Monographs keep on rolling in: this week we feature an exploration of Call of Cthulhu roleplaying during the Great Depression (a timely book, these days), and a look at the age of the Vikings and their myths and beliefs.
CHILDREN OF THE STORM
Experts predict that the want and suffering of the Great Depression will create “a generation of cannibals.” Panicked people flee their homes to escape a devastating invasion and poison gas attack. Life comes to a standstill as people watch a strange dust descend from the sky.
The spread of the Great Depression and the first rumblings of a new World War cause a sense of angst and doubt to grow; fueled by rumors, media, and personal expectations that things will get even worse. Dust storms sweep across the continent, and newsreels show the collapse of Europe and Asia. Adults worry that the next generation will grow up to become criminals and barbarians.
No bad news sounds implausible, no crisis seems unbelievable.
CHILDREN OF THE STORM offers Call of Cthulhu roleplaying during the Great Depression.
Want a download instead? Look at the CHILDREN OF THE STORM PDF edition.
SPIRITS & DREAMS OF THE VIKING AGE
SPIRITS & DREAMS OF THE VIKING AGE is a Cthulhu Dark Ages supplement focusing on magic and horror in the Viking Age. It describes the Norse world and its magic. It examines shamanistic traditions in Northern Europe and hypothesizes an Otherworld, its inhabitants, and its connections to the Cthulhu Mythos. It offers a set of spells for Investigators and their adversaries.
Then follow several linked scenarios in which the Investigators encounter the gods, spirits, and sorcerers active in the Viking world. They discover that even the gods offer only a thin shield between humanity and a vast, uncaring, universe.
Want a download instead? Look at the SPIRITS & DREAMS OF THE VIKING AGE PDF edition.
Here are our new downloadable books, arranged in alphabetical order. Some of these are scans of classic Chaosium titles for which electronic files do not exist. The others are PDFs of more recent releases.
• CHILDREN OF THE STORM PDF
• SPIRITS & DREAMS OF THE VIKING AGE PDF
• ALL THE WORLD’S MONSTERS vol. 1
• ALL THE WORLD’S MONSTERS vol. 2
• ALL THE WORLD’S MONSTERS vol. 3
• A PAGE OF ALL NEW AND RECENT BOOKS
• MYSTERIES OF THE RAJ explores Gaslight India when it was part of the British Empire.
• DUST TO DUST is a supplement to Ashes to Ashes, a Basic Roleplaying setting that casts the players as mavericks in a fantasy world that is losing a war it doesn’t know it’s fighting.
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