Achtung! Cthulhu Dark: The Depth of the Horror

A hack of Cthulhu Dark to reflect wartime espionage and the possibility of overcoming some obstacles through force of arms. For a flavour of the game see a recent Gauntlet Games Now one-shot session:

5 sessions on Sunday afternoons (GMT) in September scaffolded by the adventure published for the Achtung! Cthulhu setting: Zero Point - Heroes of the Sea, written by Sarah Newton, and published by Modiphius.

Attendance at all 5 sessions is ideal but not required; you should RSVP for each session individually. All sessions are scheduled for 3 hours and will be recorded (so long as I have worked out how to do that after Google kills Hangouts on Air) and published to YouTube unless there are objections.

It’s Summer, 1940, and the Nazis have unleashed a Blitzkrieg through Holland and Belgium into Northern France, and cut a swathe through allied forces. The British Expeditionary Force and some French units are cut off with their backs to the sea and ‘Operation Dynamo’, the seaborne evacuation from Dunkirk of as many troops as possible, has just begun. The characters will have to work their way across the battlefields of Northern France in search of Agent: WOTAN, who is reported to have information ‘vital to the fate of Allied forces’.

Sunday, September 1, 2019 3:00 PMSunday, September 1, 2019 6:00 PM Session 1
Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:00 PMSunday, September 8, 2019 6:00 PM Session 2
Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:00 PMSunday, September 15, 2019 6:00 PM Session 3
Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:00 PMSunday, September 22, 2019 6:00 PM Session 4
Sunday, September 29, 2019 3:00 PMSunday, September 29, 2019 6:00 PM Session 5

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Session 1 had to be cancelled due to a bereavement, so this is now a 4-parter.
Part 1 … It’s May 1940 and the Nazi blitzkreig through Northern France has left an MI6 agent with information vital to the allies stranded behind enemy lines. His Majesty’s Pursuivants dispatch untried academic Arthur Blake and a sophisticated Polish courier, the Lady Zofia Odrowaza, to find Agent WOTAN amongst the chaos of the retreat to Dunkirk. They are escorted my Lieutenant, the Honourable, Philipp Blonde and cockney Sergeant, Wilbur Strauss, of the Grenadier Guards.
Arthur smokes heavily, learns to use a Bren Gun and risks an Elder Sign; Wilbur discovers tank guns are easier to use than you’d think; Lady Zofia ensures a Guards Major realises who is really in charge and demonstraes her capacity to hotwire a Kubelwagen as well as her dedication to getting the information out … at any cost; while Lt Blonde makes some hard choices between his orders and some civilian refugees, before demonstrating heroism that will influence his family’s sense of duty for generations to come …

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