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Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Call of Cthulhu - Planning, Announcements (Currently Full)
« on: July 26, 2012, 07:38:32 PM »
So I have this Call of Cthulhu campaign that I would love to run and I thought that doing it on here might work well. I would be using the old Chaosium d10 version. Some knowledge of the system would be helpful, but not unnecessary.

SPAWN OF AZATHOTH
I have seen the dark universe yawning
Where the black planets roll without aim,
Where they roll in their horror unheeded,
Without knowledge of luster or name.
- H.P. Lovecraft, "Nemesis"


herald of the end of time
Astronomers have theorized that our sun is not alone in it's journey around the galaxy, but is accompanied by an unknown second star of dim radiance. This second star, while perhaps invisible from Earth with even the finest optics, would periodically pass close enough to our solar system to have far-reaching effects upon the evolution of this planet.

The setting is Providence, RI in 1927. At least one investigator will have been a student or friend of Phillip Baxter, a professor of archaeology at Brown University.

Quick Start Guide
Character Thread - you can find everything you need to create your character here.
Plotting and OOC
IC Thread
« Last Edit: August 09, 2012, 10:19:58 PM by angelic traces »

Offline AndyZ

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 05:57:09 AM »
I don't know the system but I definitely want in on this.  Reading over the Quickstart.

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 10:17:50 PM »
That's fine. It's all based on percentages, so it's a pretty easy system to learn. =)

Offline Elias

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 11:13:32 AM »
I am in, wanted to do a cthulu game for AGES

Offline Elias

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 12:10:56 PM »
WIP

INFO:
Player Name: Elias
Investigator Name:Sean Black
Occupation: Street Magician
Colleges, Degrees: None
Birthplace: Moscow
Mental Disorders:
Sex: Male
Age: 31
Orientation: Straight

Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide
CHARACTERISTICS:
STR:10 (Dmg +0)
DEX:12
INT:13 (Idea= 65%)
CON:8
APP:11
POW:14 (Luck=70%)
SIZ:13
SAN: 70
EDU:13 (Knowledge= 65%)
99-Cthulhu Mythos:
Damage Bonus:

POINTS:
Sanity Points: 70
Magic Points:14
Hit Points:11

INVESTIGATOR SKILLS: (Occupation points-195) (Hobby points- 130)
Accounting (10%):
Anthropology (01%):
Archaeology (01%):
Art (05%); ___:
Astronomy (01%):50 (total 51%)
Bargain (05%):
Biology (01%):
Chemistry (01%):20 (total 21%)
Climb (40%):
Conceal (15%):35 (total 50%)
Craft (05%); ___:
Credit Rating (15%): 50 (total 65%)
Cthulhu Mythos (00%):
Disguise (01%):
Dodge (DEX x2): 15 (total= 39%)
Drive Auto (20%):
Electrical Repair (10%):
Fast Talk (30%):
First Aid (30%):
Geology (01%):
Hide (10%): 10 (20% total)
History (20%):
Jump (25%):10 (total 35%)
Law (05%):
Library Use (25%): 20 (45%)
Listen (25%):
Locksmith (01%):
Martial Arts (01%): 5 (total 6%)
Mechanical Repair (20%):
Medicine (05%):
Natural History (10%):
Navigate (10%):
Occult (05%): 40 (total 45%)
Operate Heavy Machinery (01%):
Other Language (01%); ___:
Own Language (EDU x5): Russian 10 (total 75%)
Persuade (15%):
Pharmacy (01%):
Photography (10%):
Physics (01%):
Pilot (01%); ___: 10 (total 21%)
Psychoanalysis (01%):
Psychology (05%): 10 (total 15%)
Ride (05%):
Sneak (10%): 40 (total 50%)
Spot Hidden (25%):
Swim (25%):
Throw (25%):

FIREARMS:
Handgun (20%):
Machine Gun (15%):
Rifle (25%):20 (total 45%)
Shotgun (30%):
SMG (15%):

WEAPONS:
Melee (base%): total%, damage, hands, range, # of attacks, hp
Firearm (base%): total%, damage, malfunction, range, # of attacks, hp

Fist (50%): ___, 1D3+db, 1, touch, 1, n/a
Grapple (25%): ___, special, 2, touch, n/a
Head (10%): ___, 1D4+db, 0, touch, n/a
Kick (25%): ___, 1D6+db, 0, touch, 1, n/a

INVESTIGATOR BACKGROUND:
Residence: Loft
Short Description:
Family & Friends:
Episodes of Insanity:
Wounds & Injuries:
Marks & Scars:
Mythos Tomes Read:
History:

INCOME & SAVINGS:
Income:
Cash on Hand:
Savings:
Personal Property:
Real Estate:
Adventuring Gear & Possessions:

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 05:20:05 PM »
Oops, I knew I forgot something. Gotta add idea, luck, and know to my text character sheet. >.< This is the first game I've run like this, so things like that will happen from time to time. I hope you can bear with me.

Also, I'll get the stuff about income up soon. I know the books are kind of hard to come by, so if you want stats on a weapon or something I can look them up for you.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2012, 05:30:45 PM by angelic traces »

Offline AndyZ

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012, 11:10:07 AM »
Any rules for how we roll up stats?  Presumably the honor system, but can we roll up a few tries and see what sets we like best?  Or do you want us to keep the first set we get?

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012, 07:50:15 PM »
Usually I have players go with the first set they get, it's part of the beauty of how CoC character creation is set up. Rather than starting with a concept and fitting your character too it, the concept should build itself as they character does. In addendum to that however, if your rolls are really terrible I wouldn't mind re-rolling them. Let's say anything less than a 10 can be rerolled (which means Elias, you can reroll that 8).

Also, putting up income stuff now.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2012, 07:59:15 PM »
I had an old character I wanted try out.. but lost (and used a bit of alternate rules).

A psychic (psychometry) who did consultant work.. lived on a boat, wore gloves and brought her own cutlery.  (Yes, she had issues)

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2012, 09:00:27 PM »
Sounds like a fun character! I'm sure we could figure out a way to work it. I'm up for tweaking some rules as long as it doesn't go too far overboard. Do you remember what you did to make her work?

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2012, 09:04:15 PM »
Sounds like a fun character! I'm sure we could figure out a way to work it. I'm up for tweaking some rules as long as it doesn't go too far overboard. Do you remember what you did to make her work?

You want it here.. or PM'ed..

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2012, 09:33:03 PM »
Good question. We should probably hash it out over PM so as not to crowd up the thread too much. =)

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2012, 10:53:59 PM »
I've added a fill-able PDF version of the sheet that I managed to find to the original post. I hope this makes things easier. ^_^

Offline AndyZ

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 01:51:31 PM »
Stupid question, but is it too out of place for women to get college degrees in 1920?  One of the rough parts of these games is that I'm absolute rubbish at historical settings.

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 02:47:31 PM »
It's not terribly out of place but it does depend on the degree. Female doctors and engineers are uncommon but journalists and other humanities are more accessible to women. I'm fine with you rolling up a female character with a primarily male dominated occupation but it may lead to difficulties for your character as time goes by. Of course, this makes for good roleplaying as long as you're up for it. =)

Offline AndyZ

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2012, 02:55:47 PM »
Doesn't matter, I only rolled a 12 for Education anyway.

Strength 8, Constitution 10, Dexterity 9, Size 16, Intelligence 17, Power 11, Appearance 6, Education 12

Rerolling everything less than a 10...and rerollng until I get above 10...

Strength 11, Constitution 10, Dexterity 12, Size 16, Intelligence 17, Power 11, Appearance 13, Education 12

16 Size I'm going to have to figure out.  I figure that's very large and curvy, though not necessarily overweight?


Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2012, 03:03:39 PM »
SIZ is an average of height and weight, so with a 16 she could be tall and curvaceous or short and chubby, it's up to you.

Edit: Character Statuses,
Elias, I'm still waiting on income as well as background for your character.
We have character sheets coming from AndyZ and Callie Del Noire.

We just need one or two more characters and we can get started! I may let y'all start once we have these three hashed out but four makes for a better party than three so we'll see how it looks once we have these guys all done.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2012, 04:02:45 PM by angelic traces »

Offline AndyZ

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Interest Check
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2012, 05:49:23 PM »

Katrina Pettingworth

http://elliquiy.com/elluiki/images/9/9f/Katrina_Pettingworth.PDF

Katrina was born the only daughter to Victoria and Edward Pettingworth.  Her mother unfortunately died of medical complications to which Katrina was never properly informed, and her father never took it well.  He spent long enough in town to make sure she was raised properly and educated by private tutors, but once she was sufficiently grown, he moved off to France to "manage some affairs."  He's never been back since, and Katrina has heard that he's found himself a second wife.  She doesn't really permit herself to have an opinion about that, since it wouldn't be a good one, even though there's no reason to be upset with him.

She lives with a small retinue of servants in the Pettingworth Estate, a small mansion roughly half an hour from Brown University by vehicle. 

One of the first things people notice about Katrina is her height: she's 5'10" without heels.  If she has any desires to be shorter and more normal, however, she's never expressed them.  Abnormality seems to be a reasonably acceptable trait among the eccentric rich, and it caused her to attempt to register into the university.  However, since she had private tutors and not a proper schooling, she wasn't accepted...at least, that was the reason she was given.

Undeterred, she put herself towards the position of librarian.  If she couldn't have a formal education, she would at least be saturated with knowledge from the books themselves.  This proved difficult, however, as she still had so many questions which could not be answered by a dry tome.

Phillip Baxter was one such individual, who seemed to follow her perspective of pursuing knowledge for its own sake instead of prestige or authority.  She's never been to an excavation, though she's left little hints that she'd love to go if he ever invited her.  She hasn't given up the hope of getting a proper education, though she sees a great deal more value in his friendship than that goal.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2012, 10:42:56 AM by AndyZ »

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2012, 01:11:06 AM »
Looks great! We talked about her history some but could you fill it in so that other players can check it out as well? Once we have character histories we can figure out how you all get drawn into this mystery. ^_^

Offline nyarlathotep

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2012, 09:14:40 AM »
Is it too late for me to join in?

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2012, 03:52:10 PM »
No, not at all! We're still working on finishing up characters before we get started. ^_^ Do you have an idea of what you'd like to play?
« Last Edit: July 31, 2012, 05:18:20 PM by angelic traces »

Offline Lumasan

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2012, 05:35:06 PM »
Posting the fact that I'm interested. I sent you a pm btw Traces. I'm also working on a character right now. I derped on looking and seeing the quick start guide. I'm totally not going to last long if I keep derping. :D Soooooooo excited. I have been wanting to be in one of these campaigns for ages, but no one I knew would run one. D:

Here's what I rolled for my only set. I shit you not. My dice are the dice of unforgiveness and no uniqueness.

12 Str, 13 Con, 13 Dex, 14 Power, 12 Appearance, 9 Education, 13 Int, 13 Size.

Looks like I need to re-roll the Education, but I just wanted to show this set to you, because I hate my dice. >.> I end up with such normal characters on a normal basis in most campaigns. I usually have to boost things with species or traits.

Looks like I have a 13 for education now. I'm not liking the look of all those 13's. D:

And now I can't get the PDF to modify anything for me. >.>
« Last Edit: July 31, 2012, 06:03:38 PM by Lumasan »

Offline nyarlathotep

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2012, 07:36:13 PM »
No, not at all! We're still working on finishing up characters before we get started. ^_^ Do you have an idea of what you'd like to play?

Well I did have a psychologist and an archaeologist that I created for games that didn't get off the ground. I could PM you one of those but the stats were picked and not rolled. I could create a new character if you prefer.

Offline Lumasan

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2012, 09:31:50 PM »
I can't seem to get the Idea, Luck and know areas on the PDF (free one) to work for me. I can't enter in any numbers at all in them, despite saving the pdf to modify it further. Am I missing something here or is it the file?

Offline nyarlathotep

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2012, 09:37:17 PM »
I can't seem to get the Idea, Luck and know areas on the PDF (free one) to work for me. I can't enter in any numbers at all in them, despite saving the pdf to modify it further. Am I missing something here or is it the file?

Haven't looked at the PDF but I'm guessing those are calculated by the form. Idea is always 5 X Int, Luck is always 5 X Pow, and Know is 5 X Edu (max 99)