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Old 01-25-2015, 03:56 PM   #861
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And they're even allowed to dump that stuff into our water supply.
Most toxins and pollutants dissolve in it vastly increasing toxicity and area of spread.
I say that only half jokingly.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:59 AM   #862
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Yes, they have a warship LARP on a real warship; what?
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:47 AM   #863
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That's just...I llke that.
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:47 AM   #864
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If you can't see adventure possibilities in an underground stolen self-mummified monk smuggling ring, perhaps you've taken up the wrong hobby...
Mummified monk is ‘not dead’ and in rare meditative state, says expert

And something about the Mummies of Yamagata
The Gruesome and Excruciating Practice of Mummifying Your Own Body

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Old 02-07-2015, 08:33 AM   #865
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Apparently, 50% of the DNA sequenced from samples in the NYC subway system match no known organism. Sure, in the real world, its just a bunch of previously unsequenced bacteria, but the potential for a scan like that to find evidence of alien or ghoul DNA could make a fun plot point or start to a campaign. "CDC vs. the Mythos!"
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:18 AM   #866
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50% of the DNA sequenced from samples in the NYC subway system match no known organism.
Some of the samples are a close match for the alligator, though, except for some odd anomalies in the genes controlling growth and size.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:58 PM   #867
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Some of the samples are a close match for the alligator, though, except for some odd anomalies in the genes controlling growth and size.
I like the way you think.
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:08 PM   #868
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I learned about this recently and it seemed bizarre enough to be included in this thread... bizarre partly because it was considered normal, public behavior among a population that I can only hope I would have refused to be part of should I have lived in the day, for they were my countrymen, race, and rough economic level.

It is the spectacular lynching. It is something that, in the heat of a plot set any time before the modern day, a group might encounter as the effects of racism, a witch hunt, a red scare, or the equivalent phenomenon in the campaign's culture. Would your PC stand up against it if they saw it? Knowing that the mob might turn on him; that, if he survived, he might be unsafe in his home, exiled and penniless, for showing compassion to the victim?

Below are some short snippets from descriptions of a number of such events. Under the spoiler, because the descriptions are incredibly graphic.

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Old 02-11-2015, 11:32 AM   #869
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During the peace negotiations between Sweden and Denmark 1613, both kings were banned from attending. They had sabotaged previous peace negotiations. However, they both attended anyway - in disguise.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:59 PM   #870
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During the peace negotiations between Sweden and Denmark 1613, both kings were banned from attending. They had sabotaged previous peace negotiations. However, they both attended anyway - in disguise.
nice ... can I get a link?
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