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  2. TheWorld

    Cults and propitiatory worship in the Mythos

    I have played a couple of scenarios like that. God in the woods from world war cthulhu and the black drop from trail of cthulhu. Both are excellent adventures and I think the idea has very good potential. The players are faced by a moral dilemma when they discover this. Another nice situation can happen if some baddie decides to kill the cult to unleash the God. It could be easy to mislead the players and create situations where they don't know what's the l'esser evil
  3. PoC

    YSDC "Eternal Journal"

    Pre-orders are now live. 🙂
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    YSDC: The Eternal Journal

    For the past few weeks we've been mentioning our new publication format, the Eternal Journal - a notebook and magazine system. The Eternal Journal uses a disc-binding mechanism to corral and correlate your content into one flexible, compact and practical space. Pre-orders are open now (until the end of August). Below you can watch Marty go through the metal-disc Patron Edition. As of today's launch there are some 30 or more items and variations available – a number which will grow in the coming months as we add more articles, utilities, notepaper, scenarios, fold-out maps and rules sets to the mix. It is a highly configurable system (even the covers can be changed) and it's not restricted to just Cthulhu gaming. Each Eternal Journal can hold up to 200 pages, which can easily be added or removed (push them in, peel them out). It can also be conveniently folded back on itself to take up less space at your table. The more I've used the system, the more I've grown to love it. It's both a notebook and a zine, one that need never run out of pages and is compact and light enough to carrying around easily. A practical thing. Pre-Orders Why pre-orders? Why not crowd funding? – We're in a fortunate position that we do not need crowd funding to make this a reality. No over-hyped marketing, insane stretch goals or "eternal" delays, it's all ready to go, now, however by having a short pre-order window it means we can gauge initial interest and create correct quantities - so it's a big help to us (we may also locate some small pre-order freebies like the "bookmark"). Another incentive? After the pre-order window closes at the end of the month those will be fulfilled first before the Eternal Journal goes on normal sale several weeks later. If you're a Patron of Yog-Sothoth you will also have access to exclusives, starting with the metal-disc Starter and Archive Set versions, as well as discounts (be sure you're logged in to see them). So, welcome to the Eternal Journal. I hope you find it fun, interesting and most of all practical! 😎
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  6. Gaffer

    How would you gift your players?

    THAT'S what I was remembering!
  7. GBSteve

    Cults and propitiatory worship in the Mythos

    I played in a WWII game where as allies we dropped into a German encampment in Normandy and
  8. rylehNC

    Cults and propitiatory worship in the Mythos

    Without spoilers, a number of scenarios of varied length use this idea. More than one puts the investigators in the cult's place at the end, where they have to consider sacrificing someone to avert the greater disaster.
  9. PaulStJohnMackintosh

    Cults and propitiatory worship in the Mythos

    Here's a take on Cthulhu Mythos cults that I haven't seen used so much before - and my bad if I just haven't seen them. In many pagan cults, and even in Christianity, much worship was devoted to averting the wrath of the gods, or God. "The only way to placate the wrath of the Erinyes was by engaging in ritual purification and atoning for the crime." Any people confronted with real Mythos deities might reasonably, sanely decide to worship or placate them, or offer up sacrifices, to keep them pacified, well-disposed and asleep. Such a cult wouldn't be focused on calling up the god or embracing its madness. It'd be devoted to the exact opposite. Its practitioners might be well practised in keeping the Mythos madness at arm's length, or safely insulated. Yet it would still support and venerate the god. The fact that it's motivated by pure fear and self-preservation wouldn't make much difference to the deity, least of all a Mythos entity. Has anyone used this kind of approach? What do you think of its gaming potential?
  10. Not quite being old enough to have experienced the 1920's but with a decent understanding of the plot of Curse (we've played it) I can say that C-T is very much one of the raising money for the Museum sort of 19th century and early 20th century archaeologists and every chance he get's he'll be soliciting donations (see some of the later material in the book) so if he get's a letter from a Peer he'll see £ signs and be only too glad to provide him with information in return for a possible donation. Without a donation this might only work once but a £50 or £100 cheque would go a long way in Iraq to wards paying workers.
  11. Do you mind me participating to this thread? I am also about to run CoN for my group of players meeting in Greenwich every three weeks, and I could hugely benefit from discussion and advice. I'm currently listening to the recording of actual play by the Innsmouth House players and it's entertaining and useful (as in, "uh, I hadn't thought a player might ask that!"). We created characters yesterday and will be playing the first proper session in three weeks. I'm also recording them and could upload them somewhere and post a link, it might be useful to compare notes of what our groups do. Anyway, here's a question! Question about Aristocracy in 1920s London One of the player characters is an aristocrat with very high Credit Rating. I anticipate that he might leverage his social standing to get access to various institutions and NPCs (e.g. an appointment with Campbell-Thompson, since they have no contacts at the museum to start with), but how easy would that be? Imagine you're CT and you get a business card or a letter from Lord Bath requesting a meeting, would you actually brush him off politely or you wouldn't dare refuse a Lord? I'd probably ask for a Hard Success on CR unless Lord Bath was introduced by, say, a note from the head of trustees of the club or someone like that. What do you think?
  12. GBSteve

    Herbert West: Reanimator 2017

    Zuccon also did Colour from the Dark, featuring someone I know from Treadwells.
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    Herbert West: Reanimator 2017

    I've not seen it yet, but here's a trailer (in Italian with subtitles.). Consider the trailer generally NSFW. Not to be confused with Herbert West: Reanimator 2018 (featuring Brad Douriff). Originally called Reanimator: Evolution (described as "a re-make of sorts...").
  14. carpocratian

    How would you gift your players?

    I really like the badge idea. If I can ever get a CoC group going in my area, I will go that route with them.
  15. Dante7

    Herbert West: Reanimator 2017

    Has anyone out there seen this film? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7560964/ And, if co, could you tell me more about it, including about the characters of West's new assistant and of his children (?!). I don't care how much it diverges from the source material, it clearly does so and does so by a great deal. I just want to know more about it (spoilers welcome) as it numbers among the very few things Reanimator-related that I haven't tracked down yet.
  16. Umpherous

    7th Ed Rules Reference Flow Charts

    Cloud64 -- super helpful! I made a more visual combat chart -- not as comprehensive, but might be good as a quick reminder in the heat of battle. combat.pdf
  17. trevlix

    How would you gift your players?

    This may not be feasible, but when I finished running A Time to Harvest, I had 2 players that went through the whole thing (other players dropped in and out). I wanted to thank them for such an amazing game, so I created a really nice POD version of the campaign, with a summary of everything they did, and an obituary for the PC that died in the last chapter. I think I did it through lulu so it was a good quality softcover. Gave them each a copy. I had a coupon, so it only cost me like $15 total (or something like that, i'd have to check). But they loved it.
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  19. cloud64

    How would you gift your players?

    How about an All Rolled Up? Holds their RPG gubbins. Not sure if there’s a US distributor though. http://www.allrolledup.co.uk/what-is-an-all-rolled-up/
  20. TacoBill

    How would you gift your players?

    I backed these on Kickstarter and they're pretty neat. http://www.tripleacegames.com/store/leagues-of-gothic-horror-products/cthulhu-mythos-book-badges/ No idea if they're still in stock. But they do have a new kickstarter running.
  21. Twenty note cards (two cards per 152x102mm sheet).

     

    For writing/sketching and sharing or using as "character tents" (ID labels at the table).

     

    Add-on item.

    £2.50

  22. DrMonster

    How would you gift your players?

    Mini Cthulhu plushies?
  23. GBSteve

    How would you gift your players?

    The HPLHS certainly have them.
  24. Gaffer

    How would you gift your players?

    Didn't I see some badges from Chaosium recently?
  25. It'll be my first time visiting Dragon Con, curious if any CoC or variant play happening? The official scheduled game search comes up empty.
  26. Any update on when we may expect CoF to hit retail?
  27. klecser

    How would you gift your players?

    I had not thought of Etsy. Great suggestion. I'll try to find some US-based ones.
  28. GBSteve

    How would you gift your players?

    How about some kind of badge:#0, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, or print: #1, #2, #3 or postcard? I've had a couple of groups who have had t-shirts made too, including this amazing one.
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