[MotRD] Masque of the Red Death blurb

"And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all." — Edgar Allan Poe
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[MotRD] Masque of the Red Death blurb

Postby Big Mac » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:45 pm

There has been a request for a Masque of the Red Death forum, but no forum blurb was suggested.

Does anyone know of any iconic quotes, from the 2e, or 3e products, or the original MotRD material that might work well?
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Re: [MotRD] Masque of the Red Death blurb

Postby agathokles » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:06 pm

Big Mac wrote:There has been a request for a Masque of the Red Death forum, but no forum blurb was suggested.

Does anyone know of any iconic quotes, from the 2e, or 3e products, or the original MotRD material that might work well?



And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.
- Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death.
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Re: [MotRD] Masque of the Red Death blurb

Postby Big Mac » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:43 pm

agathokles wrote:
Big Mac wrote:There has been a request for a Masque of the Red Death forum, but no forum blurb was suggested.

Does anyone know of any iconic quotes, from the 2e, or 3e products, or the original MotRD material that might work well?



And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.
- Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death.


Nice, but a bit on the long side for a forum blurb.

I found a couple of other "Masque of the Red Death" quotes.

What I do like about your quote, is that it includes the Red Death in it.

That page I linked to has a couple of quotes that mention the Red Death:
  • “The ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous.” and
    “And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.”

That second quote is the end of your one, so I'm going to go with that (so that I can get the forum set up).
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Re: [MotRD] Masque of the Red Death blurb

Postby Tim Baker » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:42 am

Congratulations on the new forum. :)
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Re: [MotRD] Masque of the Red Death blurb

Postby Big Mac » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:44 am

Tim Baker wrote:Congratulations on the new forum. :)


That would be a rubbish forum blurb, Tim. :P
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Re: [MotRD] Masque of the Red Death blurb

Postby thorr-kan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:34 pm

"It was the dawn of the Third Age of Mankind, ten years after the Earth-Minbari War."

Wait; wrong death...

I say "And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.” works.
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Re: [MotRD] Masque of the Red Death blurb

Postby Angel Tarragon » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:31 am

"The Red Death is a mysterious evil energy that can manipulate the world. Its very origins are unknown to anyone, but many theories are abound. Some say it is very much like a physical red mist, while others claim it to be a universal force like gravity."

We could snip that down to this...

"The Red Death is a mysterious evil energy that can manipulate the world. Its very origins are unknown."
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