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Monster of the Week: Good Stories for Nightmares

dragon-likeMonster of the Week is a PbtA (Powered by the Apocalypse) system game that emulates TV shows like Supernatural, X-Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It encourages collaboration between players and GM so this particular game is set in a small town in New Mexico called Taos. Dwight, a Professional from Tartarus Inc. an esoteric-security firm, Tué, a Spell-Slinger, and William, an Expert in the occult, team up to investigate a series of strange events. It begins with teenagers burned to cinders outside of town, but who knows where this mystery will lead to?

This episode’s art was taken from a public domain book. Click here to see more, but the images have spoilers for this AP, so be warned!

Also, this is Shaun’s first posted AP! This is a different player than the guy in Masks of Nyarlathotep.

Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Australia – episode 15

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The investigators leave civilization to travel into the interior of the Australian outback, a dangerous journey even with the latest 20th century technology aiding them. Aside from the blistering heat, lethal wildlife and other hazards associated with the desert, they will have to face insane cultists and supernatural abominations from beyond time and space. Once they draw near the dig site, they find that reality is more permeable than they previously thought. When the line between the waking world and the dreaming world is too thin, what will happen?

 

Trail of Cthulhu – The Dream Factory – Part 1

dream-factory-1Picking up from Shanghai Bullets, a group of investigators has possession of a deadly mythos artifact as they return from China to America. Unfortunately it also appears to be indestructible. They research methods of destroying the cursed thing and soon find themselves embroiled in investigating the supernatural full time, including bouts of missing time and encounters in the Dreamlands. This eventually leads them to a missing person’s case in Hollywood. A young actress has disappeared before her next film is set to debut. The investigators know it is tied to the occult, but they have no idea how far down the mystery goes.Finding the actress is somehow tied to destroying the artifact, but how?

Call of Cthulhu: The Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man episode 6

ambrose-cover-illoThe dreamers have ascended to the surface, arriving at the city of Ulthar. Despite its relative safety, they have found they are not alone. Two strange companions have followed them to the city, under the orders of their dark lord. Slaying them accomplishes nothing, so the dreamers must find another means of stopping them. Even with the aid of cats like Splendid, can the dreamers defeat the immortal companions?

This episode uses material from the Wives of March from Hebanon Games.

Call of Cthulhu: The Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man episode 5

gugThe quest of the dreamers takes them to the Underworld. Their earlier adventures pale to the nightmarish dangers that face them in the gloomy darkness of the endless caverns ahead. A strange guide offers to help, but only for a price he refuses to name. Even with the guide’s help, countless horrors lurk in the shadows. Their journey will take them to the city of the Gugs, a monstrous race of giants. Can the dreamers infiltrate such a Cyclopean stronghold?