As is traditional (for me anyway) during Blaugust I recap what PBP games I’m currently involved in. For the uninitiated, Play by Post (PBP) is a form of roleplaying game where the players gather together on a forum and describe their character’s actions through a plot run by the Gamemaster. I personally run (and very occasionally play) games through Gamersplane. Looking back at last year, it’s amazing that some of the same scenarios are still running. Of late, Call of Cthulhu has been my focus and the written form works well for investigation games.
Call of Cthulhu – Masks of Nyarlathotep
Having completed the Peruvian step of the campaign, our heroes have found themselves in New York, investigating the death of an old friend. They have found a ton of clues, including some that connect the events in Peru to what’s going on in Harlem to the point we have created a kind of complex murder board via the app Miro.
Call of Cthulhu – Dead Boarder
This is my third playthrough of this Convention scenario and is my go-to to introduce new players to the game. Set in 1930’s Providence, the characters are all tenants of the same building and have discovered the dead body of one of their neighbours in a locked room with no signs of entry. But not all is what it seems.
Call of Cthulhu – Shadows of Yog-Sothoth
My longest-running game, some of the players have been involved for many years. Having solved the mystery of a Coven operating out of the Scottish Highlands, they are now headed to Hollywood to investigate the mysterious murder of a movie mogul.
Call of Cthulhu – Flotsam and Jetsam
This series of loosely connected one-shots has gone down well and the heroes are coming to the end of their investigation of a health farm that has had some connection with unexpected pregnancies around the area,
Warhammer Fantasy – Death on the Reik
Part of the Enemy Within campaign, the characters have infiltrated Castle Wittgenstein where there seems to be some Chaos Activity afoot.
Warhammer Fantasy – Spires of Altdorf
Part of the Paths of the Damned campaign, this one has seen the heroes trying to locate a chaos artifact, the Dagger of Yul K’chaum. Having located it, they are about to take part in a ritual to destroy it, but they are not the only ones interested in this object.