Viral | Ghost Hunters Livestream Their Descent Into Madness
Call of Cthulhu on Discord, Roll20
Price per player-session
About the adventure
Join Marco Proudfoot, host of the successful YouTube channel The Spektral Krew, as he and his fellow paranormal investigators journey to an island off the coast of Sicily to explore its very dark past. The only public information is a pixelated satellite map and a pile of redacted documents, but a little digging on the Dark Web has revealed something far more sinister. What better way to make their final push for one million subscribers than to stream their investigation live from the island! The Krew hopes to find evidence of the paranormal, but what they discover is so much more horrific than just orbs of dust and incoherent voices in the static. This modern Call of Cthulhu scenario should take approximately two sessions to complete, though your time may vary depending on individual playstyles. This scenario is designed to be run with five pre-generated characters, though you are welcome to create your own character to join the Spektral Krew. Viral is intended for mature audiences. You should be aware that this scenario contains situations, scenes, and imagery that some might find intense, particularly if they have experienced any real life trauma.
How to prepare
You should have access to a computer with a stable internet connection and a working microphone. You will also need a (free) Roll20 account to access the Virtual Tabletop, and a (free) Discord account to access the Discord Server which will be used for voice and text chat. Basic knowledge of Call of Cthulhu's mechanics is helpful but not necessary - the game has a rather simple rules system that is quite easy to learn.
What I provide
I will handle the virtual tabletop via Roll20, which includes Character Sheets, Multimedia Handouts, Soundtracks/Ambience, and a Automatic Dice-Roller. I will also provide a Discord Server to handle voice chat during session, as well as text chat to discuss the game inbetween sessions. I will provide access to the all the information in the Call of Cthulhu Investigator's Handbook you'll need to start playing, although you are certainly welcome to support the publisher by purchasing the book from Amazon, Drive Thru RPG or via Chaosium's website.
Though the story is intended to be strange and frightening, some scenes may be triggering to some players. I will discuss with you over a FREE session zero to gauge how to best present these moments, utilizing the Lines and Veils system when necessary. For this game, you should expect ample opportunities for in-character dialogue, investigation, and on occasion fast and sometimes deadly combat. Each session will have at least one 5-10 minute break, although more can be taken if the need arises. Before resuming play, I will check in with you and ask for feedback (if any) that I could implement into the rest of that particular session to improve your experience. Similarly, after each session ends, I will set aside some time to check in, reflect, discuss, and sincerely listen to your feedback. My goal is to offer you a chance to voice your concerns to me in a safe and inclusive forum. You are also welcome to reach out to me privately with any feedback you might have.
Safety tools used
- Lines and Veils
- Session 0
How will character creation work
I will help you pick or create your character during a FREE Session Zero. This scenario is designed around five detailed pre-generated characters, all members of the Spektral Krew - a team of livestreaming Ghost Hunters trying to go viral and reach internet stardom. You can play as of these pre-made investigators, or you can create your own unique character to join the Spektral Krew instead. During the Session Zero I will also take time to discuss your goals, expectations, and any sensitive content to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. I will also be happy to explain the rules to any new players, if need be.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Low
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: Open to all
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