DriveThruRPG.com
Close
Close
Browse
 Publisher Info









Back
A Resection of Time
 
$11.95 $6.57
Average Rating:4.2 / 5
Ratings Reviews Total
0 1
2 3
0 0
0 0
0 0
A Resection of Time
Click to view
A Resection of Time
Publisher: Chaosium
by Joshua O. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/08/2016 16:49:06

The authors clearly know a lot about Mayan archaeology, like on a grad student level. One of my players studied Mayan archaeology and so did I and the fluff really holds up. The handouts are extraordinary, lots of glyphs and everything really looks like real archaeological research material. Lots of handouts means a few red herrings that my players turned into a whole other act of the campaign (a trip to a town in Lovecraft Country).

It's a good 1990s or modern campaign, of which I haven't found too many. The story is very good, very suspenseful. The plot can get convoluted, but I only found one loose thread. I think we did it in six sessions which is pretty good -- there's a lot of meat in this volume. Plenty of sections of texts to read to players, I always knew what to say. And the ending; well, this is a campaign that is actually scary, no matter how jaded your players are. Full marks. One of the best campaigns I've seen for any game.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
A Resection of Time
Publisher: Chaosium
by Tomas W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/06/2012 06:01:15

“A resection of time” is a well though out and exciting scenario, - in short its 1990s Call of Cthulhu done right!

Good things:

  • A good story!
  • The characters backgrounds stories are not what it seems, so the horror is also on a personal level for each player, not only the splatter/monster level.
  • Many fun scenes, and (at least half-) believable characters in just the right mix with larger than life exploration, some Indiana Jones action (but not to much pulp) and just plain weird stuff.
  • Has good historical background information on the Maya.
  • Beautiful handouts.
  • Very nice dream scenes for the players.
  • Easy to expand/twist with your own plot creations and characters.

Some bad things: -Not the best dramaturgy of events, so you have to rearrange them. Placement of the different handouts is one example, where the most revealing might come to early, and some of the fluff is found near the end. You probably also like to switch the arrangement, or maybe mix, the scenes where the investigators go to Arkham and the Foundation, - but that's just my opinion.

  • The handouts are to long and some are not important enough. And on the other hand some important info should have been made into a handout, but is not!
  • Should have included some guidelines for designing suitable characters, and more examples of motivations and incentives for getting hired by Swarthz in the beginning.


Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
A Resection of Time
Publisher: Chaosium
by Simon G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/18/2008 07:06:10

As PDF: Perfectly acceptable scan, no problems with file, images etc.

As adventure: Quite a fun modern-era Cthulhu adventure involving ancient Mayan ruins, buried memories and a fair amount of the usual insanity, bloodshed and unwinnable fights.

As with all CoC, it's not for players who like to hang onto their characters for long!



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
A Resection of Time
Publisher: Chaosium
by Kelsey M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/14/2004 20:07:37

This module is a great price. The handouts are nicely detailed and the adventure of average length (took our group three 8 hour sessions). The only thing I changed, is one of the secondary enemies. I like my cthulhu adventures full of non-human nasties with a side order of cultists.

I hope more modules of this quality showup on this site!



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Displaying 1 to 4 (of 4 reviews) Result Pages:  1 
Back
You must be logged in to rate this
0 items
 Gift Certificates