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Madness on the Orient Express, review part 4

Posted by yockenthwaite in Blog yockenthwaite, 01 February 2015 · 9 views

"The Face of the Deep" by C.A. Suleiman starts the second half of the book. Beginning as an imperialist tale with Raj connections this story rapidly turns into something far more disturbing. It is easily one of the shortest stories in the collection, but uses its pages effectively, cramming them full of disturbing imagery and ideas. Also it does not delay...

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Libraries are terrible at roleplaying games, you can help

Posted by Shimmin Beg in Blog Shimmin Beg, 30 January 2015 · 172 views

So recently I've been merrily cataloguing my vast collection of PDFs on LibraryThing, adding them to my existing list of printed books. One of the thing I noticed, particularly with the PDFs but also with the books, is that as soon as you start on roleplaying materials, you're pretty much on your own.

LibraryThing lets you tap hundreds of existing catal...

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SPOILERS: Eternal Lies Session 27: Player Materials (long)

Posted by Lisa in Blog Lisa, 29 January 2015 · 27 views

Warning: Spoilers for both Eternal Lies and Tatters of the King follow.

FBI Transcript of Joyce's Phone Call to Kirsten

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington D. C.

MEMORANDUM
Date: January 10, 1938
From: C. Tolson, Assoc. Director
To: J. E. Hoover, Director.
RE: Unusual Intercept

Edgar,

Our man in St...

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The Asylum - Part 3-1 - A New Plan

Posted by Max_Writer in Blog Max_Writer, 16 January 2015 · 122 views

Monday, January 12, 2014

(After playing the Call of Cthulhu scenario “The Asylum” from The Cthulhu Casebook on Sunday, January 11, from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with Nissa Campbell, James Brown, and Bo Lewis)

As they approached Holmes Sanitarium in Miss Natalie Porter’s Buick, Dr. Sir Carl Huxtable suddenly got very nervous. Seeing the bars on the windows o...

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Part 7 - The Haunting

Posted by Keskiyon mato in The Thuren Apartments Players, 05 January 2015 · 188 views

Based on the scenario from (several editions of the) Call of Cthulhu rulebook

Boston, January 1920. Father Jasper "Jack" Daniels (SJ), a Vatican fixer, was having an afternoon tea with his friend and fellow member of the congregation, Ben Kowalski , a former boxer turned occasional debt-collector, when the doorbell rang. In came Edgar Wilson , a "coll...

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Eternal Lies Session #1

Posted by jeffpalmer in Jeff's Eternal Lies report, 15 December 2014 · 474 views

Eternal Lies Session Report #1

Characters:

1) Horatio “Fingers” Cumberbatch, a small time hood from Boston. Suffers from amnesia- was a nectar addict and had his memories devoured by the Liar, leaving him scarred and confused. He was later found by Walter Winston and placed into a sanitarium where he convalesced for a year or so. Now owes the famil...

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KALEM Club RPG Society Newsletter: October Hallowe'en Night 2014

Posted by ash in Blog ash, 29 November 2014 · 259 views

The original version of this blog post went against site Terms of Use on legibility guidelines (i.e. the use of ALL CAPS ALL BOLD ALL THE TIME ). As a courtesy this entry has been revised by the administrators for ease of reading. Please try to follow the posting guidelines for future entries, otherwise they may be removed without notice. Thank you.

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Dynamo of Doom!

Posted by golfsale in Blog golfsale, 23 November 2014 · 233 views
Jazz Age

– You’ve heard the phrase “footloose and fancy free”? Well, we’ve shot your foot off and your fancy’s going next.
– Sorry: that’s what we call the Death Trap Chamber.
– You’re a bit too cocky, but you won’t be if you carry on like that.
– What’s in the cave?
– It’s virtually deserted.
– You mean there’s someone in it?
– Er, yes.
– I’m so close to killing...

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Arrival at the Sanatorium (7/11/2014)

Posted by Serazu in Blog Serazu, 10 November 2014 · 223 views

Life has the bad habit of interfering in game plans, so several months have passed since announcing my intention to run the Masks campaign without any actual progress (save dusting my memory concerning aspects of the story, of course). Six insane gamers have finally gathered and, hopefully, before this year's turn we 're gonna start. In the meantime, I 'v...

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Chapter III: Meeting Master Roby

Posted by Mr. Bill in Mr. Bill Presents: Tatters of the King, 04 November 2014 · 234 views

After a helpful tip at the police station, the group was off to the Ames Funeral Home, the funeral parlor that had handled the bodies after the Roby murders. Inside an old but well-kept white house, they were greeted by Mr. Ames himself. The mortician remembered the affair well: making the bodies suitable for viewing, he said, had been quite a task. The e...

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A Probationary Podcast

Posted by SammyD in Shadows Over Providence, 23 September 2014 · 201 views

With all the raw audio from our several months of gaming, I've decided it might be fun to edit these into a podcast series. Below is a link for a ROUGH draft of our first episode, which I'm releasing to gauge interest in an ongoing series, as well as seek feedback for what people like/dislike. Thanks!

http://cocprovidence.podomatic.com/

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Just the Basics

Posted by KinginYellow176 in Delta Green- Cell X, 21 September 2014 · 281 views

So, because I want to be able to keep all my notes in one place, this is the basic run down of the campaign. Short, sweet, slightly stupid.

Not that this is ever gonna be published but... SPOILERS AHEAD.

So, the basis is that it's set in Seattle. There have been gangland hits lately where the bodies have been cut to the bone, had their mouth smashed i...

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Kraken 2014 Report

Posted by malcojones in Blog malcojones, 28 August 2014 · 438 views
Convention, WWII, Review

As some of you may know, Kraken is a bi-annual gaming vacation at the Schloss Neuhausen in Germany. There is certainly enough Call of Cthulhu related activity and enough Lovecraftian influence to make it worth reporting on at yog-sothoth.com.

Kraken is more leisurely than many cons, a gaming vacation, lasting 5 days. For the flat rate you get all food AN...

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PDF Primary

Posted by PoC in PoC's Yog Blog, 28 August 2014 · 805 views

PDF Primary So, after several years progression it's come to pass that I've decided to make the switch to acquiring PDFs as my primary format for the consumption (reading) of roleplaying games.

With advances in PDF reading technology (Kindles, iPads, other computer tablets) combined with what seems a diminishing amount of storage space at Innsmouth House I've come t...

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Old Homemade Scenarios

Posted by Puriri in Arkham Enquirer, 06 August 2014 · 363 views

After four years running Call of Cthulhu I wanted to let my old high school scenarios and campaigns loose on the rest of the world.

I should warn that spelling/plot holes/bad research are all possible and likely, however I am quite proud of a moment or two that came together nicely in play. Oh and also sections of some of these may include bits and piece...

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Brian McNaughton's Seelura

Posted by maglaurus in Blog maglaurus, 04 August 2014 · 503 views

Below is my interpretation of the lands and kingdoms represented in Brian McNaughton's weird fantasy anthology The Throne of Bones . My understanding is McNaughton himself never created a map for his world because he felt it would limit him creatively and I have yet to find any example of the world of Seelura translated into an rpg format. I'm hoping to g...

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Arkham Detective Tales 03 - Magic Inc, The Cobble Hill Horror 02

Posted by OlderNick in OlderNick's Blog, 08 June 2014 · 459 views

I had a week between sessions to prepare the second part of the scenario, which turned out to be quite the challenge with my rusty GM:ing abilities. While I did come up with some interesting ideas through panicked googling, it wasn’t until a few hours before we gathered to play that I did so.

Hardly optimal…

Things got underway with Vince Garluc...

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Episode 3: "I'd get rid of my demons but I'd lose my Angels"

Posted by MonkeyPrime in Tell me about your Occult related Room?, 27 April 2014 · 364 views

The brave men of Saunderson Investigations find themselves once again gathered in the London office. Philip Murphy (thief), Paul Cook (Physics Professor) and Rev. Calvin Reed are joined have been joined by the brother of their late comrade, Thomas Richardson, Patrick Richardson. Col. Marsden has been called away indefinitely (player is working for an NGO...

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CthulaWho = Doctor Who + Call of Cthulhu

Posted by jaysun81 in CthulaWho, 13 April 2014 · 459 views

Every Christmas some of my family, and occasionally a few friends, get together to play a game of the tabletop roleplaying game Call of Cthulhu . Well, several years ago I sat down and put my mind to bringing the Time Lords from Doctor Who into the Call of Cthulhu game. So, I began working on a way to create a Time Lord character. Eventually with a few...

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Machine Tractor Station Kharkov-37

Posted by theuglyamerican in Blog theuglyamerican, 08 April 2014 · 465 views

Once again my group is going to be taking a break from Pathfinder to play some Call of Cthulhu . I'm going to be running Tatters of the King for them (watch this space for updates!) but since I have a couple of players who are new to the system and the Mythos, I decided to get our feet wet with Machine Tractor Station Kharkov-37 . Why let the toddlers...



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