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In This Fine Town Of Arkham

A Night At Wilde Hall





"What lay behind our joint love of shadows and marvels was, no doubt, the ancient, mouldering, and subtly fearsome town in which we live – witch-cursed, legend-haunted Arkham, whose huddled, sagging gambrel roofs and crumbling Georgian balustrades brood out the centuries beside the darkly muttering Miskatonic." - H. P. Lovecraft


Premise

Avery Wildes is old money. It is said that her ancestor was one of the first to set foot in the place that would become Arkham, and her families history has been intertwined with the city ever since. Her family has always been close to the beating heart of the city, and Avery is no exception. The balls and parties hosted at Wilde Hall are near-legendary, and by brushing shoulders with the rich and powerful of Arkham, Avery has ensured that her family will not fade into obscurity. Her husband's recent sudden death has done nothing to dampen these gatherings, in fact they seem only to have spurred the hostess onwards.

You have heard of these parties, perhaps you have even crossed paths with the Wildes family, but you were still not expecting to find an invitation arriving at your door. Somehow, you have caught Avery's attention, and as the night of the gathering approaches, you find your attention turning towards who else might have received these mysterious invitations. The only information you have received is a date, a time of arrival, and an instruction that this particular event will be a masquerade ball, and that your title for the evening has already been chosen for you. But you know there is more to it than that. Invitation or not, there is something you need in Wilde Hall, something that is calling to you, haunting your very dreams...




Overview

Setting: Lovecraft's Arkham, and the surrounding area
Time Frame: 1920's Prohibition-era America
RP Tags: Historical, High Casual, Advanced, Large Group, Eldritch Horror, Mystery, Tabletop
Characters: Journalists, students, professors, detectives, criminals, socialites, private investigators
Themes: A period mystery drama, with a heavy dose of Lovecraftian horror. Your character will have their own personal motivations for attending the Wilde Hall ball, as well as goals as a group with your fellow PC's.
Style: I'm looking for three or four paragraphs per post as a minimum. I'm not too fussed if this ends up in the Casual or Advanced sections, but I'll still be expecting regular and engaging posts.




Thank you to everyone that's taken the time to read this far! This is an Interest Check for an idea I've been playing with for a while. This RP will be drawing inspiration from the roleplaying system Call of Cthulhu, as well as from the Lovecraftian mythos as a whole, but with my own spin on things. Expect mystery, suspense, and horror that is terrifying to behold! I've tried not to overload with information, so consider this a taster. If you have any more questions, please do ask away, and I'll do my best to provide some answers! Looking forward to hearing from you all.
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@Romero I played Call of Cthulhu at a convention a few years ago, like 2018? Anyways I've had a Lovecraftian itch lately and I think this fits the ticket. Also fun fact: My character was the only one to survive as the rest of my investigators were like "We should look directly at the eldritch horror, nothing bad could possibly happen!" while my Occultist booked it as soon as the ground shook and voices from nowhere spoke.

So you can count me in.

EDIT: I still have my old sheet somewhere, as I liked the character and may base mine off my old occultist.


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@Dark Cloud Glad to have caught your interest! I'm still on the fence about how much I want to borrow from Call of Cthulhu as a system, as I know people blow hot and cold on dice rolls, but character concepts will definitely still work. I'll wait to see (hopefully) a few more people show interest, and then I'll roll out the OOC to give you a better idea of mechanics/character sheets
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@Romero Well, I really want to still be an occultist if anything and originally my character was from Edmonton, Alberta and was partially Latin-American.

EDIT: But I'll just work it in a different angle.
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I'm so interesed in joining a horror RP, I'm in!
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@sassy1085 If you like your horror cosmic and inevitable, then hopefully this can scratch that itch!
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I mean, I was clearly born to be a 1920s dilettante that comes to a bad end.
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@Penny Accepting that the bad end is inevitable is an important first step! Glad to have your interest.

Looks like there are enough people for me to push ahead with this, so Ill be putting the OOC together over the next day or so!
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@Romero Awesome.
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Cosmic Lovecraftian horror? Yes, please. I've been reading some horror anthologies and saw "Color Out of Space" (which is pure Nic Cage insanity) recently. So, I'm quite interested.

Also doesn't help I'm knee deep in some Delta Green prep work. Oof.
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@psych0pomp
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I'll throw my hat into the ring. Renee Bellerose, foreigner, gentlewoman, and eccentric shall be joining the occasion.
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I do enjoy a little bit of madness and some world-ending terror from time to time.
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I do not think I'll have the time, but I'll throw in a 'perhaps.'
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Yes. Hell yes.

I would say "are there Halflings", as I so enjoy doing, but yes either way.

I don't have a name yet but he'll be an artist. Every Lovecraft story needs an artist. I'm thinking either a Salvador Dali type or an Architect. Haunted dreams, compulsive drawings, a nagging nebulous inspiration he can't quite bring to light.
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@BangoSkank Eyy it's good to see yah Bango.
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A veritable flood of interest! Consider a fire lit beneath me, and I'll have the RP proper up this afternoon.
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@Romero Yes, and I was wondering if you were going to keep the d100 use in this as it played a heavy role in CoC.
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Huge Lovecraft fan and love this concept... Any spaces going on this one?
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@Blitzy Good to have your interest. The RP proper is here and while it is technically 'soft-closed' you're welcome to put together a sheet, and I'll look at whether I can bring you in.
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