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:06 PM   #45
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio

It's got Cold War politics, (ex-)Nazis, sleeper agents, and (as required by law) a connection to the Knights Templar (via the Order of the Solar Temple).

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Careful. That rabbit hole leads to the Kennedys, the CFR/Bilderbergers/Trilateral comission, Skull and Bones, 9/11 Truth, the other George Bush, the P2OG working group, the strategy of tension...

All of which is either real-life wierdness or conspiracy theory, depending on who you ask...
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:31 AM   #46
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Careful. That rabbit hole leads to the Kennedys, the CFR/Bilderbergers/Trilateral comission, Skull and Bones, 9/11 Truth, the other George Bush, the P2OG working group, the strategy of tension...
Which also leads to Cecil Rhodes (the Rhodes Scholarship and Bill Clinton), the de Beers, and worldwide British imperial domination. Also the Boer War, Baden-Powell, and the Boy Scouts.

But yeah, the Kennedys are a later stop on that train.
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:50 PM   #47
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and I'd note that the Council on Foreign Relations was founded out of Cecil Rhodes's international working groups. This rabbit hole leads many places.
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:58 PM   #48
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But in all of this, where does Kevin Bacon come in?
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:55 PM   #49
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But in all of this, where does Kevin Bacon come in?
The island where severed/broken off left feet wash ashore?
Very disturbing as it appears to be due to quirks of currents and not some appendage dumping killer.

Get it? Footloose? Haa!
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:19 AM   #50
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Please don't get turned off by the address, but I find the way this man of the cloth fell from grace is, well unusual, if not quite weird. But you could introduce a priest or similar as a NPC at one stage, and at a later date if the WM asks about him, you could trot out the reason for his demise.

http://news.theage.com.au/national/m...0620-2twf.html
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