Ask the Readers: What’s your favorite Call of Cthulhu adventure?

Call of Cthulhu cover On Saturday I have started making plans for New Year’s Eve. Like in the years before a few friends will come over, we will have good food and do some roleplaying. This year we decided that I should run Call of Cthulhu. Some time ago I had some ideas for creating my own CoC campaign set into the Cold War era, but this would definitely beyond the scope of a one-shot New Year’s Eve game.

That’s why I am asking for your help. What is your favorite Call of Cthulhu adventure and – more importantly – why? Can it be run in a single session? Is it still available for purchase and if so where? Especially a lot of the older Chaosium titles have been out of print for quite a while. If the adventure in question is available at RPGNow it would be a big plus.

By the way, are the Age of Cthulhu adventures by Goodman Games any good?

Almost as good as the real deal: playing RPGs over Google+ Hangout

This is not an actual screenshot. Yesterday I joined Chris McDowall and a group of three players I didn’t know before that in a game of “Into the Odd” over Google+ Hangout. In this post I want to talk a little bit about both. Let’s start with “Into the Odd”.

“Into the Odd” is basically a highly streamlined and simplified version of D&D that did away with classes, three of the attributes and includes a totally new magic system. In this game magic is not fully understood and based on artifacts left behind by some race that supposedly came from the stars. While it’s a fantasy games it brings a lot of horror and SF themes to the table. The focus of the game is exploration and in our game we explored the “Iron Coral”.

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PDF version of Airship Pirates is now available on RPGNow/DriveThruRPG

Airship Pirates RPGToday the PDF version of Abney Park’s Airship Pirates has been released on DriveThruRPG/RPGNow! The PDF will set you back $24.99.

As far as I understand it, people who already bought a physical copy will get a copy of the PDF free of charge. Probably they’ll offer a Print+PDF bundle through the Cubicle 7 store as well, but just speculation on my part.

As soon as I learn something new about this I will post an update.

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