Kenneth Hite & Next-Gen Nerds Play Trail of Cthulhu

Kenneth Hite & Next-Gen Nerds Play Trail of Cthulhu

It’s been a while since our last podcast! In the meantime, we’ve done something big and recorded a 3-hour actual play session. The awesome thing about it? It features Kenneth Hite running his game, Trail of Cthulhu, for Louisville next-gen nerds from Iroquois High School. He spent the afternoon leading the kids through a mythical haunted house long abandoned but filled with mystery and murder. The kids took on the roles of investigators, cops, archaeologists, and mad doctors intent on exploring the house and uncovering its most horrible secrets. The game starts off slow as the players orient themselves and figure out the system, but before long the pace ramps up and the party descends into madness and macabre; a quintessential game of Trail of Cthulhu if there ever was one.

Kenneth Hite is a professional game designer. In addition to Trail of Cthulhu, Hite has written numerous other fantastic games, supplements, and resources. If you’d like to purchase Trail of Cthulhu for yourself, we highly encourage you to check out our sponsors and buy locally. You can listen to more of Hite on his podcast, Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff. We are incredibly grateful for him taking time to join us in Louisville to run a memorable session for our young nerds and enjoying our bourbon trail.

We’d like to thank our sponsors and local donors like you who help us provide special experiences for the future generations of nerds in our city. Thank you! If you are reading this or listening to the podcast and want to be a part of making our initiatives even better, please consider a donation.

Music and effects graciously provided for use by Chad Fifer, co-host of the amazing H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast. If you’re at all interested in the weird, supernatural horror that inspired the Trail of Cthulhu game, we highly recommend this podcast.

Mike Pfaff

Mike is the co-founder of Nerd Louisville and still volunteers from time-to-time. He's been a nerd since he was first introduced to Dungeons & Dragons when he was a wee lad and continues playing to this day. You can play games with him at Slur Your Role or other Nerd Louisville events.