Hell Block Five Review – Call of Cthulhu (Grindhouse)

Review of the Call of Cthulhu scenario Hell Block Five, written by Alex Guillotte and Ian Christiansen, the fifth scenario in the Grindhouse Collection. In Short: Cool premise and atmosphere, and a couple of very fun tricks to mess with the players, but so far the loosest of the Grindhouse scenarios, making for a lot of work for the Keeper. Spoiler-lite for Players and Keepers:…

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Slaughter in Spittlefeld Review – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (Ubersreik Adventures)

Review of the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay adventure Slaughter in Spittlefeld, written by Ben Scerri for the first Ubersreik Adventures book. In Short: Slaughter in Spittlefeld is tightly focused closed adventure that leans heavily on investigation and social interaction, but with a nice dash of horror and violence. Spoiler-Lite for Players: Slaughter in Spittlefeld has a simple opening and clear objective. The party wakes up in…

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Scenariogram Random Scenario – Call of Cthulhu (Cthulhu 2020)

The ‘Scenariogram’ is a series of tables, Keeper aids and sheets in the Japanese Call of Cthulhu modern-day sourcebook, Cthulhu 2020. Its main use is to create the bones of a scenario using random tables, with 3 main tables and 9 subtables. The main tables are; Scenario Pattern – determining the main goal or structure of the scenario; Mystery Origin – what drives or starts…

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Night of Blood Review – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP 4e)

Review of the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay free intro adventure Night of Blood, originally written by Jim Bambra, updated and edited for Cubicle 7’s 4e by Lindsay and Andy Law. In Short: A quick and easy yet appropriately gritty and bloody adventure to introduce a new group to WFRP, or to slot into an ongoing campaign as a (very) brief travel interlude, though it may need…

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A Chill in Abashiri Print on Demand – A 1920s Taisho-Era Japan Call of Cthulhu Scenario

My second Call of Cthulhu scenario, A Chill in Abashiri – A 1920s Taisho-Era Japan Scenario, is now available on Print on Demand through DriveThruRPG. https://tinyurl.com/aCiACoCPoD Here’s my overview of it, as well as some reviews: https://mjrrpg.com/a-chill-in-abashiri-1920s-japan-call-of-cthulhu/ Rolling Boxcars: https://rollingboxcars.com/2023/05/30/a-chill-in-abashiri-a-miskatonic-repository-review-call-of-cthulhu/ Revies from R’lyeh http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2022/12/miskatonic-monday-159-chill-in-abashiri.html Blurb: Abashiri Prison, located on the northern shore of Hokkaido, houses ‘dangerous’ criminals and political dissidents, and is no stranger to…

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Alone Against the Flames Review – Call of Cthulhu (Starter Set)

Very short review of the solo Call of Cthulhu scenario Alone Against the Flames, written by Mike Mason, Paul Fricker, and Gavin Inglis, part of the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Starter Set (or as a free pdf). In-Short: A quick little choose your own adventure story with just enough Call of Cthulhu mechanics worked in to help accustom players completely new to the system….

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Spilsbury #9485 Review – Call of Cthulhu (Fear’s Sharp Little Needles)

Review of Adam Gauntlett’s Call of Cthulhu scenario Spilsbury #9485, written for Stygian Fox’s modern day scenario anthology, Fear’s Sharp Little Needles. In-Short: A very brief set of intriguing guidelines, though the actual structure of the scenario is left entirely up to the Keeper. Spoiler-lite for Players and Keepers: All of the Fear’s Sharp Little Needles scenarios are short, and Spilsbury #9485 is among the…

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City of God Kickstarter Preview – Dark Ages Demon Exorcism TTRPG

Preview of the new dark ages, demon hunting investigative TTRPG, City of God, from Spilled Ink Studios, currently on Kickstarter. Note: I received a preview copy by the creator. This is also not a finished product, and so this is not a full review, only a preview of the main premise and system. A full review on completion will cover praise and criticism for more…

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Dissociation Review – Call of Cthulhu (Fear’s Sharp Little Needles)

Review of Matthew Sanderson’s Call of Cthulhu scenario Dissociation, from Fear’s Sharp Little Needles. In-Short: A disturbing ride of a scenario that works best for experienced players with expectations to subvert, rather than new players who will likely just be confused. Spoiler-lite for Players and Keepers: Dissociation is extremely difficult to give any details about without delving into spoilers. The title by itself gives away…

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Three Requests Review – Call of Cthulhu (Bibliothek 13)

Review of the Japanese Call of Cthulhu scenario Three Requests, by Uchiyama Yasujirou for the scenario collection Bibliothek 13. In-Short: A small-scale, freeform investigation that binds its puzzle and mystery to an easily adjustable rising tension that makes it a great, and one of my new favourite, one shot ‘intermediate’ scenarios. Spoiler-lite for Players and Keepers: Three Requests is the last of Uchiyama’s four scenarios…

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