Author Archives: Geoff Skellams

Rogue Periscope

I’ve pledged to the Hillfolk kickstarter, and since I’ve read the pre-release draft version, I’ve had a couple of ideas for Series Pitches. Here’s the first one, in which I try to invoke movies like Crimson Tide, or books like … Continue reading

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Creating The Saanich Cycle – Part 3 – Locations

OK, after a much longer delay than I would have liked – where life got in the way, as it often has a habit of doing – I’m back to working on creating The Saanich Cycle. For those who came … Continue reading

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Creating The Saanich Cycle – Part 2 – The High Level View

In case you missed part 1, I’m in the process of creating a Trail of Cthulhu campaign framework using the city creation guidelines from the Dresden Files RPG. Why? Well, basically, I’ve found that I typically don’t do enough prep … Continue reading

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Creating The Saanich Cycle

This is going to be the first in a series of posts where I talk about creating a new campaign framework for Pelgrane Press’ Trail of Cthulhu roleplaying game. With a bit of luck, I should hopefully be running a … Continue reading

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Scribbles On A Page

(Originally published 4th July, 2007) The Written Word. Have you ever stopped to wonder about how what are essentially random squiggles on a page or a computer screen can suddenly take on so much meaning? I’ve been guilty over the … Continue reading

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Things That Go Bump In The Night

(Originally published 7th June, 2007) Ghosts, ghouls, goblins, vampires, werewolves and all the things that just go bump in the night. What is it about horror stories that keeps us going back for more? Since ancient times, people have been … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need Another Hero… Or Do We?

(Originally published 23rd May, 2007) Is the world now bereft of heroes or do they still exist to show us the way? Are there people still out there who epitomise the essence of the hero archetype? It seems that every … Continue reading

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The Power Of Questions

(Originally published 9th May, 2007) How do people come up with certain ideas? What makes them think about things in a way that lets them come up with the answers? How do people learn new things in general, whether they … Continue reading

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Where Do Thoughts Come From?

(Originally published 4th May, 2007) Where do ideas come from? When I’m writing, what part of me comes up with the words to type? Sometimes, it feels as though there’s someone else trapped inside my brain, trying to find an … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

(Originally published 25th April, 2007) Today, in Australia, is Anzac Day. More than just a public holiday, it’s a time when the nation remembers the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who have found and died in the wars of the … Continue reading

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