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Weekly actual-play of the Call of Cthulhu table-top RPG, 7th edition. Join our talented cast of role-players as they investigate horrors and mysteries humankind was never meant to comprehend. Featuring a mix of Chaosium-published campaigns and our own original scenarios. You don’t need to know the rules of the Call of Cthulhu table-top RPG to enjoy the stories, just an appreciation of the other-worldly and creepy, and a sense of humour!
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While we prepare the next chapter of our campaign through Berlin: The Wicked City, join Seb and Stars Are Right newcomer Tyler in this two-part special playing through this recently published addition to Chaosium’s solitaire adventures! Website | Review us | Support us on Patreon | Buy merch!Discord | Twitter | Mastodon | Facebook | Instagram | Red…
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Welcome back for the thrilling conclusion (well all right, we know they hit rewind at one point, but this is the real conclusion). The woods still abound with mysteries! Stick around for some Beyond-the-Madness style chit chat afterwards, and come back next week for a fresh adventure! Website | Review us | Support us on Patreon | Buy merch!Discord …
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While we prepare the next chapter of our campaign through Berlin: The Wicked City, join Jayson and Lydia in this two-part special playing through one of Chaosium’s solitaire adventures! Website | Review us | Support us on Patreon | Buy merch!Discord | Twitter | Mastodon | Facebook | Instagram | Reddit For the duration of our Berlin: The Wicked City…
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We rejoin the investigators mid-ritual, chanting and gesticulating in a circle around Grossman’s vile journal, waiting for the dawn and hoping they’ll succeed in keeping his demonic spirit at bay - not to mention hoping that their anonymous tip was enough for the police to thwart the foreign minister’s assassination. Here's a link to buy the Berlin…
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Our party moves forward towards the ritual with heavy hearts and second thoughts. A mysterious shadow standing by their car unites them with an old friend and ally, but our investigators have a lot of explaining to do. Can they rally themselves one last time and stop Grossman once and for all? Here's a link to buy the Berlin: The Wicked City source…
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Desperate times call for desperate measures and the group consider an uneasy allyship to rid Germany of the Grossman demon once for all. It becomes harder to know who they can trust, both from the people they’ve just met and from relationships they’ve relied on for a long time... Here's a link to buy the Berlin: The Wicked City sourcebook published…
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The Grand Duchess has sought refuge in the Cassowary House at Berlin Zoo, but she finds no escape from her pursuers. Madness and violence take hold of the investigators and their temporary allies alike, and Grossman’s vengeful spirit takes the upper hand. Here's a link to buy the Berlin: The Wicked City sourcebook published by Chaosium. Cast:Phaedr…
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Hearing screams, Saydiina reaches for her bow and Moritz runs back from the bar, ready to swing a bottle of schnapps - but is there time? Max scuttles for his life away from the advancing form of the pus-dripping, spider-like monstrosity that was once a construction worker. Here's a link to buy the Berlin: The Wicked City sourcebook published by Ch…
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The investigators manage to weasel their way into an interview with Inspector Krieg and attempt to procure Carl Grossman’s mysterious journal, but the Inspector doesn’t part with it easily. After leaving the police station, they find their lives in peril from an unexpected and monstrous threat… Here's a link to buy the Berlin: The Wicked City sourc…
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The group investigate Grossman’s apartment as they try to uncover more clues. Tensions rise as they uncover some horrific truths about his crimes and fight to hold onto their sanity and their friendship. Here's a link to buy the Berlin: The Wicked City sourcebook published by Chaosium. Cast:Phaedra as the Keeper of Arcane LoreLydia as Andreas Vogel…
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Despite his being dead, it seems the murderous cannibal Carl Grossman is stalking Berlin once more. Intent on protecting Saydii from Grossman’s vengeful spirit, the friends close ranks as night falls. But they cannot protect themselves from their dreams, or who enters them… Here's a link to buy the Berlin: The Wicked City sourcebook published by Ch…
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A drifting newspaper reveals the young lady they seek has one more alias. Her rescuer, Baron von Kleist, claims she is of famous aristocratic stock and is recovering from memory loss at his apartment. Fearing the abrupt end of their royal contract, the investigators go to see for themselves. Here's a link to buy the Berlin: The Wicked City sourcebo…
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In spite of Grossman’s death, gruesome murders continue occurring around Berlin and cursed dreams keep haunting our investigators. While trying to uncover clues regarding the whereabouts of their quarry, the party receives a hint that leads them towards an asylum.. Here's a link to buy the Berlin: The Wicked City sourcebook published by Chaosium. C…
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A trip to the cabaret turns up a new lead and the group meet a famous face. Buy the Berlin: The Wicked City sourcebook here. Cast: Phaedra as the Keeper of Arcane Lore Lydia as Andreas Vogel Gilly as Max Oswald Howl as Moritz Baum Braydon as Saydiina Androsov Audio Editors: Braydon, Jayson & Howl Website | Review us | Support us on Patreon | Buy me…
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The investigators receive a summons from a Russian prince and a well-paid job offer to find the truth about a missing woman. Was she one of cannibalistic serial killer Carl Grossman’s victims? Buy the Berlin: The Wicked City sourcebook here. Cast: Phaedra as the Keeper of Arcane Lore Lydia as Andreas Vogel Gilly as Max Oswald Howl as Moritz Baum Br…
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Dr Wilkes: poised to set a deadly Rube Goldberg trap. Jack/Jaaaasper: protecting his now insane "bride" Jane. Buck: taking point, slowed somewhat by his disguise as a painting. Herr Flauschige, aka Mr Fluffy the three-headed dog, bringing up the rear. Time to find out who's really behind all this. This is a Pulp Cthulhu scenario conceived by Leopol…
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The third installment of our journey through the roaring 20s in Weimar Berlin! We're going to be playing all the scenarios in the Berlin: The Wicked City sourcebook as a long-form campaign. But for now, another gory dream haunts Max and Saydiina, but it seems Carl Grossman’s murderous saga must surely be ended as newspapers report on his death. Of …
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Buck follows through on his plan to climb inside the body of this new Frankenstinian abomination and pilot it like a skin suit. Remarkably, that isn't the worst plan attempted as our investigators get to grip with the insanity of their situation. This is a Pulp Cthulhu scenario conceived by Leopoldo Rueda, brought to life by the Stars Are Right pub…
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The second chapter in our return to the classic era of the roaring 20s in Weimar Berlin! We're going to be playing all the scenarios in the Berlin: The Wicked City sourcebook as a long-form campaign. But first, let us introduce two more of our investigators - to you and to each other - in this prelude set before the events of the main campaign. The…
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While Jane and Jack are unknowingly watching the shopkeeper try to prepare them a pickle-spam breakfast, a pitchfork-carrying mob starts surrounding the general store. It's up to their companions back in the car, Buck and Dr Wilkes, to save the day! This is a Pulp Cthulhu scenario conceived by Leopoldo Rueda, brought to life by the Stars Are Right …
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Join us as we return to the classic era of the roaring 20s, this time in Weimar Berlin! This is the adventure our patrons voted for, and we can't wait to get stuck in! We're going to be playing all the scenarios in the Berlin: The Wicked City sourcebook as a long-form campaign. But first, let us introduce two of our investigators - to you and to ea…
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The results are out! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Stars Are Right one-page scenario-writing contest! The response has been overwhelming and the decision so very hard, but our judges made it. With big thanks again to our patron and sponsor, Drue! We were astounded by the creativity of this great community, and everyone shoul…
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Four members of Department 29, a secret division within the FBI created by President Hoover to investigate paranormal occurrences, receive their first official assignment. A reporter, Norman Cassidy, has gone missing in a remote area of Vermont while investigating disappearances. The team have to find him. This is a Pulp Cthulhu scenario conceived …
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Please enjoy the final part of this super-sized Beyond the Madness episode, where the cast come together to reminisce and answer listener questions about our play-through. Thank you again to all the listeners who submitted questions, and don’t forget you can get behind-the-scenes chat after every episode by supporting us on Patreon. Then it'll be t…
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Part 2 of our extended Beyond The Madness session looking back on Cults of Cthulhu! We keep the questions coming and Chris Lackey and Mike Mason are kind enough have the answers covered. Here's where you can hear more from them: Hear more from Chris Lackey on Strange Studies of Strange Stories and Rachel Watches Star Trek.Hear more from Mike Mason …
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Join us for a 3-part, extended Beyond The Madness session looking back on Cults of Cthulhu! We're joined by Chris Lackey and Mike Mason, who give us some insight into the creation of the source book and scenarios. Thank you to all the listeners who submitted questions, and don’t forget you can get behind-the-scenes chat after every episode by suppo…
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While you wait for our exciting new campaign to start, please enjoy of one of H. P. Lovecraft's short stories, read by our own Knoxicles. He won't, alas, be joining us in Berlin: The Wicked City, but here's a heaping helping of his dulcet tones as he unfolds this chilling tale. There will be more of these short stories going up on our Patreon, so i…
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We're celebrating so many milestones this month! ​The Stars Are Right podcast's 2 year anniversary! The climactic Cults of Cthulhu finale! Our 100th episode! In celebration, our friend and Avatar patron Drue has generously offered to fund a contest! Write your own 1-page Call of Cthulhu scenario outline for a chance to win our lovely prizes: ​ 3rd …
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Ready to put an explosive stop to whatever the Church of Perfect Science is machinating in their mansion, our investigators pull up at the security gate. Will they find Aaron’s missing brother? An explanation for the strange dreams and visions? Finally, the answer to what became of Carl Day? Get 10% off the same dice we roll on the podcast! Check o…
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On the outskirts of the city, checking into a motel proves to be slow going. Aaron holds Josh tightly to assuage his fear that he’ll be sent to ancient Persepolis again, while Vee improvises a crib and puts the statue down for a nap. Over dinner at the nearby Burger Castle, the friends are in for another surprise… Get 10% off the same dice we roll …
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Following the directions of Ethel, the second artist to approach them in the street, the investigators arrive at the storage unit she opened for them in a dream. At the instigation of Darius his cockatoo, who’s speaking to him in Persian, Josh bribes the overseer so they can get at its mysterious contents. Get 10% off the same dice we roll on the p…
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The party opens the box, and it reveals a tentacular statuette! Also a note signed by Carl Day, who knew that the Perfect Scientists were after him. After breaking into their mansion and stealing the statuette, he was unexpectedly and mysteriously transported to Antarctica after taking “a wrong turn on another planet”... Get 10% off the same dice w…
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Searching the Watsons’ strangely perfect home and trying to make it look like a common burglary, our party also remembers Diana Chase’s story about strange lights from the attic… Get 10% off on the same dice we roll on the show! Check out FanRollDice and use code STARS10. Beautiful dice and gaming accessories, shipped worldwide. Cast: Phaedra as th…
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The stranger hands the group a scrap of paper bearing a cryptic series of numbers. He’s an artist, who’s been dreaming of them every night but is unable to explain any further. The friends decide to return to the Church of Perfect Science’s visitor centre and hatch a plan to get Vee into their computer system. Get 10% off on the same dice we roll o…
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After their uneventful stake-out of her home, the investigators follow Barbara Watson to work at the Perfect Science Welcome Centre in downtown Chicago. What does this “religion” want with all this real estate, and what did Carl Day find out? Get 10% off on the same dice we roll on the show! Check out FanRollDice and use code STARS10. Beautiful dic…
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Finally, someone who saw Carl Day shortly before his disappearance and knows what he was up to. Diana Chase welcomes our investigators into her home and reveals what she knows about Global Realty and the Watsons, who recently moved into a certain house with a very… colourful history. Get 10% off on the same dice we roll on the show! Check out FanRo…
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Gathering at Vee’s crib, our raring researchers turn to the internet for information on the Church of Perfect Science - known worldwide as a “religion”, some might say “cult”, that expects unwavering loyalty from its members. It’s mixed up with the Global Realty company Carl Day was investigating, and has a suite of troubling beliefs regarding “Old…
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The investigators are clearly not the first to have searched Carl’s apartment. His laptop is missing, but they find one or two useful clues and struggle with the dilemma of handing over the evidence to the Chicago PD or continuing the investigation themselves. Get 10% off on the same dice we roll on the show! Check out FanRollDice and use code STAR…
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December in modern-day Chicago. Four friends and colleagues from the university play a friendly game of poker: Emily Strauss and Josh Simmons - Professors of Anthropology and Linguistics respectively, Vee Carter - IT Tech and hacker extraordinaire, and Aaron Macks - campus police officer. Absent is their mutual friend Carl Day, a private investigat…
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Even after the rescue of the kidnap victims from their underground prison, the Church has no intention of giving up on their grand ritual. Fearing that they’ll source other human sacrifices or find other ways to summon eldritch monstrosities, our heroes don robes and prepare to infiltrate the ritual. www.starsareright.com | patreon.com/StarsAreRigh…
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It’s 2am and our heroes find themselves on a flight of stairs, hidden inside an old shack on a gas station forecourt. Before them a locked door, and in the basement beyond… time to get out the lock picks and find out. www.starsareright.com | patreon.com/StarsAreRight | Twitter: @Stars_r_Right | Facebook: StarsAreRightProductions | Mastodon: dice.ca…
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The gas station owned by Carl Mann is on a lonely desert road on the edge of Angeles National Forest. Our heroes make their way there slowly and stealthily, hoping to discover its secrets undetected. www.starsareright.com | patreon.com/StarsAreRight | Twitter: @Stars_r_Right | Facebook: StarsAreRightProductions | Mastodon: dice.camp/@starsareright …
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Leaving the corpses of fishmen in their wake, and with some among their number battling their newfound phobias, our investigators climb up through the cave and into the cellar of Carl Mann’s beach house. It’s time to begin a careful reconnaissance… www.starsareright.com | patreon.com/StarsAreRight | Twitter: @Stars_r_Right | Facebook: StarsAreRight…
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The investigators pile into the beaten-up truck driven by Ignacio, their newest associate, and head off in the direction of the decrepit beach house belonging to the definitely human Carl Mann. www.starsareright.com | patreon.com/StarsAreRight | Twitter: @Stars_r_Right | Facebook: StarsAreRightProductions | Mastodon: dice.camp/@starsareright | Inst…
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After escaping the temple, the remaining members of the party regroup to face the shock and deliver the sad news. There is yet work to be done and there are new leads, secured at great cost, to follow: legal papers and some rather ominous old books… www.starsareright.com | patreon.com/StarsAreRight | Twitter: @Stars_r_Right | Facebook: StarsAreRigh…
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Tommy continues his impressive performance as an importunate drunk, eventually escaping the attention of the guards while inside the church, the rest of the party explore the Under-Temple… www.starsareright.com | patreon.com/StarsAreRight | Twitter: @Stars_r_Right | Facebook: StarsAreRightProductions | Mastodon: dice.camp/@starsareright | Instagram…
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After several hours digging through records in the library, the team eyes up their next lead: the suspiciously (even fishiously) named Gil Donovan, architect of the unnerving Temple of the Society of the Angelic Ones. www.starsareright.com | patreon.com/StarsAreRight | Twitter: @Stars_r_Right | Facebook: StarsAreRightProductions | Mastodon: dice.ca…
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The covert reconnaissance continues inside the Temple of the Society of the Angelic Ones. Just an avant-garde but perfectly harmless church, or something more sinister? The team’s resident cat burglar may need to take to his paws again to find out. HTML for podbean: www.starsareright.com | patreon.com/StarsAreRight | Twitter: @Stars_r_Right | Faceb…
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Thus far, our investigators have faced only the trifling, human resistance offered by petty police and mundane mobsters. Well, no longer! The door to the mob boss’s office bursts open and the source of the monstrous gurgling is revealed… www.starsareright.com | patreon.com/StarsAreRight | Twitter: @Stars_r_Right | Facebook: StarsAreRightProductions…
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Join us for the delicious conclusion to this adventure. Sam Madson meets his fate while our unsettled investigators scramble to set things right. And then they hear an otherworldly howl… www.starsareright.com | patreon.com/StarsAreRight | Twitter: @Stars_r_Right | Facebook: StarsAreRightProductions | Mastodon: dice.camp/@starsareright | Instagram: …
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