Murder of Crows (Supplement)
Publisher: Super Genius Games
Product Code: OWC4001
Publishing Year: 2008
Cover Price: $12.00
Setting(s): 1920s New Hampshire
Format(s): Softcover and PDF
A 1920s Call of Cthulhu Adventure
For centuries, crows have been regarded as creatures of ill omen. They have been linked to death, pestilence, and the Devil himself. Merely seeing a few of these birds perched on the roof of a house has, at times, been enough to give rise to rumors that the residents dabbled in the black arts.
Of course, all of these examples are just superstition. Crows have no actual supernatural powers, they are no more than scavengers that go wherever there is likely to be enough weak prey or rotting carcasses to keep them well fed. Perhaps that is why we feel so uneasy when we see flocks of them wheeling in the sky—it means that somewhere nearby an unsavory feast is about to take place.
But in a world filled with things man was not meant to know, the common crow may have access to information beyond our mortal ken. So when a flock of crows takes up roost in the woods surrounding in a sleepy little town, and the number in the flock grows daily, perchance these birds are heralding some great evil soon to befall the town and its inhabitants. Maybe they see what we cannot—that a feast is coming soon, and we are on the menu.
Scenarios: Murder of Crows
Additional: Player Handouts, Pregenerated characters
Front Cover Text
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Back Cover Text
MURDER OF CROWS
Trouble in Bethlehem
Thousands of crows have taken roost in the woods surrounding Bethlehem, NH, mercilessly attacking anyone who tries to enter the forest. The human population is outnumbered more than ten-to-one, and the birds are growing more bold every day. Can the investigators solve the mystery behind this unnatural infestation? Can they save the town of Bethlehem from a disaster of biblical proportions?
Murder of Crows contains everything a Call of Cthulhu group needs for an evening's worth of Mythos-inspired fun, including pregenerated characters. It is the first in an innovative new series of Call of Cthulhu scenarios and supplements from Super Genius Games.
Comments / Trivia
Murder of Crows is a short adventure for four to eight investigators.
The scenario shares its setting (the area around Bethlehem, NH) with The Doom From Below, the next Call of Cthulhu scenario released by Super Genius Games. The subsequent scenario forms a sequel of sorts to Murder of Crows.
- Review by Dan Harms at his blog
- Review by Lee Valentine at The Ogre Cave
- Skype of Cthulhu: Murder of Crows, part one of an incomplete liveplay.
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