Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Call of Cthulhu

Investigator Name: David Andrew Bartlett
Occupation: Artist
Colleges, Degrees: Miskatonic University, BA
Birthplace: Glowbury, MA
Mental Disorders: Dissociative disorder, not otherwise specified
Sex: M Age: 22
STR: 9
DEX: 12
INT: 17
Idea: 85
CON: 8
APP: 11
POW: 18
Luck: 90
SIZ: 10
SAN: 90 (It's a bit lower than this right now)
EDU: 18
Know: 90
Cthulhu Mythos: 00 (It's a bit higher than this right now)
Damage Bonus: none

Accounting 10%
Anthropology 1%
Archaeology 1%
Art: Drawing 60%
Art: Painting 75%
Astronomy 1%
Bargain 5%
Biology 16%
Chemistry 1%
Climb 40%
Computer Use 26%
Conceal 15%
Credit Rating 15%
Cthulhu Mythos 0%
Dodge 48%
Drive Auto 20%
Electrical Repair 40%
Electronics 11%
Fast Talk 60%
First Aid 30%
Geology 16%
Handgun 20%
Hide 10%
History 67%
Jump 25%
Law 5%
Library Use 52%
Listen 25%
Locksmith 1%
Machine Gun 15%
Martial Arts 1%
Mechanical Repair 20%
Medicine 5%
Natural History 26%
Navigate 10%
Occult 5%
Operate Hvy. Machine 1%
Persuade 15%
Pharmacy 1%
Photography 47%
Physics 89%
Psychoanalysis 1%
Psychology 31%
Ride 5%
Rifle 25%
Shotgun 30%
Sneak 10%
Spot Hidden 40%
Submachine Gun 15%
Swim 25%
Throw 25%
Track 10%
Fist/Punch 50%
Head Butt 10%
Kick 25%
Grapple 25%
Hatchet 20%

Call of Cthulhu is by Chaosium Inc.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Goin' Down to Eltdown

The Eltdown Shards are bizarre fragments of seeming pottery found in 1882 and named after Eltdown in southern England, where they were first discovered. These shards date to the early Triassic period. Previously believed to be untranslatable, there have been several "translations" made, such as The Eltdown Shards: A Partial Translation, by Gordon Whitney. There are also a variety of non-collegiate translation, most of which make the rounds among cults.

The translation by Whitney is similar to another text, the Pnakotic Manuscripts, produced by the archaeosapients currently termed Yithians, which describes the planet Yith and the first encounters with the Yekubians. There also appears to be a shard that contains the formula for summoning a being known as the "Warder of Knowledge." It should be noted that the formula for dismissing the Warder is either not present or intentionally damaged. However, the majority of information contained on the shards deals with shoggoths, and may or may not make vague references to some sort of "prime source," which means that it's more likely the shards were inscribed by the Elder Things.

Monday, October 4, 2010


A Yog-Sothoth reference in today's comic... maybe. A couple other references to, and some foreshadowing, all in the same panel.

And of course, a DG scenario reference.

My mom contacted me the other day and signed us both up for NaNoWriMo, so I'm having to hold off on Ten-Ghost for a little while to try and set up some back up pages, since I won't be doing any pages this November. I'm even skipping out on going to Michigan for Christmas this year just so I can keep up with this.

Oh yeah, and the Deus ex Machina line is there because it's funny, see, because Shub-Niggurath is


Somebody pointed out a typo in the Oct 06 comic. If it's still there... try refreshing. If that doesn't work, well, sorry about that.