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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 […]

Nothing Is Forever

by Adam Gauntlett This Thrilling Chase scenario comes courtesy of Ian Fleming’s Octopussy, in which a dead body found frozen in the mountains near Kitzbühel leads to death for a former wartime hero. Location: Kitzbühel Demographics: 3,200 (1890s), 5,500 (1939-45), 8,000 (1970s), 8,200 (2014). The majority are Austrians, often with Italian connections; in the modern […]


by Adam Gauntlett The BMW shot through a red light turning against the flow, missing oncoming traffic by the grace of God, ignoring angry, blaring horns. The Serb, Karlo, gunned his Audi. So much for surveillance; Volkov would have his head if the bastards got away … What makes a chase scene Thrilling? Well, Director, […]

Who Would You One-2-One With Over the Holidays, Adam Gauntlett?

Cthulhu Confidential, the flagship title for GUMSHOE One-2-One, is now available for pre-order! GUMSHOE One-2-One is designed for two players: a GM and a player who takes the role of a solo investigator, solving Mythos mysteries. In Cthulhu Confidential our PCs are hard-boiled shamus Dex Raymond, investigative journalist Vivian Sinclair, and private eye Langston Montgomery Wright. We asked […]

The Private Life of Elder Things

Frequent contributor and friend of the Pelgrane Adam Gauntlett is here to talk about The Private Life of Elder Things. ——————— Right! Hello again. So nice to see you. I have something I’d like to tell you, about a short story collection I’ve been working on: The Private Life of Elder Things, due out this September. […]

Adam Gauntlett Patreon preview – ‘D-Notice’

Adam Gauntlett (aka Karloff), the author of Dulce et Decorum Est, Soldiers of Pen and Ink and a number of Trail of Cthulhu adventures, is creating fiction and RPG material over on his new Patreon page. As well as Pelgrane Press, Adam has written for the Escapist Magazine, Chaosium, Miskatonic River, Pagan Publishing and Atlas Games, among others. You […]

The real Jose Robles

by Adam Gauntlett Dos comes in. Has found out Robles executed. Wants to investigate. Discuss with Hem the danger of D investigating. R had fair trial – gave away military secrets. Josephine Herbst, a novelist and columnist covering the Spanish Civil War, wrote that entry in her diary after a post-artillery bombardment drinking session in […]

Dulce et Decorum Est

by Adam Gauntlett That primal fear of dissolution survives in metaphor. Corruption scandals are still branded ‘a moral Caporetto’. Politicians accuse each other of facing ‘an electoral Caporetto’. When small businesses are snarled up in Italy’s notorious red tape, they complain about ‘an administrative Caporetto’. When England lost to Northern Ireland at football, it was […]

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