Call of Cthulhu: Horror on the Orient Express (Session 7)

$25.00 / week

GM Playstyle

Leans Exploration

Event Details

HistoricalHorror

System

Call of Cthulhu

Technical

Discord Video/AudioFantasy Grounds VTT
1 of 5 seats available
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About the Adventure

 

Horror on the Orient Express CAMPAIGN DESCRIPTION

Adventure Overview

A puzzling headline begins a front-page article found in the Times of London. Three men, all identical in identification, were found dead in the same room of the Chelsea Arms Hotel. All were dispatched in a similar manner—stabbed through the heart. Then the home of a valued friend burns to the ground, severely injuring him in the process. An odd summons, a surreptitious meeting, and a thousand-mile journey begins on the legendary rail service carrying the investigators to Constantinople, the Gateway of the Orient.

Beginning in 1920s London, the investigators journey to Paris and thence to the ancient city of Constantinople. With luck, they also return home.

 

Are new players welcome?

Yes! You will be taught how to play! The main campaign is a full-length campaign, but there will be a three-part prequel mini-campaign that introduces you to the basics of the system. After that, there will be an “intermission” adventure set during the French Revolution before the Express ride begins.

 

How to Prepare

The GM (Keeper of Arcane Lore) will provide guidance for character creation during the first session. You may want to come prepared with a character concept (see below for guidelines).

You’ll want to make sure you have a working mic/webcam.

The GM will be using Fantasy Grounds Unity for the game. You do not need to purchase the program, but downloading the Free (DEMO) version will improve your experience for the campaign.

Dice can be rolled digitally from Fantasy Grounds, but you can gather two 10-sided dice if you’d like to roll physical dice.

 

Character Creation Guidelines

You will create your character during the first session alongside the rest of the group. However, you may like to have several character concepts in mind. Consider the following:

  • Your occupation. Are you a doctor, librarian, engineer, soldier?
  • Your strengths and weaknesses. At what thing(s) are you average or sub-average?
  • Significant locations, people, and objects. What are your greatest concerns and loves?

 

Materials Provided

The GM (Keeper) will provide character sheets, digital handout materials, and all things you may need for your adventure.

 

Who is this game for?

This adventure is for new players and veteran RPG players. It utilizes the Call of Cthulhu (7e) ruleset, a role-playing game inspired by H.P. Lovecraft.

You may like this game if you’re looking for a long campaign of horror and mystery.

You may like this game if you enjoy playing characters that are in over their heads, competing against odds, and uncovering clues in a methodical way.

You may like this game if you want a campaign that emphasizes exploration and investigation as much as (or more than) combat.

 

Gameplay Themes and Content Warnings

This adventure may include themes of darkness, despair, poverty, and murder. It will include violence and themes of slavery, prejudice, occult, and other-worldly..

 

Commitment?

This campaign is designed to be one continuous adventure. It works best if players are committed to the length of the campaign (about 1 year). However, if you need to disband from the campaign at any time, you are free to do so and the GM will work with you to allow your character to leave the campaign in an honorable manner.

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EJ is the best!

July 21, 2024

I’ve been playing in a campaign run by EJ for a few months now, and I have to say, it’s hard to imagine playing with another GM at this point. His high level of knowledge and expertise, combined with the mutually respectful (and silly!) environment he cultivates in every group makes for a consistently enjoyable gaming experience. He is so approachable, friendly, thoughtful, helpful, patient, *and* funny.

To put it simply: if you aren’t playing with EJ, you are missing out!

Daniel

Master of Dungeons

June 12, 2024

I played in a level 5 one shot with EJ and one other player, it was an excellent experience. The game had great storytelling details, an interactive world, dangerous combats, and player agency. What more could you want in D&D?

Landon O'Brien

Small party, big fun

May 8, 2024

I was part of a recent campaign and EJ did a fantastic job. The storytelling was great, and the encounters were engaging. Excited to get back in and play again.

Matt

Really fun!

April 29, 2024

I had an amazing one shot last night and I had a lot of fun. A small group of people but it was still very entertaining and engaging. Answering any and all questions we had and made it very easy to play! Would def recommend!!!

Alexis CH

Amazing DM!

April 19, 2024

This was my first time playing a full campaign and EJ made it amazingly fun! There were so many things that I wanted to do with my character and EJ was always open to it or found ways to make it even more interesting! He’s very easy to talk to if you have any sort of questions and I always appreciated how comfortable he made the sessions feel! Our campaign lasted for over a year but it never felt boring and there was always something new or interesting happening! EJ also creates such lasting and impactful moments between characters with his wonderful descriptions and narrations. I am so grateful to have been able to play with him and can’t recommend him enough to others!

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