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M. R. Jame's Rules for an effective ghost story

Posted by Graham in Graham's Blog, 17 January 2017 · 28 views

Post the second... 
British ghost story writer M. R. James was one of the authors singled out for mention in Lovecraft's essay 'Supernatural Horror in Literature' as being one of the modern masters of horror literature. James's own opinion of Lovecraft's writing may be found in his essay 'Ghost's Treat Them Gently!', where he refers to the type of fi...

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Fractal Skills in Call of Cthulhu

Posted by Shimmin Beg in Shimmin Bloeg, 08 January 2017 · 89 views

I had some thoughts about Mythos skill while listening to some podcast or other - I can't remember which one now. Possibly RPPR. You can read a tome about Hastur and suddenly know about Ithaqqua. Or you can sometimes know about byakhees, and sometimes not. It's weird.

An idea came to me that you could introduce a fractal approach to Mythos skills (and i...

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Merry {Insert Preferred Holiday Here}! and a Happy {Insert Customary Apellation Here}

Posted by tammywilding in tammywilding's Blog, 21 December 2016 · 92 views

I've ironed out the typos in Jaeson Smith Private Eye, anyone with Kindle unlimited can read it for free here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MQF4553  His second outing is coming very slowly, about 24,000 words in.
I don't think I'm a natural Horror writer, my imagination keeps trying to head off into the wide blue ridiculous, which isn't very helpful...

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Christmas in Kingsport Part 1 - Kingsport and a Party

Posted by Max_Writer in Blog Max_Writer, 17 December 2016 · 182 views
CoC 1-6e, Dreamlands, Jazz Age

Monday, December 12, 2016  
(After playing the Call of Cthulhu scenario “Christmas in Kingsport” by Oscar Rios Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with Ashton LeBlanc and Collin Townsend.)  
Snow was falling over the seaport town of Kingsport on Christmas Eve of 1927. The town’s winding streets were covered with ribbons of white. Smoke rose fro...

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2016 gaming log for RPGs

Posted by ash in ash's Blog, 15 December 2016 · 93 views

2016 has been a bad year overall but a very good one for gaming and enjoying hobby stuff. Thanks for everyone who took part and participated.
Recently took part in The RPG Brigade's third annual convention for Childsplay charity.
Managed to raise close to 2000 US dollars this year on donations and t shirt sales.  We played Mutant Future: The Bik...

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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 · 164 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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Operation Piercing the Darkness

Posted by MonkeyPrime in Tell me about your Occult related Room?, 10 November 2016 · 141 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 · 211 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 · 203 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 · 187 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 · 189 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 · 179 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 · 358 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 · 385 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 · 413 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 · 434 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 · 379 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 · 441 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 · 479 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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