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Ad-Hoc Scenario: The Voyage of The Caledonian

Posted by Galbraith , 08 October 2016 · 805 views
Jazz Age
This past week, I ran a completely ad-hoc scenario as the result of a poor decision at two in the morning. In all, we had playing:
James Wilkinson, Alabamian prizefighter with an EDU of 19 (!)
Cecile Bardot, French mystic and accountant for Wilkinson
Xavier Billingsford, British drug smuggler and "legitimate businessman"
Walter Williams, Billingsford's ch...


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Cross-Group Game Session for HotOE

Posted by Galbraith , 22 April 2016 · 483 views

I'm currently running two groups on HotOE , and they've just about finished the Lausanne chapter. Spoilers to follow. 
The two groups both, for very different reasons, had only one party member partake of the dream drug. One, because he straight-up tasted the green liquid before they had a chance to finish reading the Journal, and the other group out...


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Horror on the Orient Express - Dramatis Personae

Posted by Galbraith , 07 February 2016 · 657 views
Jazz Age
Well, my two groups running HOtOE are kicking off! Here's a rundown of who's on this deadly voyage:
Group A
Theodore "Teddy" Heavens, 14-year-old French war orphan and Scout. Ward of Bertrand FitzRoy.
Bertrand FitzRoy, Vicar of Bickenhill, fifth son of the 7th Duke of Grafton. Worked with Acerbi on a charity project following the Great War. Former boxer...


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One-Sided Character Sheet, Updated for Jazz Age - Feedback?

Posted by Galbraith , 30 November 2015 · 798 views
CoC 1-6e, Jazz Age
Here's a Jazz Age version of the one-sided character sheet I made. Due to the smaller space, I did economize skills a bit - I'm still working out what arrangement is best for skills and weapons - you'll note that firearms aren't listed, which is a problem. 
I hope it's useful, or that there are ways I can make it useful. I could probably make it take...


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One-sided Character Sheet Design, also Session Report for "The Ballad of Bass Rock"

Posted by Galbraith , 25 November 2015 · 865 views
CoC 1-6e, Jazz Age and 1 more...
In the course of developing a sourcebook for CoC in Ancient Mesopotamia, I procrastinated on writing actually useful content by making a character sheet with the skills and characteristics used by the adaptation. Feedback is welcomed! I am thinking of adapting this design to standard Jazz Age Cthulhu as an alternative sheet, because having all of the cruc...


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Triple Feature Session Report

Posted by Galbraith , 21 November 2015 · 607 views
CoC 1-6e, New to Cthulhu
We've met again! This time there were three groups, and they all went fairly well. Spoilers to follow. Session 1
They continue on their way through The Rise of Xnaaki out of The Unbound Book , and they have battled their way and had their first encounters with things not entirely ordinary. They've had a fistfight on a train, and have booked into an...


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Double-Feature Session Report

Posted by Galbraith , 18 November 2015 · 622 views
CoC 1-6e, Jazz Age and 1 more...
Last Friday was the first meeting of the Friday Night Cthulhu games that I'm running in my residential group. I'm running two weekly sessions and a fortnightly session, and they've started off well so far. Session 1
The first group is running through a scenario (The Rise of Xnaaki) out of The Unbound Book , volume 0, I believe, available in the Fil...


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First full scenario run with a new group

Posted by Galbraith , 18 October 2015 · 697 views
CoC 1-6e, Invictus and 1 more...
I'm fairly new to CofC, and I recently finished running the introductory campaign out of the back of Cthulhu Invictus. I'm not sure what I thought of it; it didn't provide too much advice in terms of what to do when the players jump the rails of the fairly linear plot. However, in terms of the players, I was very happy with how it worked out. For a group...


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Beginnings of a sourcebook

Posted by Galbraith , 01 October 2015 · 570 views
CoC 1-6e, CoC 7e
I'm going to be writing a sourcebook for CoC games set in Ancient Mesopotamia over the month of November, ostensibly for National Novel Writing Month. As such, I haven't really written much yet, but I have begun to build out the structure so I can figure out what I will have to write. Attached is the file of the latest draft, with a bunch of lipsum cramme...