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    1.96 MB Funny stuff that has happened in your games. Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:30 No.13050054  
    >Detective in Call of Cthulhu
    >Investigating a case of a stolen body from the morgue.
    >Door has scratches that indicate that a dog was trying to get in.
    >Muddy dog footprints inside.
    >Closer investigation reveals that according to the way those footprints are alinged...
    >Those dogs...
    >Roll miserably.
    >My detective tries to throw himself into a burning furnace meant for cremating bodies.
    >Other policemen at the scene stop me at the nick of time.
    "TWO FEET!!! TWO FEET!!!"
    >> SHAAAAARK !3ZN0/MaQ6c 12/06/10(Mon)06:35 No.13050089
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    You're a wonderful person, and you have made my morning. Thank you for providing me with a great laugh. Have a picture of my girlfriend. And have a nice day, sir!
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:36 No.13050107
    Strangely, this is a CoC story that fits literally perfectly with the source material.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:37 No.13050116
    Man your guy must've been pretty goddamn unstable to begin with.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:39 No.13050132
    I'm trying very hard to not disturb the cat on my lap with my laughter, nor my girlfriend who is asleep.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:41 No.13050142
    My hand will require more than a hand, you know.

    >hurr durr c wut i did thar

    Anyways, how stable was he to begin with? What... What makes a dog walking on two feet so sanity-breaking?

    So sanity breaking that he tries to CREMATE HIMSELF?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:41 No.13050145
    Maybe it's cause I've been awake for 63 hours or maybe it's the salvia I took but your post terrifies me, OP.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:42 No.13050153
    "He's trying to get into the cremating furnace, we gotta help him!"

    "No, he can make it on his own!"
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:42 No.13050160
    >What... What makes a dog walking on two feet so sanity-breaking?

    >So sanity breaking that he tries to CREMATE HIMSELF?

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:43 No.13050162
    In the Cthulhu universe, sanity is a fragile thing.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:46 No.13050178
    Oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck I need to make a SAN check how do I mine for 4Chan roll function oh dear God.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:48 No.13050194
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    Only trauma he had was from his time at the first world war.
    That was story only though and it had no effect on actual stats.
    I just rolled over 5 sanity ponts off my pool and from that I rolled the part that says short temporary insanity.
    I got "Homicidal or suicidal mania".

    Shitty luck, eh?
    Pic related. Those guys were chasing my character in trenches when he had nightmares.
    After the dog episode they were repalced by dogs walking upright wearing Pickelhaubes.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:48 No.13050196

    If it's two you go crazy.

    If it's one you go crazy but less crazy.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 12/06/10(Mon)06:49 No.13050197
    How is that san breaking? Still funny story OP.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:49 No.13050202
    >OP gif

    brb furnace
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:50 No.13050204

    Jesus, what's the story on that dog?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:51 No.13050210
    A halfling Rogue tried impersonating a jeweller to steal money from his(the jeweller) account. Of course, he forgot that he was only 2-3 feet tall.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:51 No.13050223
    In the email field? Fuck it, I'm going to try and roll. GOD HAVE MERCY UPON ME, FOR DOG WILL NOT.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:52 No.13050230
    Damnit, the 1d2 was in the wrong field! Do I get a reroll?!
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:52 No.13050233
    how does that get you killed?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:52 No.13050235
    >dog can reach higher than normal four legged dogs
    superior dog will kill us all.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:52 No.13050236
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:54 No.13050245
    Looking at book the wrong way is SAN breaking in CoC

    Just about everything can drive you insane if you fail your roll hard enough.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:54 No.13050246
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    Hey guys what's goin' on in this thread?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:54 No.13050247
    Word dice before it.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:55 No.13050250
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:55 No.13050257
    Am I doin' it right?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:55 No.13050261
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    Look at my gif.
    Look how the dog just walks around with that stupid face signaling happiness.
    Why is it happy? Because he realized that we are nothing but mammals that walk upright.
    Just. Like. Him.
    There is nothing stopping him from masquerading as a human.
    Nor it is no longer shackled by fear. Fear that we, humans, are it's masters and thus control it's life.
    What you see there is not a feat of dexterity.
    It's a birth of revolution...
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:58 No.13050277

    Third time's the charm?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:59 No.13050285
    rolled 10 = 10

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)06:59 No.13050287
    Fuck it, I failed the san check because I'm too much of a newfag to understand how to roll.

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:01 No.13050297
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    No pushing, there's plenty of gas for everyone.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:02 No.13050307
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:04 No.13050330
    Alright, fine. I'll wait my friggin' turn. Now I'm going to see if I can roll a 1d2 properly, in death... The threshold of successfully being burned alive is 2. Here's hoping.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:05 No.13050332
    That's the weakest reason for a SAN check ever.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:05 No.13050337

    Brb, jumping into a furnace
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:06 No.13050342
    space between the dice and the 1d2
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:06 No.13050349
    rolled 2 = 2

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:07 No.13050359
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:10 No.13050373
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    >This thread
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:10 No.13050375
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:12 No.13050384
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:12 No.13050385
    I feel bad for that woman..whatever drove her mad must have been traumatising.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:13 No.13050387
    I need a way to incorporate this into a game.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:13 No.13050391
    At least it was only a short term insanity.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:16 No.13050407
    Just so we're all clear here...

    A dog walking on two legs is sanity breaking, but a human walking on four isn't?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:16 No.13050408
    Guys... I'm not quite dead. And I still feel newfag-y.

    Also, I accidentally a whole Hacker's Delight.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:16 No.13050412
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    Oh, look, there it is. And there's me. Incinerated.

    So how am I talking?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:19 No.13050424

    >captcha: Courtneys that

    courtneys that WHAT captcha?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:19 No.13050428
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    Let's see...

    You're in Rapture, so it must've been the Vita-Chamber.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:20 No.13050442
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    Today's specialty: Ye Olde Fashion Way.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:21 No.13050451
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    ... You're telling me that I'm doomed to remain on this plane, no matter how many furnaces I throw myself into, or how many hazardous plasmids I ingest?

    CURSED for ETERNITY, with the knowledge that the dogs are going to OVERTHROW THE NATURAL ORDER?
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 12/06/10(Mon)07:22 No.13050455
    >Hacker Delight
    Sunddenly I'm imagining System Shock + Bioshock.
    >> Goblin !!l5MQH/leN1x 12/06/10(Mon)07:23 No.13050466
    You are now replacing every instance of 'dog' with 'dong' subconsiously.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:24 No.13050478
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:26 No.13050485
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:26 No.13050489

    oh god, i am so bad at this game
    I've gotten to this place (not very far in) where you're walking in some water, it's pretty dark, and at the opposite wall you see a shadow doing stabby motions

    so, here i calm down, think 'oh well, it might be creepy, but just keep your powers ready and it will all be fine'

    then the lights are turned off

    esc > quit game > never play it since
    this was several months ago :(
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:27 No.13050500
    rolled 6 = 6

    am i doing SAN check right yet?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:28 No.13050501
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    >> A very sad man 12/06/10(Mon)07:28 No.13050507
    That guy runs away when you turn the corner, by the way. You fight him later, but you have grenade lawnchairs / rockets (one of the two). You're over thinking it, dude.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:31 No.13050532
    Oh god, I remember this part.

    Guy just hid in the fridges there and will jump out when you're leaving the room.

    I don't like playing games that makes me shit my pants, but I always managed to play Bioshock. Must be the powers that you can have.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:32 No.13050538
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    rolled 1 = 1


    Please, God, roll a two! Ashes to ashes, dust to dust!
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:37 No.13050567
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:43 No.13050588
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    Goddamnit. I rezzed again, guys. I'm still a newfag, I'm still not incinerated and this time I came out of the vita-chamber ugly as sin.

    What do?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:45 No.13050597
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:46 No.13050600

    >> Radical Dreamer !iQu/bbTn7k 12/06/10(Mon)07:46 No.13050606
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    Just play it cool they don't suspect anything Jim.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)07:55 No.13050647
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)08:04 No.13050690
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)08:20 No.13050756
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    rolled 1 = 1

    SAN checking
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)08:35 No.13050821
    rolled 1 = 1

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)08:36 No.13050825

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)08:43 No.13050848
    >Playing Marble Hornets themed game
    >Investigators go to police archive out in the woods
    >Find a file detailing "disappearances of children several years ago
    >Mentions a 'Slender Man' that the party has previously seen (showed them some of the tapes)
    >Hear branches tapping at the window
    >Archive in a clearing
    >SAN checks
    >Two guys fail
    >One bolts it straight out the door
    >The other tries to eat the file in his hands, as that is clearly what the Slender Man is after

    He developed a fondness for eating paper after that experience. The game was sweet as hell, though.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)08:55 No.13050888
    > DMing CoC 1880's, first time got a game going for ages.
    > Player greets NPC warmly (called Mr Pierce) "Pierce my old fellow."
    > Without missing a beat I respond "I'm sorry, I dont do that kind of thing anymore."
    > Players break up laughing, game ends cause everyones laughing too much to play.
    > Not got a game going since :(
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)08:56 No.13050892
    Ah CoC.
    It's not a matter of if you die or go crazy.
    It's a matter of when.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:08 No.13050945
    rolled 1 = 1

    >but you have grenade lawnchairs
    but how does that...
    I don't even...

    Fuck it, rolling for san loss.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:25 No.13051018
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:28 No.13051033
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    >World War 1 CoC game, christmas eve in the trenches
    >PCs + a handful of NPC's are a group of Brits isolated from the main force
    >suddenly, spot shapes shambling in no-man's land
    >PC's investigate without notifying others
    >by accident find out the NPC comrades are actually ghouls masquerading as soldiers, and the lieutenant is a sorcerer commanding them
    >wat do
    >in the end, PC's muster enough sanity and courage to play it bogart and hide their discoveries from the evil guys
    >pretend to rest
    >"lieutenant" and ghouls leave the trench in the middle of the night
    >PC's stalk them out of morbid, damning curiosity
    >find the bad guys shred a group of unsuspecting krauts enjoying the christmas truce in their trench
    >observe them dig into an old ruin partially exposed by the trench and artillery fire craters
    >almost get caught, still follow in
    >horrible alien architecture, spatial anomalies, shambling horrors, et cetera, surprisingly small sanity losses
    >follow into inner sanctum, find ghouls and warlock chanting around a strange, pulsating, meaty thing on the wall
    >meatblob opens like a sphincter, revealing a portal thingy, warlock and ghouls disappear through it
    >damned and curious PC's follow in through
    >wind up in the same place with subtle changes, dig their way out of the half-buried trench
    >field is empty
    >find way to civilization
    >find out it's year 1930
    >adjust to new life, glad to be out of war
    >suddenly, hounds of tindalos, hounds of tindalos everywhere
    >regroup, rearm, restart investigations
    >meet at a war memorial
    >peruse list of fallen
    >find own names
    >look around
    >surrounded by familiar-looking, pallid civilians
    >sanity loss away
    >welcome home (sanitarium)
    >game over man, game over
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:37 No.13051071
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    Sauce on OP's gif:

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:37 No.13051072
    At first I laughed.
    Then, as I watch that more, it gets more and more disturbing.
    It's like some kind of horrible dograptor or something.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:40 No.13051091
    Just imagine it jumping around, kicking off walls, and eventually lunging for your face.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:43 No.13051106
    but... if the dog has only two feet... then how did he scratch at the doo....

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:45 No.13051109
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:47 No.13051120
    that's the san loss setting in

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:48 No.13051132
    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!C+aj9Hmz1qe 12/06/10(Mon)09:51 No.13051154
    This is the best thread on /tg/ in weeks

    None of my characters ever went insane over this sort of thing. In fact, one of them, a private eye type (Named Tracer Bullet) had the opposite happen
    Our party consisted of my dad, playing a Jesuit with skills in ancient languages, occult lore, archaeology, etc, and also a decent shot with a pistol.
    Friend playing former soldier from WWI and university man, protege and nephew of my dad's priest. Decent in a brawl.
    Wife of the DM had a guy, librarian and researcher, connections with police archives, etc.
    There was one other guy too, forget what his deal was.

    And then there was my character, Tracer. Tracer was a walking arsenal in the days when you could mail order machine guns. Tracer *always* had some sort of explosive on him, carried a thompson or shotgun, rifle, pistol, nightstick, brass knuckles, etc. A cloud of steak knives possessed by a malevolent entity swarming the party? Tracer pulls them out of the air and slams them into the wooden staircase. Zombies? Everyone back up the stairs, Tracer and some dynamite will sort this out. Cultists? Tracer's already behind them.

    Tracer also started with a pretty high sanity and a very high power. So naturally I decided to start risking SAN hits to learn spells and shit, with the professor's assistance.

    So Tracer and the professor are reading books, which you may suspect is a bad idea in the CoC universe. As the professor slowly loses his mind...
    Tracer became *more* sane. Because of the way the rolls can fall, you can lose tiny amounts of sanity and then recover more than that at the end of the game. Our justification for this was that all these horrific secrets about the nature of the universe were what Tracer already believed, and that learning about them from elsewhere merely confirmed his suspicions.

    tl;dr Private eye in CoC gets more sane despite doing everything that makes you lose sanity
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:53 No.13051173
    We are clearly not playing the same game sir
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:54 No.13051182
    >playing CoC with dad
    Haha, oh wow. Insanity really does run in the family.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:55 No.13051190

    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)09:56 No.13051205
    >tracer bullet
    nice reference
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:57 No.13051208
    How did he die? Because clearly he didn't go crazy
    Or was your Keeper one of the few that gave happy endings?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:57 No.13051212
    Haha I didn't catch that til you pointed it out

    Well played Fanbro, well played.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:58 No.13051219
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    >happy ending
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)09:59 No.13051227
    Huh. Do tell me you aren't playing CoC D20?

    ... sigh. While I do appreciate people doing things out of the kindness of their hearts, it's a bit depressing to look at animals that exist only because humans take care of them. But I suppose the amusement and comfort of people is enough for the dog to live for.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:00 No.13051232
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    rolled 76 = 76

    WHAT ON-


    >captcha: colvele vishnu

    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)10:01 No.13051237
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    Tracer Bullet
    stares into the eyes of the old ones and walks away saner.
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:03 No.13051251
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    >your face when the one in the background is chanting in a language man was not meant to hear
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:03 No.13051253
    Vishnu can't.
    ... but Colbert Vishnu can!
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:03 No.13051254
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    "It's just a forest, come on!"
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:03 No.13051255
    So I haven't played much CoC, but one of the times I did play was with a NRA-fanboy type who is obsessed with guns

    I tried to tell him he'd have difficulty carrying fire arms (namely the thompson he wanted) due to illegality, but he kept waving various legislation from the period around and saying it was perfectly legal.

    I don't particularly intend to play with him again (he was bad at the whole horror mindset) but was does /tg/ know of this?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:03 No.13051256
    Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:04 No.13051260
    ... I wonder how many heart attack kills one would rack by posting a screamer gif on this thread.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:05 No.13051264
    Your mistake is in thinking there's more than one of them

    That is one being, chanting horribly as it consumes its last meal

    You are next, if the stares are any indication.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:06 No.13051269
    I checked to make sure it was a jpg first.
    Enough san loss for one day, thank you so much.
    That said, I wouldn't touch that forest with a flamethrower and a regiment of black opsmen.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:06 No.13051272
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:07 No.13051274
    You'da died in Vietnam, boy.
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    rolled 2 = 2

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:08 No.13051280
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    I don't understand Cthulhu mythos.
    For example:
    How is it bad to say Hastur?
    Allways when I said Hastur someone in my group said something like "that better be the last time you say that."
    What's wrong with saying Hastur?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:08 No.13051281
    Shoulda waited longer

    It's too obvious to post it right after someone says post one
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:08 No.13051283
    Nice try, faggot.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:09 No.13051285
    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)10:09 No.13051287
    google it
    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!C+aj9Hmz1qe 12/06/10(Mon)10:09 No.13051290
    Nope, the Chaosium one

    He got too sane. Eventually he just started carbombing cult leaders, barricading buildings and burning everyone inside, sneaking into a hospital and shooting everyone before they could be turned to zombies, etc. The Jesuits, who had hired him to work with the Father, had to pull him from their payroll, but by that point he was a homicidal maniac with the skills to get away with it. Unfortunately, he had some really big enemies. With that much power and with as many people as he pissed off, he was last seen slaughtering his way into a cultist hideout, grabbing an Elder Sign and some other shit, and getting the fuck out with half a dozen cults, a Hound of Tindalos, Something (we never found out what it was, but it was nasty) and corrupt Chicago PD (not possessed or cultists, Tracer had just irritated the wrong people) hot on his heels.

    The priest retired from field work to do research and organize Jesuit efforts to fight this sort of thing, the researcher got killed by somebody, and soldier boy was crippled. Other guy ended up just saying "Fuck it" and driving off into the night with Tracer's car while he was attacking a cultist hideout and stopping a sacrifice/summoning. And somebody committed suicide before they got eaten or transformed.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:11 No.13051301

    If you're in America, yeah, most of that stuff's legal. Even the Tommy Gun. It's expensive, but legal. Carrying around an SMG will attract a lot of police attention though, cause they'll be very curious about why exactly you need it. Smaller, less obvious, guns, like handguns, are far more useful.

    Just put him up against something which bullets have no effect on. CoC has no shortage of those. Or just have the Cultists armed with Tommy Guns after the first time he guns some down. Cults generally have money, and they also have more people than the investigators.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:12 No.13051305
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    this is how you lose SAN irl
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:14 No.13051313
    Modern day CoC setting.
    What happens when you google He Who Should Not Be Named Unless You Want Your Head To Explode Into Meaty Chunks three times?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:14 No.13051314
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    Well, at least it wasn't Old Man Henderson. Still, I think Tracer Bullet ranks in at at least 0.7 on the Henderson Scale of Plot Derailment.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:14 No.13051316
    Yeah that's what I'd do if I needed to deal with him again

    It was just a one shot, though, and my first time GMing CoC (using that one scenario in the Handbook with the basement zombie). My players somehow managed to avoid the sound in the room above entirely, and instead managed to home in directly on where the zombie was.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:14 No.13051317

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:15 No.13051322

    He only gets pissed off because he doesn't like hearing the name being said in this realm
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:16 No.13051331
    Owls should trigger san loss on sight.
    >> dice 1d2 Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:19 No.13051340
    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!C+aj9Hmz1qe 12/06/10(Mon)10:19 No.13051347
    I forgot to mention that the "With as much power" means that Tracer effectively stands out like a halogen light on a moonless night. No skills to hide it, so he figured he's just act as a Evil Zapper when things came close enough to poke him.

    Plus the Professor enacted some ritual that may resurrect him without his knowledge. What even the prof. doesn't know is that it doesn't give him a new body or anything, merely ties his soul to the current one...

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:20 No.13051351
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    Best. Dad. EVER!
    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)10:20 No.13051354
    I tend to hallucinate when I get tired.
    add that to a slight overdose on sugar, playing KoDP all day and allready being less completely healthy, mentally speaking, guess what happens?
    nothing much, just the usual. the curtains sing and a big, fuzzy, pink mountaincrab is nibbling lovingly on my elbow.
    "wow, SAN loss" I said to myself
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:21 No.13051359
    I am now going to use Tracer as a red herring for my group to follow for a bit. Hopefully they don't get too close, though, because they're investigators and not combat monsters...Tracer will destroy them.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:21 No.13051361
    True dat.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:22 No.13051368
    My final words in any pnp. Depending on the Dm it may or may not do something. It's summoned demons, made cultist run screaming in fear and had PCs trembling at the sound of rolling dice. But 90% it does nothing
    Except one time.
    I with with a group I had never played with before and we were doing well enough until the DM tossed a small army at us and a few nat 1s later we're facing a TPK. SO as I go down I say my final word and the whole table just turns toward me
    And stares.
    Turns out the DM is a big fan of CoC.
    A die roll later and the King in Yellow shows up and he is very very unhappy.

    Let's leave it at: There were no survivors
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:24 No.13051376
    Owls? Evil? That can't be, everyone's fond of them!

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:25 No.13051387
    For those who know nothing of the game/fluff it has.

    What exactly is this Hastur fellow?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:26 No.13051389
    I wonder if you guys know the CoC PC game made by Bethesda
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:27 No.13051392
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    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!C+aj9Hmz1qe 12/06/10(Mon)10:27 No.13051396
    Dark Corners? It was pretty good.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:28 No.13051398
    Hastur is either a tentacled blob on another planet who is Cthulhu's brother or an outer god/cosmic force of reality-warping entropy. Depends on who you ask.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:28 No.13051399
    If frogdad was my dad, things would be DIFFERENT around here.
    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)10:28 No.13051400
    the fuzzy pink mountaincrabs provide:
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:28 No.13051404

    Was neat. At least during the fishman roof racing section. But beyond that, ehm... well, it coulda done with a lot more adventuring game elements. Amnesia fits the genre better.
    >> -|- Reichsguard -|- !!Q3opPDaKzPo 12/06/10(Mon)10:30 No.13051416
    Hastur is an Idea. A horrific idea that will do unspeakable things to you If you stumble upon it.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:32 No.13051430
    Indeed it is.
    Video contains one mans descent into madness.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:34 No.13051438

    A memetic mind-virus that infects people and spreads through the Yellow Sign or through words and sounds. Where Hastur rules, reality breaks down and entropy accelerates. And we perceive it as the King in Yellow and Carcosa, the beautifully dead dream-city.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:38 No.13051462
    Man, owl just creep me the fuck out. Maybe it's the forward facing eyes.

    >> -|- Reichsguard -|- !!Q3opPDaKzPo 12/06/10(Mon)10:38 No.13051463
    You meant this
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:40 No.13051480
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    I think Hastur is open to interpretation, but Hastur's status as more of an idea than an entity is what I find the most appealing.

    I'll writefag a little to create a slipshod interpretation:

    It's the kind of idea that, once one begins to explore it, it starts to grate at other ideas. The framework of normalcy decays in such measures that, whether it is the individual's perception or the actual surrounding that changes, the very world around the victim of the idea begins to corrode and corrupt to better resemble the warping of the view. This is what is often described as "Carcosa" by the few people who have explored Hastur, in some forms of different social media - oldest examples are in plays, operets, poetry and song, but more modern examples can be glimpsed in the now presumably lost original script of the highly popular video game series called Silent Hill, as well as several other "lost originals", from movie scripts to musical scores. Byproducts, watered down at the cost of the minds of intermediaries everywhere, appear in popular media regularily, perhaps acting as a gateway to the more widespread propagation of the idea of Hastur, and the unknowable decay it brings.

    Meh. Started to get confused and trip over my own words at the end. Damn you, insomnia.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:42 No.13051491
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    >140 posts and 41 image replies omitted. Click Reply to view.
    What have I done?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:42 No.13051494

    > I think Hastur is open to interpretation, but Hastur's status as more of an idea than an entity is what I find the most appealing.
    >I think Hastur
    >I think Hastur
    >I think Hastur
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:47 No.13051524
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    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)10:51 No.13051542
    checking /rs for CoC
    finds only d20.
    is it any good?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:55 No.13051570
    What is call of Cthulhu?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:56 No.13051584
    Death and madness.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)10:58 No.13051601
    Fuck you you fucking fucker! It's too early in the morning for this shit!
    >> Radical Dreamer !iQu/bbTn7k 12/06/10(Mon)11:00 No.13051620
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:02 No.13051634

    I think I have the old one somewhere, if you interested in it
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:03 No.13051642
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    You tell me, Anon
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:05 No.13051666
    > GM for a game of CoC 1920s
    > FBI agents
    > investigating reports of human trafficking
    > open casket in train car suspected of containing drugged up slave
    > minor extradimensional horror feasting on said slave
    > roll SAN checks for my players
    > mfw THEY ALL FAIL
    > wat do?
    > decide to opt for mass hallucination, don't even see the horror, nor interpret the body as being dead, just drugged
    > can't understand why everyone is running away screaming as they carry the "unconscious" person down the street, nor why they keep slipping on thin pieces of unidentifiable meat that seem to come from nowhere
    > reach police station, ask for an empty cell
    > their fw they enter the cell and the cops lock the doors behind them
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:05 No.13051669
    A roleplaying game of horror and madness, based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. The game takes it's name from his most famous story, "The Call of Cthulhu."
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:05 No.13051670
    Out of the 6 editions which is best?
    >> Radical Dreamer !iQu/bbTn7k 12/06/10(Mon)11:07 No.13051683
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    We should get our board's waifu up in here to show us some real SAN loss.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:08 No.13051696
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    Now for something completely different... Someone winning at CoC.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:08 No.13051698
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    Cthulhu works better on BRP. D20 has a bad habit of leading players into concentrating on levels, classes, powers, builds and the like. It's pretty much in the very mental framework of the game. Chaosium Cthulhu takes a little to get used to, especially with the high margin of failure often present in the checks, but it generally forces players to concentrate on the "why" of the game instead of "how".

    Not that it really matters since they're going to die anyway.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:09 No.13051705
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    Hastur ain't got shit
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:10 No.13051721
    Beyond the first couple of editions, they're all pretty similar. Just some minor updates, really. It's not as big a jump as between editions of D&D, for example. The difference between CoC 3e and CoC 5.5e is about the same as the difference between AD&D 3 and AD&D 3.5.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:13 No.13051742
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    This is what we know as a "Full Henderson" on the Henderson Scale of Plot Derailment.

    It represents the total, complete and irredeemable situation where the player has taken the game and run off with it, rather like a bad dine-and-run customer.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:13 No.13051747
    I have never, EVER laughed so hard in my life. Oh god my sides.
    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)11:13 No.13051748
    someone just link me to the newest CoC thats not d20 please
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:14 No.13051751
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    >My brain!.. is made... of tiny... animals!
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:20 No.13051796

    The fundamentals of the game haven't changed across all 6 editions. It's still roll under d%. All that's changed is the trappings.

    That said, I'd just go for the 6th edition. It's the most up to date, and the best laid out I'd say, but any will do, and you can run pretty much any published scenario with it.

    Also, if people are completely new to Lovecraft, I'd suggest you also look at Trail of Cthulhu. The system's not as good in my opinion, but the setting information, and the sections on the various gods and entities are far, far better than in Call of Cthulhu.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:20 No.13051800
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:21 No.13051811
    > same game, after they are exonerated/see psychologists/scrub pieces of intestine off their shoes
    > hunting down whatever did that to the body
    > trace it back to university lab, find mystical-looking books
    > 2 out of 4 characters go insane
    > I don't tell them, but start passing notes that there are subtle things wrong with other players... giving off weird smells, one guy keeps biting his finger, stuff like that
    > pass notes to other players saying much the same
    > they gradually realize that one pair of them has quite probably gone insane, but don't know which
    > What? You're insane... there's nothing there--OH SHIT WHAT IF THERE IS AND I'M INSANE?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:23 No.13051828
    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)11:25 No.13051846
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    mfw when hufsa
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:29 No.13051863
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    Hufsa is perfectly appropriate for a CoC thread.

    Because Jesus fuck. Imagine meeting something like it on a dark forest road.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:30 No.13051874

    Maaan, the Groke. I love that thing. I actually dropped it around my players, once. People who have punched out demons were scared shitless of the thing, because far as they knew it wasn't really malevolent, so they couldn't bring themselves to kill it, but they had no idea how else they could stop it from freezing them all to death from its very proximity.

    The fact it had taken a bit of a liking to one of the PCs and wanted to hug him didn't help. Man, those were some very fun sessions.
    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)11:36 No.13051928
    I grew up with this shit man!
    try walking home from a friends place late a winter night, trough dark woods!
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)11:49 No.13052021
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    Makes perfect sense to me.

    Four feet good, two feet bad.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)12:00 No.13052125
    Four feet good... two feet better!
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    >>Read this topic

    Teehee that's funneh.

    >>later this day
    >>My body feels weird
    >>My mind feels weird
    >>My tentacles feel weird
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)12:57 No.13052571
    I pulled that once, but it was in D&D and no one got it because I'd grabbed it tvtropes scraping.

    Still worked, though. Desperate looking dude sells them a bigass ruby and they carry it around for a good ten sessions...
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)13:13 No.13052719

    I cannot see that being a comfortable time. And how did the Magician factor in on all of it?

    I'd think a dapper old guy in a tophat riding a space-faring panther would be either a creepy encounter, or then strike contemporary players as a mary sue DMPC.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)13:18 No.13052756
    >The Magician
    Finnfag detected. He's called the Hobgoblin in english. True story
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)13:26 No.13052848
    It's Trollkarlen in the original, clear as day, which is Swedish for magician.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)13:29 No.13052891
    Actually Trollkarlen would be The Wizard. The magician would be Magikern.
    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)13:31 No.13052913
    trollmann in norway
    so yeah, same story. english translation sucks dire-ape balls
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)13:35 No.13052960
    Trollkarlen would, literally, be "the Magic Man".

    (Or possibly "the adult male troll", though that's clearly not what's intended.)
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)13:41 No.13053039
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    I ride a panther that flies faster than the light, your argument is invalid.

    ... just look at this shit and tell me this isn't Mythos material. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXXdiffXcuw
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)13:47 No.13053109
    He didn't.
    Just threw in the Groke as a side thing while they were on a trip.
    Guy sells them the ruby, doesn't explain what it does, it gets jammed into a pack and forgotten (just as planned).
    The trip runs into difficulties because it's strangely cold, I have people roll perception checks on occasion to see something maybe sneaking up on them, and conditions get colder and colder as they slog through the mountains.
    Eventually, they get where they're going, and have to foment a rebellion while the city gets buried under snow, and the sightings become more frequent.
    They eventually figured it out, mostly through metagaming when trying to sell loot for easy cash.
    The subplot ends right before the last battle of the main plot starts, the character that manned up enough to go outside with the silhouette in the window to return the ruby gets a side bonus against cold effects, and the next day the players kill a bigass dragon half made of wondermetal and a shitton of demons.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)13:53 No.13053188
    And pappskalle would translate to literally paper head but thats not quite the sentiment I was going for.
    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)13:54 No.13053200
    pancakes gives +5 to diplomacy. this is fact.
    funny that the panther-riding wizard apparantly was good (lawfu chaotic or neutral, we may never know)
    When you have HUMONGOS COSMIC POWAH you tend to turn...well....kinda bad.
    but wth was up with that puppet animation!? NEVER seen anything like that! is hufsa in any of those?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)13:58 No.13053233
    It wasn't my game, but it still bears mention. Adam Scott Glancy, co-creator of Delta Green, told this story a couple of times.

    A team of investigators is hunting an extradimensional parasite that lives in the human body. A cult is serving as earthly hosts, and one of the cultists just got killed. The team goes into the morgue to kill the damn thing, only to find... they don't have any surgical skills.

    "No problem," says Player 2. "I have mechanical skills. I'll just wire up these jumper cables to the autopsy table, flip the switch, and zap the motherfucker."

    "...okay," says the Keeper. "Roll science (to realize that this is a tremendously bad idea)."

    Player fails his roll. Cables go on. Switch gets flipped. There's an electrical crack, the sound of a screaming animal, and something bursts out of the cadaver's ribcage.

    Then the lights short out.

    As Glancy screams "GUNS DOWN GUNS DOWN NOBODY FIRE", the Keeper turns to Player #3 and says:

    "You feel it against your leg. Roll SAN."

    Critical fail. Player 3 opens fire, and everybody else follows suit.

    When the gunfire ceases, half the players are dead, the rest are incapacitated, and Glancy is beating an alien parasite to death against the floor with his bare hands.

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:14 No.13053350
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    /x/ here where am i ?
    can you close the curtains please i think there is a CIA man trying to take me to a FEMA camp because my succubus leaked emails about alium slendormen to the internet. He did this while i was lucid dreaming about ded bort having sex with zelda wearing a majoras mask on a ouiji board while trying to summon baba vanga so she could work in uvb-71 because cuthuhlu was tired from astral projection all the time.
    Tin foil hat overload............
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:18 No.13053379
    Ayup. Consider yourself warned though...

    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)14:26 No.13053422
    REAL men never sleep!
    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)14:31 No.13053447
    whyyyy would the groke need teh monees?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:32 No.13053456
    I never liked this stuff about CoC. I mean it is reasonable to freak out upon seeing evidence of malicious body stealing bipedal dogs but completely losing your grip on reality and tossing yourself into a furnace? Come on. It isn't that mind shattering of a revelation.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:42 No.13053532

    well, if you are half insane already then yes. It's not big deal.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:52 No.13053615
    Guys, I think he broke.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:53 No.13053633

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:55 No.13053649

    ... what?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:55 No.13053650
    Guys I think the board failed it's SAN check.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:55 No.13053651
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    CoC Moomin game?

    I'm in.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:55 No.13053652
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    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:55 No.13053654

    I know I'm late, but I've seen this before and I really want to know what's supposed to be creepy about it. Where is the brick-shitting, /tg?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:57 No.13053662
    I think it's just a creepy forest, is all.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:58 No.13053672
    ... I think someone's craving for attention.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)14:59 No.13053688
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    +2D10 Insanity
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:01 No.13053699

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:02 No.13053705

    His reaction was an extreme one, but that's what happens when you roll really badly on a SAN roll. That was probably the worst possible SAN loss he could have gotten from that situation.

    95% of people wouldn't have reacted that badly.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:07 No.13053752
    Ah, someone's attempting to spam 4Chan to death. Again.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:10 No.13053773
    BRB, pissing in an ocean of piss
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:10 No.13053781
    >report submitted, closing window in 5 seconds.

    Does CoC follow the lovecraft series or does it follow Delreth's abominations, or both, because I can imagine the san loss from anything involving one Doctor Herbert West.
    >> gentleman-perv 12/06/10(Mon)15:17 No.13053823
    uhm, what the hell are you doing?
    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!C+aj9Hmz1qe 12/06/10(Mon)15:17 No.13053826
    CoCk bump
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:18 No.13053831
    So yeah, does CoC follow more closely to Lovecraft or that guy who came after him?

    And any Reanimator references?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:24 No.13053881

    It follows EVERYTHING: Lovecraft, Derleth, Campbell, Bloch... Generally, it veers towards the Lovecraft side of things though. There is no Call of Cthulhu canon, you take what you want from whatever source you want, and make your own interpretations of what's actually going on. The Malleus Monstorum, for instance, features just about every Mythos-y horror conceived, from Kthanid to The Thing to Xenomorphs to Dagon. You take what you want and you leave the rest.

    Trail of Cthulhu, I think, does this best, since in its section on Gods and Titans, the only stats provided are for the sanity loss they inflict, and it doesn't just give one explanation of what they are. It provides a variety of explanations for what each particular entity is and why.

    Plus, the thing about eldritch abominations from beyond time and space is that the players don't need to know the Truth, and if they find a book that tells them that Hastur is Cthulhu's brother and they fight or something, and they believe it, then they can go ahead and try summoning Carcosa in Rl'yeh and see what happens.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:27 No.13053904
    Ah good, I was hoping for a not really sure about what is the truth or not style, sounds pretty kick ass, might have to find a book and play it with my buds, well after Paranoia.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:27 No.13053907

    And yes, there's Herbert West references. The main rulebook has him statted out. And there's at least one published scenario I can think of that follows on from the events of Reanimator. Generally, there aren't any published scenarios which interfere with Lovecraft stories, but if you wanted to have the players save West from that damnably silent horde, there's no stopping you.

    And Delta Green, which is a very, very good modern day setting for CoC, has the Karotechia, remnants of the Nazi occult program who used West's research to create "Resuscitated Casualties" to fight on the Eastern Front.
    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!C+aj9Hmz1qe 12/06/10(Mon)15:35 No.13053970
    If you're the DM of a Call of Cthulhu, please, whatever you do, avoid taking the Dark Heresy approach to secrets the players were not meant to know.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:43 No.13054031
    ...what's the DH approach?

    Fuck, i'm going to regret this curiosity.

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:43 No.13054034

    Which is?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:45 No.13054050
    Oh, Eternal Darkness. You will never get a sequel.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:53 No.13054147
    I'm curious if anyone has tried the "lots of one-shots tying together overarching plot" with CoC?
    Considering a campaign that takes humanity from prehistoric Conan-CoC to Crusades-CoC to CoC-Classic to Dead Space CoC to Transhumans vs. Great Old Ones.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:56 No.13054180

    Make it so that there's a ritual that has to be cast at lots of points in space-time. Once one ritual's stopped, the rest don't count, but the investigators have no way of knowing that.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)15:57 No.13054188
    I always thought statting Cthulhu and the other 'deities' of the setting a little silly. I mean, whaddya going to use them for? An experimental Cthulhu vs. Mazinger pro-wrestling bout?
    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!C+aj9Hmz1qe 12/06/10(Mon)15:58 No.13054210
    The gamemaster should always have a clear idea of what's going on behind the scenes, even if he is never, ever going to let the players know what it is.

    the Dark Heresy material put out by FFG likes to take the "Ain't gotta explain shit" approach, and give you loads of information about cults like the Temple Tendency or info on things like the Tyrant Star, and then never explain what's actually going on behind it. Even if they offered a number of different concrete explanations and then the GM could choose one, it'd be ok. But instead the books blab on and on about the Temple Tendency, but never really say "This is what it is, these are the goals the members have, and here's what they plan to do." The last two aren't essential but the first part is. As it is, their background and actions don't really make sense. And the Tyrant Star; there's not really a reason behind it. It may be linked to Haarlock, but that's about it. And if the explanation is "It's Chaos, ain't gotta explain shit" then that's fine, but there's no point in going on and on about it.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)16:00 No.13054226
    I don't know how well that would work, given that CoC characters generally get a Bad End. Uncovering clues spread across generations could be difficult, unless it's a huge reveal in one of the final games of the campaign.

    That said, Dead Space CoC sounds fucking awesome.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)16:01 No.13054244
    >An experimental Cthulhu vs. Mazinger pro-wrestling bout?

    I would pay to see that truth be told.
    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!C+aj9Hmz1qe 12/06/10(Mon)16:03 No.13054261
    Because hey, you weren't really doing anything with your sanity anyways?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)16:05 No.13054272
    for something that awesome I would worship things which should not be and lose myself in madness, just to see Mazinger get Cthulhu in a Sharpshooter
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)16:13 No.13054346
    They should have done it like they did it in Creatures Anathema with the Cruorian War Beast and the Skin Taker

    I mean, it's not like a GM couldn't come up with something completely alternative, should he not like the options listed.

    I'm still trying to figure out what the hell the Tyrant star is going to be in my campaign.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)16:13 No.13054351
    Well, I might use different systems for different sessions - GURPS fantasy when the party's a bunch of heroes hired by king Gilgamesh to hunt down the Phoenix (actually a horrible, causality-breaking flame-monster from beyond time), and CoC when they're 20th-century archaeologists unknowingly hired by the Cult Argent to find Gil's tomb.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)16:20 No.13054401

    That's why I prefer Trail's approach of the only stats they have being the sanity loss. Call of Cthulhu stats for the Great Old Ones is a holdover from the early days that's just never gone away. Back in them days, everything had to have stats. Admittedly, the stats are such that practically nothing investigators have can hurt them, but it's still silly.


    >Transhuman CoC
    >Eclipse Phase

    Fixed. The TITANs went mad because they advanced enough to hear Cthulhu's dreams. The Factors are the next stage of the Mi-Go's Grey Deception. Firewall is what happens when Delta Green and PISCES and MAJESTIC get their shit together and decide to start working together.


    I think I might disagree. Sure, it helps when you're dealing with things that can be related to: human cultists, ghouls, Deep Ones, even the Mi-Go. The Cult of Transcendence do what they do because their leaders were driven mad after the failures of the Alta Vendita and they turned to Nyarlathotep to help them away from their humanity. That helps.

    With the most powerful entities, you don't need to know exactly what is going on behind the scenes. All you need to know is what happens when humans interact with them.
    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!C+aj9Hmz1qe 12/06/10(Mon)17:00 No.13054683
    Like I said, if your explanation is "It's an ineffable being from beyond the stars that makes the human mind curl up and die" that's fine, but even then there will be some method to the madness. And you as the GM need to have an idea of what that is, even if the players never figure it out. If you don't then your heroes will have nothing to do. Like the Tyrant Star in Dark Heresy: there's nothing really behind it, there's nothing the players can do about it, it's not clear what it does if anything, there's no way to even save people from it. So the heroes will go find other things to do and if the Tyrant Star shows up, well, cross your fingers and hope the Emperor you survive.

    It's like a hurricane. There's no way to have a plot based around a hurricane. You can have your plot be "A hurricane comes through and the players have to survive" but they aren't engaging the storm itself; they're trying to survive flooding, deal with looters, whatever.

    Am I making sense?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:04 No.13054707
    I'm with you on that one. There's a lot of stuff in nWoD sometimes that makes me all "hurrrrr" because they don't explain what I need to know. And fucking planets in Rogue Trader that sound awesome and have nothing in-depth. Like Rain. Or, for Deathwatch- some elements of Watch Fortress Erioch. DH was by far the worst though ;_;

    On a side note- which Call of Cthulhu game is it /tg/ plays, pen-and-paper wise? I'm too disturbed by what i've heard about Cthulhu-Tech to think that's the CoC of choice.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:05 No.13054720
    >playing a ranger
    >animal companion is a badass dire bear named Wojtek
    >Fighting this magic dude
    >Dude kills Wojtek
    >Ranger goes apeshit
    >DM's laughing so hard he declares all my rolls to be vorpal and natty 20s
    >cut a swath through the mooks nonstop until I reach the magic dude
    >stop for a second for the cleric to heal me
    >vorpal and natty 20s go away, get shit pushed in by magic dude
    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!C+aj9Hmz1qe 12/06/10(Mon)17:11 No.13054767
    Chaosium is my system of choice for Cthulhu themed shenanigans. CT isn't CoC, it's it's own system and background.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:11 No.13054768
    So? Two feet... Meh
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:18 No.13054839
    See, I feel like I haven't read enough of the Lovecraft Mythos to do the whole UNSPEAKABLE HORROR thing right. Also, I'm looking for something with a pretty simple system that also explains what I need to know to do horror right. As of late, i've moved away from D&D a lot, towards stuff like WH40kRPGs and nWoD- it's a lot easier to focus on the roleplay when there's not a billion kinds of rolls you have to make.

    That said, I feel pretty accomplished that both my all-Guardsmen version of Dark Heresy and a session of nWoD as mortals were so tense that someone knocking on the door/stepping out of another room in the house scared the pants off of my players one night.

    What kinds of things can you do with the Chaosium system?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:19 No.13054847

    I get the feeling we agree.

    A GM needs to know what a given force or entity does, and how it will respond. It helps to know what said force or entity is, but it's not necessary.

    I guess the reason that Dark Heresy doesn't really go into detail on the Tyrant Star is because it's meant to be a flexible, mysterious threat that any given GM can fit into any given game. If that's its purpose, it doesn't need a canon definition.

    Say, for example, you have no idea what fire is. You could still come up with a decent adventure based around the players surviving a forest fire if you know roughly how fire will respond to a given situation.

    Certain things are just plot devices and threats, and they're better left flexible.

    I think.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:19 No.13054849
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    OP here.
    Why won't my thread die?
    Curse those upright walking dogs!
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:24 No.13054887
    > Me(Dwarf/Fighter) and Friend (Human/Paladin) fighting a guy after both being weakened from fighting gobos.
    > I get KOed, Paladin KOs him.
    > Group That-Guy/Rouge laughs at me for getting KOed (After fighting 6 goblins and a guy on my level).
    (Later, at the very beginning of another encounter.)
    > The bandits shoots a T-G/R, hit. Take *rolling* 10dmg, 8 after DR. That's half your HP, roll constitution to see if you pass out.
    > *Rolling*, 11.
    > You've passed out.
    > I just smiled at him from across the table.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:30 No.13054956

    The big thing about BRP (the system Chaosium uses) is that it's incredibly simple. Nearly everything is based off of d% roll under skills. That way it fades into the background and you never really need to look at your sheets or the rulebook beyond checking a skill and rolling some dice. Of course, there's more in-depth rules, but they can be easily ignored if you don't like 'em. And it's really easy to modify and fiddle with. BRP is also an incredibly good generic system on its own, Runequest is based off of it too.

    Really, I don't think you need to have read much Lovecraft to run a good Cthulhu game, though it certainly helps, and Lovecraft is worth a read. The Cthulhu Mythos has expanded with lots of other authors writing Mythos-y stuff, and pretty much any horror media you can imagine can be fit into the Cthulhu Mythos, since it's so flexible. You may not have read Lovecraft, but you've probably seen Alien, which is a textbook "purist" Cthulhu game. Or Aliens, which is a textbook pulp Cthulhu game. Or The Thing. Or some of Stephen King's stuff. Or Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Or...

    Check out the Trail of Cthulhu rulebook, which is on /rs/, for a decent summary of the various entities (better than CoC's I feel). Read a few published scenarios for Cthulhu. As long as you run a good, creepy investigative game (and it sounds like you're good at that) running Cthulhu won't be a massive step out of what you're familiar with.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:32 No.13054978

    It did die. We brought it back, but we did it wrong. We brought back only Ye Liveliest Awfulness. So we killed it again. And this time we brought it back right.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:39 No.13055058
    So, BRP is exactly like the WH40kRPG system, then? Cause that's fucking -awesome-. I admit it, i'm spoiled on d10 and d% systems now, no lie- but I enjoy getting dice rolls out of the way and just roleplaying.

    Also, i'm reading a review of Trail of Cthulhu, and...i'm a bit freaked out, as it mentions CoC having a "Temporary Insanity" meter or something- which is something I houseruled into my nWoD game. The PCs have a Sanity meter, similar to the Morality meter, but they also have temporary "Insanity Points." If the points reach 10, they have lose a level of Sanity and possibly gain a degeneration. Insanity Points go away at 1/day, and if a PC decides to like...focus on removing those, they could with a few rolls and some RP explaination.

    From what i'm reading, I think I'd actually like to run a more "purist" style game- no "happy endings" and all that. As for things i've read, well, I read the entire Dark Tower series, so I'd probably pull a lot of inspiration from their description of "todash space," which is the space between dimensions. Scary, incomprehensible beings and all that.

    Any other books I should get?
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:39 No.13055059
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    Fear Mortals.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:40 No.13055063
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    >Maybe it's cause I've been awake for 63 hours or maybe it's the salvia I took but youae'phagepaihga pighapighaigphapegaihgpaihagihpaghipgaehjkhywe512897532'sfgbteoatvf

    fix'd that for ya
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:52 No.13055163
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    Lieutenant in a street gang. two others with me. We need money and weapons quick, so we decide to burgle.

    Party includes a lunatic with a fire extinguisher who calls himself "Sphinx" and a twitchy Mexican named Jesus (HAYSOOS) with a Mac10. I'm an eloquent fucker with a knife.

    We pick a low income area outside the metropolitan area (because no security alarms) and sneak in through a window. The house occupants are watching tv, two of them. We rush them down, and I stab one in the eye while Sphinx beats the other one to death and Jesus opens up on him with the Mac10 like a moron. Luckily the guy I stabbed is still alive so we interrogate him to find his valuables. We get maybe a couple jewels, heirlooms and his wallet. We also decide to take his TV. Satisfied, we knock him out and walk outside with the stuff to our car, when suddenly four squad cars pull up and officers pile out and take aim at us. Sphinx charges at them like the madman he is and they open fire, but he doesn't die somehow. Jesus is carrying the TV and panics, the tv takes the bullets and, despite being the only one among us with a gun, runs back inside with the busted TV. I grab fire extinguisher guy off an officer and pull him back inside just as the SWAT van rolls in. To be continued-
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:53 No.13055175
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    I decide to try and use the still living homeowner as a hostage, and just as I turn around, I see him wake up and freak out. Sphinx bellows NO WITNESSES and before I can react, cracks the man's skull open.

    Holding on to hope, I yell to the police that we're cutting off body parts of the hostage until they let us go. So I cut off the dead guy's hand, toss it out and have Jesus fake a scream. This seems to work at least, as the lights and sirens fade from view from the windows.

    Suspicious, I tell Sphinx to go first out the front door. He is promptly sniped by the SWAT team, who obviously have not left.

    Deciding we're pretty much out of options, Me and Jesus (still carrying the TV) start pushing a refrigerator as mobile cover as we try to get to the car.

    We get shot in the head from at least five directions, according to the GM.

    Best burglary ever.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:55 No.13055194
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    Lovely gang you got there.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)17:59 No.13055219
    >>"Okay, let's use this guy as a hostage t-"
    "I hit him with my fire extinguisher."
    >>"OH GOD DAMMI-"
    "He's dead."
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)18:11 No.13055322
    An excellent description of the mindset and level of intelligence of an average criminal.

    I fear for your fellow players.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)18:16 No.13055366
    Sphinx and Jesus WERE the other players.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)18:16 No.13055370
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    They come...
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)18:22 No.13055419
    I was GMing RT a year or two back and we had this armsman who was basically a glorified redshirt become totally badass out of absolutely nowhere during a fight with filthy Eldar witches. She had a naval shotcannon and some enforcer carapace, and ended up killing as many Warlocks as the actual party thanks to some good rolls. The party ended up giving her the name of "Kalta 'Crimson' Redshirt" and she became a recurring NPC. Oddly enough, every time she gets brought along as part of their armsman complement during a excursion, she ends up being the only Armsman to actually return to the ship.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)18:28 No.13055466

    To be fair, the distinction between "pulp" and "purist" games is a very, very thin line. Don't force your players to lose every time, or they'll lose interest in fighting. The thing about Cthulhu is that you can have small victories, but in the end, it doesn't change the fact that humanity's doomed, it just delays the inevitable. Don't get sucked into the ALL DEATH ALL INSANITY ALL DEFEAT preconception. They don't all have to die. They don't all have to go insane. They don't have to lose every battle. Because in the end it doesn't matter. We're all dead.

    Trail of Cthulhu has the Stability/Sanity divide. Call of Cthulhu just has Sanity. I've yet to decide which system I prefer.

    As for other books? As you like nWoD, then I'd definitely recommend getting Second Sight and reading the chapter on Things That Should Not Be. It's the best material for Cthulhu that isn't actually labelled Cthulhu I've read. Great inspiration. Most of the published material for Call and Trail are scenarios, or books full of inspiration, there's not really any books with lots of extra rules in them. Malleus Monstorum is basically Cthulhu's Monster Manual, it contains pretty much everything you could ever want to put your players up against and then more. Plus it has brilliant artwork. Both Keeper's Companions for CoC are good sources of extra inspiration. Rough Magicks for Trail of Cthulhu expands nicely on magic.

    Beyond that, you're pretty much into scenarios. The big campaigns for Call of Cthulhu are brilliant, though probably quite overwhelming. Especially look at Tatters of the King, Masks of Nyarlathotep and Horror on the Orient Express. Mansions of Madness is a good set of scenarios. Hell, Call of Cthulhu's rulebook has a decent set of scenarios (just ignore The Madman, it's pretty rubbish).
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)18:34 No.13055525
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    Actually, goddamn, how could I forget?

    If the possibility of running a modern day game of Call of Cthulhu is at all appealing, get Delta Green, and its sequels: Countdown, Eyes Only and Targets of Opportunity. I wasn't sure about modern Cthulhu, until I read DG. It updates the Mythos wonderfully, provides a framework for investigators to operate in and ties together the Mythos and all manner of modern conspiracy theory to make a delicious setting. Even if you dislike the conspiracy aspect of it, most of the antagonists would make excellent material for a "normal" modern day Cthulhu game.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)18:37 No.13055570
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    rolled 1 = 1


    ...I, I gotta go check something.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)18:44 No.13055621
    Yeah, I mean, I wouldn't TPK all the time, if at all- but there'd definitely be that fear of "fuck, this is srs business." I do actually have Second Sight- I haven't read much of it, since everyone in my nWoD is playing vanilla mortals.

    But, yeah- thanks a bunch! :D I got a good bit of downloading to do.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)18:50 No.13055696
    DH, a few sessions ago.

    The acolytes are floating around a slummy, zero-gravity section of the Misericord when they happen to be overtaken by a trio of creepy, laughing voidborn children playing tag with each other through the coridoors.

    The guy playing the guardsman (in power armour and with a heavy bolter) immediately says "I shoot them." To this day, I still don't know why but I suspect the player to be a little retarded.

    Our psyker (and default party leader) uses Compel in a hasty effort to stop him.

    The good news? He pulls it off so the guardsman decides not to obliterate three innocent children. The bad news? He rolls a psychic phenomena.

    Everyone frenzies for a round.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)18:58 No.13055778
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    Delta green is fucking amazing. I love everything about that setting, goddamn I even like the short story books that they put out about the setting. Ever read one of them?

    I picked this one up at a used bookstore that was closing down for a dollar.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)19:10 No.13055925

    Are you kidding man? I fucking love them. Only one I'm missing is Alien Intelligence. Dark Theatres is pretty awesome, I don't think I disliked any of the stories in it. I especially liked Suicide Watch, since it ends on a somewhat happy note, whilst maintaining that Cosmic Horror.

    I'm actually currently playing a character in a Hunter: The Vigil game who's basically Chris Lanois (except he decided to commit suicide by monster instead of shotgun).

    I'm pretty sure they're putting together a new set of short stories, and a novel that furthers the DG/MAJESTIC conflict. I can't remember where I read it now though.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)19:11 No.13055932
    >A couple of shittily drawn Animu characters that all look the same to me doing shit I don't understand nor do I care to understand

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)19:23 No.13056060
    I am now even more interested in play CoC...
    but i fear for my sanity... already i am alittle unstable according to a few of my friends... but i know i am fine.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)19:31 No.13056123
    I actually just got done re-reading Suicide Watch. Is there any DG story that is better than it? Because if so, I need to read it.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)19:31 No.13056127
    Do you? Make a SAN check.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)19:36 No.13056173
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    >mfw this thread
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)19:38 No.13056194
    Yes, most assuredly...
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)19:41 No.13056218
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    I dunno man, Once More From The Top is pretty cool. Who'd have thought of using White Phosphorous grenades against a Shoggoth? And Russian Dolls is deliciously cruel. And Rules of Engagement has Stephen Alzis being a magnificent bastard, and the somewhat nice ending that Targets of Opportunity just tears apart. And The Corn King has Reggie Fairfield being his own badass self. And Denied to the Enemy has that delicious Yithian plot and dat twist.

    >I know. I built it.
    >my face when

    I reckon they're all pretty good.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)19:48 No.13056315
    I thought that Russian Dolls was pretty bad. It was like a shittier version of I Have No Mouth And Must Scream or whatever the title of that short story is. No characterization, horrible dialog, etc.

    I haven't read Rules of Engagement, Targets of Opportunity, or Denied to the Enemy. =/
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)20:03 No.13056510

    I liked it. It wasn't the best story, but it was the ideal set-up for a one-off CoC session.

    Can't help with sharing the two novels with you, but I can give you Targets of Opportunity. Fuck yeah.

    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)20:26 No.13056770
    Then I can't help but repay the favor.

    Curse of the Yellow Sign, Act 1 and Act 2. I just bought Act 3, when I get it I'll post it on /tg/. They're one-off CoC sessions.

    I'll start uploading it now.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)20:35 No.13056870
    Curse of the Yellow Sign Act 1/2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=H6CV8I6C
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)20:46 No.13056997

    Ta muchly. I did have them already, but I await Act 3 with bated breath. Apparently it's not nearly as good as Act 1 though.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)20:48 No.13057024
    I sure hope I didn't waste my money, because Act 2 was pretty shitty IMO. Not enough Cthultu, too much SCREAMING AT YOUR PLAYERS TO MAKE THEM SCARED BOO!
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)20:54 No.13057070

    Fucking John "Spend half the scenario hinting at how things went in the playtest and giving advice that only works if you're John Wick, don't give any guidance as to how the scenario might go and then ignore constructive criticism" Wick.

    I'd be fine with ignoring it if Act I hadn't showed such promise. And Houses of the Blooded is awesome.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)21:07 No.13057206
    Act 1 was fucking great, aside from all the shit he forgot to put in. Like all the shit that has to do with the guy that knows everyone's secrets.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)21:10 No.13057247
    Guys, guys, you HAVE the DG fiction? I'm so jelly. I've tried hunting for a torrent or download of them to no avail, and scoured second-hand book resources online for them (for a reasonable price) and have been met with similar failure.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/10(Mon)23:33 No.13059260
    I haven't laughed this hard in a while... thank you /tg/

    stay classy
    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)00:03 No.13059653
    >playing CoC
    >age is 1847, place is bavaria
    >party has just met up in a small lodge, everybody goes to bed but one player
    >Lodge suddenly raided by a bunch of german bandits
    >Character gets shot in the shoulder by fucking blunderbuss and is effectively out of combat
    >Irish bareknuckles boxer PC beats the shit out of one of the germans who broke in the top floor
    >German jumps out of window, boxer follows
    >Seeing that the irishman had made the jump without any real injury, german shouts to one of his allies 'Jesus christ, he's a monster!' while trying to get on horse
    >Irishman yells back in broken german "I AM MONSTER, I EAT YOU"
    >Punches horse in the fucking face, causing it to rear up and throw the rider off
    >Bandit surrenders out of pure shock

    Later on he punched him to sleep. I love that irishman.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)00:05 No.13059679
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    I found this really awesome.

    Probably going to pick up everything Delta Green I can find soon enough, along with Trial.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)05:23 No.13062526

    If you're willing to pay shipping to wherever it is you live, this is where I got mine from. Unfortunately, it seems they're all out of Dark Theatres.

    >> the bard !mi5kS2YmM6 12/07/10(Tue)07:16 No.13063188
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    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)15:25 No.13066455
    >Open traveler's guide to Boise
    >SAN check
    >> the bard !mi5kS2YmM6 12/07/10(Tue)15:38 No.13066563
    so this happened today,,,or yesterday...i dunno, its 7am and i havn't slept.

    >playing coc with usual group.
    >taking alot of san checks, particularly for books which one moron just HAS to read every one we find.
    >call a break when pizza shows up.
    >start talking about how this is probably the most san checks i've ever taken in a single session and we aren't even half through yet.
    >go outside for a smoke.
    >come back in as we're starting again.
    >open my book to get my char sheet out (i'd used it as a bookmark sort of.)
    >20 sticky notes with the words "take a san check" on them inside the book.
    >gm sitting there with gigantic troll face.
    >mate next to me hands me a dice.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)17:24 No.13067337

    Wait, what were the post-it-note SAN checks for?
    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)17:25 No.13067349

    erotic rp for Call of Cthulu
    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)17:27 No.13067361

    Reading a book that contains that which man was not meant to know.
    >> WriterWolf !!0ACE4+wqD7A 12/07/10(Tue)17:31 No.13067391
    Holy crap, that is the most hilarious thing I've heard about CoC since Old Man Henderson (which was also posted in this topic)

    Yeah, I'm toasting in this epic bread.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)17:32 No.13067394

    The Booty Call of Cthulhu?
    Pickman's Model?
    Mountains of Madness?
    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)17:34 No.13067407

    But I thought all the sanity rolls before the break were for the books? What happened during the break that led to the new SAN checks?
    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)17:34 No.13067410
    option 3 always means sweaty gay man sex.
    don't ask
    >> lolwut !LUnaFatguY 12/07/10(Tue)17:38 No.13067438
    Nothing; the guy just put the note in the guy's book just to troll him for having opened it.

    I mean, he probably should've known better than to open a book while playing CoC.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)17:42 No.13067459

    Oh. Hurr.

    Sorry for ruining the joke by getting it explained.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)17:43 No.13067472
    holy fuck this thread is still alive from yesterday?

    this is really hitting my mental sanity
    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)17:43 No.13067473
    DM sends shadow assasins to attack us. We fail horribly and they start to make their getaway by wrapping themselves in their own shadows. Player playing Chaos Mage turns their shadows INTO STEEL. They try to take our shadows and make another getaway but when they try it the Chaos Mage once again turns the shadows to steel but this time when the shadows are encasing the assasins.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/10(Tue)18:10 No.13067649

    Threads are not dead which can eternal lie
    And with strange aeons even death may get bumped

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