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    Please post here if you have a game (that's not hosted here) that needs players.
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  • Mare Balticum
    [They] "transport beaver hides, the pelts of the black fox and swords from the farthest reaches of the Saqaliba to the Sea of Rum [i.e., the Black Sea]. The ruler of Rum [i.e., the Byzantine Empire] takes a tithe of them. If they wish, they go to the Tnys river [i.e., "Tanais", the Greek name of the Don River], Yitil [i.e., Itil, the ancient name of the Volga], or Tin [variously identified as Don or Seversky Donets], the River of the Saqaliba. They travel to Khamlij, the city of the Khazars whose ruler takes a tithe of them. Then they betake themselves to the Sea of Jurjan [Caspian Sea] and they alight on whichever of its shores they wish. ... Sometimes, they carry their goods from Jurjan by camel to Baghdad. Saqlab slaves translate for them. They claim that they are Christians and pay the jizya."

    885-886, Ibn Khordadbeh writing about the Rus merchants who brought goods from Northern Europe and Northwestern Russia to Baghdad
    Moderator: ghill
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    Last post by HelplessBystander
    Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:39 am
  • The Dreaming Spires
    Journey with us to an alternative 1898, where history rubs shoulders with imagination. Where ‘what was’ is replaced by ‘what might have been’. Leagues of Adventures presents, for your edification – ‘The Dreaming Spires, episode one of the Great Game Campaign’.

    “... A time when science itself stands poised to usher in a new golden age, or doom the world to terrible war.
    In the ancient university of Cambridge, the scion of an aristocratic family has gone missing, unearthing a plot which threatens to plunge the British Empire into chaos.
    Can the intrepid globetrotters solve the Cambridge conspiracy before it’s too late? What secrets lie hidden beneath its dreaming spires?”
    Moderator: Priest
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    Last post by carnage_lee
    Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:25 am
  • Signs Writ in Scarlet
    A horrific murder in London’s East End leads to a new assignment for the Seekers of Enlightenment. But there could be something even worse than a crazed killer on the loose…
    Moderator: HoneyDog
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    Last post by Philulhu
    Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:56 am
  • Eternal Lies (Trail of Cthulhu)
    A decade ago, a band of occult investigators battled against the summoning of an ancient and monstrous evil. They failed. Now you must piece together the puzzle and finish what they could not. The stakes are high, and so is the price to pay. Can you do it?
    Moderator: Overlord87
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    Last post by leonardolad
    Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:23 pm
  • Dead Men Walking
    On the lunar calendar, it is the twelfth of July, 1920; in three days' time, the good people of China will celebrate 中元節, the festival of the dead. The great festival is an ancient tradition shrouded in dark rumours and whispered tales. Now, this festival will be celebrated publicly in Peking city, open to the gazes and inquiries of foreigners. During this month, the 阴气, the aura of death, is at its strongest; it will be during this month that the dead may influence the living realm with an eldritch plot of horror and madness...
    Moderators: leestriter, HelplessBystander
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    Last post by aine
    Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:58 pm
  • Masks of Nyarlathotep (7th Edition)
    Using the 2018 remastered edition of Masks.

    March 1921, Lima, Peru: A disparate group of academics and adventurers gather to assist Augustus Larkin's expedition to locate a pyramid long forgotten by history.

    Years later a friendship forged in Peru will bring this group together again - can the investigators unravel the mysteries of the Carlyle Expedition massacre before it's too late?
    Moderator: Raiko
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    Last post by Anatomist
    Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:17 am
  • Servants of the Lake
    The voice on the phone said, "I understand that you are a friend of my son, James. He has gone missing. I require your assistance in bringing him home again...”

    A university student has gone missing. Can his friends find out what has happened to James Frazer in 1920s Massachusetts?
    Moderator: Philulhu
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    Last post by Philulhu
    Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:54 am
  • Doors to Darkness
    Doors to Darkness yawn open to reveal three hair raising tales!

    Genius Loci - Not all is well at the Kirby State Lunatic Asylum and it’s down to the investigators to heed a friend in need’s cry.
    Ties That Bind - Strange rock formations have been found in Mrs. Carrington’s prized fountain. But these are like no rocks seen before!
    None More Black - The death of a Rice University student leads the investigators into unsavoury neighbourhoods and dark business dealings.

    Are you the Dreamer or are you the Dream? Shadows flitting at the corners of your vision, haunting laughter just outside your window and inhuman, eerie sounds in the middle of the night, all of this and more await the unwary once you open the Doors to Darkness!
    Moderator: Umbral Dragon
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    Last post by jp1885
    Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:32 pm
  • Storm Clouds
    It is 1937. Fascism is on the rise in Europe as Germany and Italy look to expand their territories and Spain has descended into civil war. Britain and France follow a route of appeasement lest the barely-healed scars of the Great War be ripped open once again.

    The dark clouds of war and oppression play heavy on the minds of man but other forces also stir, ready to take advantage of the coming storm...
    Moderator: Philulhu
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    Last post by peper757
    Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:17 pm
  • King of Chicago II - Shanghai Bullets

    Moderators: coffee demon, coffeedemon
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    Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:40 pm
  • The Arkham Evil (Coc 7th)
    You are gathered together in the offices of Professor N.E. Brown, Dean of the College of Sciences at the Miskatonic University, in Arkham, Mass. It is Friday evening, March 21st, 1919....
    Moderator: Priest
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    Last post by Mephistophilis
    Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:18 pm
  • Mr Corbitt - 7th Edition
    The date is Sunday, 15th June 1924. The place is Bolton, New Hampshire. Looking after a sick relative, the investigators are about to get to know one of the neighbours a little better than they would like.
    Moderator: simonthompson
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    Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:33 am
  • Hollow Earth Expedition II: Frozen City of Terror
    In the coldest and most isolated place on Earth, survival is a hope, not a guarantee. Death and terror shadow your every move, and all paths lead to an ancient city where a horrifying truth lays buried deep beneath the ice.
    Moderator: kabukiman
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    Last post by Snapper
    Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:50 am
  • The Horror in the Blackout
    London, 1940: The world is engulfed in the flames of war, and now the war has come to Great Britain's capital. German bombers rain death and destruction upon the blacked-out city, but what other terrors lurk unseen in the darkness? The Time Lord, his companions, and a handful of London's inhabitants doing their bit may be the only ones who can avert disaster.

    This is Classic Doctor Who meets Call of Cthulhu, the fifth of a series of connected adventures set in different eras and locations that includes The Terror Out of Time, The Ninth Planet, The Shadow Over Dunwich, and The Brotherhood of Death.
    Moderator: Mr. Handy
    Subforums: Episode 1, Episode 2
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    Last post by Snapper
    Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:54 pm
  • Watch the World Burn
    A chance occurrence in London's Heathrow Airport leads to a desperate search to find answers to terrible lost knowledge.
    Moderator: ghill
    Subforum: Chapter 1 - The Girl With Fire in Her Eyes
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    Last post by carnage_lee
    Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:50 am
  • 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...
    Moderator: evil_scientist
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    Last post by aine
    Sat May 11, 2019 6:57 pm
  • Hell in Texas
    "Hell in Texas" finds our team of Global News Service investigative reporters recovering from the catastrophic results of their previous adventure in their homebase of Cleveland. Despite the addition of a few new members to their "Scoopy Gang," there doesn't seem to be many stories developing. Things have literally died down in Cleveland.

    The group gets wind of a possible story out of east Texas. A lurid suicide, a provocative Halloween haunted house, and hints of police corruption? Sounds like an easy bonus for the taking.
    Moderator: Spookymizu
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    Last post by Squidlyn_King
    Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:25 am
  • Zombie Apocalypse Reanimated
    A group of strangers at a highway truck stop must cooperate to survive as the world becomes overwhelmed with legions of the living dead. But more terror awaits them as they race to prevent the end of mankind and the coming of the Zombie Apocalypse. (This is a Blood Brothers Campaign based on Call of Cthulhu Rules and the films of George Romero).
    Moderator: Mr. Handy
    Subforums: Chapter 1 - The Beginning of the End, Chapter 2 - The Quick and the Undead
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    Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:08 am
  • Groovy Ghastly Affair
    Romantic Horror in the 1960s
    Moderators: VictoriaSilverwolf, Victoria Silverwolf
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    Last post by Mr. Handy
    Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:51 am
  • Muppet Cthulhu: The Show Must Go On!
    "Good Evening Everyone and Welcome to the Muppet Cthulhu Show. My name is Uncle Deadly and I will taking over the hosting duties for Kermit the Frog as he is… Well… Dead! Here to help solve the crime and figure out just exactly what the devil is going on…. I mean who ever heard of a dead Muppet? Really? I don’t even think we’re alive to begin with. If you cut me do I not bleed? Of course I don’t!! I just spew cotton and thread and other nonsense everywhere. But there Kermit lies.. blood and brain oozing out on the sidewalk. Quite the spectacle indeed. But I digress.. Ahem…. Ladies and Gentlemen. I give you Mr. Magnum PI himself… Tom Selleck "

    The curtain opens on Tom Seleck dressed in his traditional Magnum P.I. Hawaiian T and short blue short shorts. The audience goes wild.

    Muppet Cthulhu is a new take on the Call of Cthulhu RPG where players take on the role of real Muppets and try to hold onto their “insanity” as the real world of Cthulhu comes crashing down around them. But most importantly... no matter the cost…. The Show Must Go On!
    Moderator: DSIGFUSS
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    Last post by Basketvector
    Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:16 pm
  • Jailbreak (File not found 404)
    It was not a quiet night: a sudden storm blew across the fields.
    Maybe they should go down to the cellar if it got worse.
    The radio was off.
    No news.
    Until now.

    The scenario plays out in a farm house some ways from a prison.
    You are there.
    Will you leave?

    Jailbreak is a scenario written by Greg Stolze for Unknown Armies.
    I run it like Call of Cthulhu.

    Moderator: Dave Syrinx
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    Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:15 am
  • Groovy Ghastly Affair: Dark Shadows (1967 timeline)
    Enter the haunted world of the classic television series. Become one of the residents of the Collinswood estate, and confront the endless mysteries that surround the Collins family.
    Moderator: VictoriaSilverwolf
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    Last post by Mr. Handy
    Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:30 am
  • Ladybird, Ladybird, Fly Away Home
    6.30pm Thursday 11th March 2010, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.

    A five-year old girl, Regina Balfour, is kidnapped in broad daylight from the Eden Shopping Centre, while her mother’s back is momentarily turned. Left behind is her ladybird shaped backpack, which contained supplies for her insulin pump. She needs her medication to live more than a few days, and her condition will rapidly deteriorate without it...
    Moderator: Mephistophilis
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    Last post by Philulhu
    Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:49 am
  • Delta Green- Cell P
    You are not alone in the war against the Mythos. The problem is, neither is the Mythos. A game heavily influenced by the X-files, investigation and conspiracies.
    Moderator: kabukiman
    5 Topics
    1083 Posts
    Last post by Mr. Handy
    Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:56 am
  • Delta Green: S-Cell
    The year is 1999. A group of agents with the FBI quickly discover a routine case is anything but. Thrust into a world that's as incomprehensible as it is deadly, can this team hope to hold back the darkness?
    Moderator: Silver Priest
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    Last post by HoneyDog
    Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:44 pm
  • Lover in the Ice
    Lafontaine, Missouri, is paralyzed by an ice storm. Delta Green has received a silent alarm from a storage unit in the city and needs eyes on the ground. (Content warning: body horror and sexual violence.)
    Moderator: leestriter
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    Last post by Mr. Handy
    Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:42 am
  • Joint Task Force - Special Operations
    This is a Non-Delta Green / Non-Mythos game that utilizes Delta Green Rules.
    Agent, you have been assigned to the Joint Task Force headed by a Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. You, and your colleagues chosen from other Federal Law Enforcement agencies, have been especially selected to participate in this exercise of inter-agency cooperation so that we can pool your collective talents and skills to better serve the interests of our great nation. As we struggle to over come the challenges we face as a nation in this time of global pandemic, we're counting on you and your colleagues to work together against the many threats we face (foreign and domestic, visible and invisible, biological, human and 'other') in order to keep your countryman safe, secure and healthy. With your service, we will help make America great again. Thank you for your service. Sincerely, Your President.
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    Last post by Snapper
    Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:46 am
  • The Last Train Home (Trail of Cthulhu)
    Several people arrive at the Appledown Train Station eager to be on the last train north to Ashford. Unfortunately nothing is at seems and everything goes downhill from there.
    Moderator: Laraqua
    Subforum: Mysterious Train
    23 Topics
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    Last post by Ritterton
    Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:42 am
  • Ghastly Affair
    Romantic Horror, London, circa 1800
    Moderators: VictoriaSilverwolf, Victoria Silverwolf
    25 Topics
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    Last post by Mr. Handy
    Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:57 am
  • Expedition into the Border Kingdom
    In the years after the oceans drank Atlantis, and long before the brothers Romulus and Remus founded their great city, there was the age of Hyboria. A time lost to history, a time of savage swords and strange sorcery...
    Moderator: Cotton
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    Last post by Rooter
    Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:12 pm
  • The Provost of Eton's Inheritance
    When the Provost of Britain’s most prestigious college for boys is bequeathed a parcel of land in a rural backwater he’s never even heard of, the venerable old man calls upon a select number of friends to look into the matter.

    Why was Dr. Preedy mentioned in the last will and testament of the Squire of Wergyn Hall? Where are the ruins of St. Wergyn’s church, of which he has become the unexpected custodian? What is the truth behind the strange tales and legends that haunt the benighted countryside?

    Set in the 1900s, The Provost of Eton’s Inheritance leads the investigators from the rarefied air of the college cloisters to the wilds of the English Marches, in this 7th edition Call of Cthulhu adventure inspired by one of H.P. Lovecraft literary heroes: the master of the ghost story, M.R. James.
    Moderator: jp1885
    7 Topics
    781 Posts
    Last post by Mr. Handy
    Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:23 am
  • Ghastly Affair: Dark Shadows (1795 timeline)
    Enter the haunted world of the classic television series. Become one of the residents of Collinsport, and witness the beginning of the many curses to befall the Collins family.
    Moderator: VictoriaSilverwolf
    2 Topics
    106 Posts
    Last post by Mr. Handy
    Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:59 am
  • The Titan Incident
    By the waning years of the 22nd century, humanity has expanded beyond Earth, establishing colonies on Mars, Ceres, and the moons of Jupiter and Saturn; the latter of these being largely penal or mining colonies, taking advantage of the isolation and mineral wealth of these moons. One such colony, known as Benedict’s Rest, was established on the shores of the north polar sea of Ligeia Mare on the moon Titan, in the year 2169. Originally a penal colony that used convict labor to harvest liquid methane, Benedict’s Rest was bought out by a German energy conglomerate, Richter Dynamics, and expanded; now, in 2189, contract, or “free” miners outnumber convicts 5 to 1—158 free miners to 31 convicts.

    The colony’s productivity, formerly the highest of any Richter colony site, has dropped 19% in the last month with no reasonable explanation provided. In the same period, the colony medic, Dr. Henry Holzer, has died; the administration has been vague regarding cause, though it has been intimated that he committed suicide. Over the objections of colony administrator James Kingsley, Richter Dynamics has sent a team of corporate troubleshooters to investigate these two issues and make recommendations to revive productivity.
    Moderator: Mephistophilis
    12 Topics
    319 Posts
    Last post by Starspawn338
    Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:15 am
  • Eldritch Horror
    Across the globe, ancient evil is stirring. Now, you and your trusted circle of colleagues must travel around the world, working against all odds to hold back the approaching horror. Foul monsters, brutal encounters, and obscure mysteries will take you to your limit and beyond. All the while, you and your fellow investigators must unravel the otherworldy mysteries scattered around the globe in order to push back the gathering mayhem that threatens to overwhelm humanity. The end draws near! Do you have the courage to prevent global destruction?
    Moderator: Tabs
    Subforums: Episode 1 - Forsaken Lore, Epsiode 2 - Mountains of Madness, Episode 3 - Strange Remnants, Image Bank
    38 Topics
    1250 Posts
    Last post by Tabs
    Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:19 pm
  • The Lounge
    A General Forum for players and Keepers alike to discuss issues, ideas and suchlike. Please keep topics related to this site and the games being played...
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    Last post by Mr. Handy
    Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:54 am
  • Interview with a Keeper
    An irregular Forum containing interviews with members who have/are running games on this site.
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    Last post by Laraqua
    Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:34 am
  • Terrible Tales, Horrible Revelations and Dreams of Dark Days (Fan Fiction)
    Dark imaginings of that which lies hidden behind the veil of reality, terrible tales of woe and horror of those to whom the true nature of the universe was revealed, or revelations of the times when the stars are right? Fiction or Fact? This forum is for Cthulhu and Horror fan fiction. Do you have a story to share?
    Subforums: Cthulhu Mythos Fiction Contest, Collaborative Scenario Writing, Holden's Story
    43 Topics
    511 Posts
    Last post by Mr. Handy
    Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:35 am

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