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Call of Cthulhu Providence Campaign 37 – Dark Carnival Session One

A man was mauled and a woman goes missing in Swan Point Cemetery near the North Star Amusement Arcade and Pleasure Pier in the May of 1928. Such strange occurrence so close to Providence prompt our investigators to look into the carnival. Will they discover what happened?

I started running a Call of Cthulhu campaign for students at Appalachian State University in March 2014. The game was set in Providence, R.I., starting in the summer of 1925. The 37th session of the game took place on January 22, 2017, with the scenario “Dark Carvinal” by David A. Hargrave from Curse of the Chthonians. My players were Ben, Collin, Ashton, Katelyn, and James.

The role playing journals for the session can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3129-dark-carnival-session-one-part-1-mangled-man-and-missing-woman/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3128-dark-carnival-session-one-part-2-exploring-the-park/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3127-dark-carnival-session-one-part-3-madam-zarah-and-a-missing-child/

A playlist of nine videos and a highlights video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDq3BeMy7blPFNIYgtYFgnZ6

Call of Cthulhu – Christmas in Kingsport

It’s Christmastime in the seaport town of Kingsport, Massachusetts, in 1927. Time for presents and food and cookies and all the wonderful things associated with the holidays. The best part is seeing cousins from nearby towns of Arkham, Dunwich, and even Innsmouth at this most festive time of the year. Unfortunately, they’re all staying at their great Aunt Nora’s with their families as they do every year. Aunt Nora is very set in her ways and Christmas is no exception.

On December 11, 2016, I ran a one-shot for Christmas. “Christmas in Kingsport” by Oscar Rios is a delightful little tale in the Christmas in Kingsport monograph. My players were Ashton and Collin.

Audio of the game session can be found here:

https://archive.org/details/RPPRCPCoCChristmasInKingsport

The role playing journals for the session can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3120-christmas-in-kingsport-part-1-kingsport-and-a-party/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3119-christmas-in-kingsport-part-2-kidnapping/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3118-christmas-in-kingsport-part-3-lord-of-the-krampus/

A playlist of 6 videos of the game session and a highlight video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDqQJ_zAqmketbBaoo6H_-Zj

Call of Cthulhu Providence Campaign 36 – Nightmare in the Moonlight

When a psychiatrist from Dexter Asylum asks for help in a strange case of automatic writing, who are our intrepid investigators to turn him down. They go searching for the man having a nightmare in the moonlight.

I started running a Call of Cthulhu campaign for students at Appalachian State University in March 2014. The game was set in Providence, R.I., starting in the summer of 1925. The 36th session of the game took place on November 13, 2016, with the scenario original scenario “Nightmare in the Moonlight” based on “The Thing in the Moonlight” by J. Chapman Miske. My players were Katelyn, Collin, Ashton, Hannah, James, and Ben.

Audio of the game session can be found here:

https://archive.org/details/RPPRCPCoCProvidenceGame36

The role playing journals for the session can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3112-nightmare-in-the-moonlight-part-1-morgan-is-not-a-literary-man/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3111-nightmare-in-the-moonlight-part-2-empty-house-and-strange-shopkeeper/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3110-nightmare-in-the-moonlight-part-3-enter-the-oneirologist/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3109-nightmare-in-the-moonlight-part-4-entering-the-nightmare/

A playlist of 11 videos of the game session and a highlight video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDozMYpytzH39QVyFPn8OmkM

Advanced Dungeons and Dragons – Redcap’s Rampage Session Two

Having stopped the curse on Luskwald, the adventurers set about returning the other former slaves to their homes.

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, I continued the AD&D campaign for friends in the Boone, N.C., area started in June 2016. We started “Redcap’s Rampage” by Christopher Perkins from Dungeon Adventures #54. My players were Collin, Ashton, and Katelyn.

Audio of the session can be found here:

https://archive.org/details/RPPRCPADDGreyhawk05

The role-playing journals for the game session can be found here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1977-Advanced-Dungeons-and-Dragons-2nd-Edition-Redcap-s-Rampage-Session-Two-Peasants-Home

The playlist of seven videos and the highlight video of the session can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDp2Ehbe-5-z4HAS8wefXKam

Advanced Dungeons and Dragons – Redcap’s Rampage Session One

Having finally escaped the orcs, the group of adventurers find themselves in a village beset by a terrible curse that has already killed three people. Can they learn the secret of the village of Luskwald and end the terrible curse?

On Sunday, October 16, 2016, I continued the AD&D campaign for friends in the Boone, N.C., area started in June 2016. We started “Redcap’s Rampage” by Christopher Perkins from Dungeon Adventures #54. My players were Kyle, Adam, Collin, Ashton, Hannah, and Aaron.

Audio of the game can be found here:

https://archive.org/details/RPPRCPADDGreyhawk04_201612

The role-playing journals for the game session can be found here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1976-Advanced-Dungeons-and-Dragons-2nd-Edition-Redcap-s-Rampage-Session-One-Part-1-Investigation

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1975-Advanced-Dungeons-and-Dragons-2nd-Edition-Redcap-s-Rampage-Session-One-Part-2-Setting-the-Trap

The playlist of nine videos and the highlights video of the session can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrg2WTSJRK76aWhQLutziPd