Black Bag

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Airing every other Friday night Black Bag uses the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition game system to bring players into a world of subterfuge, espionage and eldritch terror.

Stream Notes

Chat Commands

At any time during the stream, viewers can catch up on the action and find out who's playing who by typing certain commands into the chat window.

!blackbag - this command gives an up to the minute recounting of where the party is and their current mission.

!characters - using this command will display the listing of the players along with what character they are playing in this particular campaign.

Donations

Saving Throw utilizes a voluntary Pay-What-You-Will Donation system in conjunction with a loyalty program. Viewers are encouraged but under no obligation to donate to the channel. What sets Saving Throw apart is the ability to "purchase" certain abilities through the donation process or by turning in earned XP. Viewers can interact with the party through a variety of deus ex machina events that each cost a certain amount. For instance, for $1 or 550 XP a donor can heal a party member one sanity point. But they can also harm the party by granting a re-roll to the GM, or adding baddies to a fight that's all too easy.

Donation Rewards

The following is a complete list of the current donor reward choices available to you during a session of Black Bag, with cash and XP amounts listed for each along with links to redeem: http://bit.ly/BlackBag-rewards

Viewer Loyalty

For every minute of time you spend watching any one of our streams, you earn 1 XP. You can spend these XP like a donation to buy in-game effects. You can also gamble your XP to potentially earn more (or lose it all). And you can participate in contests on the stream using your XP to help you win!

At any time you can see your current XP total by typing !XP (capital X and P only) in the chat window.

To gamble, type !gamble <amount> where <amount> is replaced with the total you'd like to gamble with. For example "!gamble 400" would put 400XP on the line. You can lose everything, double it, or triple it when you gamble.

Check out our page on Revlo for more info and look-up your score! https://www.revlo.co/savingthrowshow

Loyalty Rewards

See the available rewards HERE. You must spend XP to unlock these rewards. You may choose any reward labeled "ALL" or "BlackBag" for this stream.

Background

It is twelve years in the future, and the world is changing rapidly. Rick T. Chase was made President for Life after his third term in office just a few months ago. He is now 78, but shows no signs of slowing down. In his first term, he started eroding the rights of the citizens away. He privatized many functions of the government including education, the IRS, and the military. He has been weakening the other branches in the name of making America great again. This is how he was able to run a third time and become President for Life. He sues those who speak out against him, but there are also whispers of people disappearing. The wider world is also getting darker as multinational companies grab for the same control they have in America. This is the start of the Cyberpunk age. Things are getting bad on the streets and in the cities. Overpopulation, global warming, war, plague, and nationalism are all part of a brewing storm. Hopelessness is starting to set in.

Our Investigators are all coworkers at Global Centurion which develops software for military applications. Beyond being coworkers, they also belong to a "Hack Cell." Hack Cells want to expose what the corporations are doing. Or, better yet, link it all to the government. There are Hack Cells all over the world, trying to avoid capture and spread the truth.

NPCs

A complete listing of the NPCs the players have encountered is available on this handy-dandy List of Black Bag NPCs.

Major Locations

List of Black Bag Locations

Season One

Characters

A listing of the player characters, linked to their character sheets (when available) and more detailed entries in the system.

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Character Occupation Player
Stephanie Sanchez Personal Assistant Michelle Otis
Terry Nostrum Project Coordinator Ben Dunn
Nick Bancroft Janitor Jordan Callarman
Josie Ashford IT Meghan Caves

List of Episodes

Full descriptions of each episode can be found on the Black Bag Full Episode Listing page.

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Airdate Title YouTube Link GM
2016-03-25 Session Zero Here Wes Otis
2016-04-08 Episode 1 Here Wes Otis
2016-04-22 Flashback Here Wes Otis
2016-05-06 Back to the Future Here Wes Otis
2016-05-20 Episode 4 Here Wes Otis

Season Two

Characters

A listing of the player characters, linked to their character sheets (when available) and more detailed entries in the system.

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Character Occupation Player
Stephanie Sanchez Personal Assistant Michelle Otis
Thad Peters Security Guard Ben Dunn
Nick Bancroft Janitor Jordan Callarman
Josie Ashford IT Meghan Caves

List of Episodes

Full descriptions of each episode can be found on the Black Bag Full Episode Listing page.

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Airdate Title YouTube Link GM
2016-07-01 Episode 1 Here Wes Otis
2016-07-15 Introducing Thad Here Wes Otis
2016-07-29 Episode 3 Here Wes Otis
2016-05-20 Corpse House Here Wes Otis