Cthulhu Britannica: London Box Set
Publisher: Cubicle 7
Product Code: CB7354
Publishing Year: 2014
Pages: 176 (Investigator's Guide) + 128 (Keeper's Guide) + 64 (Adventure's Book) + loose components [total 408 pages]
Cover Price: $89.99
Author(s): Stuart Boon, Paula Dempsey, Steve Dempsey, Scott Dorward, Paul Fricker, Andrew Kenrick, James King, Bret Kramer, Mark Latham, Alistair Montgomery, Marc Torley, Dave Wade, David Walker, James Wallis, Peter Wright
Format(s): Box Set containing multiple components including 3 books and a selection of other items
London in the 1920s is the greatest city in the world, a vibrant melting pot of history and culture at the heart of the British Empire. But underneath the powerhouse of the City lie millennia of history, from the well-documented paths of Roman Londinium to darker antediluvian secrets veiled from modern eyes. Londonsits atop its history: an ancient swampland that was itself once an even-more-ancient sea-bed. Who knows what secrets lie buried?
The Cthulhu Britannica: London boxed set comprises three books: The Investigator's Guide to London, The Keeper's Guide to London and Adventures in Mythos London.
- The Investigator’s Guide to London is a comprehensive guide to the capital in the 1920s. It contains, amongst other things, information on public transport, the bustling party scene, the people and a whole lot about the places investigators might go in the course of your adventures. Great for both players and Keepers alike, and packed full of maps and beautiful artwork.
- The Keeper’s Guide to London contains ideas for running Call of Cthulhu adventures set in London, including new cults and Mythos threats, advice for capturing the unique feel of the city, a ready-made private club devoted to investigating the weird and wonderful, and a whole swathe of NPCs and plot hooks that you can use in your own games.
- Adventures in Mythos London includes three complete, standalone adventures set in the capital city: Terror on the Thames, by Peter Wright, which has the investigators caught up in a night to remember on a boat trip down the river; Those Poor Souls Who Dwell in Light, by Paul Fricker, which concerns the sins of Reverend Leigh, a vicar who has come into possession of a potent artefact; and The Non-Euclidean Gate, by Mark A. Latham, which is all about what happens when seven pages from one of John Dee’s notebooks turns up unexpectedly on the open market.
The box also contains:
- six loose sheets of handouts
- four poster maps
Front Cover Text
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Back Cover Text
VISIT LONDON, THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD
London in the 1920s is the greatest city in the world, a vibrant melting pot of history and culture at the heart of the British Empire. This box set is the ultimate guide to running games set in London, including information on everything from the public transport network and currency to the bustling party scene and the long arm of the law.
THE SECRETS OF LONDON UNVEILED
Beneath the glitz and glamour of Mayfair and the Ritz lies a seedier underbelly, for London sits atop its own history. Who knows what secrets lie buried? As well as guide to the city itself, this box set also provides Keepers with all the resources they need to run Call of Cthulhu scenarios in London. From Mythos threats and a ready-made private club devoted to investigating the weird and wonderful, to three complete scenarios, there’s no shortage of ideas and advice.
LET US GUIDE YOUR WAY
As well as three complete sourcebooks, six sheets of beautifully illustrated die-cut handouts and four poster-sized maps provide you with all the resources needed to bring London to life.
This boxed set contains:
- An Investigator’s Guide to London (184 pages)
- A Keeper’s Guide to London (128 pages)
- Adventures in Mythos London (96 pages)
- 6 sheets of die-cut handouts
- 4 poster maps of London
Comments / Trivia
This product was funded as the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2012. Backer's also received a 7-part campaign (whose chapters were progressively unlocked during the campaign) -- The Curse of Nineveh (Supplement).
Backers of the Kickstarter also received several associated add-on-items, including:
- A decks of cards (Cards from the Smoke)
- A selection of Postcards, with text created by a variety of invited authors (including some Call of Cthulhu celebrities)
- Two journals (Journal of Neve Selcibuc, Journal of Campbell Thompson) which relate to the campaign
- A booklet describing London in the World War Cthulhu setting
- Special character sheets
Many of these items are available as separate purchases from Cubicle 7.
- Cubicle 7 Kickstarter page, for the original crowd funding details.
- YSDC video interview with Cubicle 7 about Cthulhu Britannica: London.
- YSDC 40 minute look at the boxed set and associated items, in Me, Myshelf & I, Too...
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