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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 1990, 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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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
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
PUBLISHER
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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Richard B October 13, 2020 3:00 pm UTC
I can't tell from the description (or the "full-size preview") how long the document is. For this price point, would it be possible to include the table of contents in the preview or otherwise state how many pages are contained within?
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Bret K October 13, 2020 4:04 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
The Dare is 70 pages long.
It can be a little hard to spot but the page length is listed on the right hand column (on desktop) or under "more info" (on a mobile browser).
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Matt G October 02, 2020 12:39 am UTC
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Where on the character sheets are the "rumors" about the house? I only see Who They Are, and what the other kids know about each kid.
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Bret K October 02, 2020 6:56 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Will check. This might have been a left-over from the original we missed in revision.
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Matt G October 14, 2020 1:30 pm UTC
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Thanks! Looking forward to getting a hold of those rumors so my crew can run this!
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Josh S October 01, 2020 7:32 pm UTC
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Backed the kickstarter and it looks great! Can't wait to run on Halloween!
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Bret K October 02, 2020 6:41 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks! Let us know how it goes.
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Stephen E October 01, 2020 6:13 pm UTC
Still waiting on my DTRPG copy from the kickstarter. I'd rather get it from here than a dropbox. Thanks.
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Bret K October 02, 2020 6:41 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Will have an update on Kickstarter page soon.
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JUSTIN L October 01, 2020 2:31 am UTC
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Is it me or are there issues with the font on the children's yearbook photos on page 44 and 45?
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Stephen E October 01, 2020 6:24 pm UTC
This is the answer given by the publisher on the kickstarter page "This font is Theban alphabet, an invented 16th century “magical” alphabet used as a cipher by occultists and allegedly witches." "The yearbook page is just a conceit for displaying our 30 kid portraits from which players may select one of their choosing. It is not part of the scenario, just a decorative fisplay. The names of our “meddling kid” backers correspond to the backer’s portrait but the other names were chosen at random and ate not those of the kid pictured."
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Bret K October 02, 2020 6:52 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
That is correct. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theban_alphabet
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RGS S September 30, 2020 3:21 pm UTC
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Sounds very cool and I may pick it up. It's a little on the expensive side, slightly more than Stygian Fox comparables.
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Bret K October 02, 2020 6:54 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
We have attempted to price it at a fair value, considering the quality and variety of contents, so that we can afford to pay all our creatives at a rate somewhere close to what they deserve. Eventually it will be available for sale here on DTRPG at a lower price point.
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RGS S October 02, 2020 10:07 pm UTC
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Thanks for the reply Bret. I have purchased and it's a great product.
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Matt S September 30, 2020 11:39 am UTC
Aww. Why not wait a monthor so, so it could have been exactly 3 years late? :D
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Bret K October 02, 2020 6:56 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Technically the Kickstarter was only launched 3 year ago, but we know it ran very much over the due date. For that we are sorry. We hope the finished product is good enough that the delays do not ruin your enjoyment of The Dare.
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