Cthulhu & Friends Season 2 Episode 1: The Mighty Fall

Our season 2 premier has our investigators donning some new characters in an all new setting. Someone’s head is on the executioner’s block, will the party be able to save him in time?

Cthulhu & Friends is actual play of the Call of Cthulhu tabletop roleplaying game using a modified version of the d20 ruleset. Tell your friends!

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  1. Koriar

    I saw David commenting about a lack of feedback, and Twitter isn’t great for extensive feedback, so I’ll just post it on here!

    Overall I thought the episode was great. It’s really good to hear new episodes from you guys and I can’t wait to see what happens next! (Even though I know some of it from watching the stream)

    On the positive side:

    The new characters seemed immediately different from what you had done before. Eric and Anya certainly developed into their own characters over time, but they seemed like they started much closer to the previous characters than what you’re doing now.

    I was a bit worried about not being able to distinguish between characters played by the same person, but the different inflections on your voices made the characters very distinct.

    The world feels like something plausible and different instead of a generic space station setting. The connections to the previous season

    On the negative side:

    (It’s definitely very different, so it’s possible that some of the things I didn’t care for are just things that are different and I’m not used to them yet. Also I was listening to it while either having just woken up, or having just gotten off a 12 hour shift, so that might also have had an effect)

    There wasn’t much background given for the characters from the beginning. It felt very strange to hear the characters talking to each other having clearly known each other for a long time, but having no idea who they were. It felt like I had missed a section of the podcast where they were introduced. By the end of the episode I had a little more of an idea who the people were, but when they were just names it was a bit confusing.

    The new intro sounds nice… but I don’t know if it fits a horror setting very well. If you’re planning on moving the series in a more action-y direction then it fits better, and it does fit a kind of “we’re back!” kind of theme, but I found myself missing the old theme. Also the old theme was played over the geekly stinger at the end, so it feels like it’s still associated with the podcast, but gone at the same time.

    I have no idea how to describe my last negative point, and have re-written this paragraph several times. I guess it boils down to feeling like people weren’t surprised by anything and that nothing was actually at risk. Maybe it’s just because its the first episode of the new season or maybe there was more discussion about events that were happening behind the scenes, but a PC death in the first episode got barely more than a “that sucked” out of everyone, and it feels like that wouldn’t have happened in the last season.

    Like I said though, overall it was awesome and I can’t wait to see more! It’s just easier to elaborate on negatives than positives apparently.

    • Hey, Koriar! Thanks for the feedback! This is actually the first constructive criticism we’ve received that hasn’t been asinine, so good job! Keep on creepin, and any time you have feedback, we’d be glad to receive it.

      • koriar

        No problem! With a show as good as yours people tend to become polarized, either thinking “they can do no wrong” or “everything they do is terrible” and neither side is helpful for making something you love even better.

        It’s a lot more subjective than the bug reports that I’m used to writing, so I apologize if I can’t quite get across what I mean. I know outside feedback makes my own projects better though, so I’ll be happy to comment any time I have something to say! :)

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