Cthulhu Hack and dice

Cthulhu Hack: The Man of the House

Cthulhu Hack The Man of the House Cthulhu Hack continued today with my colleague Robert. After a day investigating the disappearance of his high school classmate and threatened by law enforcers to leave town, our investigators holed up for a night at the Helton Hotel. After breakfast at the hotel café, private detective Sean Columbo and his friend and partner […]

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Cthulhu Hack player and GM

Cthulhu Hack: The Woodson Estate

Cthulhu Hack The Woodson Estate Today at work I ran Cthulhu Hack for the first time. I have the rulebook with me for some time now and had not tinkered with it last weekend. Then, Irfan and I went through character generation and the dice basics, just to get the hang of it. Later I read several of Michael LaBossiere’s […]

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The programme participants

The Laundry: Getting Ahead of Themselves

Episode 3 Getting Ahead of Themselves Last time on The Laundry, Team Bunga Tahi Ayam was sent to Ulu Yam to look for the missing Team Bunga Kemboja of Capital Laundry Services agents. Their de facto field supervisor Pn. Izani escorted them in their car while micromanaging them loudly and obnoxiously. The trail of the agents lead them to the […]

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Paperminis

The Laundry: An Unbelievably Wooden Dialogue

Episode 2 An Unbelievably Wooden Dialogue Previously, the agents that comprised Team Bunga Tahi Ayam and their de facto field supervisor Puan Izani travelled to Ulu Yam to investigate the disappearance of Team Bunga Kemboja Capital Laundry Services (Malaysia). Their investigations led them to a kedai runcit owner named Sabri Mat Hassan and an ancient occult book written in arcane […]

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The CIL tabletop RPG group

The Laundry: The New Normal

Episode 1 The New Normal Two weeks ago, my colleagues from the Centre for International Languages and I started with a session zero. Today, we played our first actual The Laundry RPG session. A group of language teachers attempted to play as a group of ultra-secret government intelligence agents trying to – ultimately – stop the end of the world. […]

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The GM with the players

The Laundry: CIL Campaign Session Zero

So it came to pass that Fridays every fortnight from this morning on, there will be a role-playing game group at CIL, my workplace. Thanks to Bazli, we have official permission from the university to use RPGs as a training and character-building tool for the group. The game the group has chosen: The Laundry by Cubicle, based on Charles Stross’ […]

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CoC 5.5 Edition

Call of Cthulhu: Happy Endings

Episode 5 Happy Endings Last time on Call of Cthulhu (back in June) our solo protagonist, the young Detective DJ Stark failed to stop whatever unholy occult occurrence at Horton Opera House. Stabbed by cultists, blind luck caused a passer-by to notice him and call for an ambulance. The incident cost Stark another two weeks in the hospital, but he […]

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Winter is coming

Call of Cthulhu: A Night At The Opera

Episode 4 A Night At The Opera Last time (a year and 4 days ago in real time), despite being badly injured and walking on crutches, Detective DJ Stark (played by Irfan) succeeded in thwarting the scheme of the Cult of the Pale Nurses in their bid to summon the extradimensional being Sharakh-Kheth from crossing over into our universe and […]

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I hope they all brought lunch

Patreon: Lovecraftian Investigators 3

Lovecraftian / 1920s Pulp Investigators paperminis have been released on Patreon! For this batch, I drew six new artwork, namely: the Actress, the Game Hunter, the Professor, the Singer (or the Musician), the Farmer and the Writer who looks a bit like H.P. Lovecraft! Download them from the Patreon page here! The new group meets a Nightgaunt! But not for […]

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CHEEEEESE

Patreon: Lovecraftian Investigators 2

New Lovecraftian / 1920s Pulp Investigators paperminis have been released on Patreon! For this batch, I drew and setup a range of characters on the pdf, namely: the Librarian, the Hobo, the Dandy, the Alienist, the Grave Digger and Aviator! I’ve always wanted to draw a hobo. Download from the Patreon page here! Read some suggestions on how to assemble […]

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I bought this book used from Ivan

Laundry Photo Goes Viral For Some Reason

When I was reading the Laundry RPG rulebook away from home in Lunas, I thought I’d take a photo of the “What is a Roleplaying Game” section of the book and post it on Google Plus and Twitter. Here’s the link on G+. Over 130 reshares! And on Twitter the picture achieved close to a phenomenal 1,100 retweets! Here’s the […]

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Nurse Cutler

Call of Cthulhu: Cult of the Pale Nurses

The first confirmed recorded appearance of the Pale Nurses was in a hospice in Massachusetts in 1925, although there might have been unconfirmed activity hundreds of years before in hospices and monasteries that cared for the sick. As far as investigators and researchers are able to tell, the Pale Nurses have a blood pact sealed with some form of magic […]

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Horror GM-Dad

Call of Cthulhu: Healthcare Blues

Episode 3 Healthcare Blues Last time on Call of Cthulhu (almost two years ago in realtime), Detective D.J. Stark played by Irfan (the youngest Call of Cthulhu player ever? I have no idea) killed his partner who turned out to be a ghoul cultist and prevented an entity called Sharakh-Kheth from emerging from its universe into ours. However he was […]

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A fun guy from Yuggoth

A Mi-Go from a Dream

Many months ago, I had a nightmare. Well, it’s not as much as a nightmare as it is weird things happening in my dream in which I should be creeped out but I don’t. I haven’t had a proper nightmare from which I wake up feeling scared for a very long time. I was walking home with friends at night […]

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It's a copper!

Call of Cthulhu: Stark Raving Mad

Episode 2 Stark Raving Mad For several weeks, Irfan was asking me if I could run the continuation of his first Call of Cthulhu game where he roleplays SFPD Detective D.J. Stark. Finally I had the time to sit down and write prep notes for a short session. Irfan got into Detective Stark’s shoes, trench coat, shirt and tie, and […]

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