So, this came after a extra long break due to various work and recreation conflicts among the group. The game opened with the somewhat belated relaization that the group hadn't utilized thier downtime very effectively (I gave them the chance to do research, but nobody did so) and it was a great example of "time passes quicker than you realized" - just lik...
Knowing nothing about this story I wondered if it's early, because it seems very over written and heavy in its use of convoluted language. And checking I see that it's extremely early Lovecraft, written in 1904 when he was 14. Crumbs.
Also it's rather a trivial point, but the description at the start of being stuck in a cave reminded me an awful lot...
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27 August 2016
Do the Pulp rules where you play a more HEROIC style Investigator take away something from the setting that makes Call of Cthulhu special?
For me one of the things that makes Call of Cthulhu such a different and interesting game is the fact that it derives a lot of its uniqueness and feel from the normality of the characters you play they are not superher...
This sharp-dressed fellow may be one of my favorite investigators to paint so far. The shader really helped his vest and exposed skin to "pop" (visually), creating a nice contrast to the tuxedo. He's got a casual, comfortable pose.
Although it's probably not that visible from the (poor) photo, this minis has a lot of facial detail. Painting up the m...
Please do not read on if you intend to play/run the game as this post contains some thoughts on possible additions/changes to the scenario to make it run better.
************************************************************************************************************************************************ I've recently played through this scenario wi...
So I was reading up on monster summoning spells... for no reason (ahem)... and just noticed this in the sidebar: If a success, one being appears per spell, 2d10 game minutes after the chant concludes . 2d10 game minutes. Not "immediately". I'm pretty sure it's been immediate in most of the games I've heard feature summoning spells, because sum...
So, first episode of the campaign actually breaks out. To get started, since I found myself starting in something of a hurry, I found a free scenario on line, written for Harn world. This had some potential--it was rather simple, being a murder mystery. It had some treasure that could be found (key in a fantasy game) and it had some hooks to further ad...
The Time to Harvest campaign dovetailed nicely with my desire to use the M.U. sourcebook rules for generating student investigators.
A Time to Harvest is centered on the Miskatonic University.
Making a student with the MU rules is basically the same as normal, but with lowered skill points.
Players select classes and extra curricular a...
In Session 2, this happened.
Dali wakes up in an arm chair, naked and cold from having spent the night there. He stalks back upstairs and still naked starts to paint on the great canvas in the attic that he had prepared some days earlier. In the cold morning light inspiration comes. The painting is off a forest but is somehow also Gala, picked ou...
Call of Cthulhu Custom Scenario - Snowscape
Players - Characters:
Lou - Keeper & Professor Thomas
Troy - Aguta
Ray - Caleb Weatherbee
Peter - Dr. David Whie
Mike - Dr. Nigel Kerr
Thursday, August 29th 1930 - Unknown time
Mollie has a decision to make when they get back to the cars - does she slap Caleb or shoot him? I do like a little foreshadowing. Don't you? Mollie: I have a decision to make. Do I slap or shoot Caleb?
Caleb: For any particular reason?
M: Yes. Six of them.
C: That you walked into on your own, with no help from anyone else.
M: No backup either....
Poor Paul, he really has had some bad luck (!) in this campaign. Still his characters have been immersive and enjoyable. Maybe he is going for a record. I feel that Gregor may return.
Sometimes, I am sure that you have noticed, we give pause to the appropriate reactions that PCs 'should' be feeling.
This probably happens in your games experiences as wel...
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...
Apended here shall be character info, stats and skills for all the PC's.
I'll try and keep these as up to date as possible, so that if we misplace a character sheet or have a tea related crisis, we can carry on regardless!
Agents: Gibbs (NCIS), Gideon (FBI), Gilbert (FBI), Grace (FBI), Graves (DEA) and Grinch (CDC).
I'm an experienced keeper looking to start a Skype/roll 20 Horror on the Orient Express campaign. The Auction as a warm up. I have 2 players already. I am looking to play every other Friday evening GMT from 7.30/8.00 until 10.30/11.00. My GM style is all about the group RP ing and building the atmosphere. Dark evocative description and the occasional out...
I ran (Kept?) 'The Queen of Night' scenario in early January 2016 as a one shot. This was recently published in Arkham Gazette #3. I think we completed it in over six hours. The scenario can be neatly divided into two halves – a rather dry research segment, and a more exciting second half where the players in my game were desperately try to find the lost...
in Blog ash,
01 April 2016
Tuesday The stars were right again this evening. (SPOILERS FOR MASKS)
On this day March 29th 1925 my long suffering players finally met with the crawling chaos, Nyarlathotep himself.
After many years of leg work and i...
The team are introduced to N’s colleague C. C is dressed in a conservative business suit and looks like a civil servant.
– I do try to look unimpressive.
– Congratulations. You’ve succeeded.
– So you’re the head of Section D, but you’re called C?
– Yes, it’s to confuse the enemy.
– They’re not the only ones. – Jeeves, can you speak French?
– I am fro...