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The Lightless Beacon | Learn to Play Call of Cthulhu

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The Lightless Beacon | Learn to Play Call of Cthulhu

Call of Cthulhu on Discord, Roll20

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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

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About the adventure

This is a Call of Cthulhu one-shot that focuses on mystery and combat. It's ideal for novice players, but veteran players will enjoy it as well. While on a ship heading for Rockport, Massachusetts, your ship founders on nearby rocks, forcing you to take to a small lifeboat and head to Beacon Island for refuge in the growing storm. But the storm is hiding more than just rocks... will you survive the terrors that await you? Can you survive until dawn, and rescue?

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Nick Olivo


17 Reviews

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20 years as a TTRPG player

20 years as a Game Master

81 games hosted

Brings All WotC & Kobold Press 5e modules and supplements, Call of Cthulhu Keeper and Investigator books to the table

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Additional Details

How to prepare

You'll need a Roll20 account and a discord account, both of which are free of charge. A webcam is optional, but a microphone is required. You should also have Google Chrome or Firefox installed on your computer. Roll20 - Discord - I'll send you a link to the Roll20 game so you can make sure you can log in, as well as a link to the Discord server. If you're new to Call of Cthulhu (or just new to Call of Cthulhu on Roll20) this video shows how your character sheet works:

What I provide

The Roll20 Lightless Beacon Module Full color maps with dynamic lighting Male & female artwork for all character tokens Music and sound effects

Gameplay details

If you've never played Call of Cthulhu before, this is a great introductory scenario. I'll provide a video in advance that shows how to use your character sheet if you've not played online. - X Cards are provided via Roll20 - A debriefing will be held after the session where we can talk about what went right, what went wrong, and discuss stars and wishes.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Bleed
  • Breaks
  • Debriefing
  • Lines and Veils
  • Open Door
  • Stars and Wishes
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Pregenerated characters will be provided. At gametime, players will roll a d100. The person with the highest roll gets to pick their character first, the person with the next highest roll gets to choose their character next, and so on. The available pregens are: -The Bureau Agent - on assignment to get a debriefing from a fellow agent who's working undercover. -The Antiques Dealer - a reformed criminal who's received a strange letter from an old partner in crime. -The Marine Biologist - finishing up a research paper on Rockport's fascinating marine environment. -The Artist - a traveler searching for inspiration in their work. I have male and female token art available for all the characters, so you can give your character a name, decide what they look like and be ready to play!

Players can expect

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

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