What’s Adventure Hook you might ask? It’s a podcast about role-playing games, story-telling, and the art of GMing (being a Game Master). Every episode, we take a simple idea for a role playing game, like Dungeons & Dragons, and develop it into a scenario that listeners can use for their own one-shot, complete adventure arc, or even base an entire campaign around.
We chose our Adventure Hook topics at random by rolling a d20 and consulting our table of 20 different ideas… and after making it the topic of our next episode; we replace that Hook with a new one chosen from our listener submitted suggestions.
EPISODE 17 – Christmas With Cthulhu
Yule Horror by H.P. Lovecraft (Weird Tales December 1926)
There is snow on the ground, And the valleys are cold, And a midnight profound Blackly squats o’er the wold; But a light on the hilltops half-seen hints of feastings unhallow’d and old. There is death in the clouds, There is fear in the night, For the dead in their shrouds Hail the sun’s turning flight, And chant wild in the woods as they dance round a Yule-altar fungous and white. To no gale of earth’s kind Sways the forest of oak, Where the sick boughs entwin’d By mad mistletoes choke, For these pow’rs are the pow’rs of the dark, from the graves of the lost Druid-folk. And mayst thou to such deeds Be an abbot and priest, Singing cannibal greeds At each devil-wrought feast, And to all the incredulous world shewing dimly the sign of the beast.