Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Lovecraft Action Shooting

Elmo Iscariot proposes the greatest idea in the history of the Mythos- Lovecraft action shooting.  We need to make this happen.

Each competitor selects a Prohibition-era investigator persona and alias. The high-society flapper who once attended an unconventional party thrown by the Arkham Astronomical Association; the mousy student who started reseaching the wrong cuneiform tablets for her archaeology class; the dock worker who started taking too much interest in what he saw washing out of the city's stormdrains; the police detective who refused to end the missing person investigation when it got too close to that esoteric businessmen's club.

For the Stage 3 shoot-off I would love to whip out a copy of Clyde Barrow's sawed-off Browning Automatic Rifle.  It was a monstrous weapon in every respect.

7 comments:

bea said...

I like that idea. But how do you mean? Like live action serials featuring ones self? Would be fun, Would have to learn about film production of course. If even on a very basic lighting and sound level. Unless I'm misunderstanding you.

gndn said...

Ha! That sounds awesome; I'd sign up for that in a heartbeat.

Propnomicon said...

@ bea

This would be a competitive shooting event akin to cowboy action shooting- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy_action_shooting

CoastConFan said...

I’m personally torn between the Webley Mk I and the S&W New Model No. 3 Frontier in .44 Russian. Both are 1880s guns so they work for late Victorian, Edwardian and even into the post-WWI classic CoC periods. The downside to the S&W is that its a hogleg of a gun, but the upside is that the .44 Russian cartridge was powerful and available in the US and in Europe commonly. The Webley Mk 1 was very compact for its .455 caliber and DA/SA. The cartridge could be a little difficult to find in the US but anywhere else, fairly common. But ultimately it’s about your brain power rather than your firepower.

For gee whiz high firepower, the venerable Lewis gun in the US 30-06 caliber with the double stack pan magazine, holding 97 rounds and is good for those really hard to kill monsters and waves of crazed minions bearing down on you.. It’s one-man portable and can be used with the bipod or mounted in vehicles and aircraft. BTW handgun ammunition of this period had great difficulty penetrating the heavy metal of car bodies, but not rifle calibers. Sorry .45 auto.

rygD Unofloas said...

I would love to participate in something like this.

Nick Storm said...

Here's just an awesome site for period firearms - not to mention the Lovecraft data !!
https://shootingdiceblog.wordpress.com/

Enjoy

elmo iscariot said...

Quite a-- ...ah, blast from the past! ;)