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Call of Cthulhu Char Gen and Skills

Call of Cthulhu Char Gen and Skills

Tweet I’ve started going through the first step in seriously playing and or running a game. Last night, while my daughter was catching up on math homework, I rolled up a couple of Call of Cthulhu characters.¬† I have played Call of Cthulhu before, but it was a very long time ago, and I remember almost nothing about it. Yes, “rolled up” characters, as in, rolling dice for attributes. Even though I wasn’t making characters that I intend … Read entire article »

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Review: Masks of Nyarlathotep

Tweet After reading an excellent article about mystery adventure design, wherein the author credits¬†Masks of Nyarlathotep for giving him the idea for the article, I decided to pick up the 2010 re-release of this adventure. While I haven’t read the adventure cover-to-cover yet — Masks of Nyarlathotep being nearly 250 pages in length is a campaign rather than an adventure — I have been absolutely impressed with what I’ve found. It begins with a narrative about an evil plot — a timeline of what will happen IF no one intervenes. This gives the GM an ongoing timeline of events that can or will happen during the course of the campaign. (I’m really trying not to talk about the details of the adventure so as not to spoil it.) Subsequent chapters detail the various locations where … Read entire article »

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