Monday, January 31, 2011

001 - Mr. Corbett 01 (Providence Cycle)

Skype of Cthulhu presents a Call of Cthulhu scenario: Mister Corbett, by Michael DeWolfe. From Mansions of Madness, published by Chaosim, Inc. 1990.

Providence, Rhode Island
Sunday, January 24, 1924

It is a cold, clear evening in Providence. Mr. William North, an elderly gentlemen and moderatley successful publisher is being visited by one of his authors Mr. Geoffrey Ratcliffe of Alexandra to discuss a new project. This particular evening, Mr. North has invited some of his acquaintances to a dinner party with Mr. Ratcliffe. Joining them are Dr. Gregory Larson, a successful psychiatrist from Arkham; Mr. Frank Ballentine, a local private investigator; and Mr. Terrence Williams, a local barber.

The evening starts out pleasant enough, until ...

Dramatis Persone:
  • David as Mr. Terrance Williams, barber, of Providence, RI;
  • Ed as Mr. Frank Ballantine, private investigator, of Providence, RI;
  • Jim as the Keeper of Arcane Lore;
  • Randall as Dr. Gregory Larson of Arkham, MA; and
  • Seth as Mr. Geoffrey Ratcliffe, author, from Alexandria, VA.


Manata said...

Just discovered your podcast, and I'm here starting at the beginning. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing your sessions. We just got started playing 6th edition, and it's great to hear some sessions to get us prepared. (Also, January 24, 1924 was a Thursday, but who's counting?)

World Traveller Jim said...

Glad you found us, and thanks for listening!

nathaniel_sin said...

Hi Jim. Really enjoyed the first instalment. Compliments to yourself and the players. I too am preparing to run this scenario with friends in the next month, so it's proving very useful. I was wondering, may I ask what the introduction music is? It's ideally suited to the mood of the scenario and sets the tone very well.

World Traveller Jim said...

Glad to hear it, and thanks for listening. Hope you enjoy the rest of the Scenario, the Campaign, and ... well ... all of our other adventures.

The music is the 8th movement ("Catacombs") of M. Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" (

Andrew Cousins said...

Awesome, I listened to your podcast of Mr.Corbitt in preparation for our own game which we finished tonight. Everyone really enjoyed the module, although our ending was a little different to yours. All the best, Andy

World Traveller Jim said...

Thanks for listening Andy!

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