Call of Cthulhu Playing CoC for the first time ever (oddly). Miles Vanderwyck, composer and unintentional banisher of evil at your service.
Most excellent Pao! What’s the setting? I recently played Captain Sir Reginald Fairfax-Smuth a WWI fighter “ace”. In reality he was a bootlegging, whoring coward.
He ended up invited to a New York socilate’s masked costume party that went horribly wrong.
Less than half of us escaped the clutches of the dammned things in the basement – one of my comrades ended up braining me with a mountain climbing axe when I started to go ’round the twist…
Hope Miles keeps his sanity. And his soul…
We’re doing the classic 1920s era. We’ve played through the “Lurker in the Attic” scenario from the 6th ed rulebook and I believe we’ll be undertaking the Masks of Nyarlathotep campaign eventually. I’ve not read it, but I’ve always heard it’s good. So no spoilers, if you have any 🙂
It’s very strange to me to think that I’d never actually played (or run) CoC in all my years of geekery. But my primary group just never went in that direction. Ah well, it’s something wonderful for me to discover here in my gaming golden years!
Poor Captain Sir Reginald. What a classic way to go, though. My fingers are crossed for Miles, but in all honesty I expect he won’t last long. He’s only got a middling Sanity and I tend to roll quite poorly when critical checks like that are needed. Still, my hope is that he goes insane but doesn’t get eaten by a shoggoth or something.
This whole thing has a whiff of the Innsmouth look about it. I actually got talking to the barman at a party last night- he’s a massive CoC fan and gamer.
He even started making gaming themed drinks…
That is a little unnerving. You should probably check for Mi-Go under the bed tonight, just to be safe. But it sounds like the barman was a