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Dark Tongs of Chinatown Part 1 - A Demon in San Francisco

Monday, March 19, 2018   (After playing the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign original scenario “Dark Tongs of Chinatown†based on The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. episode “And Baby Makes Three†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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Dark Tongs of Chinatown Part 2 - The Fortune Teller

* * *       Friday, May 28, 1875, was another beautiful day. They talked at breakfast at Professor Stalloid’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.   “Are you expecting payment for this?†Wilder said.   “No,†Otto said. “Just being friendly.†  “Then I will … take it,†Wilder said.   “Quite fine,†Otto said.   They headed back t

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Dark Tongs of Chinatown Part 3 - Pete Sutter and the Stolen Child

* * *       After they ate lunch, they lost their tail and then returned to Mr. Li’s office. They waited 30 minutes for the others.   “Where would your friends be if they were not here?†Mr. Li said. “Do you think something terrible happened down in the sewers? Should we go down in the sewers?†  “I don’t want to go down in the sewers,†Professor Stalloid said.   “I don’t want to go down in the sewers either. I also don’t have my notebook with the instruc

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Terror on the Sequoyah Star Part 1 - All Aboard

Monday, March 12, 2018   (After playing the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign scenario “Terror on the Sequoyah Star†based on the Aces & Eights scenario “Trouble on the Sequoyah Star†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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Terror on the Sequoyah Star Part 2 - The Lightning Box

* * *       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.   “Hello,†Rhymes with Wolf said.   “Hello,†Otto said. “How are you?†  “Good. Have you heard of this Dan McGoohan?†  “Yeah, I heard of him. I … well, I was pa

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Terror on the Sequoyah Star Part 3 - Suspicious Cargo

* * *       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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Terror on the Sequoyah Star Part 4 - Night Raid

* * *       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 steward’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

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The Murders in Midnight Part 1 - The Strange Califonia Town

Sunday, March 4, 2018   (After playing the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign original scenario “The Murders in Midnight†based on “The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.†episode “Bad Luck Betty†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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The Murders in Midnight Part 2 - The Fate of the Marshal

* * *   Jack West went to Judge Robert Harris’ house on Gravel Road behind the Pickler. Judge Harris answered the door and proved to be a stout man with a prodigious mustache.   “Hi there, judge,†West said.   “Good morning,†Judge Harris said. “I’m still eating breakfast. C’mon!†  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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The Murders in Midnight Part 3 - Pursuit of a Ghost

* * *   Dr. Weisswald went to Alice’s room when she got up that night. She knocked and the woman answered the door wearing a big robe, her hair a mess.   “Do you need something?†she asked.   “Well, since Willie saw your father’s ghost and also the organ was playing last night, I think that we might be able to see him tonight,†Dr. Weisswald said.   The woman looked at her, confused.   “Oh,†she finally said. “Well, he’ll tell me when he comes back.† 

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NYC #14 - The Pennywell Hangmen, Part One

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

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Horror on the Orient Express: London, part 1

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

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Forget Me Not (80's edition) - First Session

Introduction : 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'

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The Evil Gun Part 1 - Strange Times in Yellow Flats

Sunday, February 25, 2018   (After playing the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign scenario “The Evil Gun†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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The Evil Gun Part 2 - The Drifter Comes to Town

* * *       Marshal Pierce was stopped at the edge of the camp by soldiers. He showed his badge.   “I’m sorry, sir,†one of the soldiers said. “No civilians.†  “I’m not a civilian,†Marshal Pierce said.   “Yes, you are, sir.†  “I’m a federal marshal. I’m here on government business.†  “Do you have some kind of papers?†  “I don’t need papers.†  “Yes, you do, sir.†  “Let me talk to your superior.†  “Wait here.†   

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The Evil Gun Part 3 - Walking Corpses and the Bank Robbery

* * *       Father Bishop ran towards Eastwood’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 Eastwood’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.   “Keep it quiet out here,†he said in a husky near-whisper.   The three of them headed for

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The Evil Gun Part 4 - Dealing with the Drifter

* * *       Jacali went outside and found the drifter still leaning back in his chair, his hat over his eyes.   “Excuse me,†she said to him. “But does the name McFly mean anything to you?†  “Nope,†the drifter said.   “Nope?†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.   Professor Stalloid

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Ill Met in the West

Sunday, February 18, 2018   (After playing the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign Prologue original scenario “Ill Met in the West†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

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Horror on the Orient Express, Prologue: the Haunting, Part 2

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

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What Rough Beast ... Session Three Part 1 - Tommy Hill Returns

Sunday, February 11, 2018   (After playing the Call of Cthulhu original scenario “What Rough Beast …†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.     * * *       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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What Rough Beast ... Session Three Part 2 - Billy's the Best

* * *       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.     * * *       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.   â

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What Rough Beast ... Session Three Part 3 - Bennett Farm Murder

* * *       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.   “Just like I say every time I disasterfully fail at something, ‘At least you can’t say we didn’t try,’†Jebidiah said.   “I mean, he’s not dead

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What Rough Beast ... Session Three Part 4 - The Attic Massacre

* * *       Mrs. Slayton took Ella-Marie and Michael home where she fed them, got them out of their dirty, and in Michael’s case bloody, clothing and had each of them take a bath.   “Oh!†Mrs. Slayton said to Michael after she had them fed. “Oh! 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. … uh … uh …†  She snapped her fingers.   “What’s his name?†she said

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