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It seems so quiet in the Adventures’ Camp…we should be telling stories to keep the darkness (and more importantly the things it hides) at bay.

When I was describing the game to my workmate I obviously mentioned the Fighting Fantasy games books. But I also mentioned Lovecraft and Dr. Frankenstein as playable characters and that got me thinking about the gothic/pulp genre (which this game fits with). So here are some of my big favourites:

‘The Modern Promethean’ (Frankenstein’s Monster too all you philistines) by Mary Shelly

Anything by Mr. Lovecraft

‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ by Jules Verne (though I will admit I know it mostly from the film)

‘The Land that Time Forgot’ by Edgar Rice Burroughs (again, I’ve only seen the film)

‘War of the Worlds’ by H. G. Wells

For something a bit more modern:
‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ by Alan Moore (the film was pretty good, but I prefer the graphic novels)

‘Pax Britannia’ Series by Jonathan Green (This series directly uses many of the above (hidden lands full of dinosaurs, stitched together men used as soldiers etc.) and is well worth a read. Starts with ‘Unnatural History’.)

‘No Man’s World’ Series by Pat Keller (More Diesel Punk than Pulp Horror but basically a large circle of a WW1 battle field (including trenches) get randomly transported to an alien world. There are giant man-eating worms…’nuff said. Starts with ‘Black Hand Gang’.)

In real life:
Scott of the Antarctic

Lawrence of Arabia

Howard Carter (…of Egypt? Of the Mummy’s Curse?)

Games:
Sunless Seas (and the sequel currently in the works; Sunless Skies)
Discworld Noir (reaching a fair bit here but I love Sir Terry’s stuff to bits and he uses so many references and in jokes that all I really have to do is point towards Uberwald.)

So, traveller, those are my tales. What of yours? Will they be enough to keep us awake through till dawn? Let's just hope the campfire doesn't go out...

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That's fun because the same topic opened 1 day ago in the french forum, but with other mentions. :-)
Link (caution : french speakers inside)

I paste here titles without translation (Sometimes it's very different in another language) :
  • Books :
    • Robinson Crusoé from Daniel Defoë (writed in 1719 !)
    • L’ile au trésors from Stevenson (1882)
    • Voyage au centre de la terre from Jules Verne (+ movies : 1959 or 2008)
    • (historic) L’odyssée africaine from Mary Kingsley (yes, you know this name ;))
    • Tintin, specially [Tintin et les 7 boules de cristal + Le Temple du Soleil] and L’étoile mystérieuse
    • Le Marais aux Scorpions, a gamebook with some rules close to The 7th Continent

  • Movies and Series :
    • Lost

  • Videogames :
    • Myst (studio Cyan, 1993)
    • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
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Tintin! And Robinson Crusoe, how could I forget them? And they've just made me think of Jacques Cousteau.
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This opportunity to make some advertising is too good to pass up.

It's a modern web-comic, so maybe not as classy as all those previous books, but it has its place here : Girl Genius

And since I'm both here and finicky, I'll add that the aforementioned videogame isn't Myth, but Myst. ^^
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Ganner wrote:
And since I'm both here and finicky, I'll add that the aforementioned videogame isn't Myth, but Myst. ^^

Oh yes, I updated the french message but not this one. Done !
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And the new update has just made me think of 'Around the World in 80 Days'.
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Ian Edginton's Scarlet Traces
Warren Ellis's Planetary
The Marvel Pulp Versions :especially Deadpool Pulp
Sin City -- maybe sneaks too far into Noir
Whenever feasible, pick your team on character, not skill. You can teach skills; you can't teach character.
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