On this episode of Under the Library, a Call of Cthulhu Podcast:
Everyone arrives at the train station, Sam in a truck with his family and Eddy, Buddy, and Collette in another car. Luckily their train was delayed by an incident on the track, so they’ve arrived just in time. They reserve two sleeper cars and board the train.
On board, Collette begins to feel an unfamiliar lightness as they move further from Los Alamos. She sketches the countryside as well as little Amos, who is very impressed by her skills.
Everyone else makes for the dining car. Sam brings food back to his family while Eddy eats. He’s insatiable, and his appetite makes the staff nervous. Buddy joins him, worried about Eddy’s health and his attachment to the strange book. As an experiment he convinces Eddy to relinquish the book and carries it out of the dining car. As our episode comes to a close, the group must deal with the consequences of separating Eddy from his book.
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.