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  1. Fear of the Unknown

    Quote Originally Posted by H.P. Lovecraft
    The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
    For the initial part of this discussion, I intend to elaborate on elements that Lovecraft discusses in his Supernatural Horror in Literature article.

    Lovecraft truly hit the nail on the head with this statement. Whenever time is spent contemplating the true nature of fear, the road inevitably leads to the unknown. There are greater philosophers ...
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  2. Play It Again, Frodo - Part 1

    by , March 15th, 2014 at 18:44 (From The *Somewhat Twisted* Mind Of Dulux-Oz)
    Still confused about role-playing? Having trouble convincing your “serious” friends that you don’t dress up in a frock and wave around a foam-rubber sword? Dulux-Oz (your esteemed and humble Game Master, Ruleset/Extension Author and Tutorial Video Producer) shows how closely role-playing and literature are entwined…

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    My awesome assignment is to say a few words about the joys of role-playing. “Some burks out there,” mentioned our esteemed and not-so-humble Forum ...

    Updated April 8th, 2016 at 07:00 by dulux-oz

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  3. Play It Again, Frodo - Part 2

    by , March 15th, 2014 at 18:54 (From The *Somewhat Twisted* Mind Of Dulux-Oz)
    His course of action was clear. It was simply a matter of split-second timing: ducking the poisoned arrows, leaping lithely between the rotating knives, dodging under the arching cataract of molten lava, fording the piranha-infested lake, sprinting through the blazing refinery, using guile to sidestep the crazed onslaught of the entire Sioux nation, taking advantage of available cover in the ground-level nuclear test zone, holding his breath for the final dash through the airless vacuum of space, ...
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  4. The Confusing Country - Or - Understanding Australia

    by , March 18th, 2014 at 16:38 (From The *Somewhat Twisted* Mind Of Dulux-Oz)
    On the grounds that some of you may end up travelling to the Land Downunder some day, I thought I'd post a bit of a “Survival Guide” to ensure that you understand us Ozzies and enjoy your time here.

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    Australia is a very confusing place, taking up a large amount of the bottom half of the planet. It is recognisable from orbit because of many unusual features, including what at first looks like an enormous bite taken out of its southern edge; a wall of sheer cliffs ...
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  5. Solar Power - Part 1

    by , March 22nd, 2014 at 14:09 (From The *Somewhat Twisted* Mind Of Dulux-Oz)
    Norbert Parkinson’s childhood was not outwardly exceptional, but his early experiences must have influenced his later maladaptive development; there are hints that he was shy, reclusive, and prone to reading too much. It was in early adolescence that his illness first became apparent to the trained observer, and this coincided with his taking up the intensive playing of so-called “role-playing games”. Recently, his psychosis has become manifest and he lives in a world occupied by elves, goblins, ...

    Updated April 8th, 2016 at 07:03 by dulux-oz

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