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    Default Hoplathemighty's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    Greetings Hoplathemighty, and welcome 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, one important thing to note is that this game is not Dungeons & Dragons. You are not a hero, you are not a being who is eventually able to snap your fingers and cast Wish or attack nine times with a massive sword in the span of six seconds, you are an ordinary person, and just like ordinary people, you may become heavily injured (HP isn't just something that magically returns with a quick nap), suffer sanity-shattering experiences, or even die! However, someone has to make a stand against the horrors of the mythos, and the death or insanity of a single human matters little if it means postponing the eventual enslavement of humanity.

    However, you may be one of the lucky ones who survive your encounters with unearthly beings, gaining knowledge of the horrors outside of our reality, power from volumes of arcane lore, and advancement in your skills as you become more experienced. You will (most likely) never reach the point of superhuman abilities akin to D&D or Pathfinder, but you can achieve something greater than the average of your kind.

    Now that you understand the basic themeatic aspects of the game, prepare to journey onto your first adventure -- Alone Against the Flames! This is a horror story set in the 1920s where you are the main character. For the purposes of walking you through the story I will offer prompts and suggestions below each of my In-Character posts, but if you're feeling foolish confident feel free to forge your own path!

    Anyway, without further ado, tuck yourself in, grab a bowl of popcorn, set up a nice fire, and join the In-Character! Actually, on second thought, don't get too close to the fire.

    In addition, you may (no requirement) watch this video or this one (and I'd only watch these two) for some additional content regarding Call of Cthulhu as a game system.

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    Default Re: Hoplathemighty's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    By the way in order to roll you use brackets "[]" instead of parentheses.

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    Default Re: Hoplathemighty's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    For the record, now that I think about it, based on your order of abilities, you probably have the education of an undergraduate degree. It's possible you're working towards a doctorate, but you'd most likely have to switch Education and Intelligence. Otherwise, there's a slight amount of dissonance that emerges from your character's description and their actual abilities. It's possible that you do have your master's degree, but you somehow skipped through a lot of schooling to get there, either way, it's up to you.
    An alternative is that due to the obscurity of your field, it wasn't actually that hard to achieve a degree/doctorate in said pursuit. However, such choice is up to you.

    Here's a list of the ranking based on where it would be.
    • Far below - a newborn baby.
    • Below the lowest - completely uneducated in every way.
    • Lowest - never attended high school
    • below average - high school drop out
    • above average - high school graduate
    • second highest - college graduate
    • highest - degree level graduate
    • above highest (what you can be working towards) - doctorate, professor


    Anyway, I also came up with several occupations that might fit a bit better than Journalist if you're at all concerned about it: Museum Curator (if you're planning on exhibiting such literary works), Professor (perhaps you're planning on teaching Anthropology), Researcher (this probably makes the most sense to be honest with you), Librarian, Book Dealer or Antiquarian (perhaps you're just waiting to find a better use of your time, but in the meanwhile you're utilizing your expertise in literature to help).
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    I think having a Master's degree would make sense, and perhaps currently researching his dissertation for his PhD. Either way, I would not be opposed to having Education and Intelligence switched to better reflect his "Dr." title. I was trying to give the sense of him being more intelligent through his pursuits into an obscure field.

    I think Researcher makes the most sense as an occupation as well.

    Totally forgot about the OOC thread, whoops.

    Are there static values associated with the stats? I'm pretty familiar with the d100 system, so my assumption is that each stat has a value, likely between the low 20s and the high 30s. That value is then modified by skill ranks based on Occupation and other factors, for a target value that needs to be rolled under to succeed. Am I right?

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    You're all good, and yes it's based on the d100 system and that's how it works. In terms of your abilities, sounds good, I'll make a note of that. Although I should also note to you that an Intelligence at the second-highest is still very quick-witted (the average human has a higher Education than Intelligence).

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    All right, let's solidify that minor change; Education at the top, then Intelligence.

    Would you like a physical description of Henry Brant? Perhaps a bit of history?

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    You may provide as much as you want. I should note that we'll be doing much more character development after the adventure. This may seem strange, but this is a bit of a railroady choose-your-own-adventure-esque adventure to establish the themes of Call of Cthulhu. Progressively we'll dive deeper and deeper into characters, into the mythos, etc...

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    Are the Personal Skills chosen alongside the Occupational Skills? It seems like they are, but I want to be sure.

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    You get occupational skills and you get personal skills. None of your personal skills can be the ones provided from your occupation (History, Library Use, Own Language, Latin, Persuade, Occult, Anthropology, or Art/Craft [Literature]).
    Sorry I might not be understanding the question, feel free to ask for further clarification.

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    Perfect, I understand, thank you!

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    So Iím afraid that itís only either Handguns or Rifles/Shotguns. Handguns probably make the most sense to be honest with you.

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    Yes, that's what I was trying to say, lol. Handguns would be the Skill.

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    Default Re: Hoplathemighty's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    Oh! Dreadfully sorry for the misunderstanding; however, I think we're all good now, so let us continue!

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    Default Re: Hoplathemighty's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    What is the difference between a Neophyte and an Amateur in terms of capabilities?

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    Default Re: Hoplathemighty's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    Here's how I rank things

    Beginner = No experience
    Neophyte = New/little experience
    Amateur = Some experience
    Professional = A lot of experience
    Expert = Premiere member of the field

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    Default Re: Hoplathemighty's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    Gotcha, then I'll make the Drive (Auto) test.

    (1d100)[75]

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    Default Re: Hoplathemighty's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    I'm thinking of taking a walk around this small town called Emberhead, seems a fine chance to learn about a culture that may well only exist outside this valley as stories.

    But first, I will ask May more about the village spirit.

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    Default Re: Hoplathemighty's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    What kind of personal affects have I brought with me to my new life in Arkham? Clothing and personal hygiene,I expect, but what else?

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    That's sort of up to you, what would you have brought for a short journey? To be honest, I would expect probably just clothing, hygiene products, a book or two, some personal effects, etc...

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    Hmm, let's see; a week's worth of clothing, personal hygiene products (soap, shaving soap, razor, brush, tooth brush, comb, ear pick, tweezers), a couple books (research and fiction), military identification (passport equivalent), photo booklet, and wallet.

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    Sounds good to me!

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    (1d100)[24]
    Spot Hidden

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    Default Re: Hoplathemighty's Alone Against the Flames OOC

    I'm expecting a Luck roll will be a standard d100 roll

    (1d100)[59]
    Feeling lucky?

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    It would be, yes. However, I'm afraid that's a failure...

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    (1d100)[9]
    Spot Hidden, am I considered amateur or professional, you've said both lol

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    Sorry youíre a professional, youíre right on the border so I was confused for a moment. Thisíll be rectified.

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    I would very much be interested in reading any literature here that can shed light upon this fascinating town.

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    We shall see if that opportunity presents itself.

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    Oof, that 73.

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