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The Elder Gods Reign Supreme in the 2018 ENnie Awards

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Taking a look at the 2018 ENnie Winners, it seems the Mythos kinda kicked ass.

By my count, products in the Cthulhu family won a dozen awards:

Best Adventure (Silver) - Delta Green: A Night at the Opera (Arc Dream Publishing)Best Art (Gold) - Harlem Unbound (Darker Hue Studios)Best Electronic Book (Gold) -Delta Green: A Night at the Opera (Arc Dream Publishing)Best Game (Silver) - Delta Green: The RPG (Arc Dream Publishing)Best Monster/Adversary (Silver) - Down Darker Trails (Chaosium Inc.)Best Podcast (Gold) - Miskatonic University PodcastBest Production Values (Gold) - Delta Green: The RPG (Arc Dream Publishing)Best Rules (Gold) - Delta Green: The RPG (Arc Dream Publishing)Best Setting (Gold) - Harlem Unbound (Darker Hue Studios)Best Supplement (Gold) - Reign of Terror (Chaosium Inc.)Best Writing (Gold) - Harlem Unbound (Darker Hue Studios)Product of the Year (Silver) - Delta Green: The RPG (Arc Dream Publishing)
In addition, Chaosium collected a number of awards not related to Call…

Prepping an Old-School Call of Cthulhu Scenario

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As a dad, software engineer, husband, and grad student, the amount of time I have to make my own adventures is sadly limited. I'm currently in my last class so I'm hoping the fall will bring more time both for this blog and for me to prep my own adventures. However, for the time being I've gotten great mileage out of pre-made scenarios.

One nice thing about Call of Cthulhu is there are a lot of such scenario out there. I especially like that there are a lot of scenarios suitable for one or two sessions of play - I love long campaigns, but right now such a style isn't quite suitable for me. It is also nice that you can take an scenario written for the old editions of the game and use it with the newest ones without any difficulty.

One thing in most Call of Cthulhu scenarios favor is they don't typically force a certain course of action for the investigators. I've had sessions where I'm pretty certain the author would barely recognize his or her scenario. Ty…