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  • Birthday 04/02/1966

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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
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MaxWriter

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  1. Max_Writer

    Role Playing Journals

    With the summer comes various one-shots in other eras. It is the Sengoku Period in ancient Japan (1520 AD) and three ronin come to the village of Kohai-Mura, where all is not well. Something is entering the village at night and stealing away the villagers. This time we played "The Iron-Banded Box" from Strange Aeons II. The role-playing journals of the game are here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3346-the-iron-banded-box-part-1-night-of-the-oni/ https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3345-the-iron-banded-box-part-2-the-blood-garden/ Additionally, a playlist of eight videos of the game session and a highlights video are here: "https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDr2EP2gmPMBgE9JuddfVNT6" Players were: Kyle Matheson as Wada Saburo (ronin [former conscripted farmer]) John Leppard as Abe Masao (ronin [former taisho]) Ben Abbott as Oda Ino (ronin [former fighting monk])
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    Role Playing Journals

    With the summer comes various one-shots in other eras. This time, a terrible black wolf is terrorizing the village of Wroxeter, England, in the Dark Ages year Anno Domini 1000 in "The Dragon and the Wolf" by John W. Thompson from The Bride of Halloween Horror monograph. The scenario was played on May 20. The role-playing journals of the game are here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3336-the-dragon-and-the-wolf-part-1-the-black-wolf-of-wroxeter/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3335-the-dragon-and-the-wolf-part-2-the-dragon/ Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a highlights video are here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpOb3DSHRA3rud6Ciowj4dR” Players were: John Leppard as Bossard (sergeant) Nick Novacek as John (woodsman)
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    Role Playing Journals

    I ran a Call of Cthulhu Game at Appalachian State University NerdCon on April 28, 2018. "Terror Over Tokyo 4: The Demon Procedure" took place during the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in April 1942. The B-25 Bomber that is part of the raid crashes on an island off the coast of China after the bombing of Kobe and find an abandoned Unit 731 base. Can they escape the Island of Demons? The role playing journal of the game session can be found here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3329-terror-over-tokyo-4-the-demon-procedure-part-1-the-doolittle-raid/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3328-terror-over-tokyo-4-the-demon-procedure-part-2-island-of-demons/ Additionally, a playlist of seven videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpDGLqnwOaW4kKh4LgWBYM6” Players were: Gina Towey as Lt. Brad Anderson (Pilot) Dante Valentin as Lt. Harold Duff (Co-Pilot) Carl Cordini as 2nd Lt. Thomas Locklear (Navigator) Tilak Lipscomb as Lt. Orrin Cook (Bombardier) Christopher Weiler as Tech. Sgt. Aaron Shivo (Flight Engineer)
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    Role Playing Journals

    When nine strangers find themselves trapped together in a maze of riddle rooms, they must work together to survive. On April 14, 2018, Kyle ran a BRP game with a strange twist in an original scenario called "Nine Strangers." The role playing journal of the game session is here: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1990-Nine-Strangers-Basic-Roleplaying-System Additionally, a playlist of the seven videos of the game session, a highlights video, and the livestream of the tabletop game can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDp8-KWFfr4ai8I8QkcrmC2o” Players were: Collin Townsend as Lydia Amenos (therapist) Whitney Ward as Chrstine Franklin (girlfriend) Myself as Marcus Wilson (drug dealer) Ashton LeBlanc as Carl Menno (bartender) Austin Davie as Eric Roland (EMT) Katie Gallant as Alicia Gertraud (surgeon) Ben Abbot as John Whitmore (police detective) Yorie Latimer as Evelynn Stevens (lawyer)
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    The investigators have finally arrived at Devil's Gulch, Colorado, where all their trails seem to be leading. The town is a beehive of activity with a new store coming in, a new courthouse to be built, and everyone expecting a great boom in business soon. However, not everything is as it seems and something is very wrong in Devil's Gulch. On April 22, the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine campaign continued with the original scenario The Doom That Came to Devil's Gulch which made full use of the BRP product Devil's Gulch by Troy Wilhelmson. The game was to serve as a sort of season finale with the end of the semester and to help wrap up one investigator's backstory as her player might be leaving. The role-playing journals of the 8-hour session are here httpwww.yog-sothoth.comblog172entry-3327-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-1-arrival-in-devils-gulch httpwww.yog-sothoth.comblog172entry-3326-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-2-ophelia-unimpressed httpwww.yog-sothoth.comblog172entry-3325-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-3-in-pursuit-of-vandals httpwww.yog-sothoth.comblog172entry-3324-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-4-horror-at-whiskey-mine httpwww.yog-sothoth.comblog172entry-3323-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-5-death-at-the-empire-hotel httpwww.yog-sothoth.comblog172entry-3322-the-doom-that-came-to-devils-gulch-part-6-fire-at-the-gilded-lily Additionally, a playlist of 13 videos and a highlights video can be found here “httpswww.youtube.complaylistlist=PLonZ7fuFAFDp_z1Aj3rPmNzbCxrrSFChH” Players were John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger) Austin Davie as Robert Dunspar (scientist) Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar) Ben Abbott as Jacali (native scout) Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (physician) Ambralyn Tucker as Gemma Jones (singer)
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    Role Playing Journals

    As the investigators head east through Colorado, they must seek shelter in a decrepit house during a terrible storm. The servant is a hunchback and the master of the house is nowhere to be found. Is something sinister going on? On April 15, the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails campaign "The Catastrophe Engine" continued with the Chill scenario "The House on the Hill" from Evenings of Terror with Elvira. Role Playing Journals of the game session are here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3321-the-house-on-the-hill-part-1-the-serpent-person-awakens/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3320-the-house-on-the-hill-part-2-a-sudden-storm/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3319-the-house-on-the-hill-part-3-master-of-the-house/ Additionally, a playlist of eight videos, a highlights video, and the livestream of the game session can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDp6b-LTb0tKxktAWIB6iYir” Players were: Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar) John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger) Austin Davie as Robert Dunspar (scientist) Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (physician) Collin Townsend as Wilder (mountain main) Ben Abbott as Jacali (native scout) James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger) Kyle Matheson as Clayton Pierce (federal marshal)
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    Role Playing Journals

    When the investigators head east into the wilderness from Santaquin, Utah, they didn't expect to find a fog-shrouded valley filled with impossible, prehistoric beasts. On April 8, I continued the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails campaign "The Catastrophe Engine" with the original scenario "The Last Valley. Role Playing Journals of the game session are here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3316-the-last-valley-part-1-east-of-santaquin/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3315-the-last-valley-part-2-the-fog/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3314-the-last-valley-part-3-pursuit/ Additionally, a playlist of 12 videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrhq27yEJYqUeLhlvfUWUye” Players were John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger) Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (physician) James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger) Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar) Ben Abbott as Jacali (native scout)
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    Role Playing Journals

    It's Springtime in San Francisco with many loose ends to tie up and, once that's done, it's time to head back for Midnight and then east to Colorado, where a town might be in danger. On April 1, 2018, I continued the Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails campaign "The Catastrophe Engine" with the original "Spring in San Francisco" notes and the Deadlands Dime Novel Scenario “Worms!” by John Goff. Role Playing Journals of the game session are here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3311-worms-part-1-spring-in-san-francisco/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3310-worms-part-2-a-demon-in-chinatown/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3309-worms-part-3-hilton-springs-and-the-missing-homesteaders/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3308-worms-part-4-wormy-and-the-underground-terror/ Additionally, a playlist of 12 videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoByRm8Bzp7mPBYvUKr3MQw” Players were: John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger) Austin Davie as Ronald Clay (strong man) and Robert Dunspar (scientist) Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar) Ambralyn Tucker as Gemma Jones (singer)
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    It's time for one last return of the Lovecraft Country Cousins. Created by Oscar Rios for his scenarios "Christmas in Kingsport" and "Halloween in Dunwich," I put together a third scenario for the children entitled "Valentine's in Innsmouth" as the player who played Alice wanted to explore her history. In this case, Alice Sanders gets the cousins together for a foray into her old hometown, still under martial law and government watch since the raid of February 1928 on Innsmouth. But Alice needs to find her Aunt Margie, who she thinks is still there. On March 25, I ran this last original scenario of the six cousins from across Massachusetts, all of them ready to help their cousin Alice with what might be the most important event in her young life. The role-playing journals of the game session are here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3305-valentines-in-innsmouth-part-1-alice-sanders-plan/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3304-valentines-in-innsmouth-part-2-secret-entry-into-innsmouth/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3303-valentines-in-innsmouth-part-3-aunt-margie/ Additionally, a playlist of eight videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpift01_nGGRazfZfphh_ox” Players were: Collin Townsend as Gordon Brewster Ashton LeBlanc as Gertrude "Girdie" Pope Ben Abbott as Edward Derby Ambralyn Tucker as Alice Sanders
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    In search of someone to translate the scroll Professor Stalloid found in Midnight, California, the investigators enter Chinatown and speak to a lawyer there. Then, they see two tongs at battle until a demon disrupts the fighting. It is thought something terrible is going on in Chinatown and they decide to find out what. On March 18, 2018, I ran the fourth session of the Down Darker Trails Campaign. "Dark Tongs of Chinatown" was based on The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. episode “And Baby Makes Three” as well as Big Trouble in Little China. It's the fifth game of the Catastrophe Engine Campaign. Role playing journals of the game session are here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3301-dark-tongs-of-chinatown-part-1-a-demon-in-san-francisco/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3300-dark-tongs-of-chinatown-part-2-the-fortune-teller/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3299-dark-tongs-of-chinatown-part-3-pete-sutter-and-the-stolen-child/ Additionally, a playlist of nine videos and a highlights video is here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDqEj2Lay_UDGRh7Tlmj4AE1” Players were: John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger) Kyle Matheson as Li Wei (lawyer) Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar) Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (physician) Collin Townsend as Wilder (mountain man) Ben Abbott as Jacali (Apache scout)
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    Having arrived in Los Angeles, the investigators learn the Crescent is being taken north to San Francisco on the locomotive Sequoyah Star and her train. They get tickets and go along for the ride. But not all of the people on the train are what they seem, and soon they find themselves defending the train and its passengers from raiders on the ground and the sky above. On March 11, 2018, I ran the third session of the Down Darker Trails campaign. "Terror on the Sequoyah Star" was adapted from the Aces & Eights scenario "Trouble on the Sequoyah Star" by Jolly Blackburn and is the third game in the Catastrophe Engine Campaign set in 1875. Role playing journals of the game session can be found here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3298-terror-on-the-sequoyah-star-part-1-all-aboard/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3297-terror-on-the-sequoyah-star-part-2-the-lightning-box/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3296-terror-on-the-sequoyah-star-part-3-suspicious-cargo/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3295-terror-on-the-sequoyah-star-part-4-night-raid/ Additionally, a playlist of 12 videos and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpjmJE9pKxvLPcDcWT2UGjg” Players were: Katie Gallant as Rhymes with Wolf (Native American scout) Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar) John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger) Austin Davie as Father Peter Bishop (Catholic Priest) Kyle Matheson as Clayton Pierce (Federal marshal) James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger) Collin Townsend as Wilder (mountain man) Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (physician) Ben Abbott as Jacali (Apache scout) Ambralyn Tucker as Gemma Jones (singer)
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    Role Playing Journals

    On their way to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Crescent, a group of investigators gets lost and ends up in the tiny southern California town of Midnight instead. It seems a ghost has risen and is getting revenge on those who wronged him. Can they help? On March 4, I ran the second session of the Down Darker Trails campaign. "The Murders in Midnight" is an original scenario based on "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr." episode "Bad Luck Betty" and the second session of The Catastrophe Engine campaign set in 1875. The role playing journals of the game session can be found here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3294-the-murders-in-midnight-part-1-the-strange-califonia-town/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3293-the-murders-in-midnight-part-2-the-fate-of-the-marshal/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3292-the-murders-in-midnight-part-3-pursuit-of-a-ghost/ Additionally, a playlist of nine videos of the game session and a highlights video can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoO6ku2ig3kI24dpzycHygS” Players were: Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar) James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger) Collin Townsend as Wilder (mountain man) Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (physician)
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    Things are happening in Yellow Flats in the Arizona Territory. A group of prisoners has recently escaped when something strange was found in the mine they were working in. Then, a drifter comes to town. On February 25, I ran the first official session of the Down Darker Trails campaign. "The Evil Gun" by Kevin A. Ross with Lynn Willis from Blood Brothers 2 was the first session of The Catastrophe Engine campaign and saw a large group of investigators meeting in Yellow Flats for various reasons. The role playing journals of the game session can be found here: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3287-the-evil-gun-part-1-strange-times-in-yellow-flats/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3286-the-evil-gun-part-2-the-drifter-comes-to-town/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3285-the-evil-gun-part-3-walking-corpses-and-the-bank-robbery/ http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-3284-the-evil-gun-part-4-dealing-with-the-drifter/ Additionally, a playlist of eight videos and a highlights video of the game session can be found here: “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpvdiBhLXVJ3DXBKEwAKzat” Players were: John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger) Collin Townsend as Wilder (mountain man) Yorie Latimer as Brandon Stalloid (scholar) Austin Davie as Father Peter Bishop (Catholic Priest) Kyle Matheson as Clayton Pierce (Federal marshal) James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger) Ashton LeBlanc as Eva Weisswald (physician) Ben Abbott as Jacali (Apache scout) Ambralyn Tucker as Gemma Jones (singer)
  14. Question: owning handcuffs or shackles has come up in the game as some of the characters are bounty hunters. One thing I can't find on any of the numerous equipment lists in various Old West games or online are a price for handcuffs or shackles. I'm probably going to fake it at $5 though I have no idea. Anyone know of any resources for the cost in 1875? Or a rough estimate or guess?
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