There are lots of Halloween bargains around, but I think the pick of them all comes from Goodman Games who are offering 50% off of the e-book editions of their Age Of Cthulhu adventure series.“Set throughout the globe and torn from the pages of the hidden history of the world, Age of Cthulhu adventures bring new secrets and mind-bending horrors to your 1920’s Call of Cthulhu game. Each adventure comes with copious player handouts, detailed maps, and pre-generated investigators ready to risk their lives and their sanity to confront the horrors of an uncaring universe.”
Now I really love these and have run many of the adventures, and I’m sure I will run the rest given the opportunity. They really have a great quality feel to them are well written and beautifully illustrated. The entire Age Of Cthulhu series is officially licensed by Chaosium.
If I were to recommend just one it would be the slightly more expensive “The Long Reach Of Evil” which combines three distinct scenarios where your players will journey to Peru, Sumatra and Tibet. I used these to wind a second and seperate thread into an ongoing campaign, it was cruel but great fun.
Below you’ll find a brief description of each and a link to DriveThruRPG. Treat yourself to this great offer and have something spooky for your halloween game – prices indicated below show the special 2012 Halloween offer.
Age of Cthulhu 1: Death in Luxor (
In the age of the pharaohs, a great and unfathomable evil rose from the murky depths to cast its gibbous shadow over ancient Egypt. At the cost of his empire, Ramesses III imprisoned the horror beneath the sands of Luxor, where it has slumbered ever since.
In 1924, a team of visiting archeologists unearthed the last remaining testament of that ancient mystery, only to unleash a terror from out of time. Now death stalks the dusty streets of Luxor and a new age of horror is at hand. Can your investigators succeed where the mightiest of pharaohs have failed? Or will they fall victim to Luxor’s secret past?
Age of Cthulhu 2: Madness in London Town (
3,000 years before the birth of Christ, fearful tribesmen raised bloody sacrifices on the Salisbury Plain in honor of a dread god. The skies coursed red with blood, consuming the weak, granting boons to the strong, and seeding ghastly young in the wooded glens about the Salisbury Plain.
50 years after the death of Christ, the Roman legion Legio IX Hispana, led by Gnaeus Hosidius Geta, swept through the region, slaughtering the indigenous Celtic tribesmen. Those that stole the religious artifacts soon succumbed to madness, and the legion vanished from the annals of time.
Present day, 1928: Misguided worshippers seeks to call forth the patron god of old. The dark god will stride across the Salisbury Plain once more, and madness is sure to follow.
Age of Cthulhu 3: Shadows of Leningrad (
The death of a brilliant artist summons the investigators to Leningrad, setting them in pursuit of a mystery older than Russia herself. But when each secret revealed brings the investigators closer to madness, is the truth worth the price?
The trail of clues takes them from the dachas of the Orkonov Estate to the Revolution Hospital and State Museum of Leningrad, and finally to the wilds of the frozen forests, where the investigators are faced with a terrifying puzzle unlike any other.
Age of Cthulhu 4: Horrors from Yuggoth (
History tells us that General Umberto Nobile and Roald Amundsen overflew the North Pole in 1926, making the first trans-polar flight from Europe to America. In 1928, Nobile went back in the Italia, which crashed on the ice north of Svalbard, Norway. An international rescue mission was launched to find him and his aeronauts. Your characters are part of this mission – and the State Department wants you to rescue the survivors before the Russian expedition gets them! But soon this humanitarian mission becomes embroiled in international tensions, mysterious disappearances, and the cold arcano-science of Yuggoth…
Age of Cthulhu 5: The Long Reach of Evil (
It is the Age of Cthulhu, and the cold tentacles of primeval madness reach across the globe. In this compilation of three adventure modules, the investigators journey to Peru, Sumatra, and Tibet in a desperate quest to uncover mysteries that imperil the world. Incan ruins, erupting volcanoes, and madness at the top of the world await those brave enough to unravel the long reach of evil. This all-new adventure module uses the Chaosium BRP system and is officially licensed for use with Call of Cthulhu.
Age of Cthulhu 6: A Dream of Japan (
It is the Age of Cthulhu, and the cold tentacles of primeval madness reach across the globe. A search for a missing socialite leads to the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mount Fuji. Eerily quiet, strangely lifeless, and infinitely desolate, this mysterious forest hosts more suicides than any other location in the world – and, as the investigators will discover, is home to an alien intelligence far beyond our comprehension…