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About Max_Writer

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  • Birthday 04/02/1966

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  • RPG Biography
    Gamer since 1979 but only able to run Call of Cthulhu in 2007.
  • Current games
    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
  1. Role Playing Journals

    When a lawyer in Bristol, Connecticut, asks a small group of people to investigate a house in Sandisfield, Massashusetts, assessing the valuables there, it seems like an easy way to make some money. But there is something more to this case of declaring a man legally dead. Something is terribly wrong at this house. On September 17, I ran a small group of mixed regular players and new players in my first 7th Edition game of Call of Cthulhu. The 1920s game (and possible short campaign) started with the scenario "The Inheritance" from the monograph Horror Stories from the Red Room. The role playing journals of the game are here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3237-the-inheritance-part-1-presumed-dead/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3236-the-inheritance-part-2-the-strange-clarke-house/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3235-the-inheritance-part-3-an-end-to-it/ Additionally, a playlist of eight videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDqlScpHBjFe1DUFUFgzBRcs” Players were: John Leppard as James Cloverfield (dilettante) Jacob Marcus as Marco Pavil (soldier) Austin Davie as Deryl Wallin (mechanic) Ambralyn Tucker as Elaine Chatwick (shopkeeper/milliner) Katelyn Hogan as Edna Petrov (nurse)
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    Strange things are happening in Louisiana so the Providence investigators head down to see what is causing Cajuns to disappear. They board non-stop train from Boston to New Orleans ... but something is wrong on the train ... On September 10, the regular 1920s Call of Cthulhu campaign set in Providence continued with "Blood on the Tracks" from The Resurrected III: Out of the Vault. The role playing journals of the game are here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3234-blood-on-the-tracks-part-1-non-stop-to-new-orleans/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3233-blood-on-the-tracks-part-2-meeting-the-passengers/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3232-blood-on-the-tracks-part-3-murder-and-suicide/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3231-blood-on-the-tracks-part-4-the-investigation-continues/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3230-blood-on-the-tracks-part-5-attacks/ Additionally, a playlist of 12 videos and a highlights video of the game session can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpnS5p0ni1zZeVyyiGlpbmS” Players were: Hannah Gambino as Agent Ramsey Sanderson (federal agent) Yorie Latimer as Spencer DeLuve (photographer) James Brown as Griffin McCree (big game hunter) Ben Abbott as Joell Johnson (union activist)
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    A friend of the investigators has made an amazing discovery in the basement of his recently inherited home on Power Street in Providence. He wants them to come with him to document it as it could be a great historical find. When he goes missing, it's up to them to find him. On Aug. 27, the regular 1920s Call of Cthulhu campaign game set in Providence, R.I. continued with "The Darkness Beneath the Hill" from Doors to Darkness. The role playing journals of the game are here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3228-the-darkness-beneath-the-hill-part-1-secret-tunnel/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3227-the-darkness-beneath-the-hill-part-2-a-missing-man/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3226-the-darkness-beneath-the-hill-part-3-terror-below/ Additionally, a playlist of 10 videos and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDqq-nv0en71VP1fCdOyqsGG” Players were: Ben Abbott as Angelo "Zippy" Giovanni (uniformed police officer) Yorie Latimer as Spencer DeLuve (photographer) James Brown as Frank Fontaine (occultist) Katelyn Hogan as Samantha Whitaker (uniformed police officer) Ambralyn Tucker as Milo James (alienist)
  4. Role Playing Journals

    It's 1692 and a strange pall hangs over Port Royal, Jamaica. The primary English colony in the Caribbean is seeing strange times when odd signs appear all over the town. Something is very wrong and can a few pirates and townsfolk figure it out before it's too late, or is the "the wickedest City on Earth" doomed? The role-playing journal for the original Pirate scenario "Lost Port Royal" can be found here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3223-lost-port-royal-part-1-strange-signs/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3222-lost-port-royal-part-2-the-yellow-sign-returns/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3221-lost-port-royal-part-3-the-mad-printer/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3220-lost-port-royal-part-4-the-city-across-the-bay/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3219-lost-port-royal-part-5-lost-carcosa/ Additionally, a playlist of 11 videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrI1789BO7oPt_e1VpYU_SS” Players were: Ambralyn Tucker as Dr. Merriam Leighlin (physician) Helen Koeval as Sam Fowler (explorer) James Brown as Brün Jeagar (master gunner) Kyle Matheson as Flint Dawson (master gunner) Hannah Gambino as Theophilus Dawson (sailing master) Yorie Latimer as Dean Ackworth Esq. (gentleman adventurer)
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    It's time for a return to Elizabethan (well, technically Jacobian) London and the Globe Theater. This time, a stagehand has gone missing from the Globe and his wife demands someone find him. A small group of stagehand, musician, and actor, along with a local physician and banker go in search of the errant Clancy Bottom, only to find themselves drawn into a strange plot that might see the destruction of the Globe itself, if not of all England. The role playing journal for the original Elizabethan Call of Cthulhu scenario Supped Full with Horrors can be found here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3212-supped-full-with-horrors-part-1-the-missing-stagehand/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3211-supped-full-with-horrors-part-2-the-trail-to-islington/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3210-supped-full-with-horrors-part-3-a-strange-meal-and-a-ruined-church/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3209-supped-full-with-horrors-part-4-return-to-the-globe/ Additionally, a playlist of 13 videos and a highlights video of the game session can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpA3gP8xfjENRQHgh-Ni2mT” Players were: Ambralyn Tucker as Francis Jaimes (Musician) Helen Koeval as John Huddleston (Stage Hand) Kyle Matheson as Vincent Hawksworth (Actor) Collin Townsend as Peter Godfrey (Banker) Ashton LeBlanc as Dr. Everett Whitewood (Physician)
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    The travelers on the zombie apocalyptic Deadworld have finally reached their goal: Roanoke Island. However, things have gone wrong there too and this time it's not just zombies. The locals claim vampires have taken over Manteo and most of the island. The role playing journal for the 9th session of the BRP game of Deadword "Roanoke at Last" can be found here: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1980-Basic-Roleplaying-System-Deadworld-Session-Nine-Roanoke-at-Last Players were: Ambralyn Tucker as Lisa Weiss (writer) Ashton LeBlanc as Manuela “Manny” Rodriquez (mechanic) Collin Townsend as Jonathan Franks (bank teller/criminal)
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    With the summer comes various one-shots in other eras. This time, a Catholic priest and his guard investigate the disappearance and murder of several children in the Holy Roman Empire in the Dark Ages Anno Domini 998 in "The Vampire of Schwarzbrunn." I ran the scenario from Worlds of Cthulhu Magazine Issue 1 on June 10. The role-playing journal of the game are here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3195-the-vampire-of-schwarzbrunn-part-1-sent-by-the-church/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3194-the-vampire-of-schwarzbrunn-part-2-nights-of-terror/ Additionally, a playlist of nine videos (and soon a short highlights video) of the game session is here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDp9QKnEqmLSH8z4svQaALaa” Players were: Ashton Leblanc as Father Weißwald (Catholic Priest) Collin Townsend as Adalbert (Guard)
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    When Nurse Daughton finds out an esoteric book might be available in Minnesota, she gathers two other people for the trip. They soon find themselves driving through the wilds of Minnesota ... until their motorcar hits something in the road ... On April 30, I ran the scenario "Roadkill" from Unspeakable Oath Magazine Issue 12 as part of the regular 1928 campaign of Call of Cthulhu. The role-playing journals of the game are here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3183-roadkill-part-1-in-search-of-the-black-book/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3182-roadkill-part-2-two-madmen/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3181-roadkill-part-3-the-house-of-death/ Additionally, a playlist of eight videos and a highlights video of the game can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrZDlwxAqL7iZZekaHBn3qu” Players were: Helen Koeval as Dr. Allison Blake (Professor) Ben Abbott as Angelo "Zippy" Giovanni (Uniformed Police Officer) Katelyn Hogan as Nurse Abigail Daughton (Nurse)
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    When word comes from a former associate of a strange death in Iowa, a few of the Providence investigators go to see what might have happened. They are soon met with a village in the grip of terror and a cult. On April 23, I ran another scenario for my regular Providence campaign taking place in 1928. This time it was "Dark Harvest" by Kevin A. Ross from Resurrected III: From the Vault. The role playing journals of the game are here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3180-dark-harvest-part-1-a-strange-death-in-iowa/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3179-dark-harvest-part-2-the-things-in-the-woods/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3178-dark-harvest-part-3-oak-valley-blood-bath/ Additionally, a playlist of 14 (Yes 14. It was a long game session) videos and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpErke0XQpdHXuUZOUINJ5D” Players were: Ben Abbott as Angelo "Zippy" Giovanni (Uniformed Police Officer) James Brown as Griffin H. McCree (Big Game Hunter) Yorie Latimer as Joseph Johnson (Marine)
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    Only a week or so after dealing with the strange events of the wine and the circle of friends, several people from Providence, R.I., have some chocolates given to them by their friend Robert Ramsden. They find themselves transported to the Dreamlands ... On April 9, I ran a Dreamlands game (for Call of Cthulhu) for my regular Providence campaign taking place in 1928. This time we played "To Sleep, Perchance to Dream" and "Lemon Sails," two short scenarios from the Dreamlands book. The role playing journals of the game session can be found here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3176-to-sleep-perchance-to-dream-lemon-sails-part-1-dreamlands/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3175-to-sleep-perchance-to-dream-lemon-sails-part-2-ulthar/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3174-to-sleep-perchance-to-dream-lemon-sails-part-3-lemon-sails/ Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDr8abcRbBYzW4yd1olNQHtw” Players were: Ben Abbott as Joell Johnson (Union Activist) Ashton LeBlanc as Evelyn Fairfield (Photojournalist) Kyle Matheson as Willie "Skinny Leg" Ferguson (Charter Boat Captain) James Brown as Frank Fontain (Occultist) Ambralyn Tucker as Milo James (Alienist) Katelyn Hogan as Suzanna Edington (Dilettante)
  11. Role Playing Journals

    In November 1971, a group of people boarded a Learjet bound for Kansas City, Missouri, for a seminar, having been sent by the company they worked for. Unfortunately, this was no simple flight, but a trip into the unknown that would leave all of them terrified of the Fear Jet. On April 1, I ran a one-shot Call of Cthulhu scenario for NerdCon 2017 at Appalachian State University. The premise was a group of people who work together were taking a Learjet to a seminar when something interfered. The role-playing journals for the game session can be found here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3171-fear-jet-part-1-night-flight/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3170-fear-jet-part-2-strange-landing/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3169-fear-jet-part-3-final-flight/ Additionally, a playlist of six videos of the game session and a short highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoyPv1rm_ns8OfPy1Zk_MFM” A couple of players had to leave during the game but were later replaced by two new people who came in so a couple of the characters ended up with two players. Players were: Alexander Lawson as Morty Finch (Clerk) Alexander Rogers as Melvin Bell (Accountant) Carl Cordini as Darryl Jefferson (Security Guard) Bay Shuford as Anne Simmons (Switchboard Operator/Receptionist) George Ekholm and Danielle Brown as Trevor Stevens (Middle Management Businessman) Ambralyn Tucker and Drake Powell as Denise Thompson (Secretary)
  12. Role Playing Journals

    It's been about a month since the terrible events of the Dark Carnival in Providence, R.I., when Miss Edington gets a visit from a pharmacist trying to sell her a very strange bottle of red wine. On March 26, I ran a short scenario for my regular Call of Cthulhu group as part of my regular Providence campaign taking place in 1928. This time it was Circle of Friends from the Minions book. The role-playing journal of the game session can be found here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3165-circle-of-friends-part-1-the-thing-in-the-bottle/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3164-circle-of-friends-part-2-prohibition-underworld/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3163-circle-of-friends-part-3-confronting-the-cultists/ Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoVN9Y5MdnykFVQ7yuxyKCD” Players were: Ben Abbott as Joell Johnson (Union Activist) Ambralyn Tucker as Milo James (Alienist) Katelyn Hogan as Suzanna Edington (dilettante)
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    On June 23, 2017, a massive evacuation of the eastern seaboard of the United States created a great deal of havoc as some kind of toxic substance was released, allegedly by the Russians, that caused people to sicken and then die, then rise from the dead and try to kill and eat the living. This is the story of how a few civilians in Boone, N.C., managed to escape that terrible day. On March 5, 2017, my friend Kyle Matheson ran a modern day Basic Roleplaying System game for our regular Deadworld session. He ran this as a one-shot but we may return to Kyle's Deadworld campaign in the future. The role playing journals for the game session can be found here: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1979-Basic-Roleplaying-System-Kyles-Deadworld-One-Shot-Escape-from-Boone Players were (in order of appearance): Hannah Gambino as Daryl Green (Hunter) Ashton LeBlanc as Daryl Greene (Hunter) Myself as Mervin "Ace" Terwilliger (Pilot) Katie Gallant as Roger "Maverick" Stanfield (Pilot) James Brown as Josh Hardy (Artist) Collin Townsend as Hobo Joe Johnson (Begger/Hobo) Yorie Latimer as Salama Pollo/Jake Miller (Shaman) Katelyn Hogan as Matthew White (Athlete) Ambralyn Tucker as Denise "Danny" Valerie Abbott (Mechanic)
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    With proof of the carnival's misdeeds, Providence Police could finally orchestrate a raid to remove the criminal elements of the place. Allied with the Providence County Sheriff's Department, Pawtucket Police, and the Rhode Island State Police, a daring raid was set for the early morning hours of the very next day. Several of the investigators who had helped save the two kidnap victims were brought along to advise police, but a force of over 100 men was set to raid the carnival and bring it down. On February 26, 2017, I ran the sixth and final session of Dark Carnival by David A. Hargrave from Curse of the Chthonians as part of the regular Providence, R.I. campaign taking place in 1928. Each of the players rolled up an additional Providence Police Officer, Pawtucket Police Officer, and Providence County Sheriff's Deputy to use for the raid. The role playing-journals of the game can be found here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3154-dark-carnival-session-six-police-raid-part-1-the-attack/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3153-dark-carnival-session-six-police-raid-part-2-the-caverns/ Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDqmhpbUoxmxfEam_BvDWV7b” Players were: Collin Townsend as Nigel Bricker (Mechanic) and Butch Mahoney (Providence Police Officer) and Thomas Abernathy (Providence County Sheriff's Deputy) and Clayton Jones (Pawtucket Police Officer) Ashton LeBlanc as Evelyn Fairfield (Photojournalist) and Paul Baker (Providence Police Officer) and Kenneth James Gyles III (Providence County Sheriff's Deputy) and Howard Fletcher (Pawtucket Police Officer) Ben Abbott as Joell Johnson (Union Activist) and Angelo Giovanni (Providence Police Officer) and Langston Majors (Providence County Sheriff's Deputy) and Stephan Strovinski (Pawtucket Police Officer) Ambralyn Tucker as Milo James (Alienist) and Abraham Randolph (Providence Police Officer) and Billy Jameson (Providence County Sheriff's Deputy) and Calhoun McTavish (Pawtucket Police Officer)
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    More of the investigators join the group once again and continue their investigation of the dark carnival, this time heading into the nearby city dump, where strange things have happened, before once again entering the crypt of the ghouls to seek out the missing people. On February 19, 2017, I ran the fifth session of Dark Carnival by David A. Hargrave from Curse of the Chthonians as part of the regular Providence, R.I. campaign taking place in 1928. The role playing-journals of the game can be found here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3150-dark-carnival-session-five-part-1-added-complications/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3149-dark-carnival-session-five-part-2-return-to-the-crypt/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3148-dark-carnival-session-five-part-3-rescue/ Additionally, a playlist of eight videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoc21E-PVnWIncVNM2FEvlo” Players were: Kyle Matheson as Dr. Sir Carl Huxtable (Professor) Hannah Gambino as Ramsey Sanderson (Federal Agent) Ashton LeBlanc as Evelyn Fairfield (Photojournalist) Collin Townsend as Nigel Bricker (Mechanic) Ambralyn Tucker as Milo James (Alienist) Ben Abbott as Joell Johnson (Union Activist) Yorie Latimer as Joseph Johnson (Marine) Joey Scott as Father Owen McConnell (Catholic Priest) Katelyn Hogan as Suzanna Edington (Dilettante)
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