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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby ColbyCone » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:23 am

clintmemo wrote:So last night some animal slaughtered a bunch of Llamas here in Louisville. I didn't eat them. It just killed them.

One of them weighed 500 pounds.

The fact that this happened right next to the Louisville Zoo makes me think about phentermine over the counter in more detail that maybe some big cat got out had some fun and then maybe went back?



This could be a great storyline. A tiger gets out from the Zoo every night, enjoys the game and returns back.
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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby clintmemo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:46 pm

ColbyCone wrote:
clintmemo wrote:So last night some animal slaughtered a bunch of Llamas here in Louisville. I didn't eat them. It just killed them.

One of them weighed 500 pounds.

The fact that this happened right next to the Louisville Zoo makes me think that maybe some big cat got out had some fun and then maybe went back?



This could be a great storyline. A tiger gets out from the Zoo every night, enjoys the game and returns back.


In related news....

Louisville Zoo (and nearby Mega-cavern) close do to the emergence of giant sinkhole.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/06/louisville-zoo-sinkhole-found-no-damage-injuries-reported/3087112002/
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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby clintmemo » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:16 pm

A traffic stop turns up whiskey, a gun and a rattlesnake, police say -- and that was before they found the uranium


https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/11/us/rattlesnake-uranium-oklahoma-trnd/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F

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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby MinnieMickey » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:05 am

anthroslug wrote:
KennethMiller wrote:
Freemage wrote:Insane doctor who becomes obsessed with TB patient pays for her grave (and later, mausoleum) when his unproven experimental treatments fail and she dies, then steals her body and keeps it, preserved, in his home for 7 years. People in the 1940s decide this is a romantic love story. (Link is to This American Life podcast.)


This one seems like a nice plot for my game, but will people like it in current times?


Depends on how you frame it. At the time, this was treated as romantic, but more recently people look at it and think “that guy was seriously nuts, and he did something really messed up!” If you can frame it not as romantic, and in a way that is non-exploitative (and your group is up for this sort of creepiness), then you could pull if off.


Yeah, I agree that doctor must be totally crazy. Stealing the body and preserving it for 7 years... and that's considered romantic? In my opinion he needed mental treatment.

Maybe the whole theory of romance between a doctor and patient is fascinating, that is why people in the 1970's considered it to be a romantic love story.

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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby clintmemo » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:13 am

A story from my city that is more cool than weird, but I thought I would share.
(and yes I have seen that door)

https://wfpl.org/curious-louisville-wha ... gton-road/
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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby Leoff » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:11 am

My wake-up this morning was nearly getting brained by a holy symbol thrown by a cat.

I have a good big icon -- a big nine by thirteen inch, gold leaf, iconic picture of Jesus, you know, the classic Orthodox style -- and a while ago the mount for hanging it on the wall broke, so until I fix that it's on the head of our bed. This morning the cat jumped up and knocked a few things off, including the icon, which cartwheeled past my face and landed on the floor.

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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby clintmemo » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:23 am

Leoff wrote:My wake-up this morning was nearly getting brained by a holy symbol thrown by a cat.

I have a good big icon -- a big nine by thirteen inch, gold leaf, iconic picture of Jesus, you know, the classic Orthodox style -- and a while ago the mount for hanging it on the wall broke, so until I fix that it's on the head of our bed. This morning the cat jumped up and knocked a few things off, including the icon, which cartwheeled past my face and landed on the floor.


Every time some one tells me a cat story, I think of this.

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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby clintmemo » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:04 am

This has been all over the news in the last few days, but I'll add it here anyway.

Utah Monolith

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/24/938572857/helicopter-pilots-spot-strange-sci-fi-looking-object-in-utahs-red-rock-country
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Re: Real stories weird enough for your game

Postby Ikoma » Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:22 pm

Watching random documentaries last night and stumbled on one about the Voynich Manuscript. HOW did I not know about this?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript

This will absolutely make its way into one of my games at some point.
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