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Trail of Cthulhu: General Order 11

general-order11News: Why were gone for so long? Read this for more info. We are now on a new web host, so hopefully, everything will be smooth sailing from here on out.

Amidst the chaotic guerrilla warfare of Civil War Missouri, a small force of Union militia troops is tasked with carrying out General Order No. 11, the expulsion of all civilians from four counties on the Kansas-Missouri border. But each soldier has his own motivations, not all of them noble. When they encounter some unusual opposition, their commitment to their mission, their unit, and even their sanity will be tested.

This is an early playtest version of this scenario, and also Ethan’s first time running Trail of Cthulhu.

Elder Godlike: Beyond the Limits of the North

Elder_Godlike_CoverElder Godlike is a new crossover RPG that combines Achtung! Cthulhu with Godlike – in other words, superpowered Allied soldiers fighting Nazi super soldiers AND Nazi sorcerers! I playtested the game in 2014 and the game has finally come out. Beyond the Limits of the North pits an Allied commando crew against the Black Sun cult, an insidious Nazi organization devoted to exploiting the Cthulhu mythos as a weapon of war. They have taken over a small fishing village in Norway and the Allies are worried about what they could be doing up there. So worried they send a crew of superpowered commandos to stop them, at any cost. As the landing force draws near to the coastline, the huddled soldiers wonder what horrors they will find in the village.

If you liked this game, consider picking up a copy of Elder Godlike.

Fear Itself: Burner – A Delta Green Shotgun Scenario

burner4A woman, blood seeping through her suit, staggers to the door of Red-Talk Phones. A gun is in her hand. She is strong enough to yell out not to bother calling the police. She just needs a clean phone, a burner. It is coming and it would be better if it did not have more victims to attack. The employees of the strip mall huddle behind the counter of Red-Talk Phones.

Burner is a Delta Green scenario in which the PCs are civilians thrown into an Opera without warning. I used Fear Itself (a Gumshoe system) to playtest the engine because I thought it suited the scenario more and I wanted to introduce one of the players, Shaun, to Gumshoe.

Burner won second place in the 2015 Delta Green Shotgun Scenario contest. You can read all of the entries here, including the winner Die Nachtbruder.

 

Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Shanghai – episode 20

EliasSmallPhoto3Nyarlathotep… the crawling chaos… I am the last… I will tell the audient void…I do not recall distinctly when it began, but it was months ago. The general tension was horrible. To a season of political and social upheaval was added a strange and brooding apprehension of hideous physical danger; a danger widespread and all-embracing, such a danger as may be imagined only in the most terrible phantasms of the night…

A band of desperate and hardened investigators step forward to battle the forces of the Crawling Chaos one last time. Only a handful even remember the origins of their mission, but now all realize the stakes. Their destiny awaits at Gray Dragon Island. In blood and madness, they will pay just for a chance for the world to see the dawn one more time. Find out who lives and who dies in the last session of the RPPR run of Masks of Nyarlathotep. Thanks for listening.

Base Raiders: Canon

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A group of Base Raiders find themselves trapped in the Graveyard of Giant Robots. Built by the Ideal, it is a state-sized cavern in the mantle of the Earth. The old heroes used it to store dead kaiju, wrecked alien spaceships, and decommissioned giant robots. Access is only through teleporters found in various Ideal safehouses but getting in is a lot easier than getting out. Paying for a teleport back to the surface is quite expensive, so the base raiders decide to take a job. Alien refugees want a particular computer back, which is somewhere in the depths of the Graveyard. Finding it in the thousands of square miles of kaiju corpses, swampland, car-sized kaiju parasites, and malfunctioning armed robots, is easier said than done. Who will they find in the Graveyard? Why is the alien computer here? Who is using it? Find out in this special one shot!