Category: Against the Flame

Projects Update – March 2016

Prompted by a post over at (after I mentioned that I’d updated the site with a new theme) I thought I’d create a brief overview of the status of all the projects I’ve previously mentioned here (or elsewhere).

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[Against the Flame] Roadblocks and U-Turns

Progress continues a-pace with Against the Flame, and there is now less than a month before its first play test. The last few weeks have been an interesting one  for me as an author, with whole chapters of the narrative having been removed, only to be returned once it was realised that they could be accomodated.

Thankfully thse types of decisions are made easier with the help of two Call of Cthulhu stalwarts (regulars over on with whom I’ve been corresponding. Just having these fine gentlemen to bounce ideas off of, and the opportunity to reflect on their opinions makes this project all the more exciting!


[Against the Flame] Visualising the Story

While, as with Monophobia, I plan on releasing Against the Flame for free via this site, it doesn’t mean that the campaign can’t have good design and art work. I have really ‘lucked out’ finding Domagoj Rapcak to help realise some of the key scenes from the plot.

Here is the first he’s completed for the project, a scene from early in the story, titled ‘A Curious Stranger‘.



Against the Flame

Against the FlameJames Croot, your old friend or mentor is dead. But just want was the old man up to, and why did he say to his niece that ‘all that he had done was for the best‘ just before he died?

In Against the Flame, a mini-campaign in the style of Tim Wiseman’s Tatters of the King, you will have a chance to find out…

It Began with a Letter…

On Sunday the 27th of October I am to run an all day session of Call of Cthulhu 6th edition with my friends. As a special surprise I’m planning on testing my mostly completed ‘mini-campaign’ Against the Flame. Set in northern England in the midst of the Great War, this investigative adventure draws the characters into a mystery with a simple letter…

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