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They were shown as personal examples, no links exist.

 

Paul

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Beyond00
They were shown as personal examples, no links exist.

 

Paul

 

As you might know from my playing style, cards are better than referencing the book. I was curious as to what you had (if it went outside of the book). I had simplified it to fight/flight/freak but am always interested in what you've got cooking. So, if you care to make a link I'd be happy to take a gander!

 

We like Paul!

 

Group hug!

 

Please tell your wife to stop hitting me on the head with a stick!

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Helen

I'll stop hitting you with the apostrophe stick when you learn to use them properly.

 

And if you want some shiny NPC cards I suggest you invest in a scanner and spend some of your own time making them. Paul has a full-time job and runs this site as a hobby.

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PoC

The above are literally just card versions of the table in the book (stuck onto Call of Cthulhu CCG commons cards). I find they make a nice alternative from time to time. I've also used the card theme for giving out NPC information or scene illustrations. Quite handy. :)

 

Paul

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Beyond00
I'll stop hitting you with the apostrophe stick when you learn to use them properly.

 

And if you want some shiny NPC cards I suggest you invest in a scanner and spend some of your own time making them. Paul has a full-time job and runs this site as a hobby. He simply doesn't have time to pander to people's every whim.

 

Woah!

 

Did not mean to enrage you. I simply though he had them already done and scanned in.

 

Down! Down!

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DeepFinnOne

Ah, found this the other day and I have to say I'm enjoying it. I'm only five episodes in but so far Val's character "Mrs Sunderland" is my favorite;)

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Henrik

I just have to say that the last episode was great! I don't know if the players realised that, but when I understood that the old crone in the hut was no other than Baba Yaga of the Russian folklore, I was greatly amused. The black rooster incident in the episode before was also great. I can not wait for the next installment!

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Kadath

I too have just started on the Orient Express, following on from listening to all the Yog Radios, most of the small audio content, the one off games, SoYS, Dark Continent (excellent!) and all the other fabulous goodies to be found in the treasure room of the media patrons forum. The only reason I skipped Masks is because I am half way through playing it so will come back to that later.

 

As usual I am listening in the car to and from work (45 mins to an hour each way) and sometimes at work too and it is hugely entertaining stuff. The improved audio quality is great as many of the earlier games I could only really listen to while stationary without excessive wind noise :).

 

My favourite line so far was in Paris when Helen was wanting to go off sight seeing and enquired about where the Eiffel Tower was and Paul says 'The Eiffel Tower is a significant point on the landscape'.

 

I am sure he meant 'landmark' but the irony made me ROFL (which is no meant feat while driving i can tell you!)

 

Kadath

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Kadath

This is probably in the wrong thread but as it is being discussed here goes.

 

PoC when making your Insanity deck did you look at the assorted Phobias available in Mythos CCG decks?

 

My recollection is there were dozens and dozens of various Insanities and Phobias as part of the game mechanic, and when you started mentioning the Insanity deck I thought of my VAST Mythos collection languising unplayed in the games room - they might make an interesting varient (just as an indication of what particular phobia or insanity the PC suffers). Some are quite obscure - Triskadecophbia was one of my favourites, although that might be spelt wrong.

 

One negative issue is that Mythos cards dont have any distinguishing marks to separate the commons uncommons and rares so potentially you could wreck a nice Rare Phobia if you were sticking stuff to them, but I guess the point is you could use this deck as is instead of rolling on a table.

 

As a Keeper though, I do like to link the phobia to the events witnessed or experienced by the character, so seeing a Ghoul feasting on the innards of your girlfriend giving you a random phobic fear of open spaces would seem to jar with the game narrative, while a fear of offal and carcasses would be more acceptable.

 

I am loving the character cards as well and was thinking of doing something similar for my upcoming SoYS game.

 

Finally, are you using the stack of five pound notes as an ingame money pool during the campaign? Its a really nice touch if so, although where the party have a number of wealthy players presumably they just need to arrange a withdrawal in any major city and they are fine again.

 

Kadath

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PoC
PoC when making your Insanity deck did you look at the assorted Phobias available in Mythos CCG decks?

I actually use cards from Fantasy Flight Games' Call of Cthulhu CCG rather than Chaosium's Mythos card game (as I have more of them)!

 

One negative issue is that Mythos cards dont have any distinguishing marks to separate the commons uncommons and rares so potentially you could wreck a nice Rare Phobia if you were sticking stuff to them, but I guess the point is you could use this deck as is instead of rolling on a table.

Fortunately because I used the FFG cards, they do have rarity markers, and so I just used "commons". :) I liked the idea of the 'deck' as it gives the players more of a sense of "choosing their own fate" than a simple dice roll may - it's their choice what card they take, even if they don't know what it is. (Still working on that 'forced pick' technique. ;))

 

Finally, are you using the stack of five pound notes as an ingame money pool during the campaign? Its a really nice touch if so, although where the party have a number of wealthy players presumably they just need to arrange a withdrawal in any major city and they are fine again.

The stack of five pound notes are indeed used as an in-game money pool. It's interesting to see the players argue over it, stealing/secreting parts of it from others. :twisted:

 

Paul

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Cousteau

I can't believe how many hours I've already spent listening to your campaign, and just now, so near to my exams. Have come to the Lausanne episode now (pt. 1). Enjoying it a great deal.

 

Yesterday I caught myself saying "bye bye" at the end togethet with your group. Appearently I've lost some sanity points. :oops:

 

I especially like Professor Moretti. I'm gonna be just like him when I hand over my keeping responsibilities to another guy in my group! :D

 

P.S: Seeing as you're Bradford URP, are any of you fans of LUFC? Bradford? Or do you find football to be a waste of valuable rpg-time? :)

 

EDIT: There actually is a secret Swiss language. It's called Romansh.

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MonsterMash

Starting to catch up now. Up to episode 25 now

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Wise-One
I can't believe how many hours I've already spent listening to your campaign, and just now, so near to my exams. Have come to the Lausanne episode now (pt. 1). Enjoying it a great deal.

 

Seconded. As a result of listening to 1/2 episodes a day for a week or so, I'm now dramatically behind on my final year dissertations. And, now that I've caught up, I'm getting withdrawal symptoms...

 

Ah, well ... It'll be fine. :D

 

Oh, and I'm now slightly scared of chickens. I hope you're happy.

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Cousteau

You killed professor Meretti! You....you...arrgh! :x

 

:(

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Cousteau

Hearing Paul singing the aria from Aida is too funny for words. :lol:

 

PoC = Pavarotti of Cthulhu

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Henrik

Using the Simulacrum as a magic club laced with garlic! Is that really how it was intended to be used? :lol: Enjoying the show as always. I will miss a certain magician's assistant. Brilliant character concept. A character that is more interested to go shopping than visit libraries is an odd bird indeed in a CoC game.

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omikl

Did anyone else feel the fabric of reality shred a little when Neil rolled a critical success when it mattered?

 

I was expecting him to roll 00 and have the NPC Dr brain the newly transformed Grace...

 

Waiting with baited knees for the next one ;)

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N-kun

I only roll well for npcs....

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Evans
Using the Simulacrum as a magic club laced with garlic! Is that really how it was intended to be used? :lol: Enjoying the show as always. I will miss a certain magician's assistant. Brilliant character concept. A character that is more interested to go shopping than visit libraries is an odd bird indeed in a CoC game.

 

Well the topping is usaly optional. Some players prefer traditional pounded Fenalik to garlic pounded Fenalik. Chargrilled is popular too.

I'm going to miss the Margrave - managed to get a suprising amount done for a character which such a starting sanity.

 

This episode was definately one of the most exiting so far though I would'nt say it was scary as such. (in my opinion that particualar honour goes to the Paris chapter despite the lack of any injury)

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cjearkham
:)

Here's an interesting thing, compare & contrast!

 

Wow. Amazing difference. What, exactly, did you do differently?

 

Also, good work to the group in achieving a chilling and yet touching surprise in #28 and a sadder one in #29.

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PoC

Wow. Amazing difference. What, exactly, did you do differently?

Simply linked to the 'Better Definition' version that's now appearing as a link option on (some?) YouTube videos.

 

(Can usually be accessed by using the standard YouTube URL and adding &fmt=18 to the end of it.)

 

Paul

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Henrik

I've finally taken the time to listen through the last two episodes and I just want to say

 

THANK YOU

 

for a very entertaining campaign. The investigators were very likable, the villiains very memorable and the ways the investigators went insane very imaginative. Makes me eager to get my playing group together and continue our Miskatonic University campaign. A real shame that we are all living in different towns nowadays. :(

 

P.S. I'm looking forward to the next campaign. I'm seriously thinking of creating a PayPal account and become a community patron. I do got some extra money to burn...

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Evans

P.S. I'm looking forward to the next campaign. I'm seriously thinking of creating a PayPal account and become a community patron. I do got some extra money to burn...

 

Amoung over things Patrons get the extremely entertaining Dark Continant Audio.

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Jomster

I must apologise... it's been a few weeks since I got to the end of HotOE and I haven't written in to thank you all.

 

Thanks all! :D

 

For me it's the focus on the characters that really makes it great. It's a real pleasure to listen to the players interact with each other, and the keeper's NPCs, through the twists and turns of the campaign.

 

This was a fantastic follow on to the mighty Masks. Really looking forward to future campaigns.

 

Yours insanity,

 

Jomster

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