RPPR Actual Play: Call of Cthulhu – U-Boote Heraus Part 1

Courtesty of Adam Scott Glancy
Courtesty of Adam Scott Glancy

U-Boote Heraus! Part 1 of a Call of Cthulhu scenario

Run at Gencon 2009 by Adam Scott Glancy of Pagan Publishing

U-boat warfare in World War 1 was a grim, grisly affair but one crew will find themselves embroiled in a struggle far darker than the war to end all wars.  What secrets does the strange cargo ship with its odd crew hold? How do you use a potato masher grenade? What does a Maxim machine gun do to a rowboat full of sailors? Find out the answer to some of these questions and more with part 1 of U-Boote Heraus.

Players: Shane Ivey, Greg Stolze, Tom Church, Frank Frey, Hansrainer Peitz, Ross Payton

Please note that this is an epic scenario and the first part is about five and a half hours.

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  1. note to self, during the zombie take over, get ross with a machine gun.

  2. Nice. Good idea to have a exclusive feed to the APs. And heck of a good recording for GenCon too!

  3. I’ve been waiting a long time for this and I was not disappointed. My only regret is that my portable MP3 player is broken and I can’t take this with me everywhere that I go like I do with Dig to Victory.

  4. Go go gadget maxium gun!

    I loved the misdirect with the Cthulhu statue.

    If you have anymore recordings of Adam’s games…POST THEM!!! Epicly awesome!

  5. Finished listening to Part 1 today…absolutely awesome! These guys are hilarious and having a great time. It is well worth 5+ hours of your life.

  6. Hey, other than the background static (can’t be helped at gencon I know) this was great. It started out like a ww2 style movie and became twisted in the end. Another great session. makes me miss RPG.

  7. Am I the only one that thinks Adam Scott Glancy sounds like Penn Jillette? Because he does.

  8. My God, Ross is a monster as a player this episode.

  9. There may have been as many as 366 Q-ships, of which 61 were lost. After the war, it was concluded that Q-ships were greatly overrated, diverting skilled seamen from other duties without sinking enough U-boats to justify the strategy.In a total of 150 engagements, British Q-ships destroyed 14 U-boats and damaged 60, at a cost of 27 Q-ships lost out of 200. Q-ships were responsible for about 10% of all U-boats sunk, ranking them well below the use of ordinary minefields in effectiveness.
    Also the British were not alone in using decoy ships so we were not the only underhanded guys..

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