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Old 02-16-2022, 02:49 PM   #2591
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That's going on the idea list for my current Monster Hunter game. may never use it since they are set in Arizona.
I assume you're already familiar with the Tuscon Artefacts.
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Old 02-16-2022, 03:53 PM   #2592
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As could rumors/people chasing the rumors, Maltese Falcon style There's three mummified fingers in circulation, maybe from mummified outlaw Elmer McCurdy, but one or more parties have gotten the idea that they're the long-lost fingers of Formosus, which would have some supposed miraculous power, and all sorts of machinations happen to get hold of fingers that, if anyone gets them, turn out to do nothing at all.
Reminds me of an idea I had to track down and collect all the fingers of Saint John in Crusader Kings II. Gave up when I realized there were at least two dozen in circulation.
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Old 02-16-2022, 04:41 PM   #2593
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I assume you're already familiar with the Tuscon Artefacts.
No I was not. I'm kind of making the game up as I go on. Arizona is the setting because one player said he had just watched Eight Legged Freaks so he hoped we weren't in Arizona.
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Old 02-17-2022, 11:13 AM   #2594
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No I was not. I'm kind of making the game up as I go on. Arizona is the setting because one player said he had just watched Eight Legged Freaks so he hoped we weren't in Arizona.
Lost Dutchman mine
Rumors of petroglyphs of dinosaurs or spacemen
Stories about lost mines/ancient civilization runes near the Grand Canyon
I've got some notes around somewhere for a 1920s pulp game that was going to Arizona if you want me to dig them up.
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Old 02-17-2022, 11:17 AM   #2595
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I'm seeing some stories about a bunny that snuck into the courtyard in the center of the Pentagon -- Bunnies and Burrows meets Jason Bourne?
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Old 02-17-2022, 11:40 AM   #2596
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I'm seeing some stories about a bunny that snuck into the courtyard in the center of the Pentagon -- Bunnies and Burrows meets Jason Bourne?
Jason Bun?
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Old 02-17-2022, 04:16 PM   #2597
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Lost Dutchman mine
Rumors of petroglyphs of dinosaurs or spacemen
Stories about lost mines/ancient civilization runes near the Grand Canyon
I've got some notes around somewhere for a 1920s pulp game that was going to Arizona if you want me to dig them up.
That would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2022, 01:26 PM   #2598
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Stephen had the seven-month-dead Formosus exhumed. The corpse was enthroned and Formosus was tried on various charges [...] stripped of his vestments, the three blessing fingers were cut off of his right hand, and he was reburied in a graveyard for foreigners; then he was dug up again and thrown into the Tiber River.
A similar grim spectacle: the Wanli Emperor (Ming Dynasty) is the only emperor whose tomb in the Beijing Ming Tombs compound was ever excavated. The process was undertaken with inadequate scientific supervision, and the Cultural Revolution put an end to it. During the demonstrations, Red Guards dragged the Wanli Emperor's corpse to the front of the tombs, along with two of his wives, and subjected them to denunciation, then burned them and scattered their remains.

In the old tradition of Chinese ancestral propitiation, an angry spirit wandering the earth is blamed as the spiritual cause of all manner of ills. And a former emperor may give rise to a potent wrathful shade indeed...
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Old 03-08-2022, 12:30 PM   #2599
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Denver Police seek Stolen Box of Human Heads

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/nati...olice/3586239/
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Denver Police seek Stolen Box of Human Heads

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/nati...olice/3586239/

Vampire Jailbreak? Ritual Components? Smuggling operation gone bad?
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