The date is August 8th in the early hours of the morning. The investigators have recently had their minds broken and remolded into actual reality. Brock, Donna and Chili Dog now leave the Process Church—exhausted, broken and worried—and are on the way to investigate a necessary lead at the respective apartments of Steve and Ian, the owners of Studio 54. There will be skill ups!
The date is August 6, 1977. Donna Jackson, Brock Malone and Alex “Chili Dog” Peterson wake up and deal with the aftermath of the supernatural night before. Will Malone arrest his two criminal companions? Who murdered Gentle G? How does Dianetics tie in? What clues do the three misfit investigators uncover? Find out in this installment of our Call of Cthulhu Actual Play.
The events in this recording occurred on August 5, 1977 in New York City. Three strangers were dragged together into the roiling chaos of a city pushed to the edge by the Son of Sam. Nicole is playing the role of the cunning Donna Jackson, who is living on the wrong side of the law. Josh is playing Brock Malone, the tough as nails New York City detective. Dave returns as Alex “Chili Dog” Peterson, the drummer turned karate instructor. We are dreadfully delighted to present Tyler’s second session of our Call of Cthulhu Actual Play.
It has been a little over a year since we have recorded an actual play of a tabletop role-playing game. So! We got the band back together. That’s right, baby! TADPOG Sweethearts Josh and Nicole Nance join us to roll up some investigators for a Call of Cthulhu Actual Play entitled “August 5th, 1977”. It’s an original story by Tyler so it’s kind of a big deal. It has been awhile since any of us have played Call of Cthulhu—so we spend some time shaking off the rust—but we assure you that characters get created.
Josh, Nicole, and Ian join us for the first episode with our new soundboard (thank you, Patreon Donors)! We wrap up Tyler’s Cat in the Hat Little Fears game by talking about the system in general, we go over some things that the players missed, and we get into some of the influences for the game. We also open a package from Pinball Archmage Chris Edler and we take some time to answer listener text messages.
Josh, Nicole and Dave reprise their roles in the finale to Tyler’s Cat in the Hat Little Fears game. Will Char, Fidjit and Glem survive their final encounter with the sadistic agent of chaos known as The Cat? What scars will fester in their psyches? Who turns to fluff? Find out on this Actual Play session of Little Fears!
We continue our Actual Play of Little Fears: Nightmare Edition. Will Glem, Char and Fidjit survive the horrible challenges set before them? Find out in this week’s thrilling installment of Tyler’s Little Fears game.
In this Actual Play, Tyler runs the first session of his Little Fears Nightmare Edition game based on The Cat in the Hat. A new challenger approaches! Jacob (of wolf fighting fame) joins us to play the role of “Jim”. Josh and Nicole return as “Char” and “Fidget”, and Dave is playing “Glem”.
The loyal TADPOG listeners know that in addition to video games, we love tabletop roleplaying games. We’ve received positive feedback on our D&D and Everyone is John episodes, so we’ve decided to play a few more roleplaying games on the show. Little Fears is a horror roleplaying game where each player takes on the persona of a child, who are being hunted by “dark things”. Tyler has had an idea for a Little Fears game for a few years, so he’s running the game and Dave, Josh and Nicole are the players.
We’ve played Zork. We’ve played Dungeons & Dragons. We’ve even played Leather Goddesses of Phobos. These games were all tiny snippets in our cinematic training montage in preparation for Everyone Is John, a freeform competitive roleplaying game where each player controls a voice inside of John’s head. Frequent guest hosts, TADPOG Sweethearts Josh & Nicole, return to help Tyler control John in this Patreon exclusive bonus episode. We have the full episode on Patreon as a thanks to our donors.
Nicole Nance returns to help us answer listener voicemails and texts, despite being tortured by an infestation of asian lady beetles inside TADPOG Annex II (Electric Boogaloo) and multiple references to Blowfly Girl. Additionally, one of Tyler’s stories is brought into question, we sample several chips courtesy of The One and Only Ben, and navigate the murky legal waters of sending mammal bones via the United States Postal Service.