Watch us play “Call of Cthulhu” tonight at 9:00pm Eastern time (8 Central, 6 Pacific)!

Snows of an Early Winter

click to enlarge, for a synopsis of the story!

As per usual on Friday night, we’re playing Call of Cthulhu.  Tonight is session 1 of game 3… and yours truly is the game-master!  I’m running a Call of Cthulhu scenario titled Snows of an Early Winter, by Louis Agresta.  It’s set in modern day New York City.

Heresy?  Hell, no.  Speaking as the editor of a pretty successful Lovecraftian magazine, I’m a big fan of stories with Lovecraftian themes set in the modern era.

You can watch us play, LIVE, by viewing the Youtube video that will be at the end of this post, tonight at 9pm Eastern time (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific).

I’m really looking forward to it.  Reviewer Nathan C. writes: “Never again will you want to plod through a straight line linear adventure.  What [Snows of an Early Winter] does so well, is allow players to really explore the complex characters that Call of Cthullhu allows you to create… The game design techniques instituted in Early Winter implore the Keeper to have as many options available for their players. Most writers would not dare to use this style, because they would be so worried that a few of their encounters would not be used. However, this extra writing allows the players to investigate leads they want to pursue and chase clues that they have worked hard to gain… The adventure is so smartly written, that I can not tell you what the overall plot is, because, the exact details will change depending on what clues, paths and research the players decide to follow. What I can say is that the players will be traversing all over the city of New York to stop a huge evil that is to occur by Halloween.”

Sounds great, and I hope I can do it justice.  And a good story like this will just make it even more enjoyable for the viewers.

You can watch us play, LIVE, by viewing the Youtube video that will be at the end of this post, tonight at 9pm Eastern time (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific).

Also, tonight during the game I’ll have several announcements about a friend of mine, Sandy Petersen (you may have heard of him).  I’ll be interviewing Sandy next week.  It will be a LIVE interview, and I’ll be allowing several people to join the video chat with us to meet Sandy and ask him questions!

We have a great time playing, and it’s pretty hilarious to watch.  You won’t get through it without cracking up, guaranteed.

We do this every Friday night.  Want to join us for future games?  Here’s what you need to know.

From the game…

Buy Snows of an Early Winter for PDF at DriveThruRPG.  Or buy the paperback edition at Amazon.

3 responses to “Watch us play “Call of Cthulhu” tonight at 9:00pm Eastern time (8 Central, 6 Pacific)!

    • Ha! Glad you liked it. Makes me feel a bit better about my first GM session. I was somewhat prepared for some things, better prepared for others, and ironically VERY prepared for what happens next at the Museum… but this was a good break point. 🙂

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      • Kick off is always the toughest. What I eventually wound up doing, after running this for a few groups, was to make ALL the hooks happen about the same time — one per party member. Lots of crazy activity and _something_ is sure to get them stirred up and taking action.

        You did great! It was particularly cool to see a private investigator in the character mix. That gives a natural “go to” character for everyone to coalesce around. A cab driver gives them all transportation, too.

        Little factoid: the Cheryl NPC coming up is based on a real person, especially her speech pattern. 🙂

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