Ghost Writer (Scenario)

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Challenge, Issue 58

Pages: 7

Author: James L. Cambias

Artist: Rick Harris

Setting: 1920s

Appears in: Challenge Magazine, #58.


Why would anyone murder the editor of a pulp horror magazine and kill three of his writers?


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Michael E. Trout, editor of Stupefying Stories magazine died in a fire at his home, shortly after contributors Celia Abbot, Richard Black & Dale Guthurste all died in various accidents. The owner of Stupefying Stories asks the Investigators to get to the bottom of the string of deaths. The investigators soon discover that the three dead authors were making use of the services of a ghost writer, Arkham residence P. H. Valecroft to improve their stories. Visiting Valecroft, the Investigators learn that the material he was working into the dead authors stories (And the stories of other authors as well.) originated in his dreams. While talking with Valecroft, cultists attack and attempt to kill him. Fighting off the attackers, will allow the Investigators to find the real culprit, a Miskatonic University Professor turned cultist who is trying to bring into the world the Mythos deity he found in Egypt and whose dreams have been unknowingly tapped by Valecroft.


Player Handouts: N/A

Locations: Boston, Arkham, Valecroft house (Arkham), Sandison house (Arkham)

Creatures: Dimensional shambler, Fire Vampire, Khoorgolan

Tomes and Artifacts: G'harne Fragments


Keeper Comments

The scenario opens in Boston and after completing the investigation phase, moves to Arkham for the climax.

Possibly how to run it successfully. Keep general DISCUSSION on the talk page.