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kmfrye30 Jun 2019 6:41 p.m. PST

Greetings one-and-all,

Update on my blog: link

The Haunting of Hedge House, a Call of Cthulhu game, set in 1970s Philadelphia. Final confrontation with 28mm miniatures.

Remember rule #1 – reload.

Keith F.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2019 3:25 a.m. PST

Looks like a great game. What made you pick 1970s Philly for a setting?

kmfrye01 Jul 2019 5:54 a.m. PST

Hello Nick,

I lived in Philly for a while, and you can feel the history and age. There's a European feel, as far as the history. Philly feels a lot like London.

And the 70s were difficult times in the West inflation, stagflation, pollution, overpopulation and by the end of the decade, it seems like people felt "Glad that's over."

In short, it was close in atmosphere to running in the late 1920's, but also gave a "Night Stalker" vibe.

Also, the original players were native Philadelphians, so there was a nostalgia factor.

Thanks for the kind words.
Keith F.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2019 6:18 a.m. PST

Very cool blog !!

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2019 8:10 a.m. PST

Ah, thought it would be a Burrows & Badgers Horror setting….

kmfrye01 Jul 2019 8:42 a.m. PST


Yes, the scenario is titled "The House on McKinley Lane" as in Boston, and while there is a McKinley Street in Phila., it's in the wrong area for my scenario purposes.

I set mine on Washington Lane, in West Phil., but I thought "The Haunting of Hedge House", named for the original owner, had a better, alliterative sound.

And then I thought "Watership Down", but went with it anyway. : )


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2019 4:11 p.m. PST

Oh yes, the old homes at the upper end of Walnut, Chestnut etc. Streets were indeed magnificent. I used to travel that way to go to the Tower Theater. I haven't been up that way for a long time, I wonder what they look like now.

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