Sunday, April 9, 2017

[Horror on the Orient Express] By the Skin of the Teeth

The group takes a deep breath before the final plunge, boarding the Express for the last leg of their 2,000-mile journey to Constantinople. But will they all survive the night?



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Featuring:

Jen
Jade
Renae
Des
And...Edie the Dog

5 comments:

  1. Call of Cthulhu's minor note of "Attacker wins", or maybe just "Initiator wins" in the event of ties is a subtle but important change to make this game a lot deadlier. I think I generally err on the side of preferring defender to "win" ties, even if it's just a prolonging of, for example, getting thrown out of a train.

    And combat in general is deadly. Do we want to risk killing everyone at the climax of the big adventure, or at least fail completely and leave things un-resolved? It's narratively unsatisfying, but it is also important to not have wins feel like they're being taken for granted.

    Fortunately I also have found that much like horrible monsters, GMs tend to be satisfied once one or two PCs die and will be a little bit more relaxed towards letting you survive. Unless you push it of course.

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  2. So I assume that the next installment is another flashback, where the PCs are a gaggle of vampires trailing themselves and killing all of the opposition all while trying not to break the Masquerade?

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  3. Line of the episode: "That's impossible, this is f'ing France."

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    1. Ha! Seriously, no garlic on that train was the most obvious giveaway we were being hoodwinked!

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