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Otto got there a little while later and got a room. He sat in the saloon and ate some hardtack and beef jerky while he drank his beer. Shortly after that, the others arrived at the Gilded Lily. They had hurried through dinner in order to get back in time to watch Gemma sing. There was a magician before her. He pulled a rabbit out of his hat and had colored balls that he made disappear. A pigeon appeared at one point. He also did card tricks. Bowen watched him inte
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Jacali and Dr. Weisswald went to the jail to talk to the Marshal and asked him if he knew anything about the Bar-T Ranch. Marshal Bishop seemed a little leery about Jacali. Though she asked him the question, he talked to Dr. Weisswald when he answered. He told her the Bar-T was owned by Melville Watts whose son sometimes came into town and caused trouble. He never stayed in jail for long because his father paid off any problems he had caused so the owner wouldn't
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They returned to the Gilded Lily after having a light dinner at one of the restaurants. Bowen noted he had supplies to explore the cave. Jacali said she wanted to get the codger in trouble but didn't think they had a good route to do that yet as all they had were the kids' word against his. She didn't know how to get the codger in trouble without getting the children in trouble as well. She did remember there was a deputy who was not as a hard-ass as Marshal Bisho
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Gemma went to Farnsworth and asked if he had seen James La Forge.
"I believe he's in his room," Farnsworth said.
"And what room would that be?" Gemma said.
"And why should I tell you, Miss Gemma Jones? After you threatened me."
"My dear man, I am very sorry. We did find the culprits of such a horrific vandalization."
"Who was it?"
"I'm not at liberty to say. But me and La Forge have a special
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"I'm not ready to go home," the last drunk said as they were closing up some hours later.
"You don't have to go home but you can't stay here," Bowen said.
"My wife is gonna yell at me "¦ for drinking," the man said.
"You don't have to go home," Dunspar said.
"Can I sleep under a table?" the man said.
"You don't have a ruby?" Dr. Weisswald asked him.
He looked at her.
"You have beau
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
(After playing the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign Chill scenario â€œThe House on the Hillâ€ from Evenings of Terror with Elvira Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with Kyle Matheson, Austin Davie, Yorie Latimer, Ben Abbott, James Brown, Ashton LeBlanc, Collin Townsend, and John Leppard.)
Marshal Clayton Pierce had been in a hospital in San Francisco from injuries received from the terrible dragon-like creature si
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â€œWho are you?â€ West asked.
â€œRobert Dunspar,â€ Dunspar said. â€œA friend of Stalloid. Also a friend of Terwilliger. Do you know him?â€
â€œOh, we know Terwilliger,â€ Marshal Pierce said.
â€œMad fellow, yes.â€
â€œSo, are you two friends?â€
â€œI have more friends back in my home town but â€¦ of this group, yes. I know Otto.â€
â€œI think you mightâ€™ve picked the two worst ones,â€ West said.
â€œYeah,â€ Marshal Pierce said. â€œEspecially wh
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Wilder, entering the hall with a lamp, thought he saw something on the floor near the door to the dining room. It looked like a few drops of blood.
â€œHm,â€ he said.
He knelt and touched the blood, finding it fresh.
â€œMarshal,â€ he called. â€œYou might want to â€¦ uh â€¦ return to this room â€¦ at your earliest convenience.â€
â€œUh â€¦ okay,â€ Marshal Pierce said.
Wilder pointed out the blood to Marshal Pierce.
â€œThis is â€¦ quite fresh,â€ he s
SPOILER ALERT: The following text contains information about a certain estate in Gamwell, Massachusetts, and its owner, Mr. Arthur Cornthwaite. Perusal of this text is strongly discouraged for all except those Keepers who wish to conduct their own investigations into this matter. Investigators wishing to visit Gamwell in connection with Mr. Cornthwaite should, under no circumstances save an irrational desire to ruin their own enjoyment, read any further.
Session Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018
(After playing the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign original scenario â€œThe Last Valleyâ€ Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with James Brown, Ashton LeBlanc, Ben Abbott, John Leppard, and Yorie Latimer.)
Jack West, who had been shot by Pete Sutter around May 22, 1875, was in one of the hospitals in San Francisco for about six weeks after the terribly injury. He had been on laudanum and other drugs for the pain during the first few we
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An hour or so later, they spotted another bird flying in the air. It had a longer head that made them think of a blue jay in shape. It seemed to be fairly close but they realized it was further away than they thought it was. It started wheeling their way. The flapping of its wings looked wrong.
West drew his black pistol as he realized the bird was much further away than they thought it was.
â€œThat looks wrong to me!â€ West said. â€œDoes it look wrong to yâ€
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Jacali woke up after the sun had risen on Monday, July 27, 1875.
â€œDamn it, Jack West,â€ she muttered.
She had expected the man to wake her when it was still dark. She found West leaning against the medicine wagon where he must have leaned and fallen asleep. His gun was still in his hand and he looked very peaceful. She thought on how to she wanted to wake him up. She finally decided to leave him be until he woke naturally.
He awoke when he heard people m
I am about to head on a business trip to Germany; alas, unconnected with the scenario I'm writing and not taking me to its intended location T_T
I will keep an eye out for Lovecraftian and related goodies while I'm there, and may try to pick up some gaming swag. I've already made the pleasant discovery that Hiveworld is just round the corner from one of my hotels! And both the others are also nearish gaming shops, which is promising. I'm not sure how much time I'll have to explore historica
Monday, April 2, 2018
(After playing the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign original scenario â€œSpring in San Franciscoâ€ and the Deadlands Dime Novel Scenario â€œWorms!â€ by John Goff Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. with Ambralyn Tucker, John Leppard, Yorie Latimer, and Austin Davie.)
Gemma Jones had stayed on the Sequoyah Star after the bandit attack, and arrived in San Francisco on May 22, 1875, in the evening, taking a hackney carriage to her motherâ€™
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They walked into Chinatown and discussed what they would do. Professor Stalloid wanted to the go to the Clean and Pure Serenity Tong brothel. Otto wanted to try to track the demon. There was discussion of meeting at Mr. Liâ€™s office or signaling the others in some way to get back together. They decided to use Mr. Liâ€™s office as a place to meet it they couldnâ€™t find each other later.
Chinatown was very, very quiet, more so than Gemma had ever seen before.
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They left Midnight on June 30, 1875, bearing north once again and heading for Nevada. They traveled for a little over a week. En route, Professor Stalloid practiced with the lightning gun. Dunspar asked him to see it but he was reluctant. He told Dunspar to ask Terwilliger about it.
It was late afternoon of Thursday, July 8, 1875, when they reached the tiny town of Hilton Springs, Nevada, a tiny town of a dozen or so buildings in the desert. It made Midnight look
They followed the first bandit, the others trailing behind, guns still out, to a tent under an outcropping of rock, the front flap open. Black River Mahoney had black hair and a thick black mustache. He wore black clothing and loosened his pistol in his holster as they approached. He glared at them as the first man handed him off some beef jerky and a canteen.
â€œWhat do you people want?â€ he asked.
â€œUm â€¦ we-we heard that you potentially had a bell to summon a worm or two?â€ Dunsp
Edelmiro Cervantes – Spanish-born Occultist touring Britain.
Dr. Klaus Fischer – German-born Psychiatrist, disciple of Jung.
Flora Bianchin – Italian Nurse and Midwife, saw the Great War up close. (absent)
Mikhail Sokolov – Exiled Russian Aristo-turned-Criminal.
Viktor Gruzinsky – Bolshevik Spy posing as Exiled Russian Aristo. (absent)
Lavinia Wray – English Archaeologist working for the British Museum.
*Sophie Chapallier – French Librarian working for the Bibliothéque de l'Arsenal.
Edelmiro Cervantes - Spanish-born Occultist touring Britain. Dr. Klauss Fischer - German-born Psychiatrist, disciple of Jung. (absent, post-London) Flora Bianchin - Italian Nurse and Midwife, saw the Great War up close. (absent) Mikhail Sokolov - Exiled Russian Aristo-turned-Criminal. Viktor Gruzinsky - Bolshevik Spy posing as Exiled Russian Aristo. (absent) Lavinia Wray - English Archaeologist working for the British Museum.
Keeperâ€™s Note: Our most recent session was unusual in that we h
Monday, March 26, 2018
(After playing the original Call of Cthulhu scenario â€œValentineâ€™s in Innsmouthâ€ based on the scenarios â€œChristmas in Kingsportâ€ and â€œHalloween in Dunwichâ€ by Oscar Rios, Sunday, March 25, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. with Ambralyn Tucker, Ben Abbott, Collin Townsend, and Ashton LeBlanc.)
Directly after Halloween in Dunwich in 1928, Alice Sanders wrote to her cousins letters inviting them to a Valentineâ€™s Day get-together of the families. Her mother had
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As they had all been in the Dreamlands before, they knew the way through the door to the Cavern of Flame in which burned a great pillar of fire that reached from floor to ceiling. They passed Kaman-Thah and Nasht, passing down the 700 steps and through the Gates of Deeper Slumber, entering finally into the Enchanted Wood. They eventually found their way to Celephais where they boarded one of the ships to the floating city of Serannian. There, they were easily able to f
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Aunt Margieâ€™s was completely boarded up on the ground and second floors. Even the back door proved to be boarded shut. Alice peeked into the windows and could see very little though it looked pretty decrepit inside. She decided she wanted to go in.
â€œStand aside, ladies,â€ George said.
He handed off his bat to Donald and then rolled up his jacket sleeves. He spit in his hands and rubbed them together. Then he grabbed the lowest board on the door and ripped
Quite a long time ago now, I made a Cthulhu statuette for Paul. Early last year, I felt crafty again, and put together another one, and I've just put a description of the process, and the package of plot I assembled for it, on my main blog. It's dated February 2017 as that's when I started drafting the post, but I did in fact just finish it...
I'm considering whether I might be able to make these to order. I still have some suitable materials, and I could definitely use the money (I'm not in