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Call of Cthulhu – The King of Shreds and Patches Session Two

Learning of a threat to William Shakespeare’s life, the men who had been investigating the strange events in London in the winter of 1603 delve ever deeper into the terrors that are plaguing that fair city. They soon find they are not dealing with just one man but an entire cult. Consulting with Dr. John Dee helps them somewhat, but they might be the only thing that stands in the way of Hastur being summoned into the city.

Over the summer, I usually run scenarios for Call of Cthulhu in different time periods and this summer proved no exception. This summer, I ran The King of Shreds and Patches by Justin Hynes from Strange Aeons, continuing one character from last summer’s The Pirates of Candle Cove game. We played the second session on Sunday, June 5, 2016. My players were Kyle, Katie, James, and Collin.

Audio of the game session can be found here:

https://archive.org/details/RPPRCPCoCTheKingOfShredsAndPatches02

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

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3046-the-king-of-shreds-and-patches-session-two-part-1-saving-shakespeare/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3045-the-king-of-shreds-and-patches-session-two-part-2-dr-john-dee-and-housebreaking/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3044-the-king-of-shreds-and-patches-session-two-part-3-tween-scylla-and-charybdis/

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDotpKHGcDKilef38OZDpKXo

Call of Cthulhu – The King of Shreds and Patches Session One

In the winter of the year 1603, the plague is stalking London with a vengeance. When a playwright friend of the former actor Vincent Hawksworth turns up dead and the friend of the love of Octavian Skern asks him to look for a friend, the two incidents seem related. A great conspiracy is afoot and only an actor, a printer, a criminal, a doctor, and a banker are willing to try to stop it.

Over the summer, I usually run scenarios for Call of Cthulhu in different time periods and this summer proved no exception. This summer, I ran The King of Shreds and Patches by Justin Hynes from Strange Aeons, continuing one character from last summer’s The Pirates of Candle Cove game. We played this first session on Sunday, May 22, 2016. My players were Kyle, Katie, James, Ashton, and Collin.

Audio of the game session can be found here:

https://archive.org/details/RPPRCPCoCTheKingOfShredsAndPatches01

The role-playing journal of the session can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3041-the-king-of-shreds-and-patches-session-one-part-1-suicide-and-strangeness/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3040-the-king-of-shreds-and-patches-session-one-part-2-discovery-at-london-bridge/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3039-the-king-of-shreds-and-patches-session-one-part-3-william-shakespeare/

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpqn3iLRJijP8lvkSZwC9ML

Call of Cthulhu Providence Campaign 17 – The Play’s the Thing: The Pirates of Candle Cove

In London in the summer of the year 1600, a new play has come to the Globe Theatre: “The Pirates of Candle Cove.” But strange things soon start happening. Can an actor, a stage hand, and a musician stop the play or will Candle Cove unfold?

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 seventeenth session of the game took place on July 5, 2015, with the original scenario “The Play’s the Thing: The Pirates of Candle Cove.” While not technically in Providence or with the Providence group, this interim game has connections with the campaign game that will soon be revealed. My players were Nissa, Kyle, and Hannah.

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

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2876-the-plays-the-thing-the-pirates-of-candle-cove-part-1-a-new-play/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2875-the-plays-the-thing-the-pirates-of-candle-cove-part-2-marionettes/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2874-the-plays-the-thing-the-pirates-of-candle-cove-part-3-massingberds-dilemma/
http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2873-the-plays-the-thing-the-pirates-of-candle-cove-part-4-the-play/

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

“https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoSSI7wAWfdNvDN8FOHgXUv”