Friday, April 17, 2015

250 - The House on McKinley Boulevard 02 (One-Shot)

Skype of Cthulhu presents a Call of Cthulhu scenario: The House on McKinley Boulevard, by Ian Winterton. From the book Last Rites, published by Chaosium, Inc..

Boston, Massachusetts
Yesterday

Plug, Chet, and Peter have penetrated into the secret basement rooms of The House on McKinley Boulevard. But are they at all prepared for what they will find there?

Dramatis Persone:
  • Edwin as Plug O’Hara;
  • Jim as The Keeper of Arcane Lore;
  • Max as Chet Wallace;
  • Randall Peter Finnegan.
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5 comments:

Logar said...

Guys you just don't know how funny listening to this scenario was! The accents... the everything. So damn funny. It's like you all live here.
Secondly, I just wanted to say that this struck a chord with me in a creepy way. Not that other scenarios aren't scary but there was just something ... I don't know ... real, in the details -- the ripped off fingernails, the journal entries, etc. I kept thinking that it was like listening to a real serial killer or something. Really creepy. And the house, in a way, made it claustrophobic in a lingering sense. Reminded me oddly of Mr. Corbett's House. Loved it a lot. Would like to hear more like it. And the players made it great.

Randall WiseWolf Padilla said...

Thanks, Logar. Good memories from Corbett House indeed. Those dammed little things just wouldn't stop coming....ahgrrr....

Jonathon M. Johnson said...

Jim does a good job with the recaps. They should be in all part 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, etc. Keep it up.

Love hearing the words: sanity loss d10+ and then a high number to see what shall happen to the player. It is kind of like wondering what vehicle is coming out of the number two ship on Thunderbirds. Plus hearing a 100 die roll. Yes! The second 100 for the game - exploding ear drums!

This part the group did pick up their speed to complete out the scenario. Though it took them a long time to activate their final plans as they were seemed to be all scared of

What? Randall? Sweet Randall would commit someone to something horrible? LOL Randall did not seem like himself this scenario. Kind of tired or did not want to play.

Awesome revealing and mission of the end creature concept!

I think it was Max making a comment about being able to play because his girlfriend was still sleeping.

This got me to thinking that was there ever a scenario that had a woman or a kid as a player?

Maybe looking into that.


Cheers

Jonathon M. Johnson
Colorado

Maxwell Mahaffa said...

Thanks as always Jonathon for listening and commenting!

I really liked this one but have to say the floor plan was the most frustrating part of the scenario!!! Non Euclidean is an understatement :-)

Thanks to Jim's cartography skills we weren't totally lost.

Max

Jonathon M. Johnson said...

True on the totally lost part. I tried to follow the map as I listened and it was still a bit confusing.

Jim had made a comment way earlier that he could not draw maps. At least he admitted to it instead of trying to cover up. Have more respect for someone who does that then the latter.

Though when you look at his maps, you do have to snicker and say, “How old was this kid that drew this?” or “Was this a bad episode from Line Rider?” or “Who dropped the box of toothpicks?”

Keep drawin’ Jim!!!

More maps (drawn or pics) and other pics would be nice and helpful for us listeners.


Cheers

Jonathon M. Johnson
Colorado

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