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Hi all.

I've been posting my roleplaying journals (aka campaign logs) online for some years. As you can see by my signature, there are a few listed there, but I thought I'd officially note where they are, in case anyone is interested in reading them.

Call of Cthulhu games - including a longish 2-year campaign and several stand-alone games, can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blogs/2951-Max_Writer

Other games I've run in the past few years (which includes a lot: looking backwards - Behind Enemy Lines, Top Secret, Cthonian Stars, 7th Sea, Bureau 13, Paranoia, Aliens Adventure Game, 2300 AD, Time Lord, Victoriana, Expendables, Weird Wars, Privateers and Gentlemen, Ringworld, Star Frontiers, Reich Star, Year of the Phoenix, Shadowrun, Traveller, and maybe even Ghostbusters and Star Trek) can be found here:

http://www.myspace.com/max_writer/blog

A few of them are also here, but I only started blogging at Pen & Paper games in the last year or so:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/blog.php/8662-Max_Writer

I know for sure that the two Star Trek games I ran (FASA) are here:

http://trekspace.ning.com/profiles/blog/list?user=1ouvupoe056ks

Finally, Audio for numerous games I've run in the last few years can be found here:

http://www.zanysite.com/hub/max_writer/

On March 8, 2008, I ran a game to memorialize Gary Gygax. We played Advanced Dungeons and Dragons; I ran the Keep on the Borderlands. A chair was set aside for Gary at the head of the table. We toasted him with scotch after that game. The man has touched so many lives. I've only now gotten around to fixing it so it can be online.

The journal entry can be found here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/blog.php/8662-Max_Writer

More specifically, here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1679-Gary-Gygax-Tribute-Game-Keep-on-the-Borderlands-March-8-2008

A photo of the game table is here:http://maxwriter.deviantart.com/art/Tribute-Game-Gary-Gygax-194539194

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I finally ran the conclusion to the Aliens Adventure Game scenario Forced Entry (which I originally started in July 2010!). It can be found at Pen and Paper games (in two parts) and in my Facebook Notes (in one part). Here's the link to the former:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/blog.php/8662-Max_Writer

I also posted the original at Pen and Paper Games (Forced Entry 1).

Characters were:

Corporal Hal McVenner

Pvt. Andrew Simmons

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I finally got the rpg journal done for the d20 Modern game "Walker, Texas Danger" that Steve ran. The entry can be found at the following sites:

http://forum.abyssalgaming.com/blog/7/entry-48-walker-texas-danger/

Walker - Texas Danger - Blogs - Pen & Paper Games

Players were:

Jed Caliber - Medic (Kevin)

Chester Brickhouse - Heavy Weapons (Adam)

Sam "God" Everready - Sniper (Chris)

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I was finally able to run the conclusion of the Wizard of Wilson Creek. RPG Journals can be found here:

The Wizard of Wilson Creek 2-1: New Allies - Blogs - Yog-Sothoth - Lovecraft & Cthulhu

The Wizard of Wilson Creek 2-2: Return to Lenoir - Blogs - Yog-Sothoth - Lovecraft & Cthulhu

The Wizard of Wilson Creek 2-3: The Wizard - Blogs - Yog-Sothoth - Lovecraft & Cthulhu

The Wizard of Wilson Creek 2-4: Preparing the Trap - Blogs - Yog-Sothoth - Lovecraft & Cthulhu

The Wizard of Wilson Creek 2-5: The End of It - Blogs - Yog-Sothoth - Lovecraft & Cthulhu

Audio of the game is here: Call of Cthulhu

Additionally, video of the game can be found in this playlist:

Characters:

Marshall Hutchins (parapsychologist)

Derek Masterson III (dilettante)

Thomas Fitzsimmons (photojournalist)

Dr. Dakota Haley (archaeologist)

Miss Anna Phelps (student)

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I ran the Call of Cthulhu scenario Leaflet Mission at CaesarCon 2013 for four players on the Pretty Lady, a B-17 Bomber dropping leaflets on Germany during WWII. My players chose the co-pilot, flight engineer, ball turret gunner, and waist gunner. I also used a model of a B-17 Bomber as the centerpoint for the game. I plan to run another scenario involving the Big Money at CaesarCon 2014.

Role playing journals of the game can be found here:

Leaflet Mission Part 1 - Preflight - CaesarCon2013 - Blogs - Yog-Sothoth - Lovecraft & Cthulhu

Leaflet Mission Part 2 - Something's on the Plane! - CaesarCon2013 - Blogs - Yog-Sothoth - Lovecraft & Cthulhu

Leaflet Mission Part 3 - Another Thing and Bomb Run - CaesarCon2013 - Blogs - Yog-Sothoth - Lovecraft & Cthulhu

Leaflet Mission Part 4 - The Green Light - CaesarCon2013 - Blogs - Yog-Sothoth - Lovecraft & Cthulhu

Leaflet Mission Part 5 - Foo Fighters - CaesarCon2013 - Blogs - Yog-Sothoth - Lovecraft & Cthulhu

Leaflet Mission Part 6 - Snakes on a Plane - CaesarCon2013 - Blogs - Yog-Sothoth - Lovecraft & Cthulhu

Audio of the game session: Call of Cthulhu – Leaflet Mission | RPPR Community AP Podcast

The playlist of video of the game session is here:

Players were:

Adam - Lt. John Makepeace (co-pilot)

Steve - First Sgt. Tony Smith (flight engineer)

Angi - Sgt. Paul Lank (ball-turret gunner)

Laura - Sgt. Zachery Burgess (waist gunner)

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I had TOTALLY forgotten about this thread so I'll pick up where I left off, I suppose.

On June 1, I ran my group through The Madman from the 6th Edition Call of Cthulhu rulebook. There will be a second session.

Journal Entries are here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2685-the-madman-part-1-1-fires-in-vermont/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2684-the-madman-part-1-2-brattleboro/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2683-the-madman-part-1-3-the-race-to-jenning/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2682-the-madman-part-1-4-trust-and-mistrust/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2681-the-madman-part-1-5-stratton-mountain/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2680-the-madman-part-1-6-the-things-on-the-mountain/

A playlist of the nine videos of the game session is here:

Investigators were:

John McKeefe (burglar) played by John

Angus Silversmith (prospector) played by Logan

Manfred Donald (stuntman) played by Aaron

Dr. Natalia Polichev (plastic surgeon) played by Nissa

Lionel Hutz (shifty lawyer) played by Bo

Bryan Jones aka James Steel (author/spy) played by James

Clint Everton (former police detective) played by Kyle

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I finally typed up one of the scenarios I ran at CaesarCon this year.

The original scenario "With Extreme Prejudice" is for Call of Cthulhu and set in Vietnam in 1969. The investigators are prisoners from Long Binh Jail, offered an opportunity to have charges dropped if they undertake a secret mission. The three role playing journal entries for the four-hour session can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2688-with-extreme-prejudice-part-1-the-mission/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2687-with-extreme-prejudice-part-2-the-village/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2686-with-extreme-prejudice-part-3-terror-in-the-cave/

The session was also video recorded and a playlist of the session can be found here:

The Investigators were:

Warrant Officer IV Terrance Washington (helicopter commander) played by Josh

Warrant Officer I Darryl Jones (helicopter pilot) played by Lily

Sgt. First Class Desmond Brooks played by Steve

Pvt. First Class Jake Brindle played by Liu

Pvt. First Class Tyrone Johnson played by Nathan

Pvt. First Class Ray Herbert played by Chris

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Playtested The Price of Freedom for review in Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine last weekend. The journal entry is here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1881-The-Price-of-Freedom-The-Path-of-Freedom

Additionally, a playlist of the seven videos of gameplay can be found here:

Players were:

Nissa as "Ace"

Bo as "Chico"

James as Jordan Hamilton

Logan as Thundercloud

John as Harry Schmidt

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On July 15, I ran a game of Mechwarrior and Battletech to play test the former for an article in KODT. The rpg journal entry is here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1884-Mechwarrior

The session was also video recorded and the playlist of 11 vids is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDo-tkk2UsxLoti-3fJkOk5POnly the first three hours are actually mechwarrior - then it turns into Battletech.

Characters were:

Carlos "Lockjaw" Reyes played by Kyle Matheson

Yamagata "The Yellow Wind" played by Logan Scott

Jerrald "Cobra" Cunnington played by James Brown

Michael Traynor played by James Williams

Hercules "Eureka" Hanson played by Bo Lewis

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I finally got the last game I ran at CaesarCon 2014 written up. The one-shot Call of Cthulhu scenario called "The Curse of Dudleytown" takes place in Connecticut in 1811.

The journal entries can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2705-the-curse-of-dudleytown-part-1/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2704-the-curse-of-dudleytown-part-2/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2703-the-curse-of-dudleytown-part-3/

The session was also video recorded and the playlist of six videos can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpMn18NJ1NJpV9S2i3TTHka

Investigators were:

Josh Smith as Aleister McGillicuddy (patent medicine salesman)

Xavier Sparks as Thomas Simmons (teamster)

Steve Walkup as Henry Murphy (teamster)

Scott Wakefield as Father Benjamin Moore (Catholic priest)

Laura McPike as Mary Wright (housewife and mother)

Natalie Wakefied as Samuel Wright (child)

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I finally finished "The Madman" for my Call of Cthulhu group, though it turned out different than I expected. The three journal entries are here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2714-the-madman-part-3-1-horrific-arrangements/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2713-the-madman-part-3-2-police-and-doctors/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2712-the-madman-part-3-3-a-terrible-end/

A video playlist of the seven videos of the game can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDoHTQ0eZxADrPEq5RlXxmh5

Investigators were:

Bo Lewis as Cap'n Gordon Scott (charter boat captain)

Logan Scott as Angus Silversmith (prospector)

James Brown as Armanno Bertelli (gangster)

Nissa Campbell as Dr. Natalia Polichev (plastic surgeon)

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I ran a playtest of the old Superworld game this past weekend to write a review of it for KoDT. The rpg journal can be found here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1887-Superworld-Playtest-The-Deadly-Devices-of-Doctor-Dread

Additionally, I video recorded most of it. A playlist of the seven videos is here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrObZIIsaX2ZzY4-4W_E0Y6

Players were:

Kimber Nissa Campbell as The Silk Shadow

Bo Lewis as Divekick

Caitlin Blackmon as NecroNight

Aaron Scott as Aquarium

Logan Scott as Starlight Lord

James Williams as White Knight

John Forney as Ajax

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I ran the next installment in my Call of Cthulhu campaign: a scenario called Homecoming.

Role Playing Journals can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2720-homecoming-part-1-1-coming-of-age-party/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2719-homecoming-part-1-2-the-house-awakens/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2718-homecoming-part-1-3-trapped/

Additionally, video of the game is available. A playlist of eight videos can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpOyvNSmDwfbB8V82imHoAh

Players were:

Kyle Matheson as Dr. Sir Carl Huxtable (professor)

James Brown as Anthony Bridges (police officer)

Aaron Scott as Manfred Donald (stuntman)

James Williams as Tyler Bryan (private investigator)

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I ran a playtest of Teenagers from Outer Space using the introductory scenario "Enter the Drag Race." The role playing journal entry can be found here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1889-Teenagers-from-Outer-Space-Enter-the-Drag-Race

Additionally, the session was audio and video recorded. A playlist of the 10 videos is here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDrx3sUYzepokRuuEptHMbbS

Players were:

Kimber Nissa Campbell as Gruf of Purrsephoni X

James Brown as Zaxil from Jabidar 3

John Forney as Johann Strovavich of Coravien-6

Bo Lewis as Grood of Grood

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Got the write up done for the first real game in the Superworld Campaign. The role playing journals can be found here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1893-Superworld-The-Bank-Job-Part-1

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1892-Superworld-The-Bank-Job-Part-2

Additionally, a video playlist of the 10 videos of the game session can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDo0MtPSXEUp2V3o9OLAZZ82

Audio will be up eventually too.

Players were:

Briant Davis as Vanguard

Aaron Scott as Edward

Kyle Matheson as Arclight

Logan Scott as Protean

Bo Lewis as Magic Man

John Forney as Ajax

Tabitha Harris as Wild Spirit

Caitlin Blackmon as Crystal

James Brown as Convoker

James Dixon as Flip

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I wrote up the Call of Cthulhu game from two weeks ago. They played the scenario "The Asylum" and the journal entries can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2736-the-asylum-part-1-1-return-to-providence/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2735-the-asylum-part-1-2-suspicions-arise/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2734-the-asylum-part-1-3-making-plans/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2733-the-asylum-part-1-4-research/

Additionally the playlist of seven videos of the game can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpdHoHO4XjTJ2JvdGxSOK7D

Players were:

Nissa Campbell as Natalia Polichev/Natalie Porter (Plastic Surgeon)

James Brown as Anthony Bridges (police officer)

John Forney as John McKeefe (burglar)

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I finally got the second Superworld game in the campaign I started written up. The session was fairly long, as is the journal entry for the first session of The Gentleman Robber. They can be found here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1897-Superworld-The-Gentleman-Robber-Session-1-Part-1

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1896-Superworld-The-Gentleman-Robber-Session-1-Part-2

Additionally, a playlist of nine videos of the game session can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDre8j5cbISMvsKi0XE-CT9q

Players were:

Caitlin Blackmon as Short Circuit

John Forney as Ajax

Kyle Matheson as Arclight

Aaron Scott as Edward

James Brown as Convoker

Bo Lewis as Magic Man

Briant S. Davis as Vanguard

Nissa Campbell as Absolem's Riddle

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Ran a game for a single player two weekends ago, though it was cut short. The role playing journals for the original scenario "The Haunted Place," session one, can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2743-the-haunted-place-part-1-1-haunted-house/

A playlist of four videos of the game session are here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDqgNRzv40PkdsqJqtcqZsGl

The player:

Caitlin Blackmon as Mary-Jane Holland (researcher)

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You write well. Gotta put a lot of effort into it, but I'm sure your players love it! :)

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I finally finished the write-up of the next Superworld Campaign game: Wane's Revenge. It can be found here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1909-Superworld-Wane-s-Revenge-Session-1-Part-1

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1908-Superworld-Wane-s-Revenge-Session-1-Part-2

Additionally, a video playlist of the nine videos of the game session can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDqjaTqgDPPflVWbncWNrsdZ

Players were:

Logan Scott as Protean

Bo Lewis as Magic Man

Briant Davis as Vanguard

Aaron Scott as Edward

Nissa Campbell as Absolem's Riddle

James Dixon as Flip

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The write-up for the play test of Boot Hill 3rd Edition is up and can be found here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1910-Boot-Hill-The-Manchester-Mangler-amp-Stable-Fire-and-Bank-Hold-Up

Additionally, the four-video playlist of the game session is here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDp0ule5VF8nMioB8U9HsJk-

Players were:

James Brown as the Reverend Jonathan McCreary

Peri Newman as Todd Wolf

Logan Scott as Juan Wallobee

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We played the second session of the "The Asylum" for Call of Cthulhu this past weekend. Role playing journals can be found here:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2751-the-asylum-part-2-1-the-squatters-camp/

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/blog/172/entry-2750-the-asylum-part-2-2-injuries-and-police/

Additionally, a playlist of five videos of the game session can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDqQoAXRr8gkMgH5UYMIhGr0

Players are:

Nissa Campbell as Natalia Polichev/Natalie Porter (Plastic Surgeon)

James Brown as Anthony Bridges (police officer)

Kyle Matheson as Dr. Sir Carl Huxtable (professor)

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Oh, and thanks Trifletraxor. I didn't see your comment before.

Got the write-up done for the most recent Superworld Campaign game: Attack on Arclight. It can be found here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1914-Superworld-Attack-on-Arclight

Additionally, a video playlist of seven videos of the game session can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpqyu84noC_ZlHawEUCFje0

Players were:

Kyle Matheson as Arclight

James Brown as Convoker

Briant Davis as Vanguard

Logan Scott as Protean

Bo Lewis as Magic Man

Aaron Scott as Edward

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The role playing journal for the latest Superworld Game is up. "The Demon Agenda" can be found here:

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/entry.php/1917-Superworld-The-Demon-Agenda

Additionally, a video playlist of five videos of the game session can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLonZ7fuFAFDpLNRQYqr64e8iFN0N_zLl4

Players were:

Nissa Campbell as Absolem's Riddle

James Dixon as Chillrend

Joey Scott as Tinker

Aaron Scott as Edward

Bo Lewis as Magic Man

James Brown as Convoker

Logan Scott as Protean

Kyle Matheson as Arclight

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