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Call of Cthulhu – Dark Dreams of Innsmouth Part 2

In the Summer of 1925, three women get caught up in something they don’t understand. When Dr. Bonnie Davenport (psychiatrist and recent graduate from Boston University) receives a strange crown in the mail from her associate, Dr. Swanson Ames of Salem’s Normal School for Teachers, she has no idea of evil power of the artifact. She soon recruits two friends from college to help: Stella Farraday, a journalism student at Boston University, and Vera Collins, a silent-movie actress in Boston for the summer, taking acting classes at the University. The three begin their investigation of the terrible crown.

I ran two games of Call of Cthulhu (Dark Dreams of Innsmouth by Brian Courtemanche from “The Unbound Book” Issue 2) at Origins 2013 for three friends, all of them women. The first game was run June 14 and the conclusion was run June 15. Journals for the two games can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2583-Dark-Dreams-of-Innsmouth-Part-1-Origins-2013

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2582-Dark-Dreams-of-Innsmouth-Part-2-Origins-2013

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2581-Dark-Dreams-of-Innsmouth-Part-3-Origins-2013

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2580-Dark-Dreams-of-Innsmouth-Part-4-Origins-2013

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2579-Dark-Dreams-of-Innsmouth-Part-5-Origins-2013

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2578-Dark-Dreams-of-Innsmouth-Part-6-Origins-2013

Call of Cthulhu – Dark Dreams of Innsmouth Part 1

In the Summer of 1925, three women get caught up in something they don’t understand.  When Dr. Bonnie Davenport (psychiatrist and recent graduate from Boston University) receives a strange crown in the mail from her associate, Dr. Swanson Ames of Salem’s Normal School for Teachers, she has no idea of evil power of the artifact.  She soon recruits two friends from college to help: Stella Farraday, a journalism student  at Boston University, and Vera Collins, a silent-movie actress in Boston for the summer, taking acting classes at the University.  The three begin their investigation of the terrible crown.

I ran two games of Call of Cthulhu (Dark Dreams of Innsmouth by Brian Courtemanche from “The Unbound Book” Issue 2) at Origins 2013 for three friends, all of them women.  The first game was run June 14 and the conclusion was run June 15.  Journals for the two games can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2583-Dark-Dreams-of-Innsmouth-Part-1-Origins-2013

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2582-Dark-Dreams-of-Innsmouth-Part-2-Origins-2013

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2581-Dark-Dreams-of-Innsmouth-Part-3-Origins-2013

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2580-Dark-Dreams-of-Innsmouth-Part-4-Origins-2013

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2579-Dark-Dreams-of-Innsmouth-Part-5-Origins-2013

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2578-Dark-Dreams-of-Innsmouth-Part-6-Origins-2013

Call of Cthulhu – The Phantom of Wilson Creek – The Wizard of Wilson Creek Game 2 Part 2

In the summer of 1928, yet another group of Boston investigators tried to sort out the strange happenings around the Campbell House near Mortimer, NC.  The man who had been asked to deal with the house was debunker Marshall Hutchins.  He’d brought with him writer Stephen Tucker, photojournalist Thomas Fitzsimmons, dilettante Derek Masterson III ( who also fancied himself a writer), and occultist Simon Leavy.  The five men would find less to debunk than to fear.

In the second session of the game, played more than a year after the first, both Tucker and Leavy’s players weren’t there, so the addition of two new players meant the characters of Anna Phelps and Dr. Dakota Haley were added to the group.

This first game was originally run at CaesarCon 2012 in Bryan, Ohio, on March 17, 2012.  This second game was run on June 29, 2013.  The Wizard of Wilson Creek is the third scenario in The Phantom of Wilson Creek, a monograph I wrote that was recently published by Chaosium.  As the investigators fled the house without solving the newest mystery of the place in the game session I ran before, I thought someone else might be sent to sort things out.  The role playing journal of the events here can be found at:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2607-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-2-1-New-Allies

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2606-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-2-2-Return-to-Lenoir

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2605-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-2-3-The-Wizard

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2604-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-2-4-Preparing-the-Trap

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2603-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-2-5-The-End-of-It

Additionally, video of the game can be found in this playlist:  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDp1ZKVjpGwpXqmYyBsckmbX

Call of Cthulhu – The Phantom of Wilson Creek – The Wizard of Wilson Creek Game 2

In the summer of 1928, yet another group of Boston investigators tried to sort out the strange happenings around the Campbell House near Mortimer, NC.  The man who had been asked to deal with the house was debunker Marshall Hutchins.  He’d brought with him writer Stephen Tucker, photojournalist Thomas Fitzsimmons, dilettante Derek Masterson III ( who also fancied himself a writer), and occultist Simon Leavy.  The five men would find less to debunk than to fear.

This game was originally run at CaesarCon 2012 in Bryan, Ohio, on March 17, 2012.  The Wizard of Wilson Creek is the third scenario in The Phantom of Wilson Creek, a monograph I wrote that was recently published by Chaosium.  As the investigators fled the house without solving the newest mystery of the place in the game session I ran before, I thought someone else might be sent to sort things out.  The role playing journal of the events here can be found at:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2213-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-1-0-Arrival-in-Lenoir-N-C-CaesarCon-2012

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2212-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-1-1-Research-CaesarCon-2012

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2211-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-1-2-Settling-In-CaesarCon-2012

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2210-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-1-3-A-Day-in-Mortimer-CaesarCon-2012

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2209-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-1-4-The-Second-Day-CaesarCon-2012

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2208-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-1-5-Arrival-at-Campbell-House-CaesarCon-2012

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2207-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-1-6-Gateways-in-the-Basement-CaesarCon-2012

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2206-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-1-7-Strange-Things-Found-in-the-House-CaesarCon-2012

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2205-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-1-8-Through-the-Gates!-CaesarCon-2012

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2204-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-1-9-What-to-Do-CaesarCon-2012

I hope to run the conclusion of their adventure at CaesarCon 2013 in March.

Video of the game is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qKJOifKUXY

Call of Cthulhu – The Phantom of Wilson Creek – The Wizard of Wilson Creek

In late spring of 1928, when Boston attorney Daniel Fuller receives a letter from William Abington asking him to look into strange events happening at a piece of property he owns in North Carolina, he takes on the investigation himself.  Enlisting the aid of Bill McAfee, a uniformed Boston police officer, he heads to North Carolina.  The two men are soon joined by a friend of McAfee’s Nurse Nancy Brannigan.  The three find more than they bargained for.

This game was originally run at MACE 2011 in High Point, NC, on November 12, 2011.  It started with just one player (Daniel Fuller) so I added an npc to help him along.  Luckily, a second player showed up halfway through the game.  The Wizard of Wilson Creek is the third scenario in The Phantom of Wilson Creek, a monograph I wrote that was recently published by Chaosium.  The role playing journal of the events here can be found at:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2036-The-Phantom-of-Wilson-Creek-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-Pt-0-The-Letter

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2035-The-Phantom-of-Wilson-Creek-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-Pt-1-Lenoir-NC

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2034-The-Phantom-of-Wilson-Creek-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-Pt-2-Research

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2033-The-Phantom-of-Wilson-Creek-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-Pt-3-Campbell-House

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2032-The-Phantom-of-Wilson-Creek-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-Pt-4-Nurse-Brannigan

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2031-The-Phantom-of-Wilson-Creek-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-Pt-5-Attacked

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/entries/2030-The-Phantom-of-Wilson-Creek-The-Wizard-of-Wilson-Creek-Pt-6-The-Basement