Thursday, May 22, 2014

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One of my all time favorite books by Arthur Conan Doyle is his Tales of Terror and Mystery. Each one has a twist of weirdness and mystery. These are great sources for an unexpected and not quite so lethal D&D style adventure or as fodder for disarming as well as killing those pesky Call of Cthulhu investigators.
From the Horror From The Heights to the Jew's Breastplate, all of the tales are right there and waiting. A quick read and then with a dash these can be easily turned into an old school adventure. Very quick reads and easy for conversion, these are great for an evening's play and entertainment.
I'm using a few of the Tales as source material for an upcoming campaign and thought I'd share.
I hope you enjoy, Doyle remains one of my all time favorites over the years. 
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According to wiki :
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJDL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste.[1] He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels.
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  • Arthur Conan Doyle Online Exhibition HERE
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  1. Very cool post. Sir A. C. Doyle is a big influence on Wermspittle, so it was fun to see him get a special mention like this. Professor Challenger is awesome and he'll kick the tail of anyone who disagrees all on his own, he's that kind of dude. He wrote a bit about faeries and spiritualist-stuff as well, much of that is quite useful in a gaming context, whatever the merits might be else-wise...

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  3. I can see where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's influence is in Wermspittle. Actually Conan Doyle was also just that kinda dude as well. There's a lot of Doyle in Challenger in some respects. Doyle's views on the 'occult' were coloured by the times as well. And they're very useful games in those respects. He's one of my all time favorite writers and they're lots going for him as a writer besides Holmes one of his best known creations. He's a once in a lifetime writer from a time with lots of incredible writers in my opinion.
    Glad you enjoyed the post and we've got more to come!


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