Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Boston, August 1928. The jazz age is in full swing, but there’s one trumpet player whose music does a lot more than merely inspire people to dance. An encounter in a nightclub will lead to the investigators being plunged into a sanity-shattering chain of events while they try to prevent greater catastrophe.

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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby innsmouth » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:43 am

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Henry Luck 65
innsmouth rolled 1d100:
36
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby evil_scientist » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:42 pm

Isadora Carmichael
POW x 6 = 78

evil_scientist rolled 1d100:
38


Luck 65
evil_scientist rolled 1d100:
17


Sitting at the table on a comfortable chair, and sipping on some quality sherry, Isadora feels lucky AND powerful...
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:54 pm

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When the Trumpet Player passed, you could sense a distinctly disquieting feeling, a notion of darkness, not unlike what you felt at the Corbett House, but far less intense.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby evil_scientist » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:12 pm

Isadora Carmichael

The uncanny power that emanates from the musician scares and intrigues Isadora at the same time. She turns to Balzac, the resident jazz aficionado.

"This trumpet player... he is very good, right? Do you know him? Is he famous?"
"I feel as if my soul would be torn out of my body," she gasped. "I am being drawn into a whirlpool. What is happening? What does it mean?" - The Secrets of Dr. Taverner
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby Zeppo » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:47 pm

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Luck 35
Rolled 66
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:57 am

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Alice really enjoys the performance. She feels like dancing too, though she doesn't feel compelled to do so.

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Luck roll (65% stat) when the trumpet plays:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby andyw666 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:24 am

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65% and Balzac rolls...
andyw666 rolled 1d100:
63


Balzac sips champagne and revels in the jazz.

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Can he make a know roll or anything to ID the trumpet man?
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:36 am

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Sorry that's what the earlier rolls were for. After you've replied to Isadora the action will continue.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby andyw666 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:56 am

Balzac shrugs, in answer to Isadora. "I do not know him, but he is good."
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:32 pm

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Ron failed his Luck roll with unfortunate consequences for him.


With attention focused on the trumpet player and the band, no-one has noticed the rat-faced man move to stand behind the stranger at the companions' table. As the music heats up, this individual pulls out a large revolver and fires point blank into the back of the head of the seated man.

Although the band and the crowd are louder, nothing is louder than the report from a large caliber handgun. As the heroes turn in shock, they are witness to the man's head exploding in a shower of blood, brains, bone and gore. Unfortunately Ron is sitting opposite the man and bears the brunt of the splatter.

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All must roll SAN! Ron must roll 1/1d6 for damage, while everyone else gets 1/1d3.


Aghast, the heroes get clear looks at the gunman’s face, and unfortunately, he at theirs. Without a word, he slides the gun underneath his jacket and coolly exits through the same door the trumpet player used earlier.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby innsmouth » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:36 pm

Henry Glynn

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Henry SAN 62
innsmouth rolled 1d100:
47


Henry moves to shield Alice from the gore.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby Zeppo » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:41 pm

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Dice Rolls,
Sanity = 35
Rolled 46
http://orokos.com/roll/548581

Sanity Loss = 6
http://orokos.com/roll/548584


Covered in gore, Ron flies from his seat in a fit of rage and lunges across the table to chase down the shooter.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:49 pm

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Steady there Ron! You lost a lot of SAN, so you need to make an Idea roll to see if you will suffer from Temporary Insanity. Then we can decide on your course of action.If you fail the roll, you're okay and you can pursue the gunman as you wish. But if you succeed we might have to play it differently.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby Zeppo » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:52 pm

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I failed the idea roll.
Idea = 45
Rolled 79
http://orokos.com/roll/548600

That's actually good in this context, isn't it?
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:59 pm

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Good. Yes, failing the roll is good. Actually, the rules seem a little ambiguous about the Mythos point, but you make sense in this regard. Seeing someone shot probably wouldn't have the same affect as seeing a terrible monster.

After the others post, I'll play out your pursuit of the gunman.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:57 am

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Alice screams and wraps her arms around Henry, pressing her face into his shoulder as she cries.

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Sanity roll (current level 66) for seeing the murder:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
91

Sanity loss:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d3:
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby evil_scientist » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:40 am

Isadora Carmichael
SAN 66

evil_scientist rolled 1d100:
28
(SAN 65)

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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby innsmouth » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:09 pm

Henry Glynn

Henry dries Alice's tears with a fresh handkerchief and shepherds her away from the bloody corpse.

"Should have gone to McCluskys" he mutters.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby andyw666 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:05 am

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Is 54 and Balzac rolls...
andyw666 rolled 1d100:
12


"Merde!" Balzac cries, aghast. He decides the victim is well beyond his abilities to heal. "Murder!! Stop that man!! Murder!!" Balzac bawls out for all he's worth, while launching his bulk from the table and trying to chase after ratty.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:08 am

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The enraged Ron bursts through the door and races down the stairs, oblivious to the staff and guards who stare in horror at his blood-drenched face. As he gets outside, he sees a grey Packard begin rolling away down the block. The license plate has been removed. The car begins to pick up speed as Balzac joins Ron on the sidewalk.


Spoiler:
The band is still playing and people are still dancing, but people have begun to notice the corpse splayed across the table, face sideways in a spreading pool of blood, brain and bone. The smaller hole in the back of his head contrasts sharply with the bloody mess of his face. Gasps and screams of horror can be heard.

But the band still plays for now, and amazingly, the dead man’s fingers begin to tap in time to the music, splashing droplets of blood. The figure pulls itself back into a sitting position. His eyes are rolled up. Blood flows freely from the massive hole in his forehead, but somehow he manages to stand. A low moan escapes his lips.

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