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Doors to Darkness


When is something actually "out"? Over the years we've generally settled on when the first finished version is available to more than a small handful of people (these days this usually means the PDF release). Doors to Darkness from Chaosium has had a more unusual publication history than most, with a first release at NecronomiCon 2015 (see CBC 07) before being withdrawn and re-issued as a revised PDF a year later for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter backers, and now a general release both electronically and in print (again "ish" - currently direct from Chaosium, but not yet in games shops); still, it's now considered available.

 

Doors to Darkness is a Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition supplement featuring five scenarios designed for beginning Keepers and players of Chaosium's RPG. Within its pages you'll also find an essay by long time Call of Cthulhu writer, Kevin Ross, providing hints and tips on running Cthulhu games.

 

You can pick up Doors to Darkness in PDF immediately and in print via Chaosium, now, or through general retail around the start of December.

Doors to Darkness

 

Doors To Darkness provides five scenarios written especially for beginning Keepers and players of Call of Cthulhu. Here you will find horror, mystery, investigation, ghastly monsters, strange magics, and forgotten secrets, as well as plenty of advice about how to run the adventures for best effect. As well as the scenarios, an essay by Kevin Ross details a wide range of hints and tips on running Call of Cthulhu - guidance any Keeper, new or experienced, will find very useful.

 

  • The Darkness Beneath The Hill - A friend's house renovation project leads to unexpected discoveries in Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Genius Loci - Not all is well at Danvers State Lunatic Asylum and it's down to the Investigators to heed a friend in need's cry.
  • Servants Of The Lake - The hunt for a missing person reveals ancient secrets in the wilds north of Kingsport.
  • Ties That Bind - Strange rock formations have been found in Mrs. Carrington's prized fountain. But these are like no rocks seen before!
  • None More Black - The death of a Miskatonic University student leads the Investigators into unsavoury neighbourhoods and dark business dealings.

 

Also included are ten diverse and ready to play Investigators, allowing players to dive straight into the mysteries contained within Doors To Darkness. Lastly, just because these scenarios are written with new players in mind, don't expect them to be a walk in the park! Those who dare to open the doors to darkness will discover just what secrets and dangers lie within! You must have a copy of the Call of Cthulhu Keeper Rulebook 7th Edition to fully enjoy these scenarios.

 

Price (US): $34.95 Print | $17.48 PDF

 

Source: http://www.chaosium....kness-hardcover



8 Comments

Doors to Darkness, NecronomiCon 2015 release.
 
Doors to Darkness - NecronomiCon 2015

Hooray!  I've been looking forward to this for a good while; it sounded like a great concept, and the scraps I've come across or heard played were very enticing.

 

Also can I just say, that cover art is basically everything I have ever wanted from fiction.  They need to release that as a poster, just the textless artwork.  That serpent men-as-protagonists campaign I joked about is looking so tempting right now.

Hooray!  I've been looking forward to this for a good while; it sounded like a great concept, and the scraps I've come across or heard played were very enticing.
 
Also can I just say, that cover art is basically everything I have ever wanted from fiction.  They need to release that as a poster, just the textless artwork.  That serpent men-as-protagonists campaign I joked about is looking so tempting right now.


Heh. I did play a serpent person (a female) in a CoC campaign for a while (secretly, of course).

Heh. I did play a serpent person (a female) in a CoC campaign for a while (secretly, of course).

 

Ah, fun times :D What kind of campaign?

 

I was rather self-indulgently thinking of this: http://www.yog-sotho...gn/#entry310637

Ah, fun times :D What kind of campaign?

 

I was rather self-indulgently thinking of this: http://www.yog-sotho...gn/#entry310637

 

Hmm. It was part of a vaguely Yig-oriented campaign but the rest of the party were hominids of some kind. In actuality, serpent-folk have as much motivation (or lack of, in some cases) to protect the Earth as humans, if the alternative isn't favourable to them.

Do we know if this and Pulp Cthulhu will be available at Dragonmeet?

Yes Pulp and Doors should be at Dragonmeet.

Excellent. I hope to grab a copy there!