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  1. I just realized that I had made the above posts with my old forum account. I will use the regular one I have always used so far.
  2. I am about half way through writing Escape from Innsmouth. Since much of the action takes place in Innsmouth, I was having a difficult time developing activity within Arkham itself. But I managed to create some interesting things to occur outside of Innsmouth and I am trudging along nicely! How goes the Innsmouth casebook? Hopefully it hasn't sent you insane! Not yet! Real life once again began to interfere with my work, not to mention time spent working on a revision of the Mansions of Madness game... I too have been having problems reaching my own website for Arkham Investigations. I usually use Firefox (with Avast anti-virus) and every time the site is registered as being malware-infected. Even if I disable Firefox temporarily, Avast still blocks the site. I scanned the files stored there and found nothing. However, if I visit the site using Internet Explorer (with Avast turned off) I don't get the same virus warning and can get to the webpage. Not sure what is going on there. The hosting site is one that I have used for over seven years and have never had problems with it until now. I believe it to be something to do with Firefox itself, combined with Avast. The detection of malware is false I think. I would appreciate some feedback from others who try to visit the website - tell me if you too are getting malware or virus warning and such, as well as if you can visit it on IE but not Firefox. If I cannot determine what is causing this problem to the website, I may have to seek another web host. I also have not been able to play Arkahm Horror for over eight months after my group of players broke up and no longer get together at all. That seriously hampered my desire to keep working on the new Innsmouth casebook, as well as not having players to help me playtest the casebooks. However, I finally was able to find one or two players and I went back to the Innsmouth casebook last week and have about half the case book written so far. I am also about to begin my first true playtests of The Terrible House casebook this coming weekend.
  3. I am about half way through writing Escape from Innsmouth. Since much of the action takes place in Innsmouth, I was having a difficult time developing activity within Arkham itself. But I managed to create some interesting things to occur outside of Innsmouth and I am trudging along nicely!
  4. Ah yes I visit teh cthulhu files website often for things, but a great link to add here and on my website! The Cthulhu Lexicon is wonderful! Not much info but a great way to link characters to Lovecraft's stories where I can get more info!
  5. The new casebook, Escape from Innsmouth, is coming along nicely, but it is slower going that I had previously thought. However, I have forced myself to adhere to the commitment of its completion and I will post some updates as to my ongoing progress. I am also working on another project, involving a redo of Investigators. I am shamefully a Lovecraftian purist and want to revamp the Investigators to better suit those characters from his stories. I will keep the Investigators as per the game but with some changes. These include: A rewrite of their "Story So Far" to make each more Lovecraftian in nature. A complete reworking of each Investigator's Fixed Possession or Skills. It irks to no end when I am playing an author or doctor and I draw my random item cards at the start of the game, only to find my doctor has a Flame Thrower! With the change will be no random items, rather each Investigator will have fixed items and skills already selected to better suit each profession. Cheers!
  6. Thanks, glad to be back and healthy once again! The Escape from Innsmouth casebook is coming along very nicely, but I hope to hear from anyone with feedback about the casebook, The Terrible House, soon.
  7. I agree - that casebook was well done to add a good deal of suspense and mystery. I wish to try formatting that style with my next casebook as well.
  8. Certainly MaddMatt! I do look foward to any input from players that run the casebooks, since that uncovers any errors or changes that need to be made. I only wish I could gather another group of players myself so that I can get back to playing Arkahm Investigations too
  9. I corrected the card, Corbitt's Diary, with the proper paragraphs; you can download it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?6ba5ss01thiwfna I also added it to the website for download as well. I am working on replacing the "Nothing happens, read paragraph x" paragraphs as well and should have an updated casebook loaded soon. On another note, I working diligently away on the new casebook, Escape from Arkham. I hope to have it complete very soon!
  10. Thank you for the feedback, MaddMatt - I will review the casebook and see if there are any changes that can be implemented with it (especially about the "nothing happens" portions). I would suggest either tackling Whispers in Darkness or Dark Dreams of Dagon as your next investigation.
  11. Yes the casebook ends on paragraph 35. Ah, I was not aware of the entry mistake on Corbitt's Diary - I will fix that and upload a new card tomorrow. With the other issues of the casebook, I will look into it tomorrow as well. One question: the lack of pressure - is this about not enough of threats that makes it so?
  12. With the completion of The Terrible House (minus a revision to fix mistakes), I am now off to begin the new casebook, Escape from Innsmouth. I believe this casebook will be easy to write and finish, as I have all the notes and preliminary stuff for it already. I hope to have the first draft/version completed within two weeks - lets us see how fast and long into the cold dark nights I can type frantically as if Cthulhu himself was chasing me ... I have also come up with some more prop ideas. Once I finish them, I will post them on the website.Here is a rundown of what I am working on: I always used atmospheric music when running my Call of Cthulhu rpg game. I am doing the same now for Arkham Horror. So, I am working on a playlist of music I will be using. It truly adds ambiance to the game to have some very creepy Lovecraftian music playing in the background... I am going to begin having players dress up in costumes while we play (ie. 1920's vintage clothes). I am looking for a very good vintage 1920's suit for myself Candles, candles and more candles instead of lights.
  13. Alright! The new case book, The Terrible House, is finished! I ended up rewriting the case book with an entirely different plot that what I had initially intended. The new case book is posted on the web site and available for download here: http://arkhaminvestigation.onlinewebshop.net/cases.html I am hoping to play test the case book this week, but I would appreciate any feed back - especially of any mistakes found. To prevent spoilers, please sent me a Pm with your feedback Cheers!
  14. Maybe, I can help :-) That would be great, Amikezor! My French is terrible and using Google translate only butchers it further I am have great news too! I finished the new case book, The Terrible House; all I need to do now is to transfer it over to pdf and proof-read before posting it on the website. I cannot yet play-test the case book yet (as I lost my group of players while I fell sick), so I am hoping to be able to catch any mistakes simply by reading. I hope to have the case book posted by tomorrow!
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