StartPlaying logo
The Haunting: An Introductory Call of Cthulhu Adventure

1 Review

The Haunting: An Introductory Call of Cthulhu Adventure

Call of Cthulhu on Roll20, Discord

Price per player-session
You will be charged when a session starts

$5.00

Information

  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

Price per player-session
$5.00

About the adventure

This is a one-shot Call of Cthulhu scenario, suitable for complete beginners or players with some experience. The entire scenario will be completed in one session of around 3 hours. First we will introduce the gaming system of Call of Cthulhu for new players. Then players will be guided to create characters. Then we'll play through the scenario. We will be using the Roll20 platform for the game to do die-rolls, handle character sheets, and share images, so please make a free account there if you don't have one already. We'll be using discord for voice.

Professional Game Master

Zoomiewoop

he/him

1 Review

Asian

10 years as a TTRPG player

5 years as a Game Master

0 games hosted

Brings Call of Cthulhu to the table

Zoomiewoop profile

Additional Details

How to prepare

You should have a mic, access to discord, and a free Roll20 account. You'll be sent links to the discord and roll20 servers in advance of the game.

What I provide

Various resources on roll20 including maps, handouts, images, etc.

Gameplay details

As this is a Call of Cthulhu game, this game will contain horror and suspense themes (examples may include finding dead bodies, seeing disturbing creatures, possibly violent fights, player characters dying or going insane). That being said, the purpose is to have fun, so specific limitations players would like to place on the game will be respected, using the "lines and veils" method. You can also signal at any time that you'd like for something to be avoided by providing a yellow card (move away from this topic or handle it off-screen) or red card (stop immediately with what is happening, and fast forward to something else). If you have any other suggestions for how to make this a fun and safe experience for you and all involved, please feel free to let me know at the beginning of the session.

Content warnings

    (none)

Safety tools used

    (none)

How will character creation work

We will create characters together at the start, which should take 15 minutes or so. If you know how to, you are welcome to create a character on your own prior to the start of the game, but this is not necessary.

Players can expect

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

Player reviews (1)

Find Call of Cthulhu Game Masters

Check out some of our GMs
See all

Browse Games by System

What's StartPlaying?

Tabletop Roleplaying Games Run by Game Masters
  • Find a game to join solo or search for a professional game master for you and your friends/coworkers/family.
  • Book your session and wait for the Game Master to approve you.
  • If you don't have a blast with your first game, your next game is on us.