Monday, March 19, 2018
(After playing the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign original scenario â€œDark Tongs of Chinatownâ€ based on The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. episode â€œAnd Baby Makes Threeâ€ as well as Big Trouble in Little China Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. with Ashton LeBlanc, Collin Townsend, Ben Abbott, John Leppard, Yorie Latimer, and Kyle Matheson.)
In the early morning hours of Saturday, May 22, 1875, the Sequoyah Star limped into San
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Friday, May 28, 1875, was another beautiful day. They talked at breakfast at Professor Stalloidâ€™s, Wilder noting he needed to stop and purchase a pistol, as rifles were frowned upon in the city. Otto slid a .44 Colt pistol and holster across the table at him.
â€œAre you expecting payment for this?â€ Wilder said.
â€œNo,â€ Otto said. â€œJust being friendly.â€
â€œThen I will â€¦ take it,â€ Wilder said.
â€œQuite fine,â€ Otto said.
They headed back t
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After they ate lunch, they lost their tail and then returned to Mr. Liâ€™s office. They waited 30 minutes for the others.
â€œWhere would your friends be if they were not here?â€ Mr. Li said. â€œDo you think something terrible happened down in the sewers? Should we go down in the sewers?â€
â€œI donâ€™t want to go down in the sewers,â€ Professor Stalloid said.
â€œI donâ€™t want to go down in the sewers either. I also donâ€™t have my notebook with the instruc
Monday, March 12, 2018
(After playing the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign scenario â€œTerror on the Sequoyah Starâ€ based on the Aces & Eights scenario â€œTrouble on the Sequoyah Starâ€ by Jolly Blackburn Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with James Brown, Ashton LeBlanc, Collin Townsend, Yorie Latimer, Kyle Matheson, Austin Davie, John Leppard, Katie Gallant, Ben Abbott, and Ambralyn Tucker.)
In May of 1875, Los Angeles, California, was still only a s
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Rhymes with Wolf went over to where Lambert Otto sat. West had pointed out the man as a bounty hunter that worked with them earlier. Otto had his saber on his lap. The little old lady across from him continued to knit. Her face scrunched up in disgust when the Indian girl came over.
â€œHello,â€ Rhymes with Wolf said.
â€œHello,â€ Otto said. â€œHow are you?â€
â€œGood. Have you heard of this Dan McGoohan?â€
â€œYeah, I heard of him. I â€¦ well, I was pa
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Rhymes with Wolf found Jack West and told him about seeing the large group return after hearing the two strange thunderclaps from the clear sky.
When West saw the other Indian on board heading back to second-class, he followed him and saw him talking to a man with a large hat and two other people, one of them a woman. He was talking to them about the conductor and stewards delivering food to the locked freight car and about a man and a woman who were in it. He heard descripti
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At 2 a.m., a single steward came forward with a tray and both Dr. Weisswald and Jacali noticed it was Walking Wolf in a stewardâ€™s uniform with the tray. He opened up the door in the front of the third-class passenger car and both of them got up and followed the man as he closed the door to third class. He crossed to the express car and they opened the door.
Walking Wolf stopped and looked over his shoulder. He put a finger to his lips with a shush and then looked
Sunday, March 4, 2018
(After playing the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign original scenario â€œThe Murders in Midnightâ€ based on â€œThe Adventures of Brisco County Jr.â€ episode â€œBad Luck Bettyâ€ today from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with Ashton LeBlanc, Collin Townsend, James Brown, and Yorie Latimer.)
On Saturday, May 1, 1875, Dr. Eva Weisswald and Wilder and stumbled across Jack West in the town of Riverside in Southern California. Dr. Weisswald and Wilde
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Jack West went to Judge Robert Harrisâ€™ house on Gravel Road behind the Pickler. Judge Harris answered the door and proved to be a stout man with a prodigious mustache.
â€œHi there, judge,â€ West said.
â€œGood morning,â€ Judge Harris said. â€œIâ€™m still eating breakfast. Câ€™mon!â€
He led the man into the dining room where there was a table full of food. He was the only one eating there and sat down and told the man to eat his fill. There were all kinds
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Dr. Weisswald went to Aliceâ€™s room when she got up that night. She knocked and the woman answered the door wearing a big robe, her hair a mess.
â€œDo you need something?â€ she asked.
â€œWell, since Willie saw your fatherâ€™s ghost and also the organ was playing last night, I think that we might be able to see him tonight,â€ Dr. Weisswald said.
The woman looked at her, confused.
â€œOh,â€ she finally said. â€œWell, heâ€™ll tell me when he comes back.â€
After solving the riddles of the NWI mines, our Investigators were hailed as heroes, given their pay and a complimentary bottle of Canadian whiskey, and promptly sent back to New York City. Three of them, at least. Mike and Jeffrey decided to stay on and honor their contracts with NWI. They exchanged information and saw the others off at the station at Rapid City.
As the traversed the country, the three men talked of what had happened, what they had to do when they got back home, and
Edelmiro Cervantes - Spanish-born Occultist touring Britain. Dr. Klauss Fischer - German-born Psychiatrist, disciple of Jung. Flora Bianchin - Italian Nurse and Midwife, saw the Great War up close. Mikhail Sokolov - Exiled Russian Aristo-turned-Criminal. Viktor Gruzinsky - Bolshevik Spy posing as Exiled Russian Aristo. Lavinia Wray - English Archaeologist working for the British Museum.
Our story opens at the Imperial Institute in Kensington, where Professor Julius will was giving his Challe
I've run Forget Me Not (Great adventure from The Things We Leave Behind published by Stygian Fox) for three of my friends during two long game sessions. I took the liberty to set the story in 1987 because I wanted to give that "retro" flair to the game for my players. Also, we've used pre-generated characters because I thought it was more logical for this kind of adventure (With investigators having lost their memory). It was really fun to run and everyone had a good time. I can'
Sunday, February 25, 2018
(After playing the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign scenario â€œThe Evil Gunâ€ by Kevin A. Ross with Lynn Willis from Blood Brothers 2 today from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Ashton LeBlanc, Ben Abbott, Collin Townsend, Yorie Latimer, Kyle Matheson, Austin Davie, Ambralyn Tucker, John Leppard, and James Brown.)
Though the year 1875 had started off well with the formation of the Anti-Slavery Society in January, February saw worse news
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Marshal Pierce was stopped at the edge of the camp by soldiers. He showed his badge.
â€œIâ€™m sorry, sir,â€ one of the soldiers said. â€œNo civilians.â€
â€œIâ€™m not a civilian,â€ Marshal Pierce said.
â€œYes, you are, sir.â€
â€œIâ€™m a federal marshal. Iâ€™m here on government business.â€
â€œDo you have some kind of papers?â€
â€œI donâ€™t need papers.â€
â€œYes, you do, sir.â€
â€œLet me talk to your superior.â€
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Father Bishop ran towards Eastwoodâ€™s and found Jack West in the street heading his way. He told him to meet Wilder in the barn and then he continued on to Eastwoodâ€™s. He went on up to the rooms above and banged on the doors, finding Jacali and Dr. Weisswald and telling them there had been a murder. They quickly got dressed. As they were leaving, the drifter opened up his door.
â€œKeep it quiet out here,â€ he said in a husky near-whisper.
The three of them headed for
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Jacali went outside and found the drifter still leaning back in his chair, his hat over his eyes.
â€œExcuse me,â€ she said to him. â€œBut does the name McFly mean anything to you?â€
â€œNope,â€ the drifter said.
â€œNope?â€ she said.
She realized she was not very good with people and might not have any luck talking to the people of town. But she realized everyone in town idolized Gemma Jones and wondered if she might be able to help.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
(After playing the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign Prologue original scenario â€œIll Met in the Westâ€ today from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Collin Townsend, Ashton LeBlanc, Yorie Latimer, and Ben Abbott.)
In the first month of 1875, the newspapers of the United States were filled with the news of the capture of the notorious John Valentine, a criminal and outlaw who had terrorized the west ever since the Civil War. Word had it he h
Edelmiro Cervantes - Spanish-born Occultist touring Britain. Dr. Klauss Fischer - German-born Psychiatrist, disciple of Jung. (player absent) Flora Bianchin - Italian Nurse and Midwife, saw the Great War up close. Mikhail Sokolov - Exiled Russian Aristo-turned-Criminal. Viktor Gruzinsky - Bolshevik Spy posing as Exiled Russian Aristo. Lavinia Wray - English Archaeologist working for the British Museum.
The second part of our prologue commences when the group arrives at the Fitz Hotel Dining
Sunday, February 11, 2018
(After playing the Call of Cthulhu original scenario â€œWhat Rough Beast â€¦â€ today from 1:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. with Yorie Latimer, John Leppard, Austin Davie, Ambralyn Tucker, Kyle Matheson, and Ben Abbott.)
The six children all had dinner in their homes after getting back from Anniston the night of Sunday, June 23, 1929.
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Billy told his grandfather there was a prank-craze going around town and people were trying to get back at h
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By noon, Richard saw Match had dug a hole in the ground at least six or so feet deep. The man went into the house and dragged a coffin out. He manhandled it into the hole as carefully as he could, filled the hole in with newly turned soil. Then he got to work on a second hole.
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Ella-Marie remembered Tommy telling her the night before that the others would never find him and he had the perfect hiding place. She told Michael about it.
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The rosy light of dawn arrived long after, heralding Tuesday, June 25, 1929. Around that time, they saw Wilbur Mayo exit his lean-to, still looking under the weather. He hitched the horse up to the wagon and then loaded ice into the vehicle. It took him until well after sunup before he headed down the road.
â€œJust like I say every time I disasterfully fail at something, â€˜At least you canâ€™t say we didnâ€™t try,â€™â€ Jebidiah said.
â€œI mean, heâ€™s not dead
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Mrs. Slayton took Ella-Marie and Michael home where she fed them, got them out of their dirty, and in Michaelâ€™s case bloody, clothing and had each of them take a bath.
â€œOh!â€ Mrs. Slayton said to Michael after she had them fed. â€œOh! That man came by yesterday. He came by to talk to you. You need to not go out that plantation anymore. He said you vandalized that place. Mr. â€¦ uh â€¦ uh â€¦â€
She snapped her fingers.
â€œWhatâ€™s his name?â€ she said