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Actual Play - The Spawn - Part 1

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Based on the adventure of the same name by Harry Cleaver, contained in the Chaosium anthology The Great Old Ones.




Setting:
Boston, Mass. to Coppertown, New Mexico. June 20 - June 26, 1921

Characters:

Jordaine Furst - Strasbourg-born Great War spy for FranceLiam Maguire - Former Boston police officer turned private investigator after the 1919 strikeDora Martin - Journalist determined to understand the truth
At Fredrick Tardiff's art studio in Boston some new investigators had gathered. Dora Martin had reported on the Crimson Gang and had determined there was more to it than the official story So had former police officer Liam Maguire.
Dora had received a letter from a former colleague of hers, a labor organizer and general rabble rouser, José Green.



Prior to leaving they did some research on the mines:

The Beasley Mining Co.Offices: 28 Main Street, Coppertown, New Mexico.Officers: President William Beasley, V.P. Edward Beasley.Incorporated: May 19, 1912 in New Mexico.Capital:about $5 m…

Reflections on the Past Several Months and Looking Forward

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While my blog has avoided going into hiatus, it has gone from double-digit posts per month to just a few. Suffice to say, the past few months have not been boring.

Last September and October weren't too bad for the blog - a little bit of a slowdown but not too bad. Then on October 31st my younger daughter was hospitalized. As any parent no doubt knows, there's nothing so horrible as a threat to one of your kids. 
I've also been busy with grad school. I've been pursuing my master's degree in strategic analytics since September 2005. It's been a long slog - while the material hasn't gotten more difficult, I've found keeping at it more and more difficult as time goes on. I've managed to do so though and have just begun my 10th and final class. If all goes well, I will finish the program in the end of September. 
My professional life was upended this summer, as I was laid off from my job in mid-June. I'd first joined EMC all the way back in 2002 af…

Actual Play: One in Darkness Part 2

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Based on the adventure of the same name by Doug Lyons with L. N. Isynwill, contained in the Chaosium anthology The Great Old Ones.

Part 1

[Note this writeup is a bit brief given the adventure was played several months ago.]

Setting:
Boston; Wednesday, April 20 - Thursday, April 21, 1921

Characters:


Earl Crowley - Antiquarian settled in ArkhamJordaine Furst - Strasbourg-born Great War spy for FranceFredrick Tardiff - Great War veteran, Kingsport artist

Late in the night of the 20th, Crowley received the call that Eddie Clark had been spotted and rejoined his companions in apprehending him. After some severe questioning, they searched his flat and discovered it had records of a delivery to an abandoned brewery - perhaps where the Crimson Gang was hiding.

They made their plans to go to the hideout - with the knowledge that the Black Demon was searching for Malone as his ultimate target, they planned on using the tablets to bring the demon there - and then hopefully banish it.

While they did m…