Category Archives: Trail of Cthulhu

Hungry Ghosts

A scenario seed for Trail of Cthulhu by Adam Gauntlett The return of a Deep One infected with bubonic plague causes a public health crisis in 1930s Hong Kong. History Hong Kong in the 1930s is a sophisticated and wealthy British colony, administered largely by British Ta-Pan. Its laws are British, its culture is Chinese, […]

The Vampire’s Ring

by Adam Gauntlett The Vampire The opening of a new Odeon cinema sparks a vampire craze, and presents the Bookhounds with an unusual opportunity for profit. This is nominally set in 1936, the year Dracula’s Daughter is released, but could be restaged at the Keeper’s convenience. Odeon The Odeon chain of cinemas get their start […]

The Trail of Cthulhu Keeper’s Bundle

The Trail of Cthulhu Keeper’s bundle is a quick and affordable way to get into our award-winning Mythos RPG. It features the core book, an adventure collection and a Keeper’s screen and resource book: everything you need to run the game at a tasty 15% discount from the retail price. Buy the Keeper’s Bundle in […]

The Plain People of Gaming: The Window on Standish Road

This quick Trail of Cthulhu adventure first appeared in the Dragonmeet 2018 program book, and is based on genuine historical events that took place within a few minute’s walk of the convention centre.  The Window on Standish Road What was reputed to be the appearance of the mischievous person? In white sometimes, and sometimes in the skin of […]

Call of Chicago: The Re-namable

“Like all decadents he was exquisitely sensitive to the color and atmosphere and names of things …” — H.P. Lovecraft, “Medusa’s Coil” Much of the ironic entertainment of playing in Lovecraft’s universe comes from playing, well, in Lovecraft’s universe, or at least his Earth. Specifically, from playing with his names. And not just the Big […]

Hideous Trophies

There appeared certain odd stories of things found floating in some of the swollen rivers – The Whisperer in Darkness Some of the horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos are composed of ultraterrene matter, or hail from dimensions or angles beyond the ones we know, or cannot die in any way we can comprehend. Others, though, […]

Cuttings from Hideous Creatures

Hideous Creatures: A Bestiary of the Cthulhu Mythos expands on Mythos-monster issues from Ken Writes About Stuff, summoning a fetid host of new horrors and adding new facets to existing creatures. One section that’s especially close to my heart are the in-character documents, which present an oblique look at a particular monster in the form […]

Eternal Lies Campaign Play Pacing and Management Suggestions

Over on the Google+ Pelgrane Press RPGs community, Johan Lundström voiced concerns about the order in which his players would tackle the locations of Eternal Lies, our world-spanning Trail of Cthulhu campaign, and the impact that might have on plot and pacing of the campaign. Eternal Lies writer Will Hindmarch responds as follows (***CAUTION*** Contains spoilers for Eternal […]

A Mythos Valentine

by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan Love is eternal… if you’re an alien monstrosity from beyond all sane conceptions of space and time, an undying horror that seethes and defies our pitiful understandings of entropy and existence. For the rest of us, love’s a brief candle, a momentary delusion to distract us from the horror of existence, our […]

The Plain People of Gaming: Christmas in Cthulhu City

It was the Yuletide, that men call Christmas though they know in their hearts it is older than Bethlehem and Babylon, older than Memphis and mankind. It was the Yuletide, and I had come at last to the ancient sea town where my people had dwelt and kept festival in the elder time when festival […]

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