The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cthulhu

Please post here if you're trying to gauge interest in a NEW game, which you'd like to run on Play@YSDC

The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cthulhu

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:25 am

The Horror in the Blackout is the fifth adventure in a campaign combining classic Doctor Who with Call of Cthulhu. The first adventure, The Terror Out of Time, took place in 1930 London. The second, The Ninth Planet, took place on Pluto in 2112. The third, The Shadow Over Dunwich, took place in 1985 in Dunwich, England (a real place, not the fictional Dunwich in America). The fourth, The Brotherhood of Death, is set in Rome in 44 BC. It is not quite complete, but it should be wrapping up in April. You may read them if you wish, but you do not need to know anything about them (or about Doctor Who) to play in this adventure, which takes place in London in September 1940. Surviving characters may become companions and travel in the TARDIS for further adventures. The game is set to begin shortly after the current adventure concludes. Players will be expected to post at least twice per week, and I intend to match that pace. Players from previous games in this campaign are welcome to return, though except for those playing the Time Lord and his companions, you'll be playing new characters. One possible exception is that anyone who played in The Terror Out of Time may bring back his or her character, which would be aged ten years. New players are welcome to create characters as well.

So far we have the following players confirmed:
Jaysun81 (returning as Story)
Yockenthwaite (returning as Elizabeth Young)
Thorn (returning as Brook Davies)
Andyw666
DrkRoxas

I plan to set up a board in about a week and do character creation from April 8-16, when I'll be off from work, even if the current adventure is not quite done yet. That's when I'll actually have time to do it.
Doctor Who/Call of Cthulhu Campaign:
(viewforum.php?f=176)The Terror Out of Time
The Ninth Planet
The Shadow Over Dunwich
The Brotherhood of Death
The Horror in the Blackout
User avatar
Mr. Handy
Admin
Admin
 
Posts: 31787
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cth

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:37 am

I've created the forum here. The OOC thread is up, and more threads on charater creation and background should be appearing over the coming days. Feel free to drop in when you're ready. The Brotherhood of Death, the previous adventure, is still not quite finished, but the end is now in sight.

There is still plenty of room in The Horror in the Blackout for new and returning players.
Doctor Who/Call of Cthulhu Campaign:
(viewforum.php?f=176)The Terror Out of Time
The Ninth Planet
The Shadow Over Dunwich
The Brotherhood of Death
The Horror in the Blackout
User avatar
Mr. Handy
Admin
Admin
 
Posts: 31787
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cth

Postby Hanith » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:35 pm

I wouldn't mind joining. I've just no clue where to start. I am a severe newb at this game so, forgive me; but I have some questions for this.

Regarding Character creation (I've already read your post on this so the actual mechanics of rolling a character are fine)
Do you want me to roll out a character or am I playing an already existing / pre-made character?
If I am rolling, which character sheet am I using?
Are you restricting occupations or are they freeform (within reason)?
Are you restricting nationality or can I pick (also within reason)?

Regarding the current timeframe
Is it still September 7th and during the bombing runs in-game?
Is there any alternate history so far?

Regarding PBP
I understand the use of 3rd party dice-rollers and how you require skill-checks via "spoilers"
How is dialogue order handled or is it also a "within reason" approach?

Sorry for a barrage but I am genuinely clueless about this.
Hanith
Layman
Layman
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:45 pm

Re: The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cth

Postby HelplessBystander » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:07 am

@Hanith:
I think most of the skill rolls and such are operated on a GM-fiat basis. If you can think of a solution, you are welcome to roll for the outcome so long as you communicate it clearly. Same goes with character sheet. PM Mr. handy for concepts that you personally feel is too outlandish (90% skills require justification on WHY, and exotic nationalities requires a backstory on why they’re there).

There’s a built-in dice roller in-forum, so no need for registering third-party rollers (to my understanding). Dialogue order is determined by who posts first. Unless explicitly stated otherwise. All dialogue is in-canon unless it is too illogical.

There’s no current alternative history so far. We are on the second day of The Blitz. As far as I can tell, the only differences to real history so far is the escape of a mentally-ill patient, the existence of Maxwell sanitarium, and the existence of Time Lords/Time travel. I think Lovecraft’s creations are also mostly in-canon as well. Aside from that, nothing too pressing. ;)
My Call of Cthulhu Campaigns:
Dead Men Walking (Looking for new members)
User avatar
HelplessBystander
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1300
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:16 pm
Location: Australia

Re: The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cth

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:29 am

Thank you,

You have the choice of taking over an abandoned character or creating a new one. The only abandoned character is Tinker, who would be complicated, so you might not want her. If you roll your own character, you should use the Modern sheet (with the additional skills of Anti-Aircraft Gun and War Prestige, both of which have a base level of 01%). The occupation may be freely selected within reason, as may nationality. London is a very cosmopolitan city, with people from all over the world calling it home (or at least living there temporarily). There are plenty of refugees from Nazi-occupied countries as well. However, enemy aliens are subject to additional scrutiny, and those who haven't already been vetted as refugees would probably be interned, or at least watched very carefully.

It is currently the morning of Sunday, September 8, 1940. There is not currently an air raid now that it is daytime. There is no alternate history so far aside from fictional characters, creatures, and events, though I try to blend those seamlessly with real ones. That said, this adventure does involve time travel, so the possibility of changing history has to be a concern.

Dialogue order is handled within reason, as HelplessBystander mentioned, in the order in which people post. Under most circumstances this is fine, but where time is critical, such as in combat, there may be a limit to how much you can say and when you can say it.
Doctor Who/Call of Cthulhu Campaign:
(viewforum.php?f=176)The Terror Out of Time
The Ninth Planet
The Shadow Over Dunwich
The Brotherhood of Death
The Horror in the Blackout
User avatar
Mr. Handy
Admin
Admin
 
Posts: 31787
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cth

Postby Hanith » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:53 pm

Got it. You want me to go ahead and roll out my character? I have a concept already and he's nothing outlandish. Once you get a look at him I'll assume you get to plug him in wherever you think makes the most sense. That, and I'm not confident enough in my writing to just drop him in wherever :P
Hanith
Layman
Layman
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:45 pm

Re: The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cth

Postby HelplessBystander » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:07 am

Welcome!
My Call of Cthulhu Campaigns:
Dead Men Walking (Looking for new members)
User avatar
HelplessBystander
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1300
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:16 pm
Location: Australia

Re: The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cth

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:13 am

Yes, you can go ahead and start creating your character in the Character Creation/Rules thread. If you have any questions, you can ask them by posting there. Once you let me know what occupation you have in mind, I'll let you know the occupational skill list. Once I've seen your character, I'll work out a way to introduce you into the story. Please avoid reading the In Character (IC) threads that do not involve your character, with the sole exception of Introduction in Episode 1, which everyone may read. After the adventure is over, you may then go back and read everything, but this will help limit player knowledge to what your character has experienced and will increase suspense when the investigators split. Welcome aboard, and have fun!
Doctor Who/Call of Cthulhu Campaign:
(viewforum.php?f=176)The Terror Out of Time
The Ninth Planet
The Shadow Over Dunwich
The Brotherhood of Death
The Horror in the Blackout
User avatar
Mr. Handy
Admin
Admin
 
Posts: 31787
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cth

Postby Shelfunit » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:06 am

Hi,
Just posting to confirm my interest in taking over "insertcharnamehere" as and when available :-)
User avatar
Shelfunit
Layman
Layman
 
Posts: 41
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:35 pm
Location: Geneva

Re: The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cth

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:14 am

Welcome aboard, Shelfunit, and have fun! You can see the character sheets in this thread. The initial post lists all of the abandoned characters (they have MIA after their names), from which you can pick one you want. You can let me know your selection by posting here, or in the OOC thread in the game forum. Once you do, I'll let you know which threads you should read to catch up on the story so far. The first four adventures you are free to read in their entirety if you have the time and the inclination, but you should only read the IC threads in The Horror in the Blackout that contain your character, with the singular exception of Introduction in Episode 1 (which everyone may read).
Doctor Who/Call of Cthulhu Campaign:
(viewforum.php?f=176)The Terror Out of Time
The Ninth Planet
The Shadow Over Dunwich
The Brotherhood of Death
The Horror in the Blackout
User avatar
Mr. Handy
Admin
Admin
 
Posts: 31787
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cth

Postby Shelfunit » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:39 am

Hi,
I think Mr Charles Davis might be fun to play, should be interesting trying to keep him as far away from combat as humanly possible.
User avatar
Shelfunit
Layman
Layman
 
Posts: 41
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:35 pm
Location: Geneva

Re: The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cth

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:01 am

Great, he's yours! You'll also have the least catching up to do with him, as he was added most recently. His player also dropped out soon afterwards, so he's the least defined, and you're free to shape him how you like.

After you read Introduction in Episode 1, all you have to read are the following threads in Episode 2 (currently in the main forum): Bloody Sunday and The Plot Thickens.

This weekend I plan to create a new thread for several characters who are returning to the church, where your character currently is. At that point you'll be able to join in the story.
Doctor Who/Call of Cthulhu Campaign:
(viewforum.php?f=176)The Terror Out of Time
The Ninth Planet
The Shadow Over Dunwich
The Brotherhood of Death
The Horror in the Blackout
User avatar
Mr. Handy
Admin
Admin
 
Posts: 31787
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: The Horror in the Blackout- Doctor Who Meets Call of Cth

Postby jp1885 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:47 pm

Hi,
I've dropped you a PM, but in short I'm interested in joining if there's room.
User avatar
jp1885
Acolyte
Acolyte
 
Posts: 141
Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Location: Herefordshire, UK


Return to ... I'm Thinking Of Running A Game

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest