What Paths May Cross - Old Gods of Appalachia - Learn to Play

What Paths May Cross - Old Gods of Appalachia - Learn to Play

Old Gods of Appalachia, Cypher Systems on Role, Theater of the Mind

Price per player-session

You will be charged when a session starts



  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

Price per player-session

About the adventure

A mysterious train derailment is the latest in a series of misfortunes associated with the Lorn, a tunnel with a reputation for misfortune. This is no ordinary accident. In an alternate 1900s version of Appalachia, beings of unknowable darkness stalk the forests, the hollers, and the deep darkness in the roots of the mountains where blood, sweat, and tears are sacrificed for coal and paths of iron. What if all that digging woke something up in the darkness? And just who are those railroad men anyway.

Women/Femme Identifying

3 years on StartPlaying

701 games hosted

Highly rated for: Creativity, Teacher, Inclusive

Average response time: 4 hours

Response rate: 100%

Additional Details

How to prepare

Follow the playrole link and step-by-step instructions in the prep notes to find our game room and your character sheet. Make sure you have a mic for communication.

What I provide

I will set up the game in playrole and everything should be self-contained there. I will also curate music and art to enhance our experience.

Gameplay details

We will discuss lines and veils and other safety tools at the start of the game. I like to take a break every 1.5 hours or so.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Breaks
  • Lines and Veils
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Create your character on Playrole.com after following the link and step-by-step instructions in the prep notes. I will be around to help you out if you need it. There are also pre-generated characters available We will discuss the final touches and our characters' relationships at the start of the game session.

Players can expect

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

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