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#1 Jules

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:02 AM

Operation ARC LIGHT

This is a one-off Call of Cthulhu session (which has now been uploaded to the RPGMP3 contributor area) set in a fictionalised late-1960's Vietnam, involving a party of United States Air Force 'Pararescuemen', tasked to locate a missing aircraft and recover its crew.

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Pancake (team maniac)
Doc (team trauma surgeon)
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The lost bird is a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, which is about 160ft long, 40ft high, with a wingspan of around 185ft, all of which are good reasons for it not to go missing in the first place.

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The B-52 is part of secret 'ARC LIGHT' bombing operations (of dubious legality) around and over the border of Vietnam into Cambodia.

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The B-52 in question - like the others taking part in 'carpet bombing' operations - has been modified to carry lots of bombs.

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The six missing crew members have been identified to the party as:
Captain John Adams, Commander
Captain Robert Bloch, Co-pilot
Major Alfred Chadwick, Electronic Warfare Officer & Backup Pilot
Captain Will Durrant, Navigator
Major Fred Edwin, RADAR Navigator
Senior Sergeant Bill Fish, Gunner
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One of the missing crew may or may not be the son of a U.S. Senator, although that information has not been confirmed.

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Audio Note
Regrettably, I started the recorder a few minutes into the session, after the party had safely parachuted into the Cambodian jungle. It is twilight and the weather conditions are poor; the PC's are dealing with heavy rain. Their first encounter is with a pair of locals carrying a large crate with Russian markings.

Source Note
For those interested, the Pararescue people are a seriously impressive bunch, and can be read about further (with actual historical accuracy) at sites like http://www.pararescue.com among others.

(Hopefully they will not be annoyed at being depicted as characters thrown into a scenario of cosmic horror in a fictionalised version of a real-life conflict. Frankly, I don't know why Hollywood doesn't make a film every ten years about these guys, who have to combine both military and medical skills in some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable.)
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#2 Jules

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:59 AM

A short note to say that this single-session game audio file has been uploaded, so hopefully we'll see it appear nearby and on iTunes or other RSS feeds soon, courtesy of Hal.

And here is a YouTube link to United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant and Drill Instructor R. Lee Ermey (retired) talking about (today's) pararescuemen.

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