Keeper Advice:Finding players

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Introducing New Players to CoC

What a lot of former D&D'ers do not realize is that going in with guns drawn without doing and research beforehand is a deadly combination... for them. You need to put in their heads that they should be booksmart before being gunsmart. An excellent way you can do this is as follows:

  • Go get your copy of the movie "The Ghostbusters" (the first one, not the sequel or the cartoon).
  • Fast-forward to the scene where Dana (Sigourney Weaver) enters Ghostbusters HQ for the first time, then stop the movie.
  • Sit all your future players down in front of the movie, explain that what you are about to show them is near-perfect planning for investigating a Cthulhu Mythos-style case, if one ignores anything kooky or comic.
  • Hit play, and let the moview run until the point at which the firehouse scene ends (I believe the next scene is Dana's apartment, interior). Make sure they players paid extra attention to the conversation between Egon Spengler and Ray Stanz.