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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2017, 11:59:52 AM »
Malamute,
As I understand it, this Beach House (which is part of the hotel) was built for Agatha Christie in the '30s. The two books you mention were actually written in this Beach House. She was born in Torquay and there are connections there to another book, The ABC Murders. She wrote her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, whilst staying at the Moorlands House Hotel near Haytor, Dartmoor. She also had a holiday home, Greenway on the River Dart which is National Trust property now.

I've been to Greenways on a number of occasions, its a lovely house to visit, not just for the Agatha connection, but for the views and the location. And the Anchorstone Cafe on the opposite bank of the river is a lunchtime must do ;) lol
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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2017, 12:28:53 PM »
I've not actually been to Greenways myself, but now that you recommend it, I think we must pay a visit. Thanks for the tip on the cafe!


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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2017, 12:35:48 PM »
I've not actually been to Greenways myself, but now that you recommend it, I think we must pay a visit. Thanks for the tip on the cafe!

http://anchorstonecafe.co.uk/

Well worth a visit to both ;) ;D

In all the excitement of discussing my favourite places to visit in the South Hams I forgot to say, what a great game. I love all the details, wonderful stuff.

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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2017, 01:21:33 PM »
.............and now on to the Leagues. Please ignore the rather poorly painted eyes, I am in the process of rectifying these after seeing the photos!

Well... after a trip on that tractor, I think the eyes are spot on!! lol

Marco
« Last Edit: November 15, 2017, 01:37:03 PM by Remgain »


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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2017, 01:48:51 PM »
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Well... after a trip on the tractor, I think the eyes are spot on!!

 lol   lol   lol

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I forgot to say, what a great game. I love all the details, wonderful stuff.

Thanks.  :)

In their secret dossiers, the players also received a map of the island and a copy of this letter:



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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2017, 04:18:50 PM »
I've been to Greenways on a number of occasions, its a lovely house to visit, not just for the Agatha connection, but for the views and the location. And the Anchorstone Cafe on the opposite bank of the river is a lunchtime must do ;) lol

Mi Lud If you are down that way I can recommend the Ferry Boat Inn, almost next door to Mamamutes café and the beer is better.

We sound more like the Egon Roney Forum than Toy Soldiers.  lol lol

The game report is shaping up nicely. :)

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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2017, 05:40:29 PM »
Mi Lud If you are down that way I can recommend the Ferry Boat Inn, almost next door to Mamamutes café and the beer is better.

We sound more like the Egon Roney Forum than Toy Soldiers.  lol lol




I was going to mention the Ferry Boat Inn as well lol


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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2017, 07:39:06 AM »
More content from the Secret Dossiers:

A photo, inscribed on the back, 'To Wilby, love always, Van'.



A note to Scotland Yard and a note to the Secret Service from an informant pointing the leagues in the right direction when they land on the island.



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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2017, 07:46:50 AM »
To paraphrase "there is something of the night" about her.

Just had to Google the pub on Burgh island as I could not remember the name and it was bugging me.

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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2017, 09:39:34 AM »
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Just had to Google the pub on Burgh island as I could not remember the name and it was bugging me.

You will see that the Pilchard Inn features quite heavily in the game! I was trying to get a little RPG element into the game and Doug's cover was as a researcher into pilchard fishing! Apart from smuggling, wrecking and piracy, the early inhabitants of the island specialised in pilchard fishing. Doug surprised us by coming out with many interesting facts on the pilchard.   lol

As you can see from the above notes I made a complete balls-up. I copied and pasted the note and forgot to change the Scotland Yard destination to the paper-seller. So both leagues were heading for the same plot-point which was not my intention. Never mind, it worked out OK.

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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2017, 11:58:52 AM »
Martin,

great stuff!

At the end I'll ask you for all the fonts you used... :D

Marco

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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2017, 12:32:51 PM »
Marco,

I'll try and make a list for you.

The Secret Service Player Brief



The Scotland Yard Player Brief



That concludes all the bumph contained in the Secret Dossiers delivered by the respective couriers.

Now I've just got to trawl through a pile of photos and compose the report!

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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2017, 12:36:35 PM »
Martin,

great stuff!

At the end I'll ask you for all the fonts you used... :D

Marco

Marco,

I believe all these fonts are downloadable from DaFont:

Typewriter
Fountain Pen Frenzy
Bradley Hand ITC
Child Writing
Bleeding Cowboys
Blood Omen


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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2017, 02:33:26 PM »
Thank you, Martin! ;)

Marco

Edit: downloaded!
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Re: Memento Mori
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2017, 05:08:31 PM »
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Doug surprised us by coming out with many interesting facts on the pilchard.

Was it Dr Johnson or Oscar Wilde who said "When a man is tired of pilchards, he is tired of life?"

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