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Devin
August 2nd, 2009, 19:02
Experienced Cthulhu Keeper (but novice Fantasy Grounds user:) Looking to start a Call of Cthulhu campaign. All interested that can have a little patience for my FG2 workings are invited to send a "resume" for playing. Please list the following:

1. Age

2. Day of the week that works best for you - sessions will be from 8:00-11:00 pm. Preferably an agreed upon weekday.

3. Familiarity with Call of Cthulhu and the BRP system - campaigns, modules played in the past.

4. Type of character you are interested in playing. All the standard CoC tropes will be good choices (ie: Private Investigator, Antiquarian, Professor, Diletante, Author). In addition to using the CoC module I have and will use the 6th edition rules, and allow characters from the Investigator's Companion for those who have access to those books.

That's about all - the game will be set in the classic 1920's period and tentatively play once a week. I am looking for a relatively small team of 3-4 investigators (horror works best with smaller groups) Look forward to hearing from interested victims...er I mean investigators.

Cearlan
August 2nd, 2009, 23:45
1. Age - 52

2. Day of the week that works best for you - sessions will be from 8:00-11:00 pm. Preferably an agreed upon weekday. - Any to suit other than Friday or Saturday. I assume you are talking GMT here and not EST or somesuch!

3. Familiarity with Call of Cthulhu and the BRP system - campaigns, modules played in the past. - Been playing CoC since the week the second edition came out - had a two year gap then returned to roleplaying once more. Now all the lads I used to role with have moved away and I have to resort to FG and the like <sigh>. Done most of the biggies from both sides of the screen though am only now working through HotOE. Not really all that familiar with BRP though, but have done Stormbringer / Elric; Pendragon and Runequest - so am conversant with D% systems.

4. Type of character you are interested in playing. All the standard CoC tropes will be good choices (ie: Private Investigator, Antiquarian, Professor, Diletante, Author). In addition to using the CoC module I have and will use the 6th edition rules, and allow characters from the Investigator's Companion for those who have access to those books. - Depends on setting and what's needed I can do most of the tropes fairly well. Would prefer a male character but other than that I'm flexible.

Devin
August 3rd, 2009, 00:07
Sorry to not include time zone - I'm in Ohio (eastern time zone)

howerd.phillips
August 3rd, 2009, 00:34
1. Age 40
2. Friday best, maybe Thursday, I'm Eastern time zone
3. Relatively new to CoC. I've been playing PbP for over half a year. But I get the game. Currently playing HotOE (with Cearlan below), a homegrown 1920s campaign, and a modern campaign.
4. Been playing a medical doctor, a priest, and investment banker (modern). Open to dilletante or conman (or combination of the two)...

I don't own FG yet, haven't bought since the interest seems light and thought it might make sense to keep it generic with Skype or similar. Seems difficult to find anyone to play text-based game. The FG interface of course looks great.

Cearlan
August 3rd, 2009, 00:42
Ah that could prove to be a bit of a problem then. What's that 5 or 6 hours behind me then (GMT). If you need a weekday evening then that will rule me out I'm afraid.

Good luck with it though

Norm

Sterlinganon
August 3rd, 2009, 06:35
1. Age 32
2. Currently PST, but that will be changing to CST shortly. The specified EST times are fine with me, any day Monday - Thursday is fine with me, I'm open to weekend gaming too
3. Not a ton of CoC experience, sorry. I played a bit back during the 1st edition days. I get up to speed quickly though.
4. I'm reasonably flexible to group needs, as long as the group is worth playing with. My personal preferences tend to run toward the CoC sanity-losing mages or gritty gumshoes. I also tend to pick based on mechanics that appeal to me, so I'll have to read the books to see what sounds fun to play.

Lodin8
August 3rd, 2009, 12:54
1. Age: thirty-something
2. Eastern (ohio) Wednesdays or Thursdays best
3. Very familiar with CoC and some modules - waiting to play Mountains of Madness :)
4. I prefer playing a psychologist, doctor or occult book store owner...

Devin
August 4th, 2009, 14:05
Looks like we're shaping up nicely. I should have the first module done in about a week. Looking at starting next Thursday (the 13th). Will be getting in touch with people soon and suggesting tropes if none have been selected. Still looking for 1 more person :)

cpbs
August 4th, 2009, 23:22
1. 25

2. Tursday is fine from 8:00-11:00pm, which would be 7:00-10:00CST

3. Familiarity with Call of Cthulhu and the BRP system. Have played the CoC/BRP system for about two years.

4. Character type Ive played, have been professor, doctor, detective, etc. I think I might try a news reporter.

If you are still looking for another player ;).

Devin
August 10th, 2009, 16:19
Just a friendly reminder, 1st session will be this Thursday 8:00 - 11:00 (eastern) or so, I sent a message to players selected for the sessions and those players will also be receiving the login words on Wednesday. Any questions - send me an email, see you Thursday.

Devin

Devin
August 13th, 2009, 02:14
Greetings - log on alias has been sent to those selected - see you tomorrow!

Devin

Devin
August 14th, 2009, 15:19
1st session was a success and a blast! Had three very good quality players and Fantasy Grounds performed quite smoothly for the CoC experience thus far. The investigators are beginning to unravel the mystery that is Grimrock Isle. So far - several valuable clues have been uncovered, and the investigative team has enlisted the aid of a local college student (hmmm...I wonder if he will survive long?). We didn't use any type of voice thus far and I think that is up in the air a bit still. My thoughts so far are that text only still worked pretty well. I think with typing your responses - players were a bit more careful about what they chose to say. I feel the roleplaying experience was probably even a bit higher than my standard group. So far very pleased with FG2 and the group :)

Devin

Sterlinganon
August 15th, 2009, 04:05
I was one of the players and it was really fun, the group is going along great. My FG experience has been very hit-or-miss, I think my standards are too high and my ability to tolerate fools too low, but everyone here was great. Very high on the RP quotient too.

I can't wait to play again next week. My only regret is that it will not come soon enough.

cpbs
August 16th, 2009, 16:11
I also was one of the players and I agree that it was a great game. The role-playing was on par with a great start to a great adventure. :)

A couple of sided ideas so that we can keep our mind fresh will we wait till next game. Right now I own a website and a small generic forum in which I try to keep the games I run located there from own campaigns. If everyone is in agreement I could also host our cthulhu game there, so we can post chat logs, talk about the up coming game, and pull out thoughts together on the information that we have collected do far. Ive created a tentative section already is everyone wants to take a look.

http://abacusforge.com/smf/index.php?board=10.0

With the main website being located here:
http://abacusforge.com/smf/index.php

Signing up is easy and I could also make Devin our lucky Keeper, a moderator on the forum section to make changes to the forum as he sees fit. But again its up to everyone if we want to post there instead of here.

Just an idea. But again great session last Thursday and i can't wait till next time.

Cya :)

cpbs
August 20th, 2009, 04:29
Game still on for tomorrow evening?

Devin
August 20th, 2009, 17:40
game still on at 8:00 as per usual time :) see you later!

Devin

Devin
August 24th, 2009, 02:06
2nd session went well - the investigators gathered more valuable information, conducted some research at the town library after finishing meals at the SeaSide Tavern. At several times, the party was aware of being watched, though who is watching them still remains a mystery. Some of the high points of the game include Paul's character "Samuel" seeing a creature fly through the night sky and losing some sanity from it. His dog first heard the creature, and has proven adept at sniffing out opportunities for his character to lose san from :)

Soon after, the characters headed to Bleakmoore Cemetery to meet a stranger who had "information" for them. When getting there, the characters were spoken to by a man hidden in the shadows. He began to share valuable information. Next thing they heard was a scream, and rushing into the shadows, they discovered a hole in the ground and fingermarks in the dirt from someone vainly trying to resist getting pulled down. Their would-be informant was gone, so after some debate, the party decided to head down into the ground after him hopefully to affect a rescue from whatever took him. After a walk, they came to an underground chamber where four mysterious creatures were busy chomping away on the bones of bloody limbs. More san loss ensued and the party stands poised for a brutal combat with the strange underground denizens.

Still having loads of fun and its a good testament to a great program that allows such a true to actual life rpg experience. Fantasy Grounds 2 Rocks!!

c-ya next week!

Devin