107.7 — The Outer Ring

Covering gaming topics from pen & paper fantasy role-playing through tabletop wargaming in the far future. Primary transmission site is an undisclosed location far to the south of the Twin Cities sprawl. Current favorite games: Infinity, Pathfinder, and Call of Cthulhu.

Blackwater Creek Part 1 of 3: A Call of Cthulhu Scenario

May 22nd, 2018

Welcome to Blackwater Creek!

For the next few episodes we'll be playing the Call of Cthulhu scenario Blackwater Creek, which is one of the two scenarios included with the CoC 7th Edition Keeper's Screen. Assuming the usual introductory nature of a Keeper's Screen, I was pleased to find it was not overly simplistic after all. However that might cause trouble for the beginning Keeper, as this scenario might be too open-ended and certain issues could crop up. It certainly provided our beginning Keeper (myself) with a bit of a challenge! Hopefully it won't be too evident during play. I'll cover some of these thoughts at the end of the last session so as to avoid any spoilers.

I found one thing very helpful when preparing for the session: When you purchase one of the new 7th edition products directly from Chaosium, they will also include a PDF copy of the components at no charge. This made the job of preparing the player handouts so much easier. It was simple to print out the necessary player sheets directly from my PDF copy. I don't know if this is the intent for all products but I've purchased several that way.

Warning: Now With Added Crunch!
Did I mention that we were sorta new to this? Well, not to gaming, but to podcasting. I promise this is the last time [one would hope] that we'll serve crunchy snacks while recording. Who knew?? Anyway, just imagine that someone is feasting on small squirmy Chthulian nasties - kerrunch gobble slurp! Mea culpa.

With that disclaimer out of the way, sit back and ejnoy as we take you on a journey to Blackwater Creek...
- Keeper of Arcane Secrets Willie with our gangsters Jake, Jan, Aaron, and Scott, and the Cruncher Who Shall Not Be Named!

For more info on the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Keeper's Screen Pack, check it out on the Chaosium site at:

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