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Adventures in Fonts and higher Production standards!

Posted by tammywilding in tammywilding's Blog, 30 November 2016 · 49 views

I've finally gotten around to revamping my novels interior. A more professional font, and layout. All the glitches, and typos are ironed out and, they look pretty cool now.
The stories are as bad as ever however!
Nah, I kid, they're not quite as bad as they were.
Amazing the effect on the eye, of just changing the Font, and adjusting the layout. htt...

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Reviewish: The Derelict

Posted by Shimmin Beg in Shimmin Bloeg, 27 November 2016 · 97 views

This is a first impression of The Derelict based on reading the scenario and listening to the YSDC Actual Play. I should highlight right now that it is chocker with spoilers for absolutely everything in the scenario.  Secondly, I should emphasise as always that this is very much a personal take on the scenario, given my own tastes and Keeping incli...

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Film List 1 - Thoughts on describing a film as "Lovecraftian"....

Posted by yronimoswhateley in The Apocalyptic Log of Yronimos W., 22 November 2016 · 82 views

Background : It seemed like an easy project at first: I would try putting together a list of "Lovecraftian" films for the YSDC Wiki. What could possibly go wrong? After all, on one hand, there seemed to be only so many films out there that were definitely based on Lovecraft stories, and it seemed that most of us who were familiar with Lovecraft and w...

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Nightmare in the Moonlight Part 1 - Morgan is not a Literary Man ...

Posted by Max_Writer in Blog Max_Writer, 21 November 2016 · 115 views
CoC 1-6e, Dreamlands, Jazz Age

Monday, November 14, 2016 (After playing the original Call of Cthulhu scenario “Nightmare in the Moonlight” based on the short story “The Thing in the Moonlight” by J. Chapman Miske Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Ben Abbott, Ashton LeBlanc, Katelyn Hogan, Collin Townsend, Hannah Gambino, and James Brown.) Joel Johnson was 26 years old. He was...

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Operation Piercing the Darkness

Posted by MonkeyPrime in Tell me about your Occult related Room?, 10 November 2016 · 79 views
CoC 7e

Dramatis Personae:
Lucas Finch, British mathematician
Patrick Richardson, British sportsman
Rev. Calvin Reed
Frank Moore, British Martial Artist
Philip Murphy, British former thief
Col. Roger Marsden, New Zealand Marine Setting 1941 SOE call in the investigators for a rather more mundane mission that what they're used to. Crothers wants them to...

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yock's Lovecraftathon: The Picture in the House

Posted by yockenthwaite in Blog yockenthwaite, 29 October 2016 · 129 views

I find the opening a bit parochial to be honest. It's rather an overblown claim to make to say that the worst terrors are found in rural New England. Even accounting for knowing of Lovecraftian horrors - as a reader, at a meta level - this doesn't ring true to me, and lifts me out of the story. And yes I know that this comes partly from Lovecraft's upbrin...

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Haunting

Posted by Judgetrev in Judgetrev's Blog, 24 October 2016 · 123 views

I ran the Haunting Saturday night for my brother and my old friend Carl. It was Carl's first game of CoC. Almost cancelled the game because our other friend couldn't make it, but decided to just go with two players anyway. 
They played a couple of Miskatonic University students back in Boston for spring break 1922!! Mort, and Patrick. Mort decide...

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Ad-Hoc Scenario: The Voyage of The Caledonian

Posted by Galbraith in Mutterings from Providence, 08 October 2016 · 128 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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Luck

Posted by Butters in Blog Butters, 25 September 2016 · 128 views

Did we use Luck wrong in previous editions? did anyone use it to save a character or was it just a skill you used to see if you had remembered to bring a flashlight?

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Session #5 - Ross' Corner, IL

Posted by DAR in Blog DAR, 16 September 2016 · 130 views
Pulp, CoC 7e

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...

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Well-dressed man

Posted by K_Peterson in What I did on my summer vacation..., 23 July 2016 · 276 views

Well-dressed man 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...

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Soldiers of Pen and Ink

Posted by Madam30th in Blog Madam30th, 23 July 2016 · 283 views

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...

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On the Appointed Day, Our Heroes Depart for Their Big Adventure


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...

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Dreamhounds of Paris: The doctor will see you now (2)

Posted by GBSteve in Blog GBSteve, 17 May 2016 · 347 views

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...

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Snowscape - Session 6 - Cabin

Posted by windandfire in Windandfire's Blog, 09 May 2016 · 365 views

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
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Alaskan Wilderness
Thursday, August 29th 1930 - Unknown time

Caleb sprinted away from the oncoming...

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Ring a Ring o' Roses

Posted by Emrys in Nightmares in Norfolk, 07 May 2016 · 317 views

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....

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Minced meat

Posted by fluffy in Unseen Masters - Keeper's thread. (Players keep out, please), 25 April 2016 · 371 views

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...

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Player Characters.

Posted by hobbesgoblin in Case Files: Delta Green - Ops Team G., 12 April 2016 · 406 views
Delta Green

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).

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New Players sought.

Posted by Lengite in Lengite's Blog, 08 April 2016 · 320 views

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...

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The Queen of Night (Arkham Gazette #3)

Posted by Khelbiros in Keeper Reflections, 05 April 2016 · 375 views

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...



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