Cold Plague (New Players Welcome!)

Cold Plague (New Players Welcome!)

Call of Cthulhu on Discord, Roll20

Price per player-session

You will be charged when a session starts



  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

Price per player-session

About the adventure

1922... The burying ground is frozen through. The corpses mount in cellars and cold boxes. In the snow and icy wind The Cape is on its own until the first thaw in March. The Massachusetts Medical Society suspects a new dangerous plague. They have funded and dispatched your expert team to research, diagnose and hopefully staunch this White Death before it spreads off the dunes and shores. A one shot scenario for all levels of Call of Cthulhu Play!. We will use quick start rules and a streamlined system to jump right into the fun, mystery and horror. We can adjust the complexity and challenge to the group. This will be a one shot adventure of approximately 4 hours in length. Characters will be provided! Rules are taught as we play if you aren't familiar with them.

Published Writer
Game Designer

1 year on StartPlaying

6 games hosted

Highly rated for: Storytelling, Creativity, World Builder

Additional Details

How to prepare

I'll send the game invite link within a few hours of game start time. Be ready to adventure into a world of mystery and horror. Bring your thinking caps and your best (or worst) 1920s New England accents. Characters are provided. Have Discord and Roll20 installed and ready to go. Message me with questions. Have a working microphone.

What I provide

This is entirely virtual. Characters and visual aids will be provided! Story driven plots. Some character voices and lots of unique NPC portrayal. Immersive descriptions and environments. Solid use of Virtual Tabletop.

Gameplay details

There will be a discussion before the game or on messaging prior if there is concern about content. It is an horror game set in rural Cape Cod in 1920, certain attitudes are objectionable by modern standards. We can discuss concerns before the game and people can take breaks if necessary. We will do a pre-play meeting discussing safety, expectations and any concerns. All characters will be pre-generated and I'll spend a bit of time going over the rules briefly and answer any questions. Then we'll jump right in for the fun! You can expect an immersive and narrative play style. I am fairly good (but not an expert) at character voices and portraying personalities. But I have a long history in narrative storytelling, public speaking, GMing and theater. This game will run on both Roll20 for the virtual tabletop (which I am very competent with) and Discord for voice. You will also need a microphone. Please have these set up ahead of time and let me know if you have problems or questions. I can send you a link detailing the basics of set up. The game can be expected to run between 3 and 4 hours.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Debriefing
  • Lines and Veils
  • Open Door
How will character creation work

Characters are all pre-generated. They can be customized as far as gender, name, ethnicity and background. A full explanation of character traits and abilities will be given before the game starts and as we play.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Low
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: High
  • Experience Level: None

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