[ToC] Scene Cards

edited January 2012 in Trail of Cthulhu
Has anybody something to say about actual play use of the Scene Cards? Are they useful? How do players react to them?


  • I tried it in Esoterrorists for a one-shot, and it really ramped up the pace.
  • Would someone care to explain "scene cards"?

    - Neil.
  • A card with the text "scene" printed.
    If the players have all the clues in a scene, but still linger looking for more, the gm can hold up the card to let them know there's nothing more in the scene.
  • Understanding achieved, thanks.

    - Neil.
  • I've taken to using a standard music cue in place of the scene card.
  • @Robin D. Laws,
    Interesting way of scene framing, I afraid it needs a lot of practice and full-time access to ccomposed playlist.
    Can cue switching distract from players and worsen spotlight in high-tension moments? I think yes, but I'll try on next week Arkham DT game.
  • I just use the same cue each time. For MCB, it's the Law & Order scene change sting. For ToC, I use a sample from the Bride of Frankenstein score; for Ashen Stars, the classic Trek door sound.
  • Free stings are available on the Pelgrane Press website.

    For Trail, see here.
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