On the Precipice: 1970s cult investigation one-shot

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On the Precipice: 1970s cult investigation one-shot

Postby evil_scientist » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:11 pm

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    On the Precipice

    1976, South California

    The Sandoval couple is worried sick: their daughter, Elizabeth, ran off and joined a cult, the Temple of Concordance. They had no contact with her until recently, when she called them, clearly in a state of distress. The call ended abruptly, without any answer from Elizabeth about her status. The police checked up on the Temple, but found everything to be in order: Elizabeth is 21, practicing her right to worship as she wishes. The Sandovals decide to take matters into their own hands...


    On the Precipice is a one-shot Call of Cthulhu scenario set in the weird and dangerous world of 1970s cults. Inspired by many things non-fiction and fiction.


    Number of players: 4

      Character options: The Investigators are cult specialists – deprogrammers, psychologists, their assistants. They agree to bring Elizabeth back home, out of sympathy, commitment, or for the hefty reward offered by the parents. No representatives of official law enforcement. Concerned friends and relatives of the Sandovals can also be included in the cast.

    System: 7th ed.


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Re: On the Precipice: 1970s cult investigation one-shot

Postby HelplessBystander » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:26 am

I'm interested. It's an interesting premise.
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Re: On the Precipice: 1970s cult investigation one-shot

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:30 am

Count me in too!
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Re: On the Precipice: 1970s cult investigation one-shot

Postby evil_scientist » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:04 am

Great! Anybody else?
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Re: On the Precipice: 1970s cult investigation one-shot

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:33 am

I can run this to three players as well, if there's one more person interested!
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Re: On the Precipice: 1970s cult investigation one-shot

Postby Cotton » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:39 am

I'd like to play.
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Re: On the Precipice: 1970s cult investigation one-shot

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:02 pm

Welcome, Cotton!

Mr. Handy, can you set up a forum for the game? "On the Precipice" is the title, and you can use the description from my first post here:

"1976, South California
The Sandoval couple is worried sick: their daughter, Elizabeth, ran off and joined a cult, the Temple of Concordance. They had no contact with her until recently, when she called them, clearly in a state of distress. The call ended abruptly, without any answer from Elizabeth about her status. The police checked up on the Temple, but found everything to be in order: Elizabeth is 21, practicing her right to worship as she wishes. The Sandovals decide to take matters into their own hands..."
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Re: On the Precipice: 1970s cult investigation one-shot

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:48 am

Done! The forum is here.
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Re: On the Precipice: 1970s cult investigation one-shot

Postby evil_scientist » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:08 am

Thanks!

I will set up a few topics, and we can start discussing characters.

By the way, I'm still open for a fourth player!
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Re: On the Precipice: 1970s cult investigation one-shot

Postby aine » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:09 pm

Do you still have room for one more? I can write a character up on Tuesday 2nd I think.
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Re: On the Precipice: 1970s cult investigation one-shot

Postby evil_scientist » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:56 am

aine wrote:Do you still have room for one more? I can write a character up on Tuesday 2nd I think.

Hi! Yes, there is room for a fourth player, so you're welcome! Please, take a look at the other characters, and come up with a concept that fits with them well. I think perhaps an assistant to Cotton's deprogrammer character? Anyway, hop into the Chat topic and lay out your ideas.
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