Sunday, January 15, 2012

049 - Stirring in the Odenwald 03

Skype of Cthulhu presents a Call of Cthulhu scenario. Stirring in the Odenwald, by Seth Williams

Ulftal, Germany
October 19, 1926

Something is deeply amiss in the idyllic village of Ulftal, and as night falls ... the full moon rises.

Dramatis Persone:
  • David as Adalferi Cavallaro, opera singer;
  • Jim as Dr. Basil St. John Smythe, lecturer in early medieval history;
  • Mike as Gunther, a local pesant of questionable intelligence;
  • Randall as the heroic German police detective;
  • Seth H. as John Pontel, private investigator;
  • Seth W. as The Keeper of Arcane Lore; and
  • Toni as James Niven, poet.



Jonathon M. Johnson said...

An octopus? LOL Cool!

Yeah… The wrath of Skype.

Why do they keep calling the private investigator Mr. Porter, when his name is Mr. Pontel.

Yeah Randall… Now I will not be able to tell who is speaking; Randall or Toni.

Cool… Just realized that part 3 is having the parts from the “Here I Go Again” song montage that Jim created at the beginning of Episode 090 – Scion of Vulcan 05 (Legacy of Arrius Lurco). Take a listen, it is AWESOME!!!

Overall I finally got used to Seth’s Keepering skill and heard how his slowness is the method to his madness; excellent! He also did a great job keeping the group forward as they were laughing and running over each other. < ^5 >

As for this one-shot that he wrote; a little over six hours and only three SAN checks (very low on the point loss) and two deaths were kind of disappointing. He used a lot of different sections to keep the players separated until it was time to bring them together.

Looking forward to more of his Keepering and another written adventure.


Jonathon M. Johnson

World Traveller Jim said...

I think Seth did a really good job at making this into a "Hammer horror" style scenario, which was his intention at the outset. Definitely a much different feel from a typical CoC game - especially with the minimal SAN loss, as you pointed out. It would be interesting to try something like this again sometime.

Jonathon M. Johnson said...

Excellent Jim!

It has been over a year, is there plans for something like this again soon?

Looking forward to it.


Jonathon M. Johnson

World Traveller Jim said...

Nothing on the current schedule, I'm afraid.

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