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Monsters and Other Childish Things – The Travelling Bazaar

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It is May in New Orleans, and there has not been a drop of rain in weeks. Three young kids, suffering in the dry heat of the hottest spring around, are trying to find something to distract themselves. First task: acquiring ice cream.

These three kids will soon find themselves tossed into an adventure that will rival anything else they’ve ever seen. After all, the strange and twisting caverns of the Devil’s Bazaar are only one tendril of the market for the bizarre.

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Little Fears – Ichor Falls Part 2

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The first month of middle school in Ichor Falls, 1986, began calmly, with a trip to the Rand Historical Society Museum. For the local kids, it was just one more inundation of the town’s boring history. For four students, newly moved into the town, it was the beginning of something they will be forever unable to explain.

The students found and read a book of local stories, some of which seemed to possess supernatural powers. The story of The Stitched Man brought forth a nightmare into the bedroom of Thomasine Goode. Some dark, malevolent thing has turned its eyes upon the newcomers, and it wants them for its own.

Can the four friends survive the darkness that Ichor Falls brings to bear?

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Little Fears – Ichor Falls Part 1

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The once-abandoned West Virginia mining town of Ichor Falls lies always shrouded in mist. It crouches like a slick mushroom in a river valley, brooding. Abandoned by the world for several decades, new inroads are being created. The Elysium Group, the land’s new owners, are attempting to revitalize the near idyllic Falls, welding modern design to repaired turn-of-the-century ruins that slouch in decay.

It is 1986, and four middle-schoolers have moved with their families to take up residence in the new Ichor Falls suburb, Elysia. Their parents have told them that it’s a wonderful new opportunity for them and the family. That things can be different here, no matter what came before.

But Ichor Falls watches the passing of time as a face in a tree. History dwells here, thick and choking and rotten. Stories whispered in the grey light of day become real and inexorable in the night. From the depths of its mist, poised inside the edge of dusk, Ichor Falls waits for a day that comes all too soon.

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Little Fears – The Longest Night of Your Life

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Christmas is a magical time of anticipation and wonder for children around the world. The night before Christmas is all too long and the night after so short. Some children love Christmas so much, they want it to never end.

What is it about this time of year that entrances so many people? Is there a magic inherent to the season or is it really just the collective will of countless believers pooling their want into a single night?

With so many children putting so much effort into a single wish, surely it can’t go unanswered forever. There must be a tipping point, the snowflake that causes the avalanche. For most, like so many childhood dreams, the wish goes unfulfilled. For one little boy though, that wish seems have come true. He must be the luckiest kid in the world, right?

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Fiasco! – Transatlantic

Hey guys,

So we’ve had a good run here on the Drunk and the Ugly. It’s been a good time. We’ve had laughs, we’ve cried like babies, we’ve made depraved jokes.

But all of that’s about to change. Now, we know you voted on Fiasco this month (and we’re still posting it, as you can see by the above title, since you’re apparently able to read anyway) BUT. We’ve decided to make the switch to a new format of entertainment, one that we think is arguably for the better.

Without further ado, here’s Matt, with the update news:

“THE RECORDING GOT MESSED UP BECAUSE OF SHENANIGANS.  I THINK THE MIC WAS PLACED ON THE TABLE WRONG AND SO YOU CAN HEAR EVERY FOOTSTEP THROUGH THE HOUSE.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.  HERE’S A PONY GAME FOR YOUR TROUBLES. REFRESH THE PAGE IF YOU DON’T SEE IT.”

Excellently said as always, Matt. You are a picture of eloquence.

I hope you’ll stay on board for the new 24/7 Secret of the Magic Crystals Actual Play podcast. So long, Drunk and Ugly. HELLO HORSE GAMES FOR LITTLE GIRLS.

– Sam

 

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