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    NecromancerGuy

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    Greetings OdeMx, and welcome back to the world of Call of Cthulhu, a world of horror, mystery, and wonder. Here you shall take on the role of an intrepid Investigator of the Unknown (or Investigator for short), while I shall be the Keeper of Arcane Lore (or the Keeper).

    Now that you've understood the basic rules and themeatic aspects of the game, having played the introductory adventure. Prepare to journey onto your first freeform scenario -- Paper Chase! This is a mystery set in 1921 where you are the main character. For the purposes of guiding you, I may very rarely make small notes at the bottom of my posts, but these will be far more rare than before, so I hope you're prepared to think for yourself! One important note is that you should choose a color. Similar to how I've been bolding and highlighting my speech text of NPCs certain colors, a common practice on this forum is to color your speech a certain way.

    Anyway, without further ado, tuck yourself in, grab a bowl of popcorn, and join the In-Character!
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    Thank you Zingbobco000

    Just hope this time I get better rolls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdeMx View Post
    Thank you Zingbobco000

    Just hope this time I get better rolls!
    Indeed! Also, please choose a color for your text, that will help me differentiate Guido's speech vs. his inner monologue vs. his actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingbobco000 View Post
    Indeed! Also, please choose a color for your text, that will help me differentiate Guido's speech vs. his inner monologue vs. his actions.
    Guido's speech
    Guido's inner monologue
    Guido's actions

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdeMx View Post
    Guido's speech
    Guido's inner monologue
    Guido's actions
    Oh! I just meant one color used for his speech, not three... sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zingbobco000 View Post
    Oh! I just meant one color used for his speech, not three... sorry.
    Ok, then its just Guido's speech

    Read some of the other Players IC games, after I finished my history. Are you making a campaign anytime soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdeMx View Post
    Ok, then its just Guido's speech

    Read some of the other Players IC games, after I finished my history. Are you making a campaign anytime soon?
    Most likely yes, I'll have to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingbobco000 View Post
    Most likely yes, I'll have to see.
    that would be awesome!

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    I was short on my last post, but I want to know check Thomas and his wife before I ask about the town people and why the late Mr. Kimbal felt obliged/agobiated by them.

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    Im rolling so bad that I wouldnt be surprised id the derringer gets activated by mistake and hits me right in the eye....

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    Wow.... not even library use? Guido is already cursed.

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    Well hey, you could have another chance...

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    Now, I have a quick question for you to answer: What emotion best describes Guido? Find one primary emotion he expresses. Try to use a colorful, specific word to describe it. For instance, instead of “angry” you might say “vengeful” or “raging,” or instead of happy you might say “cheerful” or “exhalting.

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    Considering how the day has evolved and how the town seems so aloof to help an outsider, Guido cant help but to understand the late Mr.K diary notes, this whole deal makes him feel disquited.

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    Oh, I don't mean to this situation in particular, I mean just in general.

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    Unrestrained!

    This is a challenge that against all odds will be solved, just as Emberhead the obstacles will be superated.

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    Again, I mean: what emotion springs to mind about Guido in general, when he's not investigating, when he's just living his life, it should have nothing to do with the current scenario.

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    Sorry about that, got lost again.

    appreciative

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    You're all good, I just want to make sure that the question is answered so the next one can be asked. Speaking of which...

    What emotion does Guido evoke in others? How do others react to him? Does he impress, scare, calm, excite, or perhaps annoy? Again try to find the most specific term you can. Is this reaction different between his friends and enemies? If so, what is the difference, and why is that difference there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingbobco000 View Post

    What emotion does Guido evoke in others? How do others react to him? Does he impress, scare, calm, excite, or perhaps annoy? Again try to find the most specific term you can. Is this reaction different between his friends and enemies? If so, what is the difference, and why is that difference there?
    Guido evokes Interest in other persons as he speaks with passion about antique books and goods but he provokes annoyance on enemies, his enemies are mostly people with the same profession, too young to know that much. I
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    Sounds good, just a couple more now. What does Guido need most? If he had everything he needed, why go on an adventure? Most people’s needs are fairly universal, although they can change over time. Common needs are survival, security, companionship, esteem, romance, family, or wisdom. Consider what Guido's starting needs are, and where you want them to be by the end of the semi-campaign. This is not necessarily a goal, but something he needs. For example, someone might start off with a basic need for physical security, but then that expands into companionship and security in one's relationships, etc...

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    More than anything, Guido wants to be recognized as a superior authority in ancient and valuable rare books and scrolls.

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    That's a good want, but it's not a need. A need is something different, maybe then Guido needs esteem and confirmation? Maybe he needs people to think that he's the best? Or does that not sound right, and you'd like to do something different?
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    Guido needs approval on his career and desitions.

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    So now that we've established what they need as a human, let's figure out what their goal is. You already listed something that Guido wants, but is that his actual goal? His goal should be the principle, underlying motivation for everything Guido thinks, says, and does. If he was lying on the brink of death, what makes him cling to life? What could Guido lose that he would consider worse than death? This goal is often broad, and sometimes unachievable. Whatever the nature of the goal, it should be something Guido can strive for his entire life. The best goals are ones that can be threatened, as they will help create more compelling adventures. Ideas include justice, revenge, protecting loved ones, redeeming one’s self, or gaining some kind of power. When you think of something, ask yourself “why?” to make sure it isn’t because of some larger, more important goal.

    If the answer is the same, that's fine, but I encourage you to dig deeper.

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    Guido wants to Be part of something greater - The opportunity to be a piece of a bigger puzzle and leave a Legacy, that people may look back and say; I wish I was that guy!

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    Now, the final question: How does your character believe that they can be part of something greater? This method to achieving could be equally insubstantial. Guido's methods should be strongly tied to beliefs (or lack of beliefs), and primarily be a decision of lifestyle. A character bent on revenge might consider perfecting a fighting discipline, while a character devoted to a cause might consider a religious or philosophical doctrine.

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    Im gonna Viktor Frankl+Gestalt101 this:

    By creating experiences, working on good deeds, knowing people and avoid beingdefetead when suffering its unavoidable.


    Zingbobco000, being very honest, if it wasnt for Newton's law of universal gravitation Guido would fail a shot to hit the floor with a bullet, You still think this Adventure is doable? im still up to it, hopefully there are more after this one, but RngEsus hasnt been nice lately. ><
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    Quote Originally Posted by OdeMx View Post
    Im gonna Viktor Frankl+Gestalt101 this:

    By creating experiences, working on good deeds, knowing people and avoiding defetead when suffering its avoidable.


    Zingbobco000, being very honest, if it wasnt for Newton's law of universal gravitation Guido would fail a shot to hit the floor with a bullet, You still think this Adventure is doable? im still up to it, hopefully there are more after this one, but RngEsus hasnt been nice lately. ><
    Yes, I do believe that it is. If an adventure is not winnable, I'll let you know and we'll call it off. Plus, just because the coach is leaving tomorrow doesn't mean that you have to take it, if you think that Guido would want to investigate further.

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    Well, those rolls are not that good, I'm afraid (or they're really good, given that you succeeded in both), but your character sheet should be fully updated (from the earlier link I sent you).

    Anyway... now for my...

    Congratulations! You've done it! You've managed to beat Paper Chase. Your character has understood that there is more to this world than just us humans, and they might not ever be the same. Nevertheless, they will improve!

    If you had fun we can continue into the next adventure: The Haunting. You may also read all of the other forums relating to Paper Chase here at the Society for the Exploration of the Unexplained.

    Note that The Haunting is actually the first game where there shall be two of you, so I'm going to be pairing you up with whomever I deem fit. It will, in all likelihood be DominoMasque, but that may change. In the meantime, hang tight, and I'll set stuff up soon when all is ready!

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