Pangea
 member, 32 posts
 plays in ENGLISH
 plays in FRENCH
Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 08:40
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
Hello, and thanks for reading this!

I wanted to know if anyone might be interested in a Trail of Cthulhu (ToC) campaign based in a Bookhounds of London setting.

ToC is a Call of Cthulhu universe game (where you lose your mind - or your life - as you discover the Mythos) that uses the Gumshoe system.

Gumshoe is based on interpreting clues, not finding them.
Thus there is no dice rolling for investigation (the idea being that games are thrown off track if a core-clue is missed because of a bad die roll) and information is gathered based on your character's abilities, and points spent.
Dice are used during action scenes (chases, combat...).

A Bookhounds of London group of PCs is based around a bookstore, trying to earn a living, maybe sometimes trading in dubious literatures. The link to the Mythos often coming from the underground commerce of occult books.

As a Keeper (ToC GM) I am looking for active players (who post daily) interested in the long run: I will be offering a series of adventures (short scenarios with endings) within an overarching storyline, propelled by elements within the various scenarios.
My goal being to see if I can interest people enough so that the major revelation of the overarching storyline still has players wanting to continue-- onto a "second season", with more adventures, digging deeper into the metaplot.

London - September, 1929
airellian
 member, 505 posts
Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 09:13
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
Interested! :)
Yozi
 member, 612 posts
Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 09:23
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
I've never played Gumshoe but it looks interesting. I could be interested in this, though. It looks interesting!
Manywydhan
 member, 6 posts
Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 10:49
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
Interested. No prior experience of gumshoe. Many many other systems though!
Gaffer
 member, 1624 posts
 Ocoee FL
 45 yrs of RPGs
Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 12:22
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
Haven't played or run ToC for some time, but it always interests me.
bigbadron
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 He's big, he's bad,
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Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 13:23
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
No experience of Gumshoe, but interested in this (depending on expected posting rate).

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Bod Man
 member, 392 posts
Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 15:33
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
This does sound quite interesting. Also no knowledge of Gumshoe, but a big fan of Cthulhu.
zagygthemad
 member, 120 posts
Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 15:40
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
I'm interested, where do I get Gumshoe? Drive thru? I post several times per day. Trail of Cthulhu Player's Guide From Pelgrane Press?

This message was last edited by the user at 19:12, Mon 01 June.

coded steve
 member, 16 posts
Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 18:15
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
I would be interested in trying this game if you decide to give it a go. I have no experience of gumshoe but plenty of CoC.
BaronsCourt
 member, 46 posts
Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 19:34
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
I would be interested. I love ToC and have always been interested in Bookhounds but never actually played a game in that setting.
Pangea
 member, 33 posts
 plays in ENGLISH
 plays in FRENCH
Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 13:46
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
Thanks a lot for answering and the interest, and I will get back to all of you.

In the meantime--
@bigbadron: as I posted originally,  I am looking for active players (who post daily): meaning I like to keep things moving and aim for people checking in daily. If some only post once on week-ends or such that is fine.

@zagygthemad: re. Gumshoe, I do not know where you would get it. Yes, I am using Trail of Cthulhu from Pelgrane Press. They have a Player's Guide, that I think is "just" the main book with less in it (not the information for the Keeper), thus shorter and less expensive I imagine (I do not believe there is much other information not in the main ToC book - but I can check if you wish).
The main ToC book has all the rules for the Gumshoe engine, as used w. Call of Cthulhu settings.
zagygthemad
 member, 121 posts
Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 13:50
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
In reply to Pangea (msg # 11):

Thought so, thanks. I have it!

This message was last edited by the user at 14:28, Tue 02 June.

bigbadron
 moderator, 15888 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 13:51
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
In reply to Pangea (msg # 11):

Okay - count me out.
Pangea
 member, 34 posts
 plays in ENGLISH
 plays in FRENCH
Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 17:06
Interest Check: ToC - Bookhounds of London
Hello all,
Since there is enough interest, I will take a few days to get back to all, since I will actually spend some time setting the game up first.