Prepare for adventure on the high seas and in distant lands in this special double length episode of Call of Cthulhu! It begins with a group of would-be gold prospectors in 1848 as they arrive in San Francisco. The trio enter the wrong bar and wind up on a merchant ship on its way to Shanghai. First off, the ship will travel to Rook island to load up on spices. The new sailors try to adapt to life on the high seas, but one of them refuses to work on principle. His eventual fate foreshadows the true horror that awaits the survivors when they arrive on the island. Both the plantation owner and the native tribesmen hold dark secrets. Can the hapless sailors survive the upcoming conflict?
At the end of the Civil War, two wounded Confederate veterans stumble through the wreckage of central Georgia, trying to get the passes they need to safely return home. When they arrive at an abandoned Union garrison at a remote plantation, they soon realize that there may be worse things than Yankees lurking in the wake of Sherman’s march, and their war might not quite be over. Or maybe they’ll just find gold and get rich. That happens a lot in Call of Cthulhu, right?
This game was played after hours at Fear the Con 7. We started in the hotel lobby, and in the middle we had to move to a different (and much creepier) hotel. This is a very early playtest draft of the scenario, which has since been improved considerably.
The Kerberos Club, that great pile of mouldering stone in the otherwise respectable Square of Saint James, is refuge for the Empire’s monsters and broken heroes. It is sanctuary and sometimes home to those who have gazed too long into the darkness and those who have been touched by the Strange. Occasionally members of the club join together to confront threats to the unsuspecting peoples of the Empire. Of course, most of those good Victorians consider the Club to be the worst sort of disreputable, but Kerberans all have their own reasons for doing things. There is every reason for the club’s motto: MALUM NECESSARIUM. In this exciting adventure, a trio from the Club tackles a most vexing dilemma. Top scientists have been kidnapped by mysterious forces and only the Kerberos Club can solve the mystery. Their investigation reveals a villain they would have never suspected!