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Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – London – episode 6

londonAfter surviving the deadly paintings of Miles Shipley and his even more dangerous mother, the investigators have begun to glimpse the sheer scale of the plan of the cultists. Now they just have to find them. Their next target, the Penhew Foundation, is apparently a legitimate research organization, but what secrets does it current leader, Edward Gavigan hold? Who else is connected to the Foundation? As the investigation continues, our heroes discover that their foes are more active than the cultists in New York. For every action, there is an equal and deadly reaction by insane cultists, after all.

Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – London – episode 5

shipleyAfter fleeing the United States, the investigators have arrived in London! Jackson Elias pursued many leads while he stayed in the UK, so the team has their work cut out for them. Among the leads are the Penhew Foundation, which participated in the Carlyle Expedition and Miles Shipley, an infamous painter with a strange reputation.Interviewing Miles is a far more dangerous task than the investigators realize for reasons they won’t suspect. The forces of the mythos are far more pervasive than the investigators ever realized, but have they learned it too late?

Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – New York – episode 4

dark-young-webThe Boston side quest continues! After learning about a meeting between two cultists, the investigators realize they have a chance to kill an old foe. In order to stop him, they’ll have to case his hideout, figure out a plan of attack, and execute it without incident. Of course, no plan survives initial contact with reality. What tricks does their foe have up his sleeve? Hint: sometimes you don’t see the forest for the giant monster pretending to be a tree.

Slasher Flick: Synthtopia

SynthtopiaSpecial thanks to Review Cultist for the art! Check out his creepypasta review podcast, Al Dente Rigamortis.

The difference between a slasher flick and an action flick seems to be more about who you root for than anything else. Both genres thrive on unstoppable killing machines that murder their prey with near-impunity. In horror films, you root for the final girl to kill the slasher and live. In action films, you hope the hero murders all of the bad guys. But what if you were the bad guys? In the grimdark future of the 1980s, an artificial island called Synthtopia has been built by SomaTek, a giant mega-corporation. SomaTek plans to end the drug war by releasing a new synthetic drug called Soma that offers a safe and legal high 100 times better than any other drug. Naturally, the drug cartels have hired a gang of criminals to take Synthtopia down. But when the gang of 16 villains lands on the island, they will soon learn what it means to cross JACK SHADE, a mullet wearing hero who is more badass than any other man alive. Prepare for thrills, kills, and exciting plot twists in SYNTHTOPIA!

Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – New York – episode 3

LodgeThe investigators have uncovered a link between Jackson Elias and a mysterious organization called the Order of the Silver Twilight. It seems one of their members stole a book of the occult that Jackson sought out. Eager to get out of New York, the investigators decide to visit the Order’s lodge in Boston. Posting as potential initiates, the investigators must find out the Order’s secrets while pretending to pass as normal citizens. Is everyone in the Order a threat or are innocent civilians mixed in with dangerous cultists? Guest player Jason shows up to aid their mission, but can he mean the difference between success and failure?