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yock's Lovecraftathon: The Call of Cthulhu

Posted by yockenthwaite in Blog yockenthwaite, 20 May 2015 · 78 views

Now this one I have read before, and as I prepare to reread it I'm reminded of "Dagon", and how many similarities there seem to be between the two stories. As I think at least some others have pointed out this longer tale seems to a certain extent to be a reworking of the shorter, earlier one.

The opening bit talks of the vast unknowableness of space and...

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Fun-sizing the Great Old Ones: Azathoth

Posted by Shimmin Beg in Blog Shimmin Beg, 18 May 2015 · 91 views

Challenge accepted.

For clarity, I’m not claiming to have a One True Canonical version of anything here. I specifically think these are difficult entities to use, and am trying to draw out a more user-friendly interpretation.

I think there are three main things that make a GOO easier to use:
cues I can throw in that evoke the feel of that GOO during th...

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Family Business - Day One

Posted by Gurubob in Gurubob's Blog, 14 May 2015 · 117 views

The starting point for the scenario is based around the idea that not all of the Marsh family want to hang around and be part of the family business in Innsmouth. I came up with a quite convoluted back story that starts with Obed Marsh's grandson Isaac being captured by the Confederate raiding ship the CSS Shenandoah while working as the captain of a scho...

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MoN session 10: An interlude (24/4/2015)

Posted by Serazu in Blog Serazu, 14 May 2015 · 98 views

As the title implies, nothing noteworthy took place during this session, save the group's decision to follow the expedition's footsteps and leave America for London. Ernest used his influence in the U.K. embassy and the four brave investigators purchased their first class tickets in the luxurious RMS Mauretania embarking for England in a few days.

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Unconventional Diplomacy (The Laundry)

Posted by golfsale in Blog golfsale, 09 May 2015 · 164 views

– You can take any reasonable item. Except one.
– A Hand of Glory?
– Oh. Except that one as well.

– Make a Hide roll.
– Yes!
– OK. You're hiding successfully behind a gaping hole in reality.
– Now you don't get to say that every day.

– KNIGHT ONE to DRAGON BASE: Request immediate evac. PRINCESS ONE and PRINCESS TWO retrieved safely. PRINCESS THREE has g...

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Terror over Tokyo: The Obake Shima Incident - Part 1 - The Doolittle Raid

Posted by Max_Writer in Blog Max_Writer, 30 April 2015 · 211 views

Monday, April 27, 2015

(After playing the original Call of Cthulhu scenario “Terror Over Tokyo: The Obake Shima Incident” on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at NerdCon 2015 with Carl Cordini, Walker Stevens, Teri Gravel, Toli, and Devin Sullins.)

World War II started on Sept. 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland, beginning the war in Europe. Within two d...

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Horror on the Orient Express - Part 4: Milan, or, "Herding Cats"

Posted by Keskiyon mato in The Thuren Apartments Players, 08 April 2015 · 216 views

Horror on the Orient Express
Part 4: Milan, or, "Herding Cats"

(Note: we're playing the 1st edition, for a variety of practical reasons)

The Investigators

An Austrian spy , whose real name is unknown; goes by Jean Jacques Montandon, Archibald Snow, Joachim Gösser, etc.
Jack Lumber , a Scottish forester
Jonathan James Sherwood , a wealthy aristocrat,...

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Running Eternal Lies 4

Posted by AdamAstonbury in AdamAstonbury's Blog, 25 March 2015 · 171 views

Some points to consider for potentially interested readers of this series of blog entries:

1) It will, naturally, contain SPOILERS for Eternal Lies. Usual caveats. You have been warned.

2) It's aimed at other Keepers and will assume familiarity with the material. My Players, if you are out there - keep away for now please !!

3) While it will likely...

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The doors to the Wood Planet Gaming Lodge are now open.

Posted by jaysun81 in CthulaWho, 26 February 2015 · 197 views

The Wood Planet Gaming Lodge (WPGL) is all about the various forms of tabletop gaming (Board games, Card games, Dice games, Miniatures, and Role-playing games).

The YouTube channel will consist of interviews, reviews, game unboxing, RPG sessions conducted via Google Hangouts, etc.

The facebook page serves to promote the channel, as well as worthwhile...

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SPOILERS: Eternal Lies Session 28: Player Materials (long)

Posted by Lisa in Blog Lisa, 15 February 2015 · 159 views

This may also have spoilers for Tatters of the King, and possibly for Masks of Nyarlathotep as well.

Janet Winston-Roger's Telegram to Delhi and Responses

JUL 18 1938
WHAT IS HAPPENING STOP WHAT HAVE I DONE STOP PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS
HAPPENING STOP JWR

Joyce’s Reply to Janet Winston-Rogers

To Janet W. Rogers
c/o Am. Exp. NYC
EN ROUTE BALTIMORE STOP W...

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Fragments of Masks 2015

Posted by ash in Blog ash, 13 February 2015 · 136 views

Masks of Nyarlathotep spoiler alert:
One of my players just fell foul of some lizard men in a painting they entered Box of Delights style. 1d6 of dodge rolls succeeded or you are overcome by lizardmen from the swamp. Harsh Call of Cthulhu session tonight.

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Horror on the Orient Express Keepers Campaign Notes: Soundtrack (Spoilers)

Posted by Taavi in Blog Taavi, 09 February 2015 · 185 views
Jazz Age, Music

Having recently started the Keeping the new Horror on the Orient Express, I'm experimenting with different music for the Soundtrack.

As well as the HotOE Symphony, I've been trying out pieces that are contemporary and/or good at capturing a mood or theme of a place. So in London I mostly played period Jazz, but when the heat was on, I used the Clash's "L...

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Eternal Lies Session #1

Posted by jeffpalmer in Jeff's Eternal Lies report, 15 December 2014 · 615 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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Chapter III: Meeting Master Roby

Posted by Mr. Bill in Mr. Bill Presents: Tatters of the King, 04 November 2014 · 350 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 · 310 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 · 406 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 · 564 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 · 1,005 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 · 495 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 · 633 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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