Occam’s Razor and The Wild Hunt are so near to completion that we’re all getting a little over excited here in the den! A number of adventures see investigators looking for mythos entanglements only to discover horrific, yet mundane causes in Occam’s Razor and a chase across the tri-state area sees the investigators making dangerous […]
Louis C. regarding Fear’s Sharp Little Needles:
This is a great collection of modern day one shot scenarios that covers a really wide range of different styles. All of these are short enough (4-6 pages) to read and probably run on the same day, certainly required prep time is absolutely minimal. Themes are definitely mature and I wouldn’t run some of these for all of my players but when I want something that will truly horrify a group this is my first call.
My personal favourite is Walter’s Final Wish which puts the characters in a bizarre situation and slowly reveals to them that not all is as it seems. I’ve run it several times for different groups, always with dramatically different approaches from the players and always with great results. Several of my players were genuinely freaked out at the end of what seemed early on to be a fairly light hearted game. At the time of typing I’m preparing Dissociation which is another brilliant adventure that one of my friends playtested at Dragonmeet last year and raved about.
Some of the scenarios are absolutely not to my personal taste (The Great and Terrible Awto for example leaves me completely cold) but even then these are far from bad, just not what lights my fire for Call of Cthulhu and will still give me ideas for scenarios of my own. Call of Cthulhu having such a wide spectrum of play styles I view this as a strength of the collection and I’d expect almost everyone to find something in here that they really enjoy. This is definitely a fitting successor to the excellent The Things We Leave Behind and thoroughly recommended.