On this episode of Under the Library, a Call of Cthulhu Podcast:
Eddy, Colette, and Amanda exchange introductions, although Colette is distrustful and at first gives her alias. As they talk, Buddy passes by the open door and Colette rushes after him, followed by Eddy and Amanda.
The four arrive in the dining car and Buddy examines the strange hole in the window, as Sam enters offering a round of shots. We learn he has given whiskey to all the staff in the prep car – an experiment to see if their heads explode – and he wants to do the same here. No one will accept his drink, and as Johnny and Sam argue, Buddy slips out followed by Colette and Amanda.
Still on the cargo train, Sister B lowers herself into the next car among the jostling bodies. She discovers they’re hanging from the ceiling by cords attached to their backs. She hears a Russian accented voice ask “Apricot, is that you?” and follows the sound towards the front of the car to find a hanging body with her brother Richard’s face!
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.