Call of Cthulhu 7E Playtest Info

Several years ago, I ran my own Call of Cthulhu campaign, set in the 1920’s and based in the fictional Lovecraftian town of Kingsport, MA. The player characters were all members of the Kingsport Historical Society, and the overarching plot was the investigation into the disappearance of the Society’s head, Dr. Roger Albrecht. Along the way, the investigators had several adventures, some of which were not connected to Albrecht’s disappearance at all.

I have decided to update these stand-alone adventures to 7th edition for publication to the MIskatonic Repository. Part of this process will be playtesting them with a couple of small groups to see if there are any issues that need to be worked out first. After all, I ran this campaign about 9 years ago, and I only ran it once. I’d like to see how different groups navigate the same adventure, and get constructive feedback prior to publication. Depending on the response, I ‘d like to run the first adventure for 2-3 groups of 3-4 investigators each.

The adventure should only take one session, probably 4-5 hours or so, not counting the “session zero’ which will include character creation and a general overview of KIngsport and the investigators’ place in it. After the play session, I would welcome feedback so that prior to publication I can address any areas that are problematic.

So, what do you get out of it? Well, aside from the fun of playing a (hopefully) cool horror roleplaying game during the pandemic, you’ll get your name listed in the credits as a playtester when I eventually publish the adventure on the MIskatonic Repository. You’ll also get a copy of the adventure for FREEEEEEEEEE! so you can run it yourself if you so desire. Finally, you’ll have my personal goodwill and appreciation.

I will be running this game on Roll20 for the dice mechanics, character sheets and visual aids; with audio/video through Discord. You don’t need experience with Roll20, Discord or Call of Cthulhu 7E; although some familiarity would be preferable.

If you’re interested in playing, email me at angrypiper@angrypiper.com and let me know. Please include your general info (like your name) and your geographical location. Feel free to ask me any questions about the game that you wish. Once I have enough interest, I’ll split players into groups that make the most sense. For example; I’m in New England (smack-dab in the middle of Lovecraft Country), so my friends who live on the West Coast of the US are three hours behind me, while my friends in England are five hours ahead. It might be challenging to get both of these groups in the same game, since they’re 8 hours apart. I’m not saying it can’t be done, only that it will take some planning (but I’d probably just put them into separate groups).

I will remove this page once I get enough playtesters, but it may pop up again at some point. If all goes well, I’d like to playtest more of my old Call of Cthulhu campaign as well as some new stuff; some for other game systems that allow for publication of community-generated content (like D&D 5E).

Thanks for looking!