The Tuesday Videos: Call of Cthulhu’s Toilet Edition

Around the weekly gaming table we have recently started shaking things up a bit. Instead of alternating the same two D&D games every other week, we decided to play a totally different game for a month or two at a time, and then switch to the next game. Our first one was Call of Cthulhu, which was a wild and bumpy ride, and ended exactly the way it was supposed to… with everyone running away. (Thanks for GMing, Roxofspazhouse!)

Tonya, a friend, commenter here, and gaming buddy, sent me this while we were playing. I loved it and thought I’d share it here.

From there it seemed an obvious transition to move from extra-dimensional cosmic evil to drug-induced toilet experiments.

And finally, by way of Boing Boing, comes The Markets of Britain. This delightful tour guides us through the pastoral English countryside to the open air marketplaces of the typical village. Watch out for the murderers!

16 Responses to The Tuesday Videos: Call of Cthulhu’s Toilet Edition

  1. If you’re playing the Chaosium Call of Cthulhu running away doesn’t work unless you get to a vehicle in time: all humans have the same movement speed and it’s usually not fast enough. Of course, if the player characters scatter, maybe there’s not enough of “them” to get all of the PCs.

    That’s not the way to bet.

    The last character I made for CoC I came to that conclusion, so I made a cat burglar with insanely high stealth skills. That seemed to work much better. After all, if the critter doesn’t see you but does see your hapless companions, that counts as a “win”. 😈

    • Punchline: “I don’t have to run faster than the bear, I only have to run faster than you.”

      My experience is to take the highest Dodge skill possible, and virtually no combat skills. Surround yourself with people who like to fight and then you can run away a lot. So far it has been pretty successful.

  2. Pencils…Giant pencils…Pencil erasers… 😆 The style reminds me a subdued Monty Python sketch.

    And here’s a revolutionary new experiment for the geniuses of glow-sticks: OMG, you should totally drink it and see if your urine also glows! For science!

    It looks like they were so drug addled that they couldn’t even cut the sticks without splashing the fluids everywhere. It’s a wonder they managed to miss cutting their own fingers. And a shame.

  3. After about 20 seconds of listening to that inane valley-girl-speak i was quite ready to worship Chuthulu and bring about the end of the word.

    Just to shut her up. 👿

    • I thought she had a cute voice*, and I assumed the perky voice thing was, together with the cute-ish animation, the main joke.

      *Well, the tone, or whatever, not the silly accent etc she’s using to make it sound silly.

      • Yyyyes, but yours is the mind that spawned Enkidu and Martin.

        Does your friend Tonya talk like that in everyday situations?

        • Kind of, yeah. She has a sixteen year-old sister and there’s considerable creep into her daily vocabulary. My own sister works in an elementary school and has a fairly youthful way of speaking I find charming.

          Point taken about Enkidu and Martin though. 😉

  4. “Markets of Britain” was just hilarious. Good god, old footage from the 60s… how many SAN points do I lose for seeing that wallpaper? 😆