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    Ettin in the Playground
     
    NecromancerGuy

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    Default Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Greetings Dark Seeker, 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!

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

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    DrowGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Thanks, looking forward to it! I'll try and get up a post before I head off, but if I don't I'll definitely have one for you tomorrow.

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    DrowGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    I'm vaguely aware of 7th edition's rules to spend luck. Is there anyway to gain luck back, or is it a one time thing?

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    NecromancerGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    So I'm not actually introducing Spending Luck until a bit later, but technically the basic rules for it are as follows: You may spend Luck on a 1-for-1 basis on any skill or characteristic roll (so not Sanity, Luck, or Damage rolls). At the end of a scenario, you make an improvement roll, just like if you had succeeded in a skill for it.
    Last edited by zingbobco000; 2019-11-27 at 01:47 AM.

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    DrowGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Understood, thanks for the explanation.

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    NecromancerGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Erm... you have no idea who or where Mary is.

    Thomas never actually stated that she was his maid or anything.

    In fact, the house appears to be empty save you and Thomas.
    Last edited by zingbobco000; 2019-11-28 at 11:35 AM.

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    DrowGuy

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    Oops, sorry, assumed she was his servant. I'll edit my post, but basically he's going to spend the day going through the library.
    Last edited by Dark Seeker; 2019-11-28 at 01:58 PM.

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    NecromancerGuy

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    All good, I just wanted to clarify as it seemed you had made that assumption.

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    DrowGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Thanks, I appreciate it. And my first successful roll this scenario, yay.

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    NecromancerGuy

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    I'm sure there will be quite a few, don't worry .

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    DrowGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Rolling here so I can see if I get a transcript:

    Spoiler: Own Language 70
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    (1d100)[27]

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    DrowGuy

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    Uh, yikes. Can I change my mind and try a different approach? I understand if you rule it's what Paul said he'd so I have to follow through.

    My initial idea was to go buy him something to drink, but then I remembered this was prohibition and I don't know the town well enough to easily sniff out the bootleggers.

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    NecromancerGuy

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    Hmmmm... for now, I guess I'll allow it.

    For the record, this is a completely valid approach. The "if that's how you're going to go about this" was more me thinking about which conversational approach you're taking.

    However, if you're thinking about heading into town trying to find booze...

    Spoiler: Successful Know (Education) Roll
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    You recall that oftentimes Italian restaurants would fragrantly disobey prohibition law in order to construct a "truly Italian meal." You also recall spotting a small Italian diner in town by the Advertiser.
    Spoiler: Failed Know (Education) Roll
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    Please give me a Luck roll (for posterity's sake).
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    DrowGuy

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    Ah, understood. I admit I was a little worried the GM thought I was about to do something boneheaded. I had visions of pushing the roll and being beaten to death by a shovel.

    EDU 70 (1d100)[47]

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    DrowGuy

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    I have to ask, am I taking a convoluted route through this scenario? I feel like I missed something and went way off the rails. I don't mind; I'm having fun, and it makes sense for Paul's first real investigation. I just hope I'm not causing a lot of extra work for you.

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    NecromancerGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Nope! You're all good, don't worry. Also, again: I can adapt. That's sorta in my job description. I had one crazy game of this, which I can show to you once you're done to see an example of something that went kinda off the rails there (if anything this is one of my more straightforward games).

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    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    DrowGuy

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    Good to know. And I'm glad you're enjoying as well. :) I'm getting visions of this being an old adventure game: Paul needs to go to the restaurant and eat a meal to get the flask that he can give to the gardener to-- well, you get the idea.

    I'll look forward to reading up on the other's adventures after this, I had no idea I missed so much during the last game and it was fun to compare with.
    Last edited by Dark Seeker; 2019-11-29 at 02:47 AM.

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    NecromancerGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Yeah, it's a little bit like that, but it's a lot more open-ended too. Don't be afraid to check out all the nooks and crannies though, you never know what you might find.
    Last edited by zingbobco000; 2019-11-29 at 02:49 AM.

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    DrowGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Would it be possible to charm a librarian into helping me, maybe getting me a bonus die on my Library Use roll?

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    NecromancerGuy

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    Sounds good to me! Although first give me a Luck roll.
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    DrowGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Luck 70 (1d100)[5]

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    NecromancerGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Given that thatís an Extreme Success, thereís no need for a Charm roll. Someone is just willing to help, so go ahead and gain a bonus die.

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    DrowGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Rolled Charm and barely succeeded. If it's alright with you, I'll keep that roll for library use and roll a bonus die for it:

    (1d10)[2]

    I believe that's a success!
    Last edited by Dark Seeker; 2019-11-29 at 10:57 PM.

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    NecromancerGuy

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    Thatís fine with me (in fact itís what I would suggest).

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    DrowGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    If I can, I'd like to try and push this roll.

    (1d100)[63]

    Ack! I assume he just wastes time? I'm acutely aware of that ticking clock...
    Last edited by Dark Seeker; 2019-11-29 at 11:12 PM.

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    NecromancerGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Pushing a roll generally has worse consequences than just wasting time (as youíll soon see)...

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    DrowGuy

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    Default Re: Dark Seeker's Paper Chase OOC

    Luck 70 (1d100)[44]

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    DrowGuy

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    (1d100)[42] Luck roll 70

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    NecromancerGuy

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    Luckily the officer does not notice said illegal item.

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    DrowGuy

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    If this story would have ended with Paul hauled off to jail over alcohol possession I would have had to laugh.

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