Die Froschkönig-Fragmente (Abenteuer)

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Publisher: Laurin

Product Code: -

Publishing Year: April 1993

Pages: 80

Cover Price: ??,?? DM

Authors: Steffen Schütte, Wolfgang Schiemichen

Artists: Frank Gerwin

Setting: 1920s

Format: Softcover

ISBN: 3-89260-555-6

Contents

Inhalt (Table of Contents)

  • 03 ... Einleitung (Introduction)
  • 04 ... Die Froschkönig-Fragmente (The Frog King Fragments)
  • 67 ... Spielwerte (Game Stats)
  • 68 ... Dokumente (Documents)
  • 74 ... Corpus Horribilis (Corpus Horribilis)
  • 78 ... Der Froschkönig (Frog King)
  • 80 ... Die Ereignisse des Szenarios (The Events of the Scenario)

Front Cover Text

H.P. Lovecrafts
Cthulhu
Die Froschkönig-Fragmente

Back Cover Text

Die Froschkönig Fragmente

Als ich drei Jahre alt war, lauschte ich begierig den bekannten Kindermärchen. Die Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm gehörten zu meiner ersten Lektüre im Alter von vier Jahren. H.P. Lovecraft, Autobiographie

Ein Abenteuer im Deutschland der 20er Jahren
Es beginnt ganz alltäglich: Eine Frau beauftragt einen Detektiv, ihren Mann zu suchen. Doch schnell entwickelt sich aus einem Routine-Auftrag ein Abenteuer, daß die harmlose Beschaulichkeit eines kleinen Städtchens als Fassade entlarvt, hinter der ein finsteres Geheimnis aus uralter Zeit lauert. Und auch die "Kinder- und Hausmärchen" der Gebrüder Grimm erlangen plötzlich eine neue und beunruhigende Bedeutung.

Comments / Trivia

As with many Laurin adventures, it includes a 'Corpus Horribilis' i.e. 'excerpts' from relevant mythos tomes.

This was the last CoC product published by Laurin. And the pinnacle of localisation, in that it could take place nowhere else but in Germany.

It features the Froschkönig (Frog King) (included in its entirety) and other German folklore.

The original Moritat vom Wilden Mann was considered lost (an alternate version appears in the adventure), but was later rediscovered and published in Cthuloide Welten, issue 03.

Spoilers - Keepers Eyes Only

Players should not read any further.

A woman hires the PCs to find for her missing husband. He is a professor of German philology and ethnology specializing in folklore and fairy tales. Before he vanished he was researching the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, in particluar the Froschkönig (Frog King). He apparently narrowed down the region where the tale actually originated. Eventually the PCs get to said place and discover the gruesome truth behind the beloved tale.