Terror Australis

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Publisher: Chaosium

Product Code: 2319

Publishing Year: 1987

Pages: 136

Cover Price: $17.95

Author(s): Penelope Love, Mark Morrison, Lynn Willis, Larry DiTillio, Sandy Petersen

Artist(s): Tom Sullivan, Ron Leming, Phillip Anderson (maps), Marion Anderson (maps)

Setting(s): 1920s

Format(s): Softcover

ISBN: 0-933635-40-0



Articles: About the Nation, Australian Language, The New Ghosts (Australian hauntings), Australian Timeline, The Aboriginals, Alcheringa, Creatures From The Dreamtime

Additional: Introduction, Map of Australia, Player Handouts

Front Cover Text

Cthulhu Down Under: Australian Background and Adventures

Back Cover Text


Cthulhu Down Under: Australian Background and Adventures

"Welcome to the land of wonder -- the land Down Under!"

"..Man must be prepared to accept notions of the cosmos, and of his own place in the seething vortex of time, whose merest mention is paralyzing. He must, too, be placed on guard against a specific, lurking peril which, though it will never engulf the whole race, may impose monstrous and unguessable horrors on certain venturesome members of it." -- H.P. Lovecraft

AUSTRALIA is a new-settled land, full of opportunity. But it is also an ancient land, filled with the dreamings of the Aboriginals, hunters and gatherers who came first. And, as famous horror writer H.P. Lovecraft wrote, long before the humans came shocking and awesome entities, whose purposes are unguessable.

TERROR AUSTRALIS includes three roleplaying adventures, "Old Fellow That Bunyip", "Pride of Yirrimburra" and "City Beneath The Sands," as well as extensive information about the Aboriginal inhabitants, their mystical concept of Dreamtime, inhabitants of the Dreamtime, Australian history, transportation in the 1920s, contemporary Australian slang, famous hauntings, and a special chapter analyzing the Dreamtime (Alcheringa) in roleplaying terms. Intended as a roleplaying supplement and useful for any roleplaying system, TERROR AUSTRALIS also contains many pages of illustration and maps to intrigue and Australia buff.

This book is a companion to publications such as H.P. LOVECRAFT'S DREAMLANDS and GASLIGHT, which also situate Cthulhu players in other times and places.

Comments / Trivia

Playtesters for "Old Fellow That Bunyip" were Marion Anderson, Phil Anderson, Royd Burgoyne, Bernard Calco, Terry Cooper, Ron Jones, Phil Keast, Mark Robins, Bill Routt, Dierdre Routt and Richard Watts.

Playtesters for "Pride of Yirrimburra" were Marion Anderson, Phil Anderson, Anton Parker, Dean Scully and Richard Watts


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