Sunday, June 25, 2017

391 - Shadows of Atlantis 30 (Achtung! Cthulhu)

Skype of Cthulhu presents a Call of Cthulhu scenario. Shadows of Atlantis by Lynne Hardy. Published by Modiphius Entertainment.

Lost in the Past

The team from Section D fights for the very survival of the planet, as they are faced with a final, unimaginable horror.


1 comment:

Sugar Fuelled Gamers said...

Thanks for uploading! I've now listened through all 30 episodes. The time jumping in the last few was a particular highlight - delightfully confusing to the players and listeners alike. I'm also impressed by how well the players transition seamlessly to new characters after their death - sometimes in the middle of a fight! Dawa wins the best character of the campaign for me.

This adventure as written is really all over the place. It's not the fault of the Keeper (I've read the Shadows of Atlantis campaign) but how it's written. Clues are either blindingly obvious and completely impossible. There's weird railroading throughout, bad guys often turn up out of nowhere (literally and metaphorically - there's no foreshadowing of them, and they often pop up to ambush the players out of nowhere with no line of logic behind it). And for a near 400 page adventure, surprisingly little of it is devoted to the actual meat of the adventure, with hundreds of pages being largely irrelevant background information. I don't expect it to measure up to CoC classics like Masks or Horror on the Orient Express, but Shadows of Atlantis has very little to recommend it, sadly.

Well done making something palatable out of a bit of a dog's breakfast of a campaign, Jim.

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