♾️🏳️🌈 [New Game!] Down Darker Trails || Western Cthulhu 🐎 [Beginner-Friendly][Play-by-Post]
Call of Cthulhu on Text/Play by Post, Discord
Call of Cthulhu
Text/Play by Post
About the adventure
The year is 1876. George Armstrong Custer has drawn his last breath at the Little Bighorn. Wild Bill Hickok is shot and killed during a poker game gone wrong in Deadwood, South Dakota. It's the best of times. It's the weirdest of times. This is not the story of how the West was won. There are no winners in this game, just survivors. While men were headed west across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains to seek their fame and fortune, the old gods were doing the same. The adventure guides told you to look out for wolves and war, but they neglected to inform you about the wolves that turned to men, or the ghosts of souls lost at war. 🎭 Professional horror storytelling delivered over text 🗺️ Maps, images, and other handouts to increase immersion 🔍 Mysteries designed for new and veteran investigators alike 📚 All official game resources to saddle up out West ⏰ Post on your own schedule -- game will update twice a day! 💖 Weekly office hours for questions, concerns, and casual banter Down Darker Trails is a series of adventures designed for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition. It takes the traditional Cthulhu rules and mythos and inserts them into the blood, guts, and glory of the American Old West, with new mysteries and new options for investigators that tie into the setting! Gameplay is asynchronous over Discord text, with the Keeper updating the narrative at least twice a day. This system is perfect for those with busy schedules who cannot sit down and play live at a table for 3-4 hours per week.
Professional Game Master
15 years as a TTRPG player
5 years as a Game Master
140 games hosted
Brings all necessary published game rules and technology, a welcoming atmosphere for players of all experience levels, and an immersive experience with dynamic maps, tokens, music, and professional comedic timing to the table
How to prepare
🤖 Free Discord account -- that's it! ⌨️ Post on the go, on your schedule 🤝 A good attitude towards fellow players and the Keeper ✅ No Call of Cthulhu experience needed! 🔞 Must be 18 years or older to play
What I provide
📜 All official Call of Cthulhu rules and resources 🎙️ Private Discord server for gaming over text 📟 Updates multiple times a day to advance the story 👩🏫 Weekly GM office hours for questions and concerns 😊 A friendly, professional environment in and out of game 🐎 A love of all things weird and Western!
Content warnings detail items that are likely to appear in the game. Part of our Session 0 will involve discussing our table's lines, veils, and other content that we may wish to avoid. Players who join mid-game should discuss these topics with me during weekly office hours. There are certain themes too central to the setting for the Keeper to realistically avoid. Call of Cthulhu frequently deals with body horror and mental illness, while the Western setting is filled with alcohol, guns, and violence. Tabletop role-playing games are meant to be an escape from the troubles of our daily lives. Above-table prejudices, including racism, misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia are NOT acceptable at my table and will lead to your immediate removal.
- Alcohol Use
- Animal Death
- Body Horror
- Mental Illness
- Real World Religion
Safety tools used
- Lines and Veils
- Luxton Technique Discussion
- Open Door
- Session 0
- X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work
🖥️ Handled asynchronously using CoC 7th Edition rules 💰 Stats determined by Chaosium's point buy system ⚖️ Starting stats capped at 75% ➕ Double HP to start -- the West is dangerous! 🤠 Old West Cthulhu skills and occupations 📝 Tweak your character for free in the first 3 sessions
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Low
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: High
- Experience Level: Open to all
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