The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor – Session 1: Throw it down the hole!

In which three lonely orphans arrive at the Candlewick Home for the Unwanted and Unloved only to discover a corpse and a poorly-concealed mystery! Were they the first orphans to inhabit the halls of the old manor house? Who is the dead man that they found in the chef’s larder? And why, for god’s sake, do they insist on throwing random (and sometimes burning) objects through the hole in their bathroom floor? Listen to find out!

This game was created using the Monsters and Other Childish Things source book, The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor. For those of you who play MaoCT, it is an amazing campaign setting with lots of interesting characters, places, and story hooks. I highly recommend giving it a look.

(NOTE: I borrowed the framework of an introductory Candlewick story from the author of the campaign, Benjamin Baugh, who ran a similar scenario at DragonCon for Ross, et al. That game, which is hilarious, and well worth a listen, can be found here.)


Alex / HOWARD “H.P.” POGUE: one of The January Boys, the character pre-gens included in the Candlewick Manor sourcebook, H.P. is an artist who can draw with the colors out of space.

Meyer / MAXIMILIAN AUGUSTUS: Max is a misanthropic boy who can taste the thoughts of those around him with his psychic alien tongue. As you can probably guess, he often covers his mouth when he speaks.

Chris / CECIL MUSK: A friendly, slightly hyperactive child whose mouth is a fountain of viscous, green acid.  Cecil enjoys playing pinochle with anyone who will stick around long enough to talk to him.

  2 comments for “The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor – Session 1: Throw it down the hole!

  1. beowuuf
    August 4, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I was worried I’d be thinking of and comparing the Ben and Ross games when listening to this, but the players have some interesting characters (obviously Cecil standing out) so I’m looking forward to hearing how this one will go. And being the only non-Gencon version I will have heard, might get to see where the kids actually get to in the end. Will they snag a monster? Stop a cult? Who knows!

  2. Mckma
    August 5, 2010 at 3:13 am

    It’s good to hear that someone who listened to the other two saw distinctions and was interested, I’ll be honest, I was a little worried myself. But it sounds like it’ll be good, and I look forward to listening in the next few days.

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