Series 44.1 – Call of Cthulhu with James Coquillat [Chaosium Stream of Chaos] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 44, everyone! This series, we welcome James Coquillat, member of the Chaosium Digital Content team and cast member of the Stream of Chaos, to discuss Call of Cthulhu (7th Edition), a game of investigation and cosmic horror, from Chaosium, Inc! This episode we learn about the game, its robust history, and begin creating our characters!

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Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium Inc

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 – Announcements
  • 00:04:10 – Introductions
  • 00:05:23 – What’s in a game?
  • 00:10:03 – What sort of tools do we need to play Call of Cthulhu?
  • 00:12:34 – What kind of stories and themes does this game explore best?
  • 00:14:01 – What do characters do in this game?
  • 00:15:18 – What makes Call of Cthulhu unique?
  • 00:21:12 – History of Call of Cthulhu
  • 00:27:47 – Basic Terms and Concepts – Characteristics
  • 00:28:42 – Skill mechanics
  • 00:31:48 – Sanity
  • 00:33:53 – Let’s make some people!
  • 00:34:28 – Generating characteristics
  • 00:37:40 – Characteristics – Strength, Consititution and Dexterity
  • 00:39:28 – Characteristics – Appearance and Power
  • 00:41:35 – Characteristics – Size
  • 00:42:50 – Characteristics – Intelligence and Education
  • 00:44:40 – Basic overview of the character
  • 00:46:03 – Background Tables! – Ideology
  • 00:47:21 – Significant People
  • 00:49:46 – Call to Action
  • 00:54:47 – Credits
  • 00:56:42 – Show Blurbs – A Horror Borealis

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