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  • Stephen King's CofD

    We had a topic about works of Clive Barker's as inspiration for CoD games, so let's make one about King.

    Especially, as J.J. Abrams TV series - Castle Rock - based on Stephen's works is being done now. Here is teaser:



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  • #2
    The Mist would be an awesome prelude to a hunter game.

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    • #3
      Stephen King is pretty much my goto for inspiration for CofD. IT is an archtypical Hunter game, to the point of being listed in the original book... but IT is also a mastercraft at creeping horror, making mundane objects terrifying. If you haven't listened to the most recent audiobook version, you should be. IT is creepy on a level beyond the book, and that goddamn says something.


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      • #4
        To me most films or books on King's universe are great as mortal characters chronicle ( and sometimes Hunter ). We have lone humans confronting first time with supernatural. And their Integrity is plumbing.


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        • #5
          I know it's not directly his work but Joe Hill (King's son) has a similar style it's a little faster and puncher; Horns, N0S4A2, Heart Shaped Box and Locke and Key

          I'd love to play a game based around the Key House.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by basketcase View Post
            I'd love to play a game based around the Key House.
            Oh yes, Key Housel <3


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            • #7
              Good ol' Stephen King. His style is pretty much the kind of horror I usually aim towards, one of my favorite ones and, generally speaking, my platonic ideal for CoD's atmosphere.



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              • #8
                Much of my approach to storytelling is informed by Stephen King (and Clive Barker, but he has his own thread). He creates this great atmosphere of regular people dealing with the deadly and strange. And (at least for my tastes) the idea of normalcy has to be established and reinforced for the strange and fantastic elements to have any impact - its a needed contrast.

                As far as for setting and world-building, most of Kings novels could be plugged into the CofD game system with very little adjustment. You could run a pretty awesome game set in the world of the Dark Tower (which is technically most of King's works - levels of the Tower, Ka is a Wheel, etc, etc).





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                • #9
                  Roland Deschain, endlessly trapped in a recursive Awakening pursuing the Man in Black...

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                  • #10
                    Trucks: The Honkening.

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                    • #11
                      - Blaine the Mono is a homicidal Rank 4 Messenger angel that's an Exile, but has not completely fallen, however!
                      - Christine is a spirit-possessed car.
                      - The Crimson King is an Exarch of the Abyss (considering his plans for the cosmos!).
                      - The events of The Dome are the result of an extremely ambitious Infrastructure.
                      - IT is an Incarnate Eshmaki Beast.
                      - Leland Gaunt is a Mekhet vampire with Cruac.
                      - The events of The Mist are the result of Cheiron Group accidentally summoning a Rank 5 Abyssal entity that 'overwrites' local reality with itself.
                      - Mister Malshun is a Qlippoth archmage, and hosting an ochema of the Crimson King.
                      - The Overlook Hotel was the site of an Unfettered Namtaru Beast (the hotel's 'intelligence') and sat on an Avernian Gate in its boiler-room.
                      - Randal Flagg is a Tetrarch that's secretly plotting on overthrowing the Exarchs.
                      - Roland Deschain is a hunter blessed with an endless lifespan.
                      - Room 1408 (from the short story, not the movie) is an Abyssal 'shallowing'. [Sorry! I'm not versed in Mage 2e...]
                      - The Talisman (as in, the object the book is named after) is an omphalos stone of Gaea.
                      Last edited by Demigod Beast; 02-26-2017, 03:17 PM.

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