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Old 03-06-2020, 05:05 AM   #2231
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Colorado's famous for dinosaur fossils. That just means you have to go really far back for your lost city.
{Insert Dinosaur Train theme song here...}
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Old 03-06-2020, 05:22 AM   #2232
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Sometimes, it's sorta frustrating to live in such young country in the New World.

I'm never going to accidentally uncover the remnants of a 3,000 year-old Bronze Age civilization while digging in my neighborhood.
Meh, just make something up anyway. Call it the Lost Legion of Persian Vikings of Zhang He, or summin' to that effect.
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Old 03-08-2020, 10:52 AM   #2233
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{Insert Dinosaur Train theme song here...}
It would certainly increase the tourist traffic to Dinosaur, CO.

That's an actual place. It's located near Dinosaur National Monument.
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Old 03-08-2020, 11:10 AM   #2234
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Meh, just make something up anyway. Call it the Lost Legion of Persian Vikings of Zhang He, or summin' to that effect.
I'd probably have to go with Cibola. I'd probably need to locate it somewhere near Mesa Verde, and hidden inside a cave in a hollow mesa, or something, or bury it somehwere in the Arkansas River drainage area of eastern Colorado.

It would be more scenic and interesting to locate it somewhere along the Colorado River, but that's so well surveyed and explored (because so many people depend on it), that it would be hard to hide anything, there.
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Old 03-17-2020, 11:03 AM   #2235
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At MIT there's a 26-year old milk cartoon that has become a sort of mascot.

The students have negotiated a treaty with it in case it grows sentient and tries to take over the world. So... do you need a villain for your Monster Hunters campaign?
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Old 03-18-2020, 03:28 PM   #2236
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At MIT there's a 26-year old milk cartoon that has become a sort of mascot.

The students have negotiated a treaty with it in case it grows sentient and tries to take over the world. So... do you need a villain for your Monster Hunters campaign?
Objection! A non-sentient entity, as Milkzilla clearly was at the time the agreement was made, cannot be considered to have understood the agreement, making it unenforceable.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:44 AM   #2237
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I'm late to this one, but David Tennant was using the real skull of Tchaikowsky when he performed Hamlet. (Tchaikowsky had willed it to the Royal Shakespeare Company for this purpose.)

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...rformance.html

Now I'm wondering what skull would be the most appropriate for a performance of the King in Yellow...
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Old 03-22-2020, 01:49 PM   #2238
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Now I'm wondering what skull would be the most appropriate for a performance of the King in Yellow...
The actor's own skull, of course.
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Old 03-22-2020, 07:54 PM   #2239
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Reminds of an episode of some spooky TV series. A cutthroat actor cheats his way into some odd casting for Hamlet. The twist being that it was all done by the cliched escaped lunatics from the asylum who wanted proper authenticity. The role was for of course Yorik.
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Reminds of an episode of some spooky TV series. A cutthroat actor cheats his way into some odd casting for Hamlet. The twist being that it was all done by the cliched escaped lunatics from the asylum who wanted proper authenticity. The role was for of course Yorik.
Alas, poor Yorick!
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