Call of Cthulhu | Bite Sized Horror (Call of Cthulhu)
Call of Cthulhu on Roll20, Discord, Google Hangouts
Call of Cthulhu is a horror game. While no specific age requirement is set, it is recommended that those who want to get the most out of this game be not faint of heart (or stomach). The game deals with dark themes of vi...
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How to prepare
Players should read the "Call of Cthulhu Quckstart Guide". This is a short document provided for free on Chaosium's (the publishing company for this game) website. It is recommended that players do not read the scenario included with the quickstart guide, as it is an excellent scenario to run for first time players, and may be the one selected for the session, or some potential future session.
What I provide
I will create all backgrounds on Roll20, as well as provide the Rulebook, should any more specialized questions arise.
What else should you know
While familiarity with Lovecraft's works is by no means a prerequisite, it may help convey the tone of the game and create greater appreciation for it. However, I stress that this is not essential, nor game-changing. Additionally, if this is your first time playing this game, inform me so I can bring you up to speed with an important mechanic not included in the Quickstart Guide.
This game is first and foremost a horror game. As alluded to above, while combat will be present, it is not as tactical (and perhaps not as wise) as in other RPG's. Character in this game are frail, both physically and mentally, and are often unwilling participants rather than brave heroes. More emphasis is placed on roleplaying and investigation rather than tactical combat. However, should you desire your characters be a bit tougher, alternative rules exist to accommodate that.
How Will Character Creation Work
Call of Cthulhu characters can be generated far quicker and easier than characters in many other RPGs. Upon booking the session you will also be entitled to a half hour audio or video call specifically dedicated to character creation. Should you have any further questions you may contact me through the provided channels and I would be happy to answer them.
Players can expect