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The Dare

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Halloween night.  A haunted house.  Will you live to see the morning?

The Old Barnaker House. Every kid has heard about it. Everybody has a different awful story about it. All of them agree it is a very bad place.

But here you are on Halloween Night, all because of that jerk Roger. He dared you and your friends to spend the night there. You couldn’t let him bully you. You will show him who is chicken! Everybody knows that there are no such things as ghosts... right?

Get your slingshot and your pocket knife. Grab some candy and ready your Rubik’s Cube. You and your friends are going to go face-to-face with the horrors of the Barnaker House. Hopefully you will live to see the dawn.

 

The Dare is a one-shot scenario for Call of Cthulhu® 7th Edition, intended for four or more players. Expanded and revised from Kevin Ross classic scenario from 1996, this scenario has been fully updated for even greater horror. Long out of print, this scenario is once more available to terrify players (thanks to a nightmarishly tardy Kickstarter-funded project by Sentinel Hill Press). They said it would never see the light of day. They were wrong!

This product includes:

  • A full-length scenario, inspired by 80s horror movies wherein pre-teens do battle with an undying monster and its house of horrors.
  • Extensive advice for Keepers on how to bring the horrors of the Barnaker house to life.
  • Detailed floor plans of the Barnaker house.
  • ‘The Call of Kid-thulhu’ rules, a streamlined version of the traditional Call of Cthulhu rules and ideal for introducing new players to the game.
  • “Grab the Machete!” — a suggested viewing list of 80s horror films (written by Brian Sammons), perfect for inspiring Keepers and players alike.
  • A set of 10 pre-generated kid-investigators, complete with more than 20 portraits, allowing players to customize their characters, complete with super-1980s style character sheets.

The Barnaker House is waiting...



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Carlos S November 19, 2022 11:38 pm UTC
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Hi folks,

I purchased the book for this, but it did not come with the pdf :[
Is there a way to get the pdfs of just the character sheets?
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Bret K November 20, 2022 8:33 pm UTC
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Please email ArkhamGazetteMagazine@gmail.com with your purchase information.
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Carlos S December 02, 2022 5:32 am UTC
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Just now seeing this. Sent. thanks for your help!
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Chris G November 04, 2022 7:06 am UTC
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Hi, was the errata for this ever published? In addition to the missing cross-reference on page 24, and keyed locations D and F on the Tunnels Map, there are several references to Evelyn regenerating (thus the need for silver or iron weapons), but there's no mention of that in her stat block.
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Chris G November 04, 2022 7:42 pm UTC
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Also, quite a few of the spells (Become Spectral, Bind Animal, Candle Communication, Create Storm, Drown Mind, Mesmerize, Power Drain) aren't available in the 7e core book. I had to hunt for them online.
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Bret K November 20, 2022 8:34 pm UTC
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The errata has not been posted yet; I believe all of the spells not described in the scenario itself were covered in the Grand Grimoire of Mythos Magic but we should note that in the text. My apologies.
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Patrick M October 19, 2022 10:40 am UTC
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I don't suppose there's a transcript available for the handout on page 29? I'm really struggling to read it and my players likely will also struggle.
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Bret K October 19, 2022 4:22 pm UTC
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[Text is in 17th century English; the character "ſ" is a long-s and should be read as such - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_s ]

...ave made Ye pact with the Blak Man who haſt manny faſes & forms, that wiſdom & lyfe ſhall beeſt thine beyond imaginings…

...Ye fleſh of Ye imature is yond which is moſt pure, f'r it enwheels few'r of Ye taints yond age, exp'rience, carnality, & sineth impart upon it. Sayd flefh can beest consum'd raw or did cook, though heateth tends to removeth some of Ye sweeteft flav'rs of innoſence & inc'rruption. Such repafts impart upon Ye feaft'r Ye vitality did contain in potentiall within Ye child’s flefh.

Tribute wilt beest given to yond Blak Man bef're each such feaft, yond that gent might eke gain benefyt from it...

...his children shalt thee beareth as Ye did cost f'r his most wondruss gi-
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September 29, 2022 9:16 pm UTC
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Really like this scenario but really needs an errata. Is this in the works?
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Pierre D June 05, 2022 2:18 pm UTC
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I am interested in purchasing the physical + pdf copy of this product. Errata is included now in both versions?
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Antonio M July 27, 2021 1:16 pm UTC
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I am interested in purchasing the physical + pdf copy of this product. Are the errata corrected in the physical copy?
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Scott P October 28, 2021 1:35 pm UTC
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They don't seem to be. I found several in mine, and I bought it in September '21.
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Ronak S December 14, 2020 2:49 am UTC
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What do people figure is the max party size for this adventure? We can go anywhere 4 - 7 kid investigators...
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Bret K December 22, 2020 9:18 pm UTC
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I have heard of groups of up to 8 but that gets a little unweildly. 6 is pretty common.
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Joe H December 10, 2020 1:41 pm UTC
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I purchased a pdf copy on October 4th, just now realized a physical copy is available. Am I able to purchase the the physical copy minus the price of the pdf? If so, how do I go about this? Thanks for any help.
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Bret K December 11, 2020 7:48 pm UTC
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We offered everyone who purchased the PDF before the print version was available a discount coupon. Check your emails from DTRPG for yours.
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Michael M November 13, 2020 3:08 pm UTC
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Ran this 3 times. Around 3-4 hours. It was super fun! Perfect for a Halloween one-shot. Also maybe a cool concept as a prequel to a later adventure of adults. I ran Unland from Fears Sharp Needles and had the characters be grown ups from this campaign. It was smashing. Absolutely buy and run this!
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Bret K December 22, 2020 9:18 pm UTC
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Thanks!
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Meredith K October 26, 2020 7:24 pm UTC
Quick question! About how long does this usually take to run? (I see someone noting it as a oneshot but also that it's a 'full length' scenario - 4 hours?)
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Bret K October 27, 2020 3:49 am UTC
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I've seen people run it in under 3 hours, but around 4-5 is more typical.

See this shorter one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnnlPI6iIDg

And this longer one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnwrrxHBuBA
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Manuel L October 25, 2020 2:34 pm UTC
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I'd like to buy the printed version, any news regarding the 1.1 update in print? &lt;br /&gt;<br />
Alternatively is it still possible to buy the pdf and then get the printed version at a discount?
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Bret K October 27, 2020 3:50 am UTC
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The discount is no longer available; we will include an errata sheet soon for the original version. I am unsure when an updated version will be uploaded, ideally by the end of the year.
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Robert S January 15, 2021 6:47 pm UTC
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Any update on the errata sheet? There are no rumors listed on the kid's investigator's sheets.
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Matt G October 19, 2020 8:38 pm UTC
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I really love this scenario and am looking forward to playing it! However, there are couple of errors that I'm seeing that might have been missed in publishing. The Tunnels Map Key above the Tunnels map seems wrong and also referencing several letters that are not on the map, namely D and F. Perhaps that could be edited and republished? Also, on page 27, the phrase "is slowed by X for the duration of the combat" doesn't refer to what X is, and I'm not sure what on page 24 the phrase, "See page XX for more information on using fire..." refers to, as it's not apparent from the text. Thank you for your help!
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Bret K October 20, 2020 4:07 am UTC
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We will have an errata sheet shortly to cover these until we can release a 1.1 version of the scenario. Thanks for flagging these issues.
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Adam F October 19, 2020 7:06 pm UTC
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This may be a long shot request, but is a version of the character sheet possible for Roll20?
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Matt G October 19, 2020 8:40 pm UTC
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I dont believe that this is possible with this publishing, but what I did what put all the skills that are not used at zero, fill in the skills that are used (like First Aid) with their values, and then used the Additional Skills section to make and fill in all the other skills that the kid investigators have, including skills which aren't specifically stated like BB Gun and/or switchblade.
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Bret K October 20, 2020 4:23 am UTC
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I personally don't have a Pro level account on Roll20, which I understand is needed to create a sheet for that site, but if some fan is interested, we would not object to it.
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Joey W October 19, 2020 2:48 pm UTC
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How does one use the offer to get a physical copy minus the cost of the PDF? I already purchased the PDF and received an e-mail about the discount along with a link, but it just sends me here with no discount.
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Bret K October 20, 2020 4:10 am UTC
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I will check the coupon; I have seen a number of discounted sales using it today. If it still is not working, email me at ArkhamGazetteMagazine@gmail.com.
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Rachael R October 19, 2020 12:34 pm UTC
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This is probably the best one shot scenario i have ever run.
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Bret K October 20, 2020 4:10 am UTC
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Thanks!
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Warren G October 13, 2020 3:30 pm UTC
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This is great I will hold out till I can get a physical copy
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Bret K October 13, 2020 4:05 pm UTC
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We are counting the days until the test printings arrive. In the mean time, everyone who buys the PDF before the print version is available will get a chance to buy the print version minus the cost of the PDF.
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