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Interview with James Lowder editor of "Madness on the Orient Express"

Posted by yockenthwaite in Blog yockenthwaite, 17 February 2015 · 319 views

Interview with James Lowder editor of "Madness on the Orient Express" Firstly thank you very much for agreeing to this interview. I’ve read Madness and really enjoyed it. Indeed I was so keen to read it that I bought an extra copy, rather than wait for my Kickstarter add-on copy to arrive! I’m very interested in some of the behind the scenes processes, and the decisions you made as editor of the collection. And I know that...

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

Posted by jaysun81 in CthulaWho, 26 February 2015 · 17 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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yock's Lovecraftathon: The Doom that Came to Sarnath

Posted by yockenthwaite in Blog yockenthwaite, 26 February 2015 · 27 views

It's nice to see a change from first person narration of the previous two.

I particularly like the rhyming quality of the first paragraph. It's very evocative, almost like poetry, and fortunately continues in that style afterwards. I also like the imagined place names eg Mnar, Sarnath, Ib and Kadatheron which were surprisingly effective for me, when norm...

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MoN session 3: Four infringements and a funeral (20/2/2015)

Posted by Serazu in Blog Serazu, 24 February 2015 · 52 views

Later that night, the first major breach in the investigating party started to form. Something predictable when several people of so diverse backgrounds come together...

Quentine was absent, but the other five were available and gathered together at Jacque's warehouse to hold a retrospective of the latest events. There, with the notable exception of Edwa...

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The Asylum - Part 5-1 - The Boy Who Wasn't a Boy

Posted by Max_Writer in Blog Max_Writer, 19 February 2015 · 89 views

Monday, February 16, 2015

(After playing the Call of Cthulhu scenario “The Asylum” from The Cthulhu Casebook on Sunday, February 15 from 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. with Logan Scott and Kaitlyn Poole.)

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, December 1, 1925, Ken Blankenship drove the Buick soft-top motorcar of Natalie Porter through the streets of Greenwood...

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

Posted by Lisa in Blog Lisa, 15 February 2015 · 65 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 · 55 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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Actual Play: Rigid Air

Posted by Shimmin Beg in Blog Shimmin Beg, 12 February 2015 · 85 views

This is a review of Rigid Air from Fearful Passages .

Regular readers (as if!) might be puzzled to see this title, because I reviewed Rigid Air some time ago: http://www.yog-sotho...wish-rigid-air/

I gave a fairly favourable review based on my reading, and decided to put it on my Keeping pile in the hope of running it even...

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

Posted by Taavi in Blog Taavi, 09 February 2015 · 70 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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Part 8 - Mr. Corbitt

Posted by Keskiyon mato in The Thuren Apartments Players, 08 February 2015 · 62 views

Based on the scenario by Michael DeWolfe from Mansions of Madness (Chaosium, 1990)

Father Jack and his right hand man Ben Kowalski , occult investigators extraordinaire, entertain guests at their house one evening. Local gravedigger Clint Sipowicz , a man with a morbid sense of humour and a swift shovel, and a parapsychologist named William James are...

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Eternal Lies Session #1

Posted by jeffpalmer in Jeff's Eternal Lies report, 15 December 2014 · 507 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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Dynamo of Doom!

Posted by golfsale in Blog golfsale, 23 November 2014 · 256 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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Chapter III: Meeting Master Roby

Posted by Mr. Bill in Mr. Bill Presents: Tatters of the King, 04 November 2014 · 254 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 · 221 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 · 305 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 · 469 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 · 847 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 · 391 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 · 535 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 · 480 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 · 381 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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