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Joe Kenobi

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About Joe Kenobi

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    Played through a Masks of Nyarlathotep campaign, recently began Keeping for the first time.
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    1920s Call of Cthulhu
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    Minnesota
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    Horror RPG fan, Star Wars fan

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  1. If you do, please post a link once it’s up! Curious to learn more about it.
  2. I haven't read The Shunned House, but I'm pretty high on The Lurking Fear myself. I think it probably suffers in votes like this, though, because it falls much closer to traditional/Gothic horror than the cosmic/Mythos horror Lovecraft is uniquely associated with.
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  4. That surprises me, too. Among the major canon, The Shadow Out of Time is among my least favorites. It's easy for the reader to get ahead of the narrator in terms of knowing what it's going on, and I find the themes it covers better handled in At the Mountains of Madness or in The Whisperer in Darkness. (Incidentally, those two are my two favorites.) I'm also a bit surprised The Colour Out of Space isn't doing better. I think of that one as widely highly regarded, though perhaps it's simply not many people's overall favorite.
  5. Yup, that's Spark of Life, linked above.
  6. I'm totally with @lordabdul--I use Occult as the sanitized version of Cthulhu Mythos. What has made its way into folktales and more "mainstream" cults? What might someone who dabbles in those circles or that research, without ever confronting the Mythos in a way that tells them it's real, know or have heard of these things? It's true that this isn't the rulebook definition, but it's a way to give the skill some utility.
  7. I'll caveat by saying I haven't yet run any of these for a solo investigator myself, but here are a few ideas: 1) Paper Chase -- As klecser mentioned, this one's in the Starter Set and explicitly designed for 1 keeper + 1 investigator. 2) Spark of Life -- Published in the Miskatonic Repository as an "isolated investigator adventure," meaning 1 keeper + 1 investigator. (Here's hoping that term catches on to make these scenarios easier to locate!) 3) Monophobia -- You'll have to adapt it from 6th edition, but it's free to download and contains three solo investigator scenarios (Vengeance from Beyond, Of Grave Concern, and Robinson Gruesome) 4) Mr. Corbitt -- Published in Mansions of Madness (and so you'll need to update to 7th edition), this one is written for "one or more investigators" and I've heard runs well with just one. 5) Macabre Tales scenarios -- Macabre Tales is a Lovecraftian RPG designed for one-on-one roleplaying. You could look at adapting its scenarios to Call of Cthulhu.
  8. I take the flame curling over sideways not as evidence of a strong wind, but as an indication of motion on the part of the adventurer. (Similar to when you move quickly while holding a sparkler.) Hang on. So if I buy Saturnine Chalice, you'll throw in a copy of Dead Light, revised and with new art?
  9. @Kijli, Chris Spivey is interviewed on the latest episode of the Miskatonic University podcast, and discusses his superhero game for around three minutes. That discussion is at about the 0:24:30 mark.
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  12. Glad you found what you were looking for. When I run scenarios, I usually try to stick to the dates and months, but I adjust the years as needed--either by literally adjusting the handouts, or by asking my players to assume every year they see is in fact two years earlier. So, if my most recent scenario was set in June 1923, for example, I might run a scenario set in August next, and just make it August 1923 through one of those two methods.
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  14. This is crazy cool. I've never seen--it's never even crossed my mind!--that players might adopt minor historical figures as their investigators. I think @DevintheGM's got it right. Early on, there'll be some hamming it up--although you'll avoid the curse of players who aren't sure how to embody their investigators or what their personalities should be like. But when the Sundance Kid confronts a Lovecraftian horror against which he's clearly overmatched... well, in some ways, isn't that even scarier?
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