On this episode of Under the Library:
As we begin Season 4, Sister B heads to the pharmacy to follow up on the tests she ordered a few weeks earlier. Both samples are supposedly contaminated with a strange mold that the lab couldn’t identify.
Home with his family, Sam has a disturbingly vivid dream from his time in the army. He relives the death of his friend Ira Newsom in the middle of battle.
Across town, Colette visits with Nora, a widow who briefly allowed Colette to hide in her back room. Nora is visibly unsettled and tells Colette that the family next door was murdered two days ago. Colette retrieves Eddy and Buddy, and the three examine the gruesome murder scene (which, thus far, the police have done nothing to investigate, let alone clean).
Under the Library, an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictitious) 1942 New Mexico and follows the misadventures of Collette (Emily), Eddy (Scott), Sam (Rick), Sister B (Wayne), and Buddy (Arthur). We focus on narrative, improv, and character building. We may stick our heads in front of a train because that’s what our character would do, and when we look under the bed even the Keeper may not know what we’ll find. We’re crafting a story, creating flawed characters, suspenseful events, and fulfilling revelations. Call of Cthulhu is a horror TTRPG; characters die horribly graphic deaths. It’s for mature audiences, but played by immature people.
Background art on YouTube courtesy of the brilliant artist Andrii Shafetov.
https://www.artstation.com/andriishafetov & AzDimension Virtual Technology from their game The Last Dead End available on Steam.