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  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. 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)
  12. 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.
  13. 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)
  14. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. The investigators finally reach Gravity Falls, Oregon, to meet with Dr. Mordin. First they must resolve the mystery of the missing $7,000 from Quiet Gap, Nevada. Then, they are in for the ride of their lives as the people Mordin is sending them to see are not quite in the same time. On September 30, the Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine campaign continued with the original scenario "The Causal Enigma" or "Strange Times in Gravity Falls." The role playing journals of the scenario are here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3371-the-causal-enigma-or-strange-times-in-gravity-falls/ Additionally, a playlist of 11 videos and a highlights video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDqKhRx2sOvF98CIw0pXm4mH Players were: John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger) Whitney Ward as Lydia Fitzsimmons (prospector) Kyle Matheson as Marshal Clayton Pierce (federal marshal) James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger) Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar) Ben Abbott as Jacali (Native American scout) Ashton LeBlanc as Dr. Eva Weisswald (physician)
  15. The Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine Campaign continues. The investigators have been told they can get answers in the town of Gravity Falls, Oregon. After dealing with some of their own projects, they set forth for the small town, traveling first to Winnemucca, Nevada, and then overland. But in the village of Quiet Gap in northern Nevada, they find something very disturbing. On September 16, 2018, the Down Darker Trails Catastrophe Engine campaign continued with the "The Beast Under the Bed" adapted from the scenario by Michael C. LaBossiere from Challenge Magazine #77. The role playing journal of the session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3363-the-beast-under-the-bed/ Additionally, a playlist of 12 videos and a highlights video can be found here: "https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrrcN9SX2Ijm_fJwyXb8WAx" Players were: John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger) James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger) Yorie Latimer as Professor Brandon Stalloid (scholar) Ben Abbott as Jacali (Native American scout)
  16. As the new semester begins, we return, once again, to the Down Darker Trails campaign: The Catastrophe Engine. Professor Marion Terwilliger has been kidnapped and it seems to have something to do with the mysterious Crescent that was found some months ago and then lost again. Can the investigators find the inventor in central California? Why was he kidnapped. On September 2, 2018, the Down Darker Trails campaign continued the original scenario "The Scorched Secret or The Abduction of Professor Marion Terwilliger." The role playing journal of the game session is here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/entry/3359-the-scorched-secret/ Additionally, a playlist of 10 videos and a highlights video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoDWRO4P8ye7Wwc1C4XKMRk Players were: John Leppard as Lambert Otto (gunslinger) James Brown as Jack West (gunslinger) Amy Rooks as Emerald Sho (outlaw) Haylee Bryce Nicol as Johanna Lee (politician) Kyle Matheson as Clayton Pierce (federal marshal)
  17. A team of six was sent to the planet Volturnus to look for an early scouting party to the world which had disappeared without a trace upon entering the Zebulon System. The new team was to map out the planet and search for the earlier party. However, disaster strikes as soon as the starliner they are traveling on arrives. On July 27, 2009, I ran a playtest of the original Star Frontiers rpg to review it for Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine. We played the introduction to "Crash on Volturnus" which saw the player characters fleeing the ship to the planet below. We, unfortunately, never played again. This is their story. The role-playing journal of the game session can be found here. http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1993-Star-Frontiers-Crash-on-Volturnus Additionally, audio of most of the game session is here: https://archive.org/details/RPPR-Community-AP-Archive/RPPR-CP-Star-Frontiers-Crash-on-Volturnus-Game-01.mp3 Players were: Jeff as William (Dralasite Environmentalist) Tim as Autobot (Dralasite Psycho-Social Specialist) RJ as Cornelius (Yazirian Computer Specialist) Derick as Schweppes (Vrusk Robotics Specialist) Ryan as Sir Neville Butterfield (Human Physician) Bethany as Damsel (Human Technician)
  18. I ran playtest games of Albedo and Albedo: Platinum Catalyst some 10 years ago to write reviews in Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine. Here are links to the role-playing journals of each of them: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1991-Albedo-The-Role-Playing-Game-The-Catapult http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1992-Albedo-Platinum-Catalyst-Return-to-the-Catapult
  19. 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])
  20. 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)
  21. 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)
  22. 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)
  23. 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)
  24. 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)
  25. 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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