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Call of Cthulhu Providence Campaign 26 – Come Forth the Shadows Session Six

We come, at long last, to the epic conclusion of Come Forth the Shadows. With Lily stolen back by the little Chinamen, Quincy Washington decides a second raid on the heavily guarded Upton house is in order. He recruits the aid of Army Captain John Steen, Gwen Holten, and artist Julian Bernard. What could possibly go wrong?

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 26th session of the game took place on Jan. 31, 2016, with the original scenario “Come Forth the Shadows.” My players were Kyle, Daniel, Katelyn, and Hannah.

The Audio of the game session can be found here:

https://archive.org/details/RPPRCPCoCProvidenceGame26

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

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2973-come-forth-the-shadows-session-six-part-1-the-stormy-night/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2972-come-forth-the-shadows-session-six-part-2-an-end-to-it/

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

“https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpfsVhxPW0r1xvWDQpPNDva”

Red Markets Beta – The Reformers – Episode 04

A warehouse full of who-knows-what, a downed helicopter in the parking lot, and a herd of casualties blocking the way; there’s a reason Anton’s old outfit didn’t make it out of St. Louis alive.  Will the Reformers suffer the same fate?  Can they lay their fellow takers to rest?  Will they operate heavy machinery?  Guess you better get to listening.

THE PLAYERS:

Laura – “Pixie” Mallory: Former pre-med student who volunteered as an EMT, Pixie was out west on an internship when the Crash went down. She’s been working her way back East and home alongside a slowly dwindling squad of Army Reservists ever since.

Ethan – “Freebird”: an Ozark gun dealer with a social justice streak. Used to run with a raider outfit, but got out when they turned white supremacist. He’s trying to make a better life for his black adopted son, Davion, who lost an arm to the raiders.

Aaron – Antonio “Elder” Delgado:  Smuggler turned Mormon missionary who got trapped in the States during the Crash.  Now he uses his truck and criminal past to earn enough for a one-way ticket back to Mexico.

You can find out more about Red Markets at hebanon.blogspot.com and slangdesign.com/rppr/category/game-designer-workshop

Follow along with our after action reports on the RPPR Forums (spoilers): slangdesign.com/forums/index.php/topic,1952.0.html

Laura writes about the campaign and other cool things (like an upcoming novella) at www.laurabwrites.com

Warning: Explicit Content

Red Markets Beta – The Reformers – Episode 03

After running into big trouble at the Little Pittsburgh Mine, the Reformers head back to The Four Seasons to get paid and recoup.  Then their new latent friend Anton requests that they complete his final job, a contract that cost the lives of his former crew.

Will they accept this dangerous, yet potentially profitable mission?  (Spoilers, they do).

THE PLAYERS:

Laura – “Pixie” Mallory: Former pre-med student who volunteered as an EMT, Pixie was out west on an internship when the Crash went down. She’s been working her way back East and home alongside a slowly dwindling squad of Army Reservists ever since.

Ethan – “Freebird”: an Ozark gun dealer with a social justice streak. Used to run with a raider outfit, but got out when they turned white supremacist. He’s trying to make a better life for his black adopted son, Davion, who lost an arm to the raiders.

Aaron – Antonio “Elder” Delgado:  Smuggler turned Mormon missionary who got trapped in the States during the Crash.  Now he uses his truck and criminal past to earn enough for a one-way ticket back to Mexico.

You can find out more about Red Markets at hebanon.blogspot.com and slangdesign.com/rppr/category/game-designer-workshop

Follow along with our after action reports on the RPPR Forums (spoilers): slangdesign.com/forums/index.php/topic,1952.0.html

Warning: Explicit Content

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Red Markets Beta – The Reformers – Episode 02

It’s The Reformer’s first gig and they’ve been contracted to investigate an abandoned coal mine.  Will they be able to find a new energy source for Jeff City?  What are all these bones doing here?  Will they get that sweet, sweet bounty?  I guess you’ll have to listen to find out.  Enjoy.

THE PLAYERS:

Laura – “Pixie” Mallory: Former pre-med student who volunteered as an EMT, Pixie was out west on an internship when the Crash went down. She’s been working her way back East and home alongside a slowly dwindling squad of Army Reservists ever since.

Ethan – “Freebird”: an Ozark gun dealer with a social justice streak. Used to run with a raider outfit, but got out when they turned white supremacist. He’s trying to make a better life for his black adopted son, Davion, who lost an arm to the raiders.

Aaron – Antonio “Elder” Delgado:  Smuggler turned Mormon missionary who got trapped in the States during the Crash.  Now he uses his truck and criminal past to earn enough for a one-way ticket back to Mexico.

You can find out more about Red Markets at hebanon.blogspot.com and slangdesign.com/rppr/category/game-designer-workshop

Follow along with our after action reports on the RPPR Forums (spoilers): slangdesign.com/forums/index.php/topic,1952.0.html

Warning: Explicit Content

Red Markets Beta – The Reformers – Episode 01

Four members of the Role Playing Public Radio forum fumble through Google Hangouts to play games.  This is Technical Difficulties.

Our Red Markets Beta playtest campaign begins!  Red Markets is an economic horror game by Caleb Stokes, coming to Kickstarter Summer 2016.   In the near future, the zombie apocalypse (nicknamed The Crash) has divided the country in half; with the East Coast living in relative safety, while those west of the Mississippi must struggle daily to survive in the wasteland (The Loss).  The players are Takers, those strong/crazy enough to risk their lives and earn enough Bounty to escape the horrors of The Loss.

You can find out more about Red Markets at hebanon.blogspot.com and slangdesign.com/rppr/category/game-designer-workshop

In our first episode, we create our Enclave (base of operations), and negotiate for our first job.  Enjoy!

THE PLAYERS:

Laura – “Pixie” Mallory: Former pre-med student who volunteered as an EMT, Pixie was out west on an internship when the Crash went down. She’s been working her way back East and home alongside a slowly dwindling squad of Army Reservists ever since.

Ethan – “Freebird”: an Ozark gun dealer with a social justice streak. Used to run with a raider outfit, but got out when they turned white supremacist. He’s trying to make a better life for his black adopted son, Davion, who lost an arm to the raiders.

Aaron – Antonio “Elder” Delgado:  Smuggler turned Mormon missionary who got trapped in the States during the Crash.  Now he uses his truck and criminal past to earn enough for a one-way ticket back to Mexico.

Follow along with our after action reports on the RPPR Forums (spoilers): slangdesign.com/forums/index.php/topic,1952.0.html

Warning: Explicit Content