Call of Cthulhu - Servants of the Lake (Play-by-Post)

Call of Cthulhu on Discord, Text/Play by Post

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About the adventure

The hunt for a missing person reveals ancient secrets in the wilds north of Kingsport... Servants of the Lake is a short scenario for Call of Cthulhu 7e. The investigators are hired by a wealthy banker to look into the disappearance of his son, a student at Miskatonic University. This is a Play-by-Post (text only) game that will be run entirely over Discord. I'm an experienced CoC Keeper, but I'm new to running games through SPG so I'm trying out this quick, free game to a feel for it. Like most CoC scenarios, Servants of the Lake contains violence, death, and body horror. Character death is also a distinct possibility. Players who are new to either CoC or PbP games are more than welcome!

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How to prepare

You'll only need a Discord account and a character sheet, which I can help you create. Gameplay posts, handouts, and dice rolling will all be done through Discord.

What I provide

The CoC rulebook, the scenario details and handouts, and pre-gen character sheets for those who wish to use them.

Gameplay details

This scenario is focused mainly on investigation and interactions with NPCs, but, as with most CoC scenarios, there is a high probability for a violent showdown at the conclusion.

Content warnings
  • Blood
  • Body Horror
  • Character Death
  • Drowning
  • Guns
  • Kidnapping
  • Mind alteration
  • Murder
  • Violence
Safety tools used
  • Session 0
How will character creation work

Players will create brand-new investigators for this scenario. You can either roll a character on your own or I can help you create one. I can also share some pre-gen characters with you if you wish to use one of those.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Low
  • Roleplay: High
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: Open to all

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Call of Cthulhu - Servants of the Lake (Play-by-Post)
Price per player-session
You will be charged when a session starts


  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Open to all
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