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    Sugar Grove, North Carolina
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    Tabletop rpgs, reading, writing, making videos

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    Gamer since 1979 but only able to run Call of Cthulhu in 2007.
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    Varies. Prefer to Keeper Call of Cthulhu.
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    Sugar Grove, NC
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    Call of Cthulhu RPG Journals: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/2951
    Other journals: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/blog.php/8662-Max_Writer
    Youtube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/MaxWriter
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  1. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. Word of a strange happenings at a nearby abandoned house and squatters nearby intrigues the investigators' curiosity. What is going on at the house? On October 6, 2019, the Catastrophe Engine campaign continued with the original scenario "Unwholesome Expectations." The role-playing journal of the game session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3463-unwholesome-expectations-session-one/ Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a highlights video is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoySJkDuVEOOVaFntAYbW0d Players were: Vincent Wolf as Quinton Crankshaft Jr. (Author) Patrick Valente as Dr. Jimmy Lazinsky (Scientist)
  2. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. Two men meet in Dodge City on July 2, 1876, and become embroiled in a strange series of murders and mutilations. Can they stop the terror that is encompassing the town? On September 8, 2019, The Catastrophe Engine campaign continued with the adapted Deadlands scenario "Independence Day." The role playing journal of the game session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3461-independence-day/ Additionally, a playlist of six videos of the game session is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDr4J5t2QDsxm1XU4491TJSa Players were: Vincent Wolf as Quinton Crankshaft Jr. (Author) Patrick Valente as Dr. Jimmy Lazinsky (Scientist)
  3. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. Two others go in search of Professor Brandon Stalloid and eventually find him south of the border. Can they stop the bandits and recover the Dragon Cannon? On April 14, 2019, the campaign continued with session two of the original scenario "Fire of the Orient" The role playing journal of the game session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3428-fire-of-the-orient-session-two/ Additionally, a playlist of eight videos of the game session and a highlights video is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrJlds4iev_RbcgwtlMWdE6 Players were: James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger) Samantha Underwood as Jane Bloomberg (bandit) Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar)
  4. On June 7, 1917, the British Army pushed into Messines to take it from the Germans. A group of eight men in a British Mark IV tank of the Heavy Branch Machine Gun Corps took part in that battle, but saw and dealt with something terrible they had never expected to see: The Colossus of Messines. On March 30, 2019, I ran a one-shot Call of Cthulhu scenario for NerdCon 2019 at Appalachian State University. "The Colossus of Messines" saw the six players running soldiers who were the crew of a Mark IV tank during the Battle of Messines. The role-playing journals for the game session can be found here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3425-the-colossus-of-messines-nerdcon-2019/ Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a short highlights video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoJ2TmboiTF486iY5qnyiSq Players were: Sydney Sharpstene as Private Oliver Wells "Lucky" (loader/machinegunner) Bruce Dodges as Private Leo Saunders (gunner) Carl Corini as 2nd Lieutenant John Walker (tank commander) Roy Grafton as Corporal Ethan Middleton "Jinx" (lead driver) Alexis Torres as Lance Corporal Matthew Carr (gunner) Alex Wotell as Private Edward Burke (loader/machinegunner)
  5. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. It's Professor Brandon Stalloid alone this time, following up on an artifact lost in transit from China to San Francisco. The search will lead him into the desert. On March 17 the campaign continued with session one of a one-on-one original scenario "Fire of the Orient" The role playing journal of the game session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3421-fire-of-the-orient-session-one/ Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a highlights video is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDri4YbD4tjgLnw3mQ0282EF Players was: Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar)
  6. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. It's time to get caught up with Federal Marshal Clayton Pierce, who is first returning to San Francisco with Jack Parker and then going in search of his friends. On February 16 the campaign continued with the the one-on-one original scenario "A Night at Black Knoll." The role playing journal of the game session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3418-a-night-at-black-knoll/ Additionally, a playlist of 4 videos of the game session and a highlights video is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDolmZK389LJBIXLJPG5V0Yk Players was: Kyle Matheson as Clayton Pierce (federal marshal)
  7. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. The investigators arrive back at Wheeling and begin making plans for first spying on the Elgers, and then how to handle the mad, inbred family. On February 10, 2019, the campaign continued with the the conclusion of the original scenario "The Wolves of Wheeling." The role playing journal of the game session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3417-the-wolves-of-wheeling/ Additionally, a playlist of 13 videos of the game session and a highlights video is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrz5k8Yje-G6u0IQeCCI3rg Players were: John Leppard as Deputy Lambert Otto (gunslinger & federal marshal) Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar) James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger) Samantha Underwood as Jane Bloomberg (bandit) Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (doctor) Ben Abbott as Jacali (Native American scout)
  8. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. The investigators head back to Wheeling from Baltimore by train. Unfortunately, something terrifying happens on the way, causing a wreck. The people of Falls Run come to help, but something strange is going on in the small West Virginia mining town. On January 17, the campaign continued with the Masque of Red Death scenario "Falls Run." The role playing journal of the game session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3415-falls-run/ Additionally, a playlist of 14 videos of the game session and a highlights video is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrvOuzj51V5_JOmsGLogpdv Players were: John Leppard as Deputy Lambert Otto (gunslinger & federal marshal) Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar) James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger) Samantha Underwood as Jane Bloomberg (bandit) Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (doctor) Ben Abbott as Jacali (Native American scout)
  9. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. Taking a break from the terrors they've seen, the investigators are invited by Dr. Eva Weisswald to Wheeling, West Virginia, for Christmas. However, there is an ulterior motive, as her nephew, Albert, has been hanging out with a bad crowd and she's been asked to come set him straight. On January 20, the campaign continued with the original scenario "A Very Weisswald Christmas." The role playing journal of the game session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3410-a-very-weisswald-christmas-session-one/ Additionally, a playlist of 10 videos of the short game session and a highlights video is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDqEI5sTgRnrWUEe-XYRJK6h Players were: John Leppard as Deputy Lambert Otto (gunslinger & federal marshal) Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar) James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger) Samantha Underwood as Jane Bloomberg (bandit) Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (doctor) Ben Abbott as Jacali (Native American scout)
  10. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. Jack West has not been seen for a while. It's time to catch up with what has been happening with him. On January 8, I ran a one-on-one game with James Brown, who has not been available to game for a few months. This interlude catches his character, Jack West, up with the others. The role playing journal of the game session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3409-jack-west-interlude/ Additionally, a playlist of three videos of the short game session and a highlights video is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoC3r9fIt6cYjtTlvFwouQL Players were: James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger)
  11. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. The investigators continue their search for Jack Parker, finally getting together again. They find their quarry in the town of Granite, Colorado, but others are looking for him and the Crescent as well. On December 1, 2018, the campaign continued with the semester finale, the original scenario "The Vengeance of Jack Parker." The role playing journal of the game session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3396-the-vengeance-of-jack-parker/ Additionally, a playlist of nine videos of the game session and a highlights video: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDogjflSjP1N8jd-h_MvmMZ0 Players were: John Leppard as Deputy Lambert Otto (gunslinger & federal marshal) Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (doctor) Kyle Matheson as Marshal Clayton Pierce (federal marshal) Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar) Ben Abbott as Jacali (Native American scout)
  12. It's just a Learjet ride from Chicago to Las Vegas, right? Right!?! On November 18, I ran a Call of Cthulhu one-shot called Fear Jet '73 at the App State University Gamer Club Gamefest. The journal entry of the session can be found here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3390-fear-jet-73/ Additionally, a playlist of seven videos and a highlights video of the game session is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrQ_KQSloYahS2dxa19Akjk Players were: Chandler as Jacob Brown (lawyer) Carl Cordini as Randy White (hairdresser) Curt as Leonard Penrose (agent) John Leppard as Danny Trent (actor/singer) Ashlyn as Sharon Best (singer/actor)
  13. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. Setting off the next day from the terrible experience at the Inn of the Smiling Spirit, the investigators run into an old acquaintaince in need of help. Something of his has been stolen and to find it, they must brave The Spiral Crypts. On November 11, the campaign continued with Runequest scenario "The Spiral Crypts" by Clint Staples. The role playing journal of the game session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3387-the-spiral-crypt/ Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a highlights video: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpPdwmlm4dYdcMfv0qcUJ4g Players were: John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger) Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar) Ben Abbott as Jacali (Native American scout)
  14. Dedicated our session today to Greg Stafford and everything he did for tabletop RPGs. We played Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails using a modified Runequest scenario called The Spiral Crypt. The pics are before the game and in progress.
  15. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. Having learned the whereabouts of Jack Parker, the investigators head to southwestern Colorado, where he seems to be visiting the locations of his previous crimes for some reason. Between the towns of Canyon City and South Arkansas, they must spend a night in the apparently abandoned Inn of the Smiling Spirit. Will they survive Through the Night? On October 28, the campaign continued with an older Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition scenario "Through the Night" by Leonard Wilson from Dungeon Adventures #29 with the help of "The Big Damn Book of Monsters." The role playing journal of the game session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3386-through-the-night/ Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session, a highlights video, and the stream of the session are here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoDX6PhqYtQozhjDDDLLZ35 Players were: John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger) Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar) Ben Abbott as Jacali (Native American scout) Whitney Ward as Lydia Fitzsimmons (prospector) Kyle Matheson as Marshal Clayton Pierce (federal marshal)
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