The Night War

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New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley

Pages: 22

Author(s): Kevin Ross

Artist(s): Jason C. Eckhardt, Tom Lynch (maps)

Setting: 1920s

Appears in: New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley

Summary

Investigators try to help a veteran of the Great War in the city of Kingsport.

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Synopsis

The Arkhamite Willson McKenna still has terrible dreams about the horrors he witnessed during the Great War, and his mother thought that a few days in the pleasant coastal city of Kingsport was just what her son needed to feel a little better. Instead, Kingsport oneiric atmosphere made it far worse, throwing McKenna into a coma. Now he is at the Congressional Hospital, in Kingsport, trapped in a never-ending battlefield nightmare. To make matters worse, everybody that have contact with him starts sharing his nightmares, and one of the investigators was admitted in the same room.

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Player Handouts:

  • Two drawn maps.

Locations: Kingsport and Arkham.

Creatures: The creatures in this scenario only exist in the dreams of Willson McKenna, and consist of a collection of undead horrors from the battlefield: Skull Soldiers, Gas Mask Men, Crater Things, Trench Crawlers, and the big nemesis Ghost Gas and The Colossus of Corpses.

Tomes and Artifacts: (none)

Comments

This scenario was inspired by [William Hope] Hodgson's works, and is dedicated to his memory. - Author's note

The scenario contains a method to throw investigators in a recurring nightmare while they try, every night, to find the source of their dream horror. Keepers trying to emulate this kind of situation elsewhere may find it useful.

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