Call of Cthulhu – The King in Yellow

It is October 1928. London is the capital of an empire covering a quarter of the globe and governing one quarter of the human race. The people busy themselves with concerns of politics, finance and production, work and recreation. How fragile things are…What ignorance there is…

There are those that engage in different pursuits – who would see an inhuman power come to Earth such that it would make mundane activity seem like a last twitch before dying.

Over this winter its taint emerges: the sensitive and the weak feel it first. Few know the source, but some welcome it unconciously finding in it an enexamined thrill. Artists’ work is strangely influenced, and they mine this vein of creativity. Many exhibitions this season feature similar images: a social gathering gripped by repressed panic, a lake or marsh cloaked in mist, a presence just off-canvas. New fiction and theatrical releases offer scenes of upheaval and confusion that never reach a climax. Seances and mediumistic exhibitions bring untoward results and end in disruption. Others feel new lines of communication opening; some claim God is talking to them…

All feel the lure of the stars…


Welcome to Tatters of the King – a classic Call of Cthulhu campaign set in the roaring 20’s.

Sessions are most tuesday evenings at the club and are run by myself, the Keeper, Phil Crompton.

Current cast are;

Alexis Royale 42 year old spinster who runs an antique dealership with her sister Cissy – played by Barry Fee

Colorado Kane 35 year old archeologist from , ahem, Colorado played by Ged Hogan

St John Merryweather 30 year old parapsychologist and debunker of the unexplained played by Andy Holdcroft

Gordon Beecham 42 year old pharmacist hailing from Bristol played by Chris Cheyne

Thomas Windsor 25 year old physician plagued by nightmares played by Ryan Atherton




Tatters of the King – Cthulhu Campaign Part 2

After a natural break in our 6 month campaign it is time, again, to face the threat that lurks below the surface of our every day lives. Hastur has been thwarted…or has he ? And at what cost ? One character death and six left gibbering on the edge of insanity. Come and join us v
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Tatters of the King – What Has Gone Before

Apologies as I haven’t updated our campaign for some time. Instead of posting lots and lots of sessions I have, instead, posted a recap below of numerous sessions to get us up to date…. A Dr Highsmith finally met the party, and disclosed he was treating a patient at St Agn
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Tatters of the King – Session 2 – the Strange Power of Words

With a few days to kill before the mysterious Dr Highsmith arrives in London the party took some decisive action and decided, against all role-playing rules, to spilt up ! Alexis Royale and Colorado Kane decided upon visiting some of the less salubrious drinking establishments of the
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Death In A London Cellar

Oh dear. With a heavy heart I have to report the sad and gruesome demise of Thomas Windsor who was killed and eaten by ghouls in a cellar somewhere in London, November 1928. He will be sorely missed by his friends and colleagues not the least for his terrible dice-rolling. Rest in Pie
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Session 1 – A Very Startling Play

London, October 18th 1928. A wet capitol sits under a gloomy sky whilst a strange atmosphere taints the populace. A group of socialites and colleagues gather to watch an amateur performance of a new play at the Scala Theatre. In fact it is the very first time this play, Carcosa, is to
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