The Journey: Masks of Nyarlathotep Session #2

What follows is session 2 of my ongoing Masks of Nyarlathotep game that I am running for four players. Nick Jones – Investigative Reporter. Sam Switch – Mechanic (who has a deep dislike for Henry Ford), Daisy Elizabeth Tillinghast – Cat Burglar (her cover is governess/nanny), John  Bigbeautea – Occultist. SPOILERS AHEAD Session 2 opens…

Onward to Rome! A Review of 7th Edition Guide to Cthulhu Invictus

Guide to Cthulhu Invictus Author: Oscar Rios with William Adcock, Stuart Boom, and Chad Bowser Publisher: Golden Goblin Press Page Count: 198 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (Golden Goblin Press) – $24.99 Print (Golden Goblin Press) – $49.95 Print+PDF (Golden Goblin Press) – $65.00 Introduction Cthulhu Invictus, a supplement for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu…

The Journey: Masks of Nyarlathotep Session #1

This past weekend I began what will amount to a long and beautifully twisted journey into the world of Chaosium’s Masks of Nyarlathotep. This short post will serve as the start of a “living” journal to capture the highlights and interesting experiences of not only my players but my own as well. If this type…

Call of Cthulhu Investigators in World War I

In our current Call of Cthulhu campaign, the year is 1915. We’re working our way through the time period of the First World War. Unlike some games set in that period, the characters are all civilians. That’s not to say they’ll never be in the line of fire – a trip on R.M.S. Lusitania illustrated…

A Look at Church of Chiropteran Wisdom

Church of Chiropteran Wisdom Author: Sal North Publisher: Chaosium’s Miskatonic Repository Page Count: 6 Available Formats: PDF PDF (DTRPG) – Pay What You Want This is a very small plug-and-play scenario that doubles as a location that is meant to be dropped into an existing call of Cthulhu game or something that could be used as…

The Troublesome Legacy of H.P. Lovecraft

Like most gamers, I got my start with Dungeons & Dragons. However, my favorite RPG is most certainly Call of Cthulhu. As I write this, there is a lot of controversy about numerous allegations that Zak S. abused women he was in relationships with. In the interests of disclosure, I find those allegations to be…

Call of Cthulhu Aboard R.M.S. Lusitania

Call of Cthulhu games often takes place in different historical eras, most commonly in the 1920s. My current game is set a decade earlier, in the 1910s, based in Boston Massachusetts. I’ve been greedily mining newspaper articles as adventure seeds – often a small police report can serve as an inspiration for an adventure. However,…

From the Silver Screen: The Lost Battalion (1919)

The Lost Battalion Directed by: Burton L. King Produced by: Edward A. MacManus Written by: Charles Logue Premiered: July 28, 1919 FORWARD. For the first time in the history of the world you are to look upon a motion picture re-enacted by those who live again the historic events for which a grateful nation commended them. There is fact and record…

Harlem Unbound – 2nd Edition Cover Art Revealed

The second edition of Harlem Unbound is getting a little closer to becoming a reality. Chaosium (via Chris Spivey) just released a cover image and the new art style and direction of the cover is amazing. The art was created by the talented, Brennan Reece. I enjoyed reading and reviewing the 1st edition of the…