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« on: June 05, 2014, 10:19:02 PM »

Might be nice to have a single thread to dump all the little things we trip over that give neat ideas for scenarios or background material.

I'll start with the imaginary life of Joan Lowell, which may provide some pulpy inspiration:  http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/archive/permalink/the_cradle_of_the_deep
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 10:44:17 PM »

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"Take one ship. Add a consignment of ferocious beasts in flimsy containers. Send it in to a stormy ocean and stand well back. Author Jeremy Clay tells the extraordinary story of horror on the high seas."



http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-27344976

I know I was presented this, somewhere, online certainly, perhaps even on LAF, damifino, my thanks to whomsoever...

This is the right place to archive it.
 
Splendid idea to gather, collect, and hoard...ideas, which we then share?  With EVERYONE?

Wait, how is that hoarding then?

Oh I get it, anybody can just STEAL from us!!

After we've done the long, difficult, thankless job of finding them in the first place.

Hmmm, may hafta re-think my participation...


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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 07:50:57 AM »

This is an interesting story:

The Tichborne Claimant


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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014, 07:54:52 AM »

...and if you're looking for a mysterious artefact to set as an objective for your adventurers:

The Voynich Manuscript

even if they find it they probably won't be able to read it!


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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 08:15:09 AM »

Some Pulp era alchemists, secrets here for turning base metals into gold!

Zbigniew Dunikowski

Franz Tausend

Archibald Cockren


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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 08:51:31 PM »

This was suggested by Prof. Dinglebat. Phd. in this thread:

http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=67421.0

I think THE DISK has all the right attributes to be part of a Pulp Adventure.


To the lazy pals, here are the direct links to the story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndhw7aX_ME8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAyUpT9nhLQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My_DMV5jMnk

http://www.articlesextra.com/nebra-star-disc.htm


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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 06:47:48 PM »

If you love Flying Boats, here's a book with plenty of scenario ideas.

Imperial 109, one of the most beautiful and best loved aircraft ever built, was a flying boat of Britain's Imperial Airways. She carried mail, cargo and passengers, in grandeur and luxury, from Durban to Cairo, and on through Greece and Italy to London, then across the Atlantic to New York.
Captain O'Neill and his crew wage a perpetual battle, not only with turbulent weather conditions in the days before reliable navigational aids, but with their own private problems - a marriage broken by long periods of separation, haunting fears of a previous crash, the flowering of a new romance.
This particular flight is no less fraught for the passengers. Amongst them, a crooked financier, an Italian nobleman and his beautiful wife whose passion for a mysterious sheikh endangers them all, and two Jewish refugees, a father and daughter, hounded across Europe by the Gestapo. The epic journey traces hazards in the swamps of the Sud, intrigue in the palaces of Egypt and a career on the line on the eve of the Atlantic flight. All this against a background of mounting tension in the final days before World War II.
And even the safety of America is an illusion. On a quiet lake in New England, an embittered veteran has learned of Imperial 109's cargo of gold bullion and is making ready to transform his life.


What more could you want?


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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 03:13:51 AM »

Here's a few leads off my library shelf. I have quite a few but these will do as a starter.  Wink


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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 03:27:25 AM »

No one has mentioned movies or TV.  Here are just a few off the top of my head -

The Rocketeer, 1991

Five Came Back, 1939

The Indiana Jones movies of course

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

The first two movies in the Brendan Fraser "Mummy" series

Casablana

The Conspirators

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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 04:28:40 AM »

One from my DVD library.  Wink

http://julesverne.org/our-films/amazon-trek/


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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2014, 08:27:32 AM »

Don't forget The Petrified Forrest!  Sorta similar to Key Largo... But Bette Davis is in it!
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2014, 12:32:22 AM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_placeholder_names_by_language

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2014, 12:45:18 AM »

If you Re doing anything in Mongolia or the Gobi Desert, you have to check out this guy:

http://roychapmanandrewssociety.org/roy-chapman-andrews/
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2014, 01:10:00 AM »

Our friends over at Gutter Fighting have a fantastic real-life story about Jelly Bryce: The FBI's Legendary Sharpshooter -- http://www.gutterfighting.org/jellybryce.html

Great read!  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2014, 06:17:26 AM »

I'm sure everyone and their dog has seen this classic, endlessly reproduced image:



Well, there's a picture of the photographer, Charles Ebbets, taking the image!



It doesn't get much pulpier than this image.
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