Intro to Call of Cthulhu: The Haunting
Call of Cthulhu on Roll20, Discord
Price per player-session
Duration: 3 to 4.5 hours
Number of players: 2 to 6 players
Experience required: None
About the adventure
"Look, I've been trying to rent this house, but ever since that horrible tragedy, nobody seems to want to stay there! Maybe you could investigate the matter and set things straight?" In this beginner-friendly horror scenario, you are hired by a man named Mr. Knott to investigate a property he owns and has been trying to rent. He is sure that all these talks of "strange happenings" are complete nonsense and would appreciate you clearing any rumors of it being "haunted." This scenario takes place in 1920s Boston. [Content Warnings for this scenario may include: mention of suicide, cults, murder, mention of kidnapping, historical depictions of mental illness, loss of control/sanity, vengeful spirits, blood, injury, rats] [It is the player's responsibility to cancel via the dashboard if they are unable to make the session. A guide is here: https://intercom.help/startplayinggames/en/articles/4620101-how-to-cancel-skip-or-leave-a-game.]
How to prepare
Players will need Discord and a working microphone, as well as a Roll20 account. You do not need to bring your own dice as we will be using the Roll20 dice roller.
What I provide
I will bring my knowledge of the system and Roll20. As this is not an in-person game, there are no physical elements.
This game has an Open-Door Policy: you can leave or take a break from the game for your own safety and well-being without being judged. In addition, we will be using a X-Card deck using the deck feature of roll20. Content Warnings for this scenario may include: mention of suicide, cults, murder, mention of kidnapping, historical depictions of mental illness, loss of control/sanity, vengeful spirits, blood, injury, rats
Safety tools used
How will character creation work
The first part of the session will involve creating characters for the scenario- I will guide you through character creation if needed. (If you have joined me for a Create a Character session before, you are welcome to use that character in this session!) We will be using Roll20's character sheets for the characters. If you would prefer to use a quick-start character rather than create your own, I will also have some options from which you may select.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: None
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