The secrets of the case begin to unravel as the Laundry Agents begin to discover the truth about the connection between Bill Turner and Stroked Ego studios. Will this discovery lead to a nice bonus in the next paycheck or a slow and painful death as the entities from beyond space and time scour whatever made them human and leave only madness behind? Oh wait, who am I kidding, this is the Laundry. They wouldn’t get a bonus.
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8 comments on “The Laundry Ep 2: Eyes and Egos part 2 of 2”
Oh. My. God. This log started out pretty hilarious, but then rocks fell and everybody died! It’s a shame because those characters were wonderful. I know from the end that you guys struggled with the game, but the theme of the RPG is brilliant at the very least and it’s just too bad that the adventure has to end here. At least it’s the kind of ending people could expect in an investigation of this nature.
I’m going to go ahead and name this as “Pulling a Honey Branch”. Hilarious cast with inventive setting and story, then everyone dies.
Oh man, I just thought about how tragically heroic it was for the slimy, self centered, Sorco-nerd to sacrifice himself to save the world(Sorta). Someone has to draw this.
Come on fans get to it!
Make sure to draw Winston in a running suit and bowler hat.
The rules of the Call of Cthulhu RPG are actually much simpler than The Laundry. A large part of the complexity of The Laundry’s character creation stems from the fact that it sort of reflects the overly bureaucratic nature of the Laundry organization. This is not the case in Call of Cthulhu: you just roll up your basic attributes, calculate secondary attributes, choose a profession and then divide a number of points among professional and other skills determined by the value of your EDU and INT attributes, IIRC.
As for The Laundry, I would personally have prefer to run it on something like Unisystem, borrowing from the Conspiracy X 2.0 game.
Call of Cthulhu is something I have been considering for awhile actually. Although the Laundry did put me off the system a bit, I would like to try the original to see if i can get a different experience. Plus, I have an idea that I really want to try out.
It depends what really are your issues with the system. I must say that I personally also think that BRP proper, on which The Laundry is based, is too fiddly, but I don’t feel that way about Call of Cthulhu. There’s the often-discussed issue of opposed rolls not being addressed in the rulebook but it’s not difficult to come up with a straight-forward mechanic for that yourself.
There’s a freely downloadable quickstart for Call of Cthulhu on the site of Chaosium. Why not give it a try?
Alternatively, you might want to take a look at Realms of Cthulhu, which runs on Savage Worlds:
Brilliant game. I’d love to hear more. Also, speaking as an Englishman, I love the accents as well!