publication date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 (part of Winter 2019)
clue: This Australian author invented a diabolical doctor villain (no relation to Tesla) and a long-lived magical mummy.
explanation: Boothby's characters included Dr. Nikola, the villain of several novels, and Ptahmes, a mummy in Pharos the Egyptian. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates
The RPG Gothic Earth
has been set in a world of literary creations roughly contemporary to its 1899 setting, with characters like Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula driving much of the storyline. After a decade of play, the game is now in its final weeks. Here's sending it off with a two-week retrospective of authors of that era whose works captured the popular imagination, in the order in which they shaped the world of Gothic Earth.