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Trail of Cthulhu: Uku Pacha

After the discovery of Machu Picchu, other explorers and archeologists searched for other Inca ruins. A confession of a Spanish occultist who died during the Inquisition is discovered in a library's archives in the 1930s. It mentions a hidden tomb high up in the Peruvian mountains. Soon, an expedition is formed to look for the hidden tomb but they will find more than treasure buried inside.

2hr 56mins

5 May 2017

Rank #1

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Dungeon Crawl Classics: Sailors on the Starless Sea

Since time immemorial you and your people have toiled in the shadow of the cyclopean ruins. Of mysterious origins and the source of many a superstition, they have always been considered a secret best left unknown by the folk of your hamlet.But now something stirs beneath the crumbling blocks. Beastmen howl in the night and your fellow villagers are snatched from their beds. With no heroes to defend you, who will rise to stand against the encircling darkness? The secrets of Chaos are yours to unearth, but at what cost to sanity or soul?An introductory adventure for the Dungeon Crawl Classics Roleplaying Game, Sailors on the Starless Sea pits a mob of 0-level adventurers against the legacy of the Chaos Lords and their corrupted hordes. Delving beneath the crumbling ruins, the characters discover ancient crypts, a starless sea, and an ancient ziggurat, where death and treasure await in equal measure!Learn more about the adventure and Dungeon Crawl Classics here. Generate your own squad of peasants here.

2hr 52mins

29 Apr 2015

Rank #2

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A Dirty World: Cottonwood – Part 1

Join Ross, Caleb, and Tom as they play Texas Rangers called to the tiny town of Page, Texas. When one of their own is killed, these Rangers will stop at nothing to tear out the gnarled, diseased roots of corruption that are crushing this township and its surrounding county, but how deep do those roots run? It's A Dirty World (RPG), and things are about to get uglier.

3hr 25mins

19 Nov 2016

Rank #3

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13th Age: The Strangling Sea

Enter the graveyard of doomed ships. Experienced seafarers know better than to risk the dangers of the Stranglesea: that terrible place where castaways cling to existence in the rotting hulks of trapped ships, and deadly creatures feast on the unwary.Now a band of adventurers must enter the Stranglesea and attempt to rescue the enigmatic engineer Inigo Sharpe from his imprisonment. But Sharpe is both more and less than they were prepared for — and the forces of an enemy icon want him for their own sinister purposes.The Strangling Sea is a seafaring 13th Age Roleplaying Game adventure by Robin D. Laws for a party of 4-6 1st-level adventurers.The RPPR group took a shot at it. Results will surprise you!

3hr 34mins

5 Oct 2016

Rank #4

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Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – New York – episode 3

The investigators have uncovered a link between Jackson Elias and a mysterious organization called the Order of the Silver Twilight. It seems one of their members stole a book of the occult that Jackson sought out. Eager to get out of New York, the investigators decide to visit the Order's lodge in Boston. Posting as potential initiates, the investigators must find out the Order's secrets while pretending to pass as normal citizens. Is everyone in the Order a threat or are innocent civilians mixed in with dangerous cultists? Guest player Jason shows up to aid their mission, but can he mean the difference between success and failure?

3hr 12mins

9 Mar 2015

Rank #5

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Mutant Year Zero: False Haven

After an apocalypse wiped out most of the surface, life continued in an underground bunker. Over the years, the children of the residents became more and more mutated, until some were scarcely recognizable as human. However, for three of the current generation of mutants, life is about to change. For a year, the guardians of the bunker have fought a war against monsters invading the lower levels. Food and water supplies are being shipped up in smaller and smaller increments until the water supply dries up entirely. The residents must delve into the bottom levels to find out what has happened. What they find will shock them to their core.

2hr 32mins

9 Oct 2016

Rank #6

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Call of Cthulhu: Lord of the Peaks

News: Check out the Horrors of War, Pagan Publishing's Kickstarter for their anthology of WW1 scenarios! If you like these scenarios, please help support their creators.A group of Royal Italian Army soldiers has been ordered to check up on an observation post high up in the Dolomite Mountains. The Austrian army is the least of their concerns. Deadly storms, avalanches, the cold, disease, and other hazards claim more lives than their enemies. However, as the squad approaches their goal, little do they realize that there are far worse threats than men or nature. Who is the true lord of the peaks? Find out in this special one shot recorded at Gencon 2014! Sorry about the noise, but we had to play in an open gaming room that piped in music, even late at night.

4hr 7mins

20 Aug 2014

Rank #7

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Alien RPG: Chariot of the Gods – Part 1

The job was routine, the money fair. Then the damn company diverted a crew to answer a distress call from a ship that disappeared almost 80 years ago—a derelict carrying something bizarre, twisted, and alien. What the ship’s frozen crew brought back with them was bad enough—what they themselves were turning into was a bloody nightmare...CastTom as DavisAaron as MillerDavid as WilsonGreg as ChamShaun as RyeRoss as the GMBackground music from Tabletop Audio. Please let us know in the comments if you want more music in future games!

2hr 36mins

28 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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A Dirty World: Cottonwood – Part 2

It's day two of the investigation into the murder of Texas Ranger Norm Davis and the special team has managed to reassemble much of his case against the corrupt officials of Page, a window into a network of malfeasance which spreads across Bates County, Texas. The murder, however, remains unsolved and the clock is ticking. Will the Rangers solve their comrade's death within 48 hours? Will they be able to contain their outrage with this lawless county? Just who is Cottonwood Slim, anyways?

3hr 22mins

24 Nov 2016

Rank #9

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Call of Cthulhu 7E: Reign of Terror – Part 1

A time of struggle, intrigue, and horror. A divided country, where the upper class enjoys the bounty of wealth, and the poor cannot afford a loaf of bread. Where the cries of anger and rage at life’s injustices find momentum, sparking the people to unite and cast away the old regime for a brighter and more hopeful tomorrow. Amid the stirrings of the revolution, sees a group of soldiers descend into the catacombs of Paris and brave the tribulations of courtly life, where debauchery and wickedness bring their own terrors.

3hr 33mins

4 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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Call of Cthulhu: Delta Green – Cascadia

A murder and theft at Washington State University was flagged by automated monitoring systems set up by Delta Green. A team of agents is hastily assembled and sent to the murder scene as quickly as possible. The victim was a geologist and several samples of an unusual nature were stolen from the lab. Unfortunately, the true nature of these samples is unknown, only that they refer to an earlier Delta Green case. The team must not only find the killer but learn the true nature of the samples and recover them if possible. The investigation will lead them to dark places, facing even darker opponents.This episode guest stars Faust from the Thrilling Intent podcast!

4hr 33mins

25 Jul 2015

Rank #11

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Delta Green: Black Bag Job

In 1970, a group of Delta Green veterans band together to steal documents from their own government. Delta Green has been shut down as an official agency, but to the veterans, the war goes on. They have resorted to using the weapons of the enemy, in the form of a hyperdimensional gate, but will it be enough?Recorded at Gen Con 2019Adam Scott Glancy - GMRoss as Jim KyleAaron as Mark PayneJason as Robert ElswitMaddy as Mark BridgesArthur as Donald MeekerBrownie as Lenoard Bastion

2hr 42mins

5 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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Delta Green: Operation RED WILLOW

NuSeed, a biotech firm with several Department of Defense contracts, asked for discreet aid with an urgent matter at their primary research facility. The facility is in a converted oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. A team of troubleshooters is quickly assembled to deal with the problem. Little do they know the matter is beyond their understanding.

2hr 17mins

9 Dec 2017

Rank #13

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Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – London – episode 5

After fleeing the United States, the investigators have arrived in London! Jackson Elias pursued many leads while he stayed in the UK, so the team has their work cut out for them. Among the leads are the Penhew Foundation, which participated in the Carlyle Expedition and Miles Shipley, an infamous painter with a strange reputation.Interviewing Miles is a far more dangerous task than the investigators realize for reasons they won't suspect. The forces of the mythos are far more pervasive than the investigators ever realized, but have they learned it too late?

2hr 57mins

18 Apr 2015

Rank #14

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Call of Cthulhu 7E: Harlem Hellfighters Never Die

Harlem, New York City, December 1920. Even as the bitter cold envelops the city, Harlem is heating up. A vibrant rent party turns deadly when monstrous attackers show up. In the aftermath, two veterans of World War 1, some of the Harlem Hellfighters, are blamed and arrested. Friends of the veterans try to help them by investigating the attackers, who appeared like undead German soldiers from the War. Something dark stalks the streets of Harlem and only a trio of heroes can stop them!If you enjoyed this scenario, check out Harlem Unbound, a Cthulhu RPG and sourcebook for running adventures in this fascinating historical era.Special thanks to Best Pal Brigade's Kyle and Kat for joining us for this scenario!

3hr 11mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Delta Green: Somewhere Lane

A tourist has come to visit. It is very curious and loves to see new places and meet new people. It hates to travel alone though. Won't you be a good host and help? That's nice. Be sure to explain everything to the tourist and don't forget to show it lots of nice maps. It loves to see new maps of places to visit. Every new map means new people to see. Don't worry about missing the tourist. Sooner or later, you'll meet somewhere and won't that be delightful?

2hr 43mins

29 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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Eclipse Phase: Hedgerow

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4hr 16mins

9 Jul 2014

Rank #17

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Delta Green: Bright Redoubt

A group of Delta Green agents have been dispatched to investigate a person who was flagged by an automated monitoring system. The target has an unusual medical history, one that apparently merits a look by the Program. Why has a brain scan worried the leadership of Delta Green? The answer lies in a remote cabin in the wilderness of Alaska.

3hr 53mins

9 May 2018

Rank #18

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Delta Green: God’s Teeth – God’s Legs – Episode 6

Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Arc Dream. Pick up the Agent's Handbook for Delta Green today. Lover in the Ice is also now available as a Delta Green adventure. Synopsis: Working Group M survived the raid on the compound, but only barely. A new team member has been brought into the fold, to monitor and assist the remaining Teeth of Bast. No sooner than that has happened then the team is activated once more. Their supervisor sends the group into a mysterious mission with few directives. Paranoia soon sets in, as the group tries to figure out why they are on this mission.

4hr 44mins

27 Jun 2016

Rank #19

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Call of Cthulhu: Iconoclasts

A group of useful idiots from the West have journeyed to war-torn Iraq in search of power and fame as soldiers of ISIS. Barely speaking the local language, they are used as pawns and propaganda tools. Their latest mission seems like a cakewalk - search an old man's mansion for possible hidden antiquities and artifacts. The man is unarmed, assisted by a few servants, one of whom is an informant for ISIS. Ancient artifacts can be sold on the black market or smashed on video for propaganda, both valuable to the terrorist organization. Little do they realize that some artifacts are not meant to be sold or broken.This game was recorded at Gen Con 2015 in an open gaming room, so there will be background noise. Sorry!

3hr 13mins

11 Aug 2015

Rank #20