Sunday, March 17, 2013

098 - Sisters of Sorrow (One-Shot)

Skype of Cthulhu presents a Cthulhu Dark scenario. Sisters of Sorrow, by Adam Gauntlett. Published by Pelgrane Press.

The English Channel
Spring, 1916

The mostly conscript crew of the UC-12 German mine-layer submarine embark on their mission only to find that they are not alone in the open waters and enemy vessels are the least of their concerns.

Dramatis Persone:
  • Dan as Tobias & Wilhelm;
  • Gary as Gurtwaller & Frank;
  • Jonathan as Hans & Boris;
  • Rob as The Keeper of Arcane Lore.
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3 comments:

Inner Prop said...

Just a quick note. They have a WWII German sub (U-505) in Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. I'm pretty sure they said that the WWII Uboats didn't have cooks. The kitchen was only about 6' x 4' and there was no mess.

Sounds like a good game.

http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/u-505/?gclid=CPna15zm7bcCFfE7OgodywoAgQ

Rob said...

Thanks for the feedback.

Adam Gauntlett includes a rundown of a typical crew, and he did not include a cook, so any factual errors are likely all on me.

I hope you enjoy the scenario, we had fun playing it, and evidently making up new u-boat crews :)

Jonathon M. Johnson said...

Cthulhu Dark Scenario – YES!!!

Interesting podcast this time with the introduction to the Cthulhu Dark mechanics.

The podcast was played out very well and Rob did an excellent job guiding the players through the flow of the introduction and play of the Dark rules.

Using only d6’s - interesting. Though it is kind of a little unfair to those who build up their characters to take advantage of all of the stat areas.

That is true Dan; submarines have some of the best food in the Navy. I was an E5/Hull Technician 2nd Class Petty Officer on a submarine tender and we did repairs on them from the sheet metal shop. When submarines tied up next to us, we would want to do work on the submarines during the chow hour so we could eat on board the submarine. Nom… Nom… Nom…

Regarding the storage food on a submarine; that is true, you will find food all over the place since it is a space issue on the submarines; if there is a space, there is food.

Sounds like you got the Navy Seal cook – Steven Seagal from Under Siege going there.

I like the idea of the not a pass or fail, but how good you succeed mechanic. Sounds like the mechanics are a bit like the fudge dice from FAE. And then if you do not like your fellow character… OMG… PVP… Nice!!! This is almost as close as it can get to Theater of the Mind with using none, or little amount of dice. Nice… First roll and another player goes after him. Come on Hans… Paybacks are a bitch… Get ‘em…

What? No German accent… Come on, think of Sgt Schultz. I sad now… :-( LOL

Is the Cthulhu Dark just a couple of pages of information or is it a full core book?

And then comes what Call of Cthulhu is all about. Sanity; fail. Wash, rinse, repeat. Sanity; fail.

Looking forward to another Cthulhu Dark.


Cheers


Jonathon M. Johnson
Colorado

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