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Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Reply #120 on: March 20, 2018, 09:11:30 PM »
In search of someone to translate the scroll Professor Stalloid found in Midnight, California, the investigators enter Chinatown and speak to a lawyer there.  Then, they see two tongs at battle until a demon disrupts the fighting.  It is thought something terrible is going on in Chinatown and they decide to find out what.

On March 18, 2018, I ran the fourth session of the Down Darker Trails Campaign.  "Dark Tongs of Chinatown" was based on The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. episode “And Baby Makes Three” as well as Big Trouble in Little China.  It's the fifth game of the Catastrophe Engine Campaign.

Role playing journals of the game session are here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3301-dark-tongs-of-chinatown-part-1-a-demon-in-san-francisco/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3300-dark-tongs-of-chinatown-part-2-the-fortune-teller/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3299-dark-tongs-of-chinatown-part-3-pete-sutter-and-the-stolen-child/

Additionally, a playlist of nine videos and a highlights video is here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDqEj2Lay_UDGRh7Tlmj4AE1

Players were:

John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger)
Kyle Matheson as Li Wei (lawyer)
Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar)
Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (physician)
Collin Townsend as Wilder (mountain man)
Ben Abbott as Jacali (Apache scout)

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« Reply #121 on: March 28, 2018, 08:54:17 PM »
It's time for one last return of the Lovecraft Country Cousins.  Created by Oscar Rios for his scenarios "Christmas in Kingsport" and "Halloween in Dunwich," I put together a third scenario for the children entitled "Valentine's in Innsmouth" as the player who played Alice wanted to explore her history.  In this case, Alice Sanders gets the cousins together for a foray into her old hometown, still under martial law and government watch since the raid of February 1928 on Innsmouth.  But Alice needs to find her Aunt Margie, who she thinks is still there.

On March 25, I ran this last original scenario of the six cousins from across Massachusetts, all of them ready to help their cousin Alice with what might be the most important event in her young life. 

The role-playing journals of the game session are here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3305-valentines-in-innsmouth-part-1-alice-sanders-plan/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3304-valentines-in-innsmouth-part-2-secret-entry-into-innsmouth/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3303-valentines-in-innsmouth-part-3-aunt-margie/

Additionally, a playlist of eight videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpift01_nGGRazfZfphh_ox

Players were:

Collin Townsend as Gordon Brewster
Ashton LeBlanc as Gertrude "Girdie" Pope
Ben Abbott as Edward Derby
Ambralyn Tucker as Alice Sanders

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Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Reply #122 on: April 04, 2018, 01:29:29 PM »
It's Springtime in San Francisco with many loose ends to tie up and, once that's done, it's time to head back for Midnight and then east to Colorado, where a town might be in danger.

On April 1, 2018, I continued the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails campaign "The Catastrophe Engine" with the original "Spring in San Francisco" notes and the Deadlands Dime Novel Scenario “Worms!” by John Goff. 

Role Playing Journals of the game session are here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3311-worms-part-1-spring-in-san-francisco/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3310-worms-part-2-a-demon-in-chinatown/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3309-worms-part-3-hilton-springs-and-the-missing-homesteaders/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3308-worms-part-4-wormy-and-the-underground-terror/

Additionally, a playlist of 12 videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoByRm8Bzp7mPBYvUKr3MQw

Players were:

John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger)
Austin Davie as Ronald Clay (strong man) and Robert Dunspar (scientist)
Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar)
Ambralyn Tucker as Gemma Jones (singer)

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Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Reply #123 on: April 12, 2018, 12:25:41 AM »
When the investigators head east into the wilderness from Santaquin, Utah, they didn't expect to find a fog-shrouded valley filled with impossible, prehistoric beasts.

On April 8, I continued the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails campaign "The Catastrophe Engine" with the original scenario "The Last Valley.

Role Playing Journals of the game session are here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3316-the-last-valley-part-1-east-of-santaquin/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3315-the-last-valley-part-2-the-fog/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3314-the-last-valley-part-3-pursuit/

Additionally, a playlist of 12 videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrhq27yEJYqUeLhlvfUWUye

Players were

John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger)
Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (physician)
James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger)
Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar)
Ben Abbott as Jacali (native scout)

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Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Reply #124 on: April 20, 2018, 08:25:58 PM »
As the investigators head east through Colorado, they must seek shelter in a decrepit house during a terrible storm.  The servant is a hunchback and the master of the house is nowhere to be found.  Is something sinister going on?

On April 15, the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails campaign "The Catastrophe Engine" continued with the Chill scenario "The House on the Hill" from Evenings of Terror with Elvira.

Role Playing Journals of the game session are here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3321-the-house-on-the-hill-part-1-the-serpent-person-awakens/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3320-the-house-on-the-hill-part-2-a-sudden-storm/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3319-the-house-on-the-hill-part-3-master-of-the-house/

Additionally, a playlist of eight videos, a highlights video, and the livestream of the game session can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDp6b-LTb0tKxktAWIB6iYir

Players were:

Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar)
John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger)
Austin Davie as Robert Dunspar (scientist)
Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (physician)
Collin Townsend as Wilder (mountain main)
Ben Abbott as Jacali (native scout)
James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger)
Kyle Matheson as Clayton Pierce (federal marshal)


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Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Reply #125 on: April 29, 2018, 07:59:42 PM »
The investigators have finally arrived at Devil's Gulch, Colorado, where all their trails seem to be leading.  The town is a beehive of activity with a new store coming in, a new courthouse to be built, and everyone expecting a great boom in business soon.  However, not everything is as it seems and something is very wrong in Devil's Gulch.

On April 22, the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails "Catastrophe Engine" campaign continued with the original scenario "The Doom That Came to Devil's Gulch" which made full use of the BRP product "Devil's Gulch" by Troy Wilhelmson.  The game was to serve as a sort of season finale with the end of the semester and to help wrap up one investigator's backstory as her player might be leaving.

The role-playing journals of the 8-hour session are here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3327-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-1-arrival-in-devils-gulch/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3326-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-2-ophelia-unimpressed/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3325-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-3-in-pursuit-of-vandals/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3324-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-4-horror-at-whiskey-mine/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3323-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-5-death-at-the-empire-hotel/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3322-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-6-fire-at-the-gilded-lily/

Additionally, a playlist of 13 videos and a highlights video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDp_z1Aj3rPmNzbCxrrSFChH

Players were:

John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger)
Austin Davie as Robert Dunspar (scientist)
Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar)
Ben Abbott as Jacali (native scout)
Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (physician)
Ambralyn Tucker as Gemma Jones (singer)

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Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Reply #126 on: May 07, 2018, 02:25:10 PM »
I ran a Call of Cthulhu Game at Appalachian State University NerdCon on April 28, 2018.  "Terror Over Tokyo 4: The Demon Procedure" took place during the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in April 1942. The B-25 Bomber that is part of the raid crashes on an island off the coast of China after the bombing of Kobe and find an abandoned Unit 731 base.  Can they escape the Island of Demons?

The role playing journal of the game session can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3329-terror-over-tokyo-4-the-demon-procedure-part-1-the-doolittle-raid/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3328-terror-over-tokyo-4-the-demon-procedure-part-2-island-of-demons/

Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpDGLqnwOaW4kKh4LgWBYM6

Players were:

Gina Towey as Lt. Brad Anderson (Pilot)
Dante Valentin as Lt. Harold Duff (Co-Pilot)
Carl Cordini as 2nd Lt. Thomas Locklear (Navigator)
Tilak Lipscomb as Lt. Orrin Cook (Bombardier)
Christopher Weiler as Tech. Sgt. Aaron Shivo (Flight Engineer)

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Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Reply #127 on: May 26, 2018, 12:25:16 PM »
With the summer comes various one-shots in other eras.

This time, a terrible black wolf is terrorizing the village of Wroxeter, England, in the Dark Ages year Anno Domini 1000 in "The Dragon and the Wolf" by John W. Thompson from The Bride of Halloween Horror monograph.  The scenario was played on May 20.

The role-playing journals of the game are here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3336-the-dragon-and-the-wolf-part-1-the-black-wolf-of-wroxeter/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3335-the-dragon-and-the-wolf-part-2-the-dragon/

Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a highlights video are here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpOb3DSHRA3rud6Ciowj4dR

Players were:

John Leppard as Bossard (sergeant)
Nick Novacek as John (woodsman)


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Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Reply #128 on: June 30, 2018, 12:13:46 PM »
With the summer comes various one-shots in other eras.

It is the Sengoku Period in ancient Japan (1520 AD) and three ronin come to the village of Kohai-Mura, where all is not well.  Something is entering the village at night and stealing away the villagers.  This time we played "The Iron-Banded Box" from Strange Aeons II.

The role-playing journals of the game are here:

https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3346-the-iron-banded-box-part-1-night-of-the-oni/
https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3345-the-iron-banded-box-part-2-the-blood-garden/

Additionally, a playlist of eight videos of the game session and a highlights video are here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDr2EP2gmPMBgE9JuddfVNT6

Players were:

Kyle Matheson as Wada Saburo (ronin [former conscripted farmer])
John Leppard as Abe Masao (ronin [former taisho])
Ben Abbott as Oda Ino (ronin [former fighting monk])

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Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Reply #129 on: September 05, 2018, 03:44:01 PM »
As the new semester begins, we return, once again, to the Down Darker Trails campaign: The Catastrophe Engine.

Professor Marion Terwilliger has been kidnapped and it seems to have something to do with the mysterious Crescent that was found some months ago and then lost again.  Can the investigators find the inventor in central California?  Why was he kidnapped.

On September 2, 2018, the Down Darker Trails campaign continued the original scenario "The Scorched Secret or The Abduction of Professor Marion Terwilliger."  The role playing journal of the game session is here:

https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3359-the-scorched-secret/

Additionally, a playlist of 10 videos and a highlights video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoDWRO4P8ye7Wwc1C4XKMRk

Players were:

John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger)
James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger)
Amy Rooks as Emerald Sho (outlaw)
Haylee Bryce Nicol as Johanna Lee (politician)
Kyle Matheson as Clayton Pierce (federal marshal)

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Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Reply #130 on: September 22, 2018, 06:58:15 PM »
The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues.

The investigators have been told they can get answers in the town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.  After dealing with some of their own projects, they set forth for the small town, traveling first to Winnemucca, Nevada, and then overland.  But in the village of Quiet Gap in northern Nevada, they find something very disturbing.

On September 16, 2018, the Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine campaign continued with the "The Beast Under the Bed" adapted from the scenario by Michael C. LaBossiere from Challenge Magazine #77.  The role playing journal of the session is here:

https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3363-the-beast-under-the-bed/

Additionally, a playlist of 12 videos and a highlights video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrrcN9SX2Ijm_fJwyXb8WAx

Players were:

John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger)
James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger)
Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar)
Ben Abbott as Jacali (Native American scout)

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Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Reply #131 on: October 08, 2018, 02:15:50 PM »
The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues.

The investigators finally reach Gravity Falls, Oregon, to meet with Dr. Mordin.  First they must resolve the mystery of the missing $7,000 from Quiet Gap, Nevada.  Then, they are in for the ride of their lives as the people Mordin is sending them to see are not quite in the same time.

On September 30, the Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine campaign continued with the original scenario "The Causal Enigma" or "Strange Times in Gravity Falls."  The role playing journals of the scenario are here:

https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3371-the-causal-enigma-or-strange-times-in-gravity-falls/

Additionally, a playlist of 11 videos and a highlights video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDqKhRx2sOvF98CIw0pXm4mH

Players were:

John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger)
Whitney Ward as Lydia Fitzsimmons (prospector)
Kyle Matheson as Marshal Clayton Pierce (federal marshal)
James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger)
Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar)
Ben Abbott as Jacali (Native American scout)
Ashton LeBlanc as Dr. Eva Weisswald (physician)

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Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Reply #132 on: November 02, 2018, 05:37:00 PM »
The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues.

Having learned the whereabouts of Jack Parker, the investigators head to southwestern Colorado, where he seems to be visiting the locations of his previous crimes for some reason.  Between the towns of Canyon City and South Arkansas, they must spend a night in the apparently abandoned Inn of the Smiling Spirit.  Will they survive Through the Night?

On October 28, the campaign continued with an older Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition scenario "Through the Night" by Leonard Wilson from Dungeon Adventures #29 with the help of "The Big Damn Book of Monsters."

The role playing journal of the game session is here:

https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3386-through-the-night/

Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session, a highlights video, and the stream of the session are here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoDX6PhqYtQozhjDDDLLZ35

Players were:

John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger)
Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar)
Ben Abbott as Jacali (Native American scout)
Whitney Ward as Lydia Fitzsimmons (prospector)
Kyle Matheson as Marshal Clayton Pierce (federal marshal)

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« Reply #133 on: November 14, 2018, 03:07:33 PM »
The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues.

Setting off the next day from the terrible experience at the Inn of the Smiling Spirit, the investigators run into an old acquaintaince in need of help.  Something of his has been stolen and to find it, they must brave The Spiral Crypts.

On November 11, the campaign continued with Runequest scenario "The Spiral Crypts" by Clint Staples.

The role playing journal of the game session is here:

https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3387-the-spiral-crypt/

Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a highlights video:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpPdwmlm4dYdcMfv0qcUJ4g

Players were:

John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger)
Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar)
Ben Abbott as Jacali (Native American scout)

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Re: Call of Cthulhu RPG Journal
« Reply #134 on: November 24, 2018, 03:36:53 PM »
It's just a Learjet ride from Chicago to Las Vegas, right?  Right!?!

On November 18, I ran a Call of Cthulhu one-shot called Fear Jet '73 at the App State University Gamer Club Gamefest.  The journal entry of the session can be found here:

https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3390-fear-jet-73/

Additionally, a playlist of seven videos and a highlights video of the game session is here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrQ_KQSloYahS2dxa19Akjk

Players were:

Chandler as Jacob Brown (lawyer)
Carl Cordini as Randy White (hairdresser)
Curt as Leonard Penrose (agent)
John Leppard as Danny Trent (actor/singer)
Ashlyn as Sharon Best (singer/actor)