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 Post subject: A magazine for Age of Cthulhu
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:12 am 
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Hi. I love the new Level Up magazine. I had to track down a copy of issue one, and now I eagerly await issue two.

I would love to see the same approach for your Age of Cthulhu license. You could call the magazine "Elder Sign".


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 Post subject: Re: A magazine for Age of Cthulhu
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:45 pm 
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No?

I can't imagine that there would be a shortage of things available to do/put into a mag like this.


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 Post subject: Re: A magazine for Age of Cthulhu
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:57 pm 
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Hey man, first let's get through more than one release of Age of Cthulhu. :) The second Age of Cthulhu volume is at the printer now, and we have the manuscript in house for the third. Once we've made a little more progress on these we can talk about a magazine!

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 Post subject: Re: A magazine for Age of Cthulhu
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:58 pm 
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:lol: I'm already hooked man! Can't you tell? :D


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 Post subject: Re: A magazine for Age of Cthulhu
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:24 pm 
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I suspect that a better approach might be to have a single "Goodman Games" magazine -- whether it be Level Up or something entirely different -- instead of trying to put together seperate magazines for each game line.

I've been following the progress of TrollsZine, a free rpg magazine for Tunnels & Trolls. Also I've watched the progress of Fight On!, a magazine devoted to retro rpgs. All of these seem to be a lot of work by a few people and I'm not sure how many copies actually get distributed. I'm not sure that a Cthulhu-only magazine could justify its own existance in terms of sales.

Now, if you could combine all of the product lines into a single magazine and make it kind of like the old Dragon magazine from the 1980's, that might generate some interest.

Just my two cents.

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 Post subject: Re: A magazine for Age of Cthulhu
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:54 pm 
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Well if you would like to see Age of Cthulhu fan material in Electronic Print feel free to submit to Protodimension Magazine (So long as we can get permission to post fan material).

We are always looking to expand our contributors and systems we cover.

Our 6th Issue just went up this week for free download as well

www.protodimension.com

Tad: One of the three running this venture

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 Post subject: Re: A magazine for Age of Cthulhu
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:48 am 
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tadk wrote:
Protodimension Magazine

Hey, Tadk, can you tell me more about Protodimension magazine?

I'll confess that I haven't read an issues yet, but I visited the link and scanned the TOC for a couple of issues and it seems to be mostly fiction or other electic articles. What is the primary focus for the publication? Gaming? Fiction? Any particular era or setting?

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 Post subject: Re: A magazine for Age of Cthulhu
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:37 am 
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Protodimension Magazine is Horror gaming oriented.
Issue 6 was fairly fiction heavy compared to Issue 5 that had 70 some pages of just WOD Setting Detail in it, in example.
Issue 5 also had an article and a scenario for Cold City.
Previous issues have had a Gumshoe adventure, COC adventures, more fiction, some miscellaneous gaming support and general articles as well.

We cover mostly Dark Conspiracy and Call of Cthulhu due to, that is what is submitted so far.

Check out the other issues and you will see a wider variety of content in each issue.

If nothing else it is a free publication so it will cost you nothing but some download time to check out our issues.

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 Post subject: Re: A magazine for Age of Cthulhu
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:07 am 
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It does sound interesting, and of course you've listed off some of my favorite games (well, except for WoD) and that's a nice perk. I guess the TOC I looked at seemed fiction-heavy so I was curious about how they usually go.

Thanks for the tip and the link. I'll definitely check 'em out!

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 Post subject: Re: A magazine for Age of Cthulhu
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:52 pm 
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So here is our TOC for Issue 6 with some notes
* From The Shadows By Tad Kelson (Editors Notes)
* Sarah’s Friends, An Adventure By Phil Bignall For Call of Cthulhu®
* Chirp, Chirp, Fiction By Tim Bisaillon (2 pages long Twitter like Fiction)
* Incident 429, Space Beasties, Sort Of… By Norm Fenlason For Dark Conspiracy® (Includes new creature)
* Dream Job, Fiction Plus By Dave Schuey
* Words with the Psychedelic Goblin, Interview with Colin Chapman By Tad Kelson
* Film at 11, Fiction By Jeff Moeller
* Heroes of Faith, Faithful Settings By Randy Alan Donahue For Dark Conspiracy® (Campaign information)
* Industrial Still Life in Winter, Chilling Fiction By Jason C. Hosler
* My Hell, Poetry By Peyton Bisaillon
* The Truth about Mr. Taylor, Cul-de-sac Adventure By Norm Fenlason For Little Fears: Nightmare Edition®
(Adventure with maps and critters)
* Special Forces Hooker, Armalite MH-12 MagHook By Lee Williams For Dark Conspiracy® (Obligatory gun pr0n)
* Table for Two, Dinner Table Humor By The Braincase Factory (webcomic)
This issue is 72 pages long

In Issue 5 we had support for
Dark Conspiracy
Call of Cthulhu
Cold City
NWoD

Issue 4 support came for
Dark Conspiracy
Spycraft 2.0

Issue 3 support for
Gumshoe
Spycraft 2.0
Call of Cthulhu
Dark Conspiracy

Issue 2 support for
Dark Conspiracy
Call of Cthulhu
Little Fears
Unknown Armies

Finally in Issue 1 we started off with game support for
Dark Conspiracy
Call of Cthulhu
Unknown Armies
WoD

That all in addition to the art work we have, covers from George Cotronis, fiction, and poetry and all free

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 Post subject: Re: A magazine for Age of Cthulhu
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:49 am 
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Clearly someone is a Dark Consipiracy fan! :P

Seriously, having given the first issue a gander, I like what I see here. I'll need to take some time to brouse them all before I can see what I can use, but after all it is free.... :D

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 Post subject: Re: A magazine for Age of Cthulhu
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:17 am 
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1. I'm really impressed with your design and layout and wish I could do something so slick and polished. What software do you use for it?

2. Really neat that issue #3 has an adventure near Fermilab, since I live within an hour of there! :D

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"The worthy GM never purposely kills players' PCs, He presents opportunities for the rash and unthinking players to do that all on their own."
-- Gary Gygax
"Don't ask me what you need to hit. Just roll the die and I will let you know!"
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 Post subject: Re: A magazine for Age of Cthulhu
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:44 pm 
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Thanks Marv

Norm does the layout. He has a template set up, slight changes to it for Issue 6 making it a little nicer in some respects.
I think he uses an Adobe product. I have to check it out which one.

Well we are the ones redoing Dark Conspiracy 3rd Edition, so yes we are all fans there. Also Norm and Lee were both involved with Demonground, so we have that sense of continuity there.

BTW just saw the Issue 7 Cover Art, dang, blue, electric feeling, very bio-mechanically inclined. I think everyone will be impressed.

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