The Haunting - A Classic Intro Scenario for Call of Cthulhu. Beginner Friendly |Learn to Play

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About the adventure

The classic Call of Cthulhu introductory adventure, formerly known as "Mr. Corbitt's House" in previous editions, updated and reincorporated into the Call of Cthulhu 40th Anniversary Keeper's Rulebook. Experience the scenario that has been introducing people to Call of Cthulhu for 40 years. Even if you are not new to the game and never have played this, it's a great experience that showcases the themes and situations that make Call of Cthulhu the great game it is. Every CoC player should play this classic! The year is 1920 and the location is Boston, Massachusetts. You have been hired by Mr. Knott, a landlord, who wishes you to examine a house in central Boston he owns. The last tenants were involved in some kind of tragedy a few years back and he wishes to understand the mysterious happenings at the house and set the matter straight. He hasn´t been able to rent or sell the property since the tragedy and hopes you can clear things up and restore it's good name. - Pregenerated investigators provided - One shot classic Call of Cthulhu scenario - Duration: 3 hours approximately - Perfect for new or novice players. Content Warning: Blood, Murder, Body Horror

Professional Game Master

Leopoldo "Leovor" Rueda


17 Reviews

Published Writer

22 years as a TTRPG player

22 years as a Game Master

1 game hosted

Brings Call of Cthulhu pretty much everything Chaosium has ever published, ask for a scenario or campaign and I will most likely have it. Also Old School Essentials, Alien RPG. Cyberpunk RED coming soon! to the table

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Additional Details

How to prepare

Computer and Internet required. High speed internet will make for a more enjoyable experience. Mic and headphones required (speakers cause echo). Set up free accounts on Roll20 and Discord. Recommend Chrome or Firefox browser. Install Discord app on computer. Join Leovor's Keep server (link on your dashboard here after you join the game).

What I provide

I will bring my 20+ years of experience running Call of Cthulhu games for different kinds of people, old or young, new or experienced; friends, strangers and strangers who then became friends by playing together. The dice are rolled on Roll20 VTT, characters sheets, portraits, handouts with clues found during play and some illustration. Background music played through the Roll20 web VTT.

Gameplay details

I usually do a session zero, but since this is a short one shot adventure, all trigger warnings are in the descriptions, and i'm doing a "mini" session zero at the start to go over the game and it's content before we start.

Content warnings
  • Blood
  • Body Horror
  • Death
  • Murder
  • Violence
Safety tools used
  • Session 0
How will character creation work

Pregenerated Characters and can be selected at the start of the game. They will be investigators with no previous experience with the Cthulhu Mythos.

Players can expect

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

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The Haunting - A Classic Intro Scenario for Call of Cthulhu. Beginner Friendly |Learn to Play

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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Open to all
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