Profile

Cover photo
Helen Calder
Works at Freelance
Attends School of Hard Knocks
Lived in Aberdeen, uk
2,400 followers|137,208 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Helen Calder

Discussion  - 
 
Now this is a plot I'd like to see. Imagine PCs being hired to protect someone important from a vengeful revenant that turns out to be what's left of an innocent victim that the VIP had sacrificed to dark powers.
21
Add a comment...

Helen Calder

Shared publicly  - 
5
1
Richard Grenville's profile photo
Add a comment...

Helen Calder

Discussion  - 
 
This is pretty weird. What could be killing antelopes so quickly? And how would you use it in your game?
They look like something drawn by Dr Seuss, but saiga antelopes are a real thing. Unfortunately, we can't be sure if they will be a thing for much longer, because at the current rate they could be extinct within a few weeks, at least in the wild.
3
1
As If's profile photoHelen Calder's profile photoHenry Wong's profile photokrishna v. shukla's profile photo
6 comments
 
Allergies, must be allergies.
Add a comment...

Helen Calder

Discussion  - 
 
There is something deeply creepy about these places.  Something about the pictures is tickling the back of my mind.  There's a killer plot in there for a horror/supernatural game I'm just not sure what it is.  

I do know that Scooby Doo and his friends would be all over a haunted water park, abandoned or not.
Ten haunting yet strangely fascinating abandoned water parks from around the world. Urbex at its best!
10
2
Mike Elston's profile photokrishna v. shukla's profile photo
Add a comment...

Helen Calder

Discussion  - 
 
Interesting location for a contemporary game and an interesting NPC for a period game.  Also I'd like to see this sort of quackery in a classic fantasy setting.

Suggestions?
16
2
Steve Meinel's profile photoDarren Priddy's profile photoKai T's profile photo
 
I always wonder what was there every time I drive past, but am always too pressed for time to check.

This is definitely good "strange place" fodder for a game or story.
Add a comment...
In her circles
2,769 people
Have her in circles
2,400 people
John Butler's profile photo
Shared Circles (All G+ circles here)'s profile photo
Mehedi Hasan's profile photo
Matt Smith's profile photo
George Lee's profile photo
Wendy Mehok's profile photo
joseph walter's profile photo
Bozina Asanovic's profile photo
Larry Elmore's profile photo

Helen Calder

Discussion  - 
 
Ladies and gentlemen I give you an NPC for your late 19th - early 20th century game. Con woman? Wronged Royal? Murderess? Sorceress? Crazy woman? Supernatural being? It's up to your players to decide.

Do they get called in to investigate the deaths? Does she employ them in some wild goose chase? Perhaps they're struck by her ability to persuade people of clearly outlandish things and decide to investigate?
In the summer of 2013, I was sent to the University of Texas in Austin to research the life of Harry Houdini for a TV biopic. While perusing his collection of personal correspondence, I stumbled across the most insane letter I have ever read, sent by a woman who claimed...
12
2
Samantha Pearl's profile photoAaron B's profile photo
Add a comment...

Helen Calder

Shared publicly  - 
 
Every year I spend all November writing for NaNoWriMo but then December comes round and I find that somehow the magic has gone.

Once again I've got stuff that I want to edit/re-write and I am capable of doing so but I'm not doing it. Sometimes I spend ages with Scrivener open staring at different bits of my WIP, moving bits around, writing notes changing labels, re-reading bits etc but not actually writing, or re-writing or doing any actual editing.
1
Add a comment...

Helen Calder

Discussion  - 
 
More Ghost ships. These one are a little older than the ones +Lachlan Brown posted and are definitely all sailing the seas in at least one of my fictional continua.
The stories behind abandoned vessels and spooky apparitions found at sea.
5
Bryan Mullins's profile photoHelen Calder's profile photoHeath Wilder's profile photo
3 comments
 
It's an +Eclipse Phase​ must imho
Add a comment...

Helen Calder

Discussion  - 
 
I have no idea how accurate the claims of the train's existence/discovery are but I am super excited at the possibility that it might contain the Amber Room.

Speculation time - what would your PCs fiund when they entered the train? Why did the Nazi's really steal the Amber Room? How desperate are the Russians to get it back? Who else wants it and why?

And most importantly how are we going to tie it all into the Antarctic Space Nazis?
The Nazi gold train that made headlines last week could contain the legendary Amber Room, presented to Tsar Peter the Great by the King of Prussia, according to British author and journalist Tom Bower. Meanwhile, the Polish have lawyered up, staking a claim to the finds.
5
Brandes Stoddard's profile photoToby Grandjean's profile photowitold witaszewski's profile photoHelen Calder's profile photo
4 comments
 
Natzi gold train. Doesn't it feel like we've somehow stepped into the pages of s pulp novel?
Add a comment...

Helen Calder

Discussion  - 
 
Some of these were new to me and might be new to you. So much plot fodder here. 
The true creepiness of the world is that, despite all our advanced technology, there's still so many unsolved mysteries.
10
1
Christopher Hatty's profile photoNik May's profile photo
 
Love #23. Current obsession.
Add a comment...

Helen Calder

Discussion  - 
 
This is some Supervillain level shit. A global outage just as the Trading day begins in London? A "delay" in the sale of UK debt? Next thing you hear some dude called Moriarty will be named a government advisor.
Thousands of Bloomberg screens went offline in banks around the world Friday leaving many traders without access to market data, news and dealing systems.
3
Niles Calder's profile photo
 
You mean like Frank Moriarty? Brother of John Moriarty, the landlord of the Blackened Hen? Frank advises on alcohol licensing I think.
Add a comment...
People
In her circles
2,769 people
Have her in circles
2,400 people
John Butler's profile photo
Shared Circles (All G+ circles here)'s profile photo
Mehedi Hasan's profile photo
Matt Smith's profile photo
George Lee's profile photo
Wendy Mehok's profile photo
joseph walter's profile photo
Bozina Asanovic's profile photo
Larry Elmore's profile photo
Collections Helen is following
Education
  • School of Hard Knocks
    present
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Helen Forbes, Cutty_Darke
Story
Introduction
The Helen Calder from Aberdeen who is the NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison.

You might want to put me in your circles for Craft, Doctor Who, Sci Fi, RPG, Horror and Writing.  Basically I'm a huge geek.

I follow at lot of artists and I love to see all kinds of art and craft but I very rarely post images of my own.  I have an autistic son and although I don't post on the subject of autism I often read about it.
Bragging rights
Wielder of the Stick o' Doom
Work
Occupation
Writer
Employment
  • Freelance
    present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Aberdeen, uk - Dundee, uk