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Alone Against the Flames
Publisher: Chaosium
by Edward C. O. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/18/2021 14:18:25

first off, i love that this solo adventure is free on this site, it is offered in the Starter box set so it makes sense to have it free for all to try out Call of Cthulhu.

now, the adventure itself is a really great introduction to the game and the theme of Call of Cthulhu, it's set in 1920s and the mystery is really good.

it's written as a choose your own adventure style that you read yourself, or one suggestion is that you read it out loud to one player and tell the story that way too.

this module definitely requires you to have a character sheet and some dies to roll, because the first couple of sections it walks you through the character creation process akin to Oblivion, Morrowind if you played those games. it's done well and the skill checks are well placed as it really gives you an idea of what to roll, how to read the character sheet and understand the setting.

if you don't have a group to play the Quickstart adventure The Haunting and want to try out Call of Cthulhu this is a great way to try it out, and to give to friends who want to play it or you can and play with as well!

for the low low price of free, whats there to lose?



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Alone Against the Flames
Publisher: Chaosium
by Bruce R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/20/2020 07:59:54

Thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. I played through it in an evening, had dreadful luck and thought that my fate was doomed because of my poor dice rolls but I still managed to come through the adventure singed but intact.

Having read and re-read it a few times since, the adventure is very cleverly done. Choice plays a part, luck is certainly a factor but I never felt railroaded or cheated. Even though I suspected what might happen to my poor PC, and some of what I suspected did actually come to pass, I was never quite sure and the level of suspense was 'just right'. Some of the successful rolls told me important information and some were completely unimportant which made me feel that the dice rolls that I failed at were not necessarily important to the overall story. I just didn't know.

I would have been satisfied with the outcome even if I had not survived through it because the tension was carefully built and I was quite immersed in the story. I haven't tried replaying this solitaire adventure yet but having read fragments of the alternative plotlines, I think this adventure deserves a replay - and maybe the 'dice gods' and my choices will yield a completely different outcome.

I'm going to check out the other "Alone Against the" titles produced by Chaosium. I really enjoyed this one.

Cheers,

Bruce



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Alone Against the Flames
Publisher: Chaosium
by Chris G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/04/2018 14:28:03

Alone Against the Flames was fantastic! I absolutely love the format. I highly recommend it. A great introduction to Call of Cthulu. I loved the small village setting- very characterful.



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Alone Against the Flames
Publisher: Chaosium
by Daniel F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/16/2018 12:50:29

Really nice 'choose your own adventure' single-player RPG. Also, a good intro to the CoC gameplay.



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