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Nigel Clarke
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Whilst running a game last night using Roll20 in a hangout I had a player ask me how one joins a Hangout already in progress without an invitation link. I couldn't tell him but assumed that there is some kind of search function that could find the Hangout if he knew who had started it.

Is there such a function or, if not, how would someone find a Hangout?
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Been busy these last few days writing up scenarios for my new World War Cthulhu game session (starting April 4th) to follow up on my current Laundry sessions.

Besides Tomes of Navarone, which got tested at Conception, I have done a version of Secret of Marseilles moved to the war, a version of the Castle Dark mini scenario from Fungi from Yoggoth and a new scenario involving the British Museum, the King's Library, the Black Book and an incendiary bomb which is just a Home Front scenario, no travel required.
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Doing some writing today for World War Cthulhu C7's CoC 6e based foray into the 40's. Thanks to +Julian Hayley for the idea behind Tomes of Naverone suggested over a pint at the pub last night. Set in 1943 and, like the movie, located in the Nazi occupied Greek islands Tomes has the SOE agents not only blowing up said Nazi's but trying to retrieve some tablets written in Linear A.
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Cool! World War Cthulhu is our best/fastest selling Call of Cthulhu title, so there must be a lot of other awesome ideas floating around out there. Anyone want to share what they're planning/running with WWC?

At some point Stuart Boon, Paul Bourne and myself are getting together for a game, as the Scotland-based c7 contingent. I'll be playing so it remains to be seen what horrors and choices we'll be facing!
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I going to have a technology check and character generation session for a Bi-weekly TOR game on the 22nd January at 7.30.pm GMT. Characters will start out either in Dale or Esgaroth (group preference). Standard characters from the core choices plus Men of the Lake from the Laketown supplement.

I'll use G+ Hangouts and either Roll20 or  Dicestream for die rolls.

First four I'll take the first five players to express a wish to play.
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Sorry; I wasn't around today. But clarification: is there a private Google Group you created for this game? If it exists I never received an invitation.
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Just finished reading Charlie Stross' new Laundry novella. Another great romp through  modern Cthulhoid fiction.
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My alternate Wednesday Hangout/Roll20 group is seeking a Scout as the person playing our current Scout has had to drop out.
Standard character options from core and Laketown books only. let me know if you are interested. The game runs 7.30 to 930 GMT/UTC/WET every other Wednesday evening. We have a Beorning, Elf, Lakeman, and Hobbit already.

The Company is pursuing an Orc and giant Warg through the Long Marsh heading (they believe) for the Mountains of Mirkwood. There's only been three sessions so a new player will not be behind in terms of AP.
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I've had a taker for the spot. If it doesn't work out I'll let you know.
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Been busy these last few days writing up scenarios for my new World War Cthulhu game session (starting April 4th) to follow up on my current Laundry sessions.

Besides Tomes of Navarone, which got tested at Conception, I have done a version of Secret of Marseilles moved to the war, a version of the Castle Dark mini scenario from Fungi from Yoggoth and a new scenario involving the British Museum, the King's Library, the Black Book and an incendiary bomb which is just a Home Front scenario, no travel required.
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Got the approval from John to change it so it's waiting for approval. Should be up in a day or two. It's 6e but IMO it really makes little difference to players what you call it as very little changes in most games. It's mostly psychological. Some people see the label & react rather than playing the game. It's that fear of something new I suppose.

For something open to the general gaming public just labelling it Call of Cthulhu is good enough as only hard core gamers are likely to know that a new edition is coming along.
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Doing some writing today for World War Cthulhu C7's CoC 6e based foray into the 40's. Thanks to +Julian Hayley for the idea behind Tomes of Naverone suggested over a pint at the pub last night. Set in 1943 and, like the movie, located in the Nazi occupied Greek islands Tomes has the SOE agents not only blowing up said Nazi's but trying to retrieve some tablets written in Linear A.
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I did a miniatures game of The Eagle has Landed about ten years ago. Based on the movie it was a great scenario that I ran several times with varying results.
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I'm thinking about running an on-line game of The One Ring in the New Year using G+ Hangouts with Dicestream.

Probably four or five players and running alternate Sunday's from 6pm to about 8 or 9pm UK time/GMT.
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Id be interested in playing if your still planning this?
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Just finished reading Charlie Stross' new Laundry novella. Another great romp through  modern Cthulhoid fiction.
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Introduction

Born 1953 London, England. Schooled at Manorside school in Finchley and later Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

I left the UK in early March of 1985 and took up residence shortly afterwards in Dammam which is the main city of the East coast of Saudi Arabia.

From 1985 to 1987 I spent a huge amount of time scuba diving in the Red Sea, Persian Gulf, off Bali and the Thousand Islands in Indonesia and in the English Channel. Both diving and teaching scuba diving were some of my favourite lifetime experiences and achievements.

Back in the UK I started a degree in Computer Science with the Open University at the beginning of 1988. 

In July of 1992 my then wife was transferred to Bermuda and we shipped out to one of my favourite places. I soon found a position teaching Math and Computer Science classes for the City Colleges of Chicago on the US Navy base on the island. Soon after that I started work for NASA as a contractor coding tracking data that provided pointing information for the radar dishes used to support manned and unmanned space missions.

We moved to the US in 1999 for a family emergency.

In December of 2007 I was rushed to hospital with pneumonia and major kidney disease and elevated blood pressure issues. I spent a week in Critical Care and emerged much poorer with a large bill and a diagnosis of a need for dialysis in the near future. Some fifteen months later in mid 2009 I returned to the U.K. to seek medical treatment for my kidney disease.
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