So as I have been successfully running my Delta Green game, I have been wondering about running a second PbP with some of the material I have written in another system called Trail of Cthulhu. Trail of Cthulhu, as opposed to Chaosiums Call of Cthulhu, is a strictly historical setting version of CoC but using the Gumshoe system
instead of Chaosiums. So far I have been intriged at the idea of horror roleplaying in the 1930s depression and I am wondering if anyone would be interested in playing in a game I would run here. Particularly, there are two ways of playing the game:
Pure: Which is basically like my Delta Green game. Combat is lethal, you're likely to go insane eventually and there is an air on inevitability about eventual death or insanity.
In effect this:
Pulp: Which is more like an old action/adventure comic or similar. You can take more damage, there isn't such an air of horror to the game and eventual insanity I don't think is always a given. I like to think of this as the way the Fantasy Flight Cthulhu games tend to work moreso than my Delta Green game or traditional Call of Cthulhu (where avoiding monsters is the best idea).
In effect this:
Bear in mind I am not saying I will run a game, but I am getting interest in doing so from people here and if there is enough I will more than likely do so. I'm primarily interested if people would like to run pure - which is basically 1930s historical setting horror or if they would like a more pulpy action adventure campaign (which would be more like Arkham Horror: The Roleplaying Game). I am very
happy to run either of these things.
Edit: So after thinking about this, I know what kind of game I now want to run and actually I think I will adapt one of my Delta Green scenarios into Gumshoe, which I feel fits this game in theme and mechanics better. I was originally going to set my game in New York, but then I thought about the fact America is a really vast place and I should do something different. So I'm going to start this game in Cleveland Ohio, which will take me some time to read up on the history of the place, the state and such to run a convincing game inside of (I know much more about 1920s New York, but my Delta Green game is in New York). I am looking to see if there are easily accessed rules summaries or similar online for you right now.
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