Ramsey Campbell's Goatswood and Less Pleasant Places

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Front Cover

Publisher: Chaosium

Product Code: 2193

Publishing Year: 2001

Pages: 244

Cover Price: $27.95

foreword by Ramsey Campbell

introduced by Scott David Aniolowski

selected by Scott David Aniolowski and Gary Sumpter

written by Scott David Aniolowski, Gary Sumpter, Richard Watts, J. Todd Kingrea, Clifton Ganyard, Rob Malkovich, Steve Spisak, Mike Mason, David Mitchell

interior art by Drashi Khendup and Paul Carrick

plans & maps by Drashi Khendup

cover art by Matt Harpold

editing by Lynn Willis and David Mitchell

design & layout by David Mitchell

copyediting by David Mitchell and Lynn Willis

Setting(s): Modern

Format: Softcover


Scenarios: The Windthrope Legacy, Gothic, Silent Scream, Cross My Heart, Hope to Die, The Watcher out of Time, Unpleasant Dreams, Blessed Be, Of Dreams and Dark Waters, Third Time's the Charm

Articles: The Campbell Mythos, Campbell Country

Additional: Foreword, Introduction, Handouts, Index

Front Cover Text

A Severn Valley Sourcebook and Open Campaign for Call of Cthulhu

Back Cover Text

Goatswood is set in the towns and villages of the Severn Valley, in southwestern Britain. A gentle land of green rolling hills, thick ancient forests, and golden limestone cottages, the Severn Valley nonetheless holds dark and brooding secrets. The world of Ramsey Campbell is not always a nice place... not always a pretty place. It is deadly to those who meddle where they do no belong, to those who seek the things man is best not knowing, and to those who covet darkness and degenerate pleasures.

  • An investigator's inheritance includes an unwholesome treasure, and can serve as the introduction to a Severn Valley campaign.
  • Additional scenarios explore the dark secrets of the region and include explorations into the nature of vampirism and challenger our understanding of the mechanics of time.
  • Dozen of scenario hooks, may new spells and mythos artifacts, and hundreds of character populate this corner of Britain and help bring the world of a major Mythos author to life.

Comments / Trivia

Began life as project for Chaosium in 1991, then later for Pagan Publishing, only to eventually see print from Chaosium in 2001.


Review by Wood Ingram at RPG.net

Spoilers - Keepers Eyes Only

Players should not read any further.