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  • Call of Cthulhu

    33 35.11%
  • Beyond the Supernatural

    2 2.13%
  • Buffy/Angel

    1 1.06%
  • WitchCraft/Armageddon or All Flesh Must Be Eaten

    12 12.77%
  • Kult

    2 2.13%
  • Chill

    4 4.26%
  • World of Darkness

    31 32.98%
  • Nightspawn

    2 2.13%
  • Unknown Armies

    3 3.19%
  • Don't Rest Your Head

    4 4.26%
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    Of all the horror type games I have ever tried, CoC would definitely fit the bill for the one that had the creepiest feel to it. World of Darkness games fall more into the dark-future, gothic category.
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    Of that list, I have only played CoC and WoD. I would give the edge to classic CoC, I guess.

    If I remember correctly, Nightspawn was connected to Rifts. Or am I thinking of something else? I tried to get my friends Scott and Bill to play it in the late 90's, but it never got past the planning stages. I would still like to try it.

    I guess, given the opportunity/willing players and GM, I would like to at least try all of the others a couple times.
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    I think Nightbane was connected to Rifts. I would really like to try CoC myself. Never had the pleasure and know very little about it.

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    On second thought, since I haven't seen Phish around the boards, I might not want to give Angel/Buffy a try.
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    COC for setting is really the best. Any game where you consider yourself a winner if you are a) sane and b) alive at the end of the night is pretty nasty. Other games either put you as PART of the horror and in the know, but COC starts you on the outside and further you enter the more insane you become. I've been toying with adopting the insanity scale for my game.

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    Really, really hard for me to choose, but I went with Call of Cthulhu.

    There's nothing else quite like it and it is a type of horror that I find very fascinating.

    The other very close contender for me is All Flesh Must Be Eaten. I ran a really awesome one-shot adventure that cemented in my mind just how cool that game is. Only one shot was ever fired (a hunting rifle, the only weapon in the party, at point blank range) and it missed.

    My brother also ran a fantastically moody, atmospheric and involved game where the players were entirely absorbed into it and role played superbly.

    Gawd, I love that game. I've got to run it again soon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webhead View Post
    Really, really hard for me to choose, but I went with Call of Cthulhu.
    I did not see that coming from you... I guess my problem with CoC is mechanically its still in the 80s except the nifty way you gain XP.
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    I've printed out a demo of All Flesh Must be Eaten and would like to give it try. It looks like its a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldwin Stonewood View Post
    I've printed out a demo of All Flesh Must be Eaten and would like to give it try. It looks like its a blast.
    It really, really is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MortonStromgal View Post
    I did not see that coming from you...
    Just curious, but why do you say that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldwin Stonewood View Post
    I've printed out a demo of All Flesh Must be Eaten and would like to give it try. It looks like its a blast.
    Absolutely. Play it with people who you know like horror games and movies. It is fantastic if your players are interested in that sort of game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webhead View Post
    Just curious, but why do you say that?
    Your other posts would have led me to believe you would pick something less mechanically dated. If I had put money on the one you would pick I would have said All Flesh.
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    I have always loved AFMBE and in fact I GM a PbP All Flesh Must Be Eaten d20 version set in the following the scenario set up in the Dawn of the Dead 1978, my campaign depicts the United States struck by a pandemic of reanimated human beings, who now have no other desire than to feast on the flesh of the living. As in the Night of the Living Dead, the cause of the plague is not fully understood by the scientific community. Despite desperate efforts by the U.S. Government and local civil authorities to control the situation, society has effectively collapsed and the remaining survivors seek refuge.
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    I had a hard time voting but in the end I went with the Classic, CoC. WoD was a close second for me though.

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    Both are a very close second to me as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MortonStromgal View Post
    Your other posts would have led me to believe you would pick something less mechanically dated. If I had put money on the one you would pick I would have said All Flesh.
    Yeah, as I said...it was a very tough decision. Honestly, I'll always perfer to have both. The only reason I don't have much of a problem with CoC's mechanics is because:

    A) They're simple.

    B) They focus on "skills" as the primary component of a character's value, eschewing things like "feats" or "merits" that are rather out of place in a Lovecraftian game.

    C) The "health and damage" mechanics are very good for making characters feel mortal and fragile.

    D) They are different enough from the "norm" of what most players are used to that playing the game itself feels slightly "alien" or "unusual" which can add to the immersion on an interesting level.

    Plus, it's a system where most of the details and adjudication is left up to the Keeper which works for my style and is especially appropriate for horror.

    Most of what draws me to CoC though is the setting, themes and play style. Very fun if done right.
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