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Kraken 2014 Report

Posted by malcojones in Blog malcojones, 28 August 2014 · 125 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 · 221 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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Part 1 - The Iron Ghost

Posted by Keskiyon mato in The Thuren Apartments Players, 25 August 2014 · 118 views
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Based on a scenario by Geoff Gillan from Fearful Passages (Chaosium, 1992)

Mortimer Rivers , a renowned professor of archaeology at Oxford, receives a message from his old colleague about a strange discovery he's made at an excavation on Orkney Islands.

Rivers, a man of action since his days in the Great War, assembles his old army buddies: a Scotland...

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The Madman - Part 3-1 - Horrific Arrangements

Posted by Max_Writer in Blog Max_Writer, 09 August 2014 · 164 views

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

(After playing the Call of Cthulhu scenario “The Madman” with Bo Lewis, Logan Scott, James Brown, and Nissa Campbell Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Cap’n Gordon Scott swayed as he stood on the tiny balcony in the terrible shaft that he, Angus Silversmith, and Manfred Donald had climbed down in. Frost clung to the heavy clothi...

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Old Homemade Scenarios

Posted by Puriri in Arkham Enquirer, 06 August 2014 · 159 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 · 268 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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SPOILERS: Eternal Lies Session 20: Keeper and Player Materials (long)

Posted by Lisa in Blog Lisa, 30 July 2014 · 147 views

Lillian's First Letter to Anne

This letter would have been postmarked from Asmara on August 25th or 26th. Typically such a letter would be addressed to “Miss Anne Avery”, then “care of” a solicitor or other factor wherever Anne said she expected to be (somewhere around the coast of the Mediterranean perhaps?), then the address. All of it in Lillian’s typ...

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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 · 264 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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Reviewish: The Menace from Sumatra

Posted by Shimmin Beg in Blog Shimmin Beg, 03 June 2014 · 193 views

or, The Adventure of the Explorers‘ Return, wherein investigators are drawn into deadly battle in the by-ways and fogs of metropolitan London, seat of empire .

This is a spoileriffic review of The Menace from Sumata , by Kevin W Jacklin and L.N. Isinwyll (Lynn Willis), from Dark Designs .

The scenario is described as suitable for beginners, but also dea...

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Tatters of the King: A Night at the Theatre

Posted by SammyD in Shadows Over Providence, 01 May 2014 · 549 views

A month has passed since the investigators resolved to pursue their leads across the pond to London. The party has taken temporary residence in the Great Western Hotel. With some days to pass before their appointment with Dr. Highsmith of St. Agnes's Asylum for the Deranged, the investigators decide to attend the premiere of Wilhelm's friend Talbot Estus'...

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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 · 201 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 · 238 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 · 304 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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Catching up

Posted by Butters in Butters' Blog, 04 April 2014 · 490 views

Catching up Well I have been slightly remiss in not staying up to date on these recaps but now that Ive figured out how to record what I wanted to using Google Hangouts I didn't have the need to do one for the players and any excuse not to write is always a good thing for me and well to be honest those who read these things as well. :-D
So lets see now the players ha...

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NYC Cthulhu #11 Murder in the Footlights

Posted by viscounteric in Blog viscounteric, 03 April 2014 · 880 views
Jazz Age

November 9, 1923

JP Carson was in heaven. The nights might be get longer, but if these dresses got any shorter, he would have to seriously propose an open relationship with his wife. The way they danced, why he could just...

*THWACK*

JP was startled awake by someone rudely knocking his feet off of his own desk. The nerve of some people! This had bette...

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A plea to all teenagers wherever they are - Dont EVER give up.

Posted by Tigger_MK4 in Blog Tigger_MK4, 10 March 2014 · 338 views

Its a horrible thing when a child has to bury a parent. It is one of the most traumatic things any human being has to go through, an awful and unfair rite of passage that life requires from all of us eventually. The loss of one so deeply loved - one who can never be replaced - is a painful experience that can barely be imagined by anyone who hasnt gone th...

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The Shadow Kingdoms (Pagan Call)

Posted by golfsale in Blog golfsale, 02 March 2014 · 278 views

A tip-off from dubiously helpful Chief Inspector MacMorn leads the team to the eRotica sex-shop in a back alley off Old Compton Street in the heart of Soho.

"It's probably gay."
"You go round the front. I'll go round the back."
"No! I can't believe you said that!"

After chatting to the proprietor, Jittery Steve, one of the investigators buys a six-pack...

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Let's get started with a couple shorts

Posted by Carcosa in Carcosa's Blog, 12 February 2014 · 486 views
Gaslight

So I haven’t written in quite some time. I suppose I should make sure I have the time to keep up with a blog but what the hell let’s give it a shot.

One reason I’m starting a blog is because I am seriously considering starting writing some short fiction: particularly science fiction fantasy and/ or horror. I’ve created adventures for rpgs in the past, an...

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Alea jacta est

Posted by Serazu in Blog Serazu, 11 February 2014 · 309 views

The die is cast. After three years away from GMing, we 're back in business. On Sunday 9/2 I 've finally determined that keeping the Masks campaign book on the shelf gathering dust for years is a sacrilege unforgiving before the eyes of gods and men; so I made my decision to give it a go. I 'm not involved in any other RPG activity these days and the timi...

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Nightmares in Norfolk: Epilogue II

Posted by Emrys in Blog Emrys, 31 January 2014 · 192 views

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FROM: JERE AALTO, CANNICH, SCOTLAND
TO: PROF ROWAN TOMASSON, BOSTON MA, UNITED STATES
SENT: 6TH MAY 1924

HAVE ARRIVED CANNICH STOP STAYING AT GLENAFFRIC HOTEL STOP
OWNER KNOWS OF AMERICANS EXCAVATING ROMAN TEMPLE NEARBY
STOP LOCAL FARMER WILL SHOW ME DIG SITE TOMORROW STOP

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