OPS: Toy Soldiers

Folks, a little news before we get to the scenario this week: the Reckoning of the Dead Annual is in preparation! If you’re a backer of our Patreon at the $3 or $5 level by November 31st, 2018—if even for a single month—we’ll send you a copy of the annual, a yearly zine where we expand two of our one-page scenarios into fleshed out, system-neutral horror scenarios.


This week I decided to let loose a horrible monstrosity on my hometown of North Richland Hills, TX (sorry). A group of 90s schoolkids (obviously inspired by Stranger Things or the brand-new RPG Kids on Bikes) find their home threatened by a strange, terrible entity.

I also decided to write it up as a scene-map, just for some variety, though this will take a little more improvisation on the Keeper’s part. But, since scene maps are such a core component of Trail of Cthulhu, I’ve also included GUMSHOE mechanics (what little mechanics there are to begin with). Enjoy!


Toy Soldiers


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