Tag Archive for Call of Cthulhu

Call of Cthulhu Campaign (High Point, NC) – The Edge of Darkness Part 1

I ran a short Call of Cthulhu 1920s campaign for some friends in High Point, North Carolina, back in 2012. The campaign started in Arkham, Massachusetts, but quickly moved to Silent Hill, Maine. Unfortunately, the campaign ended due to lack of interest in the players and was never completed.

The first session sees the introduction of the players and then their involvement in the introductory scenario “The Edge of Darkness” from the Call of Cthulhu 6th Edition Rule book.

This game took place on Jan. 30, 2012. My players were Steve, Jeff, and Ken.

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

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2029-the-edge-of-darkness-pt-1-1-it-begins/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2028-the-edge-of-darkness-pt-1-2-hospital-visit/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2027-the-edge-of-darkness-pt-1-3-the-box/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2026-the-edge-of-darkness-pt-1-4-the-journal/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2025-the-edge-of-darkness-pt-1-5-research-and-search/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2024-the-edge-of-darkness-pt-1-6-return-to-orne-library/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2023-the-edge-of-darkness-pt-1-7-dr-armitage/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2022-the-edge-of-darkness-pt-1-8-subterfuge-and-the-arkham-police/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2021-the-edge-of-darkness-pt-1-9-rosss-corners/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2020-the-edge-of-darkness-pt-1-10-the-house/

Call of Cthulhu – The Harlotville Horror

Since the Hobbs Oil Strike of 1927, Dr. Adam Silverberg, a history professor at the University of New Mexico, had been doing research in the hopes of finding the location of another huge oil field and making some extra money on the side. In the spring of 1928, he stumbled across something that seemed to bear fruit.

The information he’d found was an account of a ghost town in the western part of the state in the Plains of San Augustine. The town was called Harlotville and what he could piece together was that it was settled in 1825 by a group of prostitutes headed west to make a better life for themselves. There was some trouble with a wagon and the harlots made a home where they found a spring in the desert. Over the next 20 years, enough people (mostly men) migrated to the area and stayed that it actually became a town. The town no longer existed. During the Mexican American War, everyone was either killed in the town or fled.

By the early summer of 1928, Silverberg had contacted the Midwest Refining Company, the same company that had made the Hobbs Oil Strike of the year before in eastern New Mexico. That had put him in contact with a vice president of the company, one Roger Stanford. An expedition was set up to investigate the site.

On April 26, 2014, at NerdCon 2014 at Appalachian State University, I ran the original Call of Cthulhu scenario “The Harlotville Horror.” My players were Teri, James, John, Katie, Caitlin, and Logan.

The Role Playing Journals of the game session can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2663-the-harlotville-horror-part-1-it-begins/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2662-the-harlotville-horror-part-2-attack-in-the-night/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2661-the-harlotville-horror-part-3-further-investigation/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2660-the-harlotville-horror-part-4-the-thing-in-the-house/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2659-the-harlotville-horror-part-5-escape/

A playlist of seven videos of the game session can be found here:

“https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrZa-s7RuItyGLGspU44VHr”

Call of Cthulhu – The Curse of Dudleytown

Six people traveled to Dudleytown, Connecticut, from Cornwall on Monday, Sept. 16, 1811. All of them had their own reasons for traveling to the tiny village near Cornwall Bridge. They had no idea that the curse of the town would strike them, endangering all of their lives.

On March 30, 2014, at CaesarCon 2014, I ran the original Call of Cthulhu scenario “The Curse of Dudleytown” to explore the legendary curse on that tiny hamlet. My players were Josh, Xavier, Steve, Scott, Natalie, and Laura.

Role Playing Journals of the session can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2705-the-curse-of-dudleytown-part-1/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2704-the-curse-of-dudleytown-part-2/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2703-the-curse-of-dudleytown-part-3/

A playlist of six videos of the game session can be found here:

“http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpMn18NJ1NJpV9S2i3TTHka”

Call of Cthulhu – Leaflet Mission II

It was around 18:00 hours on Sunday, February 25, 1945, when the crew of the Big Money, a Boeing B-17 bomber with the 492nd Bomb Group, 406th Bomb Squadron Night Leaflet Squadron of the 8th Army Air Force, entered the mess hall at Cheddington Airfield in Buckinghamshire, England. It was unusual, to say the least, as the crew usually met with the crew of their sister ship, the Pretty Lady, in the Mail Briefing Room for pre-flight pre-briefings.

On March 29, 2014, at CaesarCon 2014, I ran the original Call of Cthulhu Scenario “Leaflet Mission II” to learn the fate of the sister ship to the Pretty Lady, the B-17 Bomber in Leaflet Mission. My players were with Scott, Adam, Terina, Natalie, Stephen, Chris, D.J., Lilly, Matt, and Josh. We had a full crew of 10 players for the 10 positions on the bomber.

Role playing journals of the session can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2701-leaflet-mission-ii-part-1-an-unusual-mission/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2700-leaflet-mission-ii-part-2-horrors-and-home/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2699-leaflet-mission-ii-part-3-escaping-the-ward/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2698-leaflet-mission-ii-part-4-horror-in-the-air/

The video was, unfortunately, entirely corrupted for this one.

Call of Cthulhu – With Extreme Prejudice

On Friday, May 2, 1969, an M35 2 ½ ton truck crossed Vietnam from Long Binh Jail near Saigon to a relatively deserted area of jungle west of Pleiku, near the border of Cambodia. Each of the men within had accepted the offer that was made by a mysterious officer present at Long Binh Jail to go on a top-secret mission with the promise of having the charges against them dropped.

On March 28, 2014, I ran the original Call of Cthulhu scenario “With Extreme Prejudice” at CaesarCon 2014. My players were Josh, Lily, Steve, Liu, Nathan, and Chris.

Role Playing Journals of the game can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2688-with-extreme-prejudice-part-1-the-mission/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2687-with-extreme-prejudice-part-2-the-village/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2686-with-extreme-prejudice-part-3-terror-in-the-cave/

A video playlist of the game is here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDonuZ1W8Vad62tlX29GVdbs