Call of Cthulhu: The Horrible Lonely House in the Woods

Three Harvard college students find themselves stranded in the wilderness of Maine. A man lurches in front of their car as they travel through the forest. The man is injured and their only shelter is a house near the road. Little do they know of the ancient evil that dwells in the house. This one shot is from the magazine Worlds of Cthulhu issue #4. I ran the scenario back in 2009 and I’ve never had a chance to post it until now. Enjoy!

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  1. Now that you’ve a sponsor, we’ll see more frequent postings, right?

  2. This is a really well run game. I’ve never read the scenario, but you made it much less corny than I imagined it would be.

    also totes scary

  3. I enjoyed the heck out of this game. Too bad Aaron had to die and then die again. Holy Critstorm!

  4. And so the entire story of Aaron’s second double death game of Call of Cthulhu is now known. I can’t put this on up to dumb mistakes either, this game was just swinging wildly between critical success and critical failure.

  5. cool scenario! Audible’s fawesome, by the way. used it for years and years and never had a problem with it. unlimited redownloads, well-chapterized, you can authorize a bunch of devices at a time and de-authing em is easy. highly recommend.

  6. Zombie Aaron kicks ass!

    I definitely liked this scenario and the whole “Evil Dead” feel.

    Dr. Deadingston is by far the game MVP, with Tom coming in a close second for his “work shed…” line.

    Jason’s jock managed to survive, but alas, his football career is over and a horrible evil was loosed upon the world. Not a bad day’s work all in all!

  7. I hope that we can also hear the space shuttle scenario. I just ran a home-brew on myself,

  8. Love it. Can’t wait to hear the Space Shuttle scenario.

  9. Zombie Aaron did have a good plan, just didn’t stand up to three impales.

    On the spinal injuries, I don’t even know if they understood them in the 20s. But you Can’t do a spinal assessment unless the person is awake and aware. Even then most people won’t do one. I have an EMT friend (they’re like cabbies but charge more and know CPR) who got twitchy after I explained how they work.

  10. like, jab people with needles and ask if they can feel it?

  11. Pretty awesome! I’d say this is the first scenario I’ve listened on RPPR CoC/DG that ended with a complete failure 😀

  12. A bit, something like “which toe am I pinching?” and “Where am I tapping you?” If they can’t answer those then they have spinal damage (assume so) and moving them will make it worse without a sturdy board. Even then, it’s risky at best and you only move them if there’s a real and present danger to where they’re laying. Also you’d put them on the floor with something to keep them staring straight ahead and not on a soft place.

  13. There should be an actual, literal badge for getting a character killed twice in one CoC game. If CoC had achievements like an XBox game, that would be one of them.

  14. Great game, I’m trying to find out where you can purchase an electronic version of the World of Cthulhu issue 4 so I can get the scenario but i’m not having any luck.
    can anyone point me in the right direction

  15. @toolbox There are none. You have to find a copy on ebay or some other place since the magazine is out of print.

  16. @Wesely Thanks, I ended up just adapting it from what i remembered anyways for a Nemesis game. Luckily there weren’t too many monsters. Appreciate the reply

  17. Awesome ending. Jason- “I had 10hp left!”

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