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Horror Stories

Like many, I started out role playing in a world of swords and sorcery. I loved it. And then Chaosium turned our world on its head by publishing a game set in recent times, based on the writings of H. P. Lovecraft. I had read a lot of Lovecraft in college. Loved his stuff. And now there was a game based on the Cthulhu Mythos. But even better than that, it was a gme of INVESTIGATION!

The Player Characters were not Adventurers, they were Investigators. There were clues, intelocking plots, a reason why things were the way they were. And only when you had penetrated to the very heart of the Onion Skin did you come face to face with namelss horrors. This was what gaming was supposed to be! I threw myself into it, even published a handful of CoC scenarios with some buddies under the banner of TOME: Theater Of the Mind Enterprises

One of those early adventures is linked on the page. An Incident at Bendix Falls is a re-working of our initial scenario from The Arkham Evil, trimmed down for tournament play. I just ran it the other day for new gaming group.

Strange Aeons

The creatures from Call of Cthulhu have been around for hundreds of millions of years. Which means you can play the game in any setting you like. I've inlcuded a link to a Cthulhu Invictus scenarios here that takes place in Rome before the rise of the Republic. As easily you can run a science fiction Cthulhu. Alien mosnters work well in space.