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Hector Trelane
June 12th, 2018, 21:18
[FGDAZE] Learn to play GUMSHOE/The Esoterrorists intro scenario!



Session Time: 2100 US Eastern (Convert to your time zone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=%5BFGDAZE%5D+Learn+to+play+GUMS HOE%2FThe+Esoterrorists+intro+scenario&iso=20180623T21&p1=3918&ah=3)
Calendar Link: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/index.xcp?id=3119
Number of Players: 2-3
Short Description: Beginners welcome--no experience required. This is a learning scenario specifically designed to teach the GUMSHOE rules system.
Text/Voice: Voice
GM License/Player License: Ultimate GM License (Players can use free/demo client)
Game System: GUMSHOE
Genre: Investigation Horror
Newbie Friendly: Yes! Beginners welcome--no experience required. This is a learning scenario specifically designed to teach the GUMSHOE rules system.
Pre-requisites: None
Voicechat via: Discord

About the Game
Info on Esoterrorists background: You are elite investigators combating the plots of the Esoterrorists, a loose affiliation of occult terrorists intent on tearing the fabric of the world and letting the monsters in. Unlike other investigative roleplaying games, The Esoterrorists’ GUMSHOE rules system ensures that the plot never grinds to a halt due to a failed die roll. As top paranormal detectives, you never fail in your areas of expertise. When necessary, you can expend extra effort to glean more from the evidence than any plodding journeyman could hope to find.
Pregenerated characters?: Yes, they are provided.


Credits
This scenario is "A NIGHT ON THE TOWN--A THE ESOTERRORISTS DEMONSTRATION SCENARIO BY MARCUS D. BONE"

About this Scenario--AUTHOR’S NOTE
"A Night on the Town has been written as a demonstration scenario for The Esoterrorists RPG. It arose after the author realised that the GUMSHOE system brought a specific set of expectations to the gaming table. These skills, while easy to learn, can be difficult to explain without examples, and are best demonstrated in play."
"As a note, this scenario was originally written as filler session in a larger The Esoterrorists campaign, and was designed specifically to introduce a new player to the game."
"The author would also like to attribute thanks to Kevin Kulp for his excellent demonstration scenario ‘Stowaway’ (available as a free pdf at http://www.pelgranepress.com), without which this adventure would have never been written."

damned
June 13th, 2018, 00:43
I played in the good Hector Trelanes one shot of The Esoterrorists on Sunday.
Great props and fun adventure.
I grabbed a screenshot from about half way thru the session.

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23735

Jump in!

Hector Trelane
June 13th, 2018, 20:39
Thanks for the compliment, damned!

One player signed up so far (confirmed on the calendar). Two more seats open!

Alex Evans
June 13th, 2018, 22:57
:rv: Awesome!

Hector Trelane
June 14th, 2018, 00:15
Welcome to the forum, Alex!

Ellspeth
June 16th, 2018, 19:15
I would love to sign up for this, we haven't played in a game together since you ran Fiasco. :) Unfortunately this starts before the game I am running ends. :(

MayDar
June 17th, 2018, 03:59
Awesome. Never used FG before, but really would like to get my feet wet with Esoterrorists.

Hector Trelane
June 17th, 2018, 14:46
Welcome, MayDar, to the forum and the game! I've reserved you a seat, along with Stx11 and jvkdsh. We've got a quorum, so the game is on!

Greetings, Ellspeth. Let's be sure to get in a game together soon. (I've been on a long absence for work reasons but now I'm back in the saddle.)

Hector Trelane
June 18th, 2018, 11:10
Players, here's an advanced peek at the PCs: There are three pre-gen characters in this scenario:


Denholm Carter, Technical Specialist;

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23773


Kristy Grey, Negotiator;

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23774


and Adam Washington, Security Specialist.

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23775

Hector Trelane
June 19th, 2018, 17:29
...And here are the character sheets for each! [Sorry for the big size.]:





https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23784





https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23785





https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23786

Hector Trelane
June 20th, 2018, 15:29
Players, if you'd like to read a bit more about this setting and how the world works, check this thread (scroll to posts towards the bottom).

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?44221-Coming-Soon-(LFP)-a-World-of-Conspiracy-and-Horror

Hector Trelane
June 22nd, 2018, 15:22
Looking Forward to our game tomorrow! Please be sure you have Discord installed. Ideally everyone would have Chrome installed as well since we may connect sound effects via that browser.

MayDar
June 23rd, 2018, 17:36
I have both installed, but I have to admit that I am currently stymied which server/channel I put into both join game or discord. Working through tutorials to see what I'm missing :-)

Stx11
June 23rd, 2018, 18:29
Do we have the Discord channel info yet?

I have it and FG installed but am a complete noob at Calendar Events :P

Hector Trelane
June 24th, 2018, 00:43
FG Server = roasted ogre puny seal
Password (case sensitive) = FGDaze

Discord info: working on this, I'll post that soon.

Hector Trelane
June 24th, 2018, 01:46
Okay guys/gals, I'm no Discord genius either (more experienced with Teamspeak) but we have a Game Audio Channel under the Fantasy Grounds official Discord Channel (the Admin is ddavison_smiteworks). The name of the room is hector-trelane. It's all the way at the bottom.

For broadcast of sound effects, I'd like to use Syrinscape online. This requires following a few simple steps here: https://www.syrinscape.com/online/ (Sorry for the late notice. I intended to address audio by other means but ran out of time. This is optional, but adds a rich dimension to the game experience.)

Once you've got Syrinscape Online set up on your local machine, here's the link to join the game:
https://www.syrinscape.com/online/cp/follow-invite/36607-e82c9980-7035-4f9d-bc20-258f986cfce0/

damned
June 24th, 2018, 01:52
Hector there is a channel on the FG Discord server named after you if you want it...

Hector Trelane
June 24th, 2018, 02:53
Thanks, damned. Yes, we'll use that channel on the FG Discord server.

Stx11
June 24th, 2018, 08:14
This was an awesome game!

Thanks Hector for running it, really enjoyed getting to learn Gumshoe!

Hector Trelane
June 24th, 2018, 08:38
This was an awesome game!

Thanks Hector for running it, really enjoyed getting to learn Gumshoe!

My pleasure. Glad you enjoyed it. We had a good group and successfully worked our way through the mysteries and hazards in a distinctively different way than an another group did when I ran it a previous time, which kept me on my toes. INCLUDING the failed car chase right out of the gate, which sent matters in an unexpected direction.

Here's a couple screen shots of the action!

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23823

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23824

MayDar
June 26th, 2018, 03:27
I very much enjoyed it. It was both more and less violent than I anticipated :-)

damned
June 26th, 2018, 03:48
I very much enjoyed it. It was both more and less violent than I anticipated :-)

Hobos! Murder freaking Hobos!

Marcus Bone
September 25th, 2018, 03:53
[FGDAZE] Learn to play GUMSHOE/The Esoterrorists intro scenario!


Hey Hector! Marcus Bone, the scenario's author here. Just wanted to say both thanks and WOW! The screen shots look exactly as I imaged this story playing out!

Thanks again and I hope you enjoyed it!

Marcus

Hector Trelane
September 25th, 2018, 14:17
Hey Hector! Marcus Bone, the scenario's author here. Just wanted to say both thanks and WOW! The screen shots look exactly as I imaged this story playing out!

Thanks again and I hope you enjoyed it!

Marcus

Welcome to the forums Marcus, and my pleasure! Thanks for writing this great scenario and let’s get more GUMSHOE onto Fantasy Grounds!

Hector Trelane
January 7th, 2019, 20:23
FGDaze is back! If anyone would like a seat to play a one-session mystery in the Esoterrorists once again, read all about at the following link, and sign up on calendar!: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?47362-FGDaze-Learn-to-play-GUMSHOE-The-Esoterrorists-Six-Packed&p=421358#post421358