The Code - Investigate an Inventor's Disappearance [Beginner Friendly]

The Code - Investigate an Inventor's Disappearance [Beginner Friendly]

Call of Cthulhu on Roll20, Discord

Price per player-session

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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

Price per player-session

About the adventure

An urgent telegraph arrived for you - the brilliant Dr. Connelly has completed his greatest invention, the time suit! And he wants you there for its grand unveiling. Except, as you arrive, everything is off, beginning with Dr. Connelly's disappearance. --- About the Module --- The Code is a classic Call of Cthulhu module, updated to 7e, leaning into the Mythos's weird science roots. In it, players must solve Dr. Connelly's disappearance as increasingly strange phenomena plague his house. Almost certainly the result of Dr. Connelly's research. In a departure from one-shot norms, The Code asks for investigators steeped in the Cthulhu Mythos and uses personal secrets. Both of which give it a unique flair compared to other adventures.

1 year on StartPlaying

123 games hosted

Highly rated for: Teacher, Creativity, Knows the Rules

Average response time: Under 1 hour

Response rate: 100%

Additional Details

How to prepare

To participate in the game, you will need to: - Join the Roll20 game (accounts are free), - Join the Discord Server (accounts are free), - Have a serviceable microphone, - Have a headset or quiet space (no background noise please), - And an internet connection capable of running all the above simultaneously.

What I provide

I bring a tested and well-rehearsed module, play aids, all relevant PDFs, and experience teaching RPGs

Gameplay details

As part of onboarding for the game, I send players my Line & Veils and ask for theirs in return. Which are then confirmed at the beginning of the session as part of a mini-session 0. During the game, if anything disturbs you, please tell me, leave an "X" in the chat, or privately message me. I will then remove the offending or skip past it. Likewise, if you feel the adventure is going in an unsavory direction but use an "N" instead. I will also check in if I notice anything is off.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Lines and Veils
  • Open Door
  • Session 0
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Players can make their own character or choose one of 15+ pregenerated characters. If desired and given notice, I can provide assistance with character creation. But anyone who has not chosen by the time the game has rolled around, or given insufficient notice, will have to choose a pregenerated character.

Players can expect

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

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