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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:


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

Call of Cthulhu – Leaflet Mission

The special mission over Germany in February of 1945 is merely to drop leaflets on the enemy. The propaganda mission takes place at night and only involves two B-17 bombers: the Pretty Lady and the Big Money. Just another typical mission. At least it would be if it weren’t for the OSS ‘observer’ who has been assigned to mission to see that the leaflets fall where they’re supposed to. What is going on?

I ran Leaflet Mission at CaesarCon 2013 for four players on the Pretty Lady. They chose the co-pilot, flight engineer, ball turret gunner, and waist gunner as their characters. I also used a model of a B-17 Bomber as the centerpoint for the game. I plan to run another scenario involving the Big Money at CaesarCon 2014.

Role playing journals of the game can be found here:







The playlist of video of the game session is here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpSP-Smp51gBn-hUqjktQGv