Call of Cthulhu 1990s Handbook

The Invisible Pattern (Part 1)

Steve: I am pretty pumped to be running Call of Cthulhu. I wanted the 1890's version, but you insisted on the 1990's for some reason. [...]

Zack: At the height of his power, Kurt Cobain turns from grunge music to cosmic mysteries. He has some additional skills that will help him research the occult and use magic.

Steve: What about your other party members?

Zack: They are Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Eric Lynn Wright AKA Eazy-E.

Steve: Are they mercenaries?

Zack: No, they are amazing performers, but also a demolitions expert and a linguist specializing in ancient languages respectively.

Steve: How did they meet and form a group?

Zack: The 1992 MTV Video Music Awards. When Krist Novoselic threw his bass into the air and died on stage performing Lithium and they all joined forces to turn him into salt and resurrect him.

Steve: Did it work?

Zack: Not really. He's alive, but he came back changed. He's pretty much phoning in his performances and he eats mice.

It goes on like this for days:

Zack: You aren't planning to do anything [about Morton Downey Jr.'s Presidential run] until Left Eye receives an email message that can't be ignored. It comes from a guy named Remo Harris. Before Chili joined TLC, the C in the name stood for Crystal Jones, but it turned out Crystal Jones was a servant of the Mi-Go. While her brain was being transported to Pluto, Left Eye and T-Boz hired a specialist to deal with her. Former SAS Leftenant Remo Harris

Steve: Okay, wait a second, Crystal Jones was working for the Mi-Go? What about Chili?

Zack: She is an ancient wizard reconstituted from her salts in a ritual conducted by T-Boz. But that's not relevant to the plot here, the important thing is Left Eye knows and trusts Remo Harris.

Rough index here.

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BART night-work timelapse

Stick around until 2:00 to witness the ritual Sharpening of the Toecutters.

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Bill Gates: Microsoft would backdoor its products in a heartbeat

In other news, water is still wet.

Bill Gates has joined Donald Trump in condemning Apple for refusing to backdoor its products at the behest of the FBI, promising that the company that he founded, a waning firm called Microsoft, would happily compromise its security on demand for the US government.

Though Microsoft's Bitlocker full-disk encryption was considered very secure at its launch, questions have since been raised about its integrity. The company was an early participant in the NSA's Prism program.

Update: Gates has issued a non-denial nonpology insisting that he stands behind his words, but he's still a good guy, so cut him some slack.


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