How did it go? I love the lead in for this campaign.
It went great!
Right away things kicked off in high gear as the players accosted the bellboy at the Chelsea and found all three of the Bloody Tongue cultists in the room, pre-exodus. I gave them a bit of a luck roll so one of the cultists was on the john in the bathroom (which I wrote an explanation-via-flashback for, in the form of a fortune-reading, as a prologue to the second session).
A favorite moment was when one of my player's characters, 'Ernst von Loplop' - Dadaist, starting charging at one of the cultists while loudly reciting the English alphabet backwards (said character also showed up to Erica Carlyle's party dressed a bit...wrong, in session 2. I had to capture this moment the following day, see attached pic).
Session 1 involved, post-Chelsea: A visit to Professor Cowle's lecture and a subsequent chat and a trip to Emerson Imports wherein I introduced the name of the 'Ju Ju House' to the players (which I would terribly regret come session 2).
Session 2 began with the players chomping at the Ju Ju bit, so I had to artificially rail-road them away from the building (Under Repairs, Opening Soon!) though they crept around the tenements, adjacent shops and the abandoned pawn shop getting little bits of clues along the way. More importantly though, session 2 involved the introduction of Jonah Kensington into the campaign with a little late night chop suey dinner and a raincheck to Prospero House the following morning followed by a late night attendance of Erica Carlyle's birthday gala at the Carlyle Estate (wherein one player's hypnotism skills sold Erica on the idea of a seance as a sort of "fabulous" party trick, meanwhile the sneaky characters managed to locate the safe and Roger's books.
We've had a bit of delay in getting session 3 started as I'm on vacation in the US Virgin Islands for my 40th birthday right now, ha! But I did actually (much to my girlfriend's dismay, I'm sure) bring my writing materials along with me because the players seem hell-bent on hitting up Kenya or Cairo (and while I do want to give them as much sandbox as I can, I barely have anything for Cairo written, nothing for Kenya and nearly all of London written). I'm thinking that Jonah may give them a call and alert them to a package held by his secretary at Prospero, wherein he has gifted the players with a bit of money and tickets to London. I know it's a bit cheap and forced, but such is life.
Edited by KnygathinZhaum, 31 August 2017 - 01:18 PM.