H.P. Lovecraft's Kingsport

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Details

Publisher: Chaosium

Product Code: 8804

Publishing Year: 2003

Pages: 178

Cover Price: $25.95

Author: Kevin Ross

Additional material: Mark Morrison, Keith Herber, and Scott Aniolowski

d20 adaptation: Brian Campbell

Cover painting and portrait sketches: John T. Snyder

Interior illustrations: Jason Eckhardt

Large map of Kingsport and illustration of Kingsport Head: Gus Dizerega

All other maps: Carol Triplett

Project and editorial: Keith Herber

Layout: Charlie Krank

Based on the page design of Pegasus Spiele

Cover design: Charlie Krank

Copyreading and proofreading: Brian Campbell and Lynn Willis

Playtesting: Stephanie A. Propp, David Andersen, Brian Girard, Paul Rivas, Shannon Sprock, Anthony "Dream Boy" Forsmark, James "Bad News" Weiman, Timothy G. Hunsicker (the Unbeliever), Eric "Evil Ed" Duneman, and Todd A. Woods

Setting(s): 1920s

Format(s): Softcover

Contents

Scenarios: The House on the Edge, Dreams & Fancies, and Dead in the Water

Sections: Welcome to Kingsport, History of Kingsport, the Kingsport Cult, A Guide to Kingsport

Additional: Introduction, Appendix 1: d20 Statistics, Appendix 2: Player Handouts

Fiction: The Strange High House in the Mist, The Festival

Front Cover Text

"The City in the Mists"

Back Cover Text

"Kingsport is a coastal town located a morning's stroll from Arkham. Draped in mists and fog, it is home to artists and fishermen, sailors and dreamers. Here dreams and reality mingle to an unsettling degree.

Some find solace in such dreams; others find only terror and death. Charles Baxter's dreams drove him to despair. He took his own life, throwing himself into the sea. The only clues to his demise: a water-soaked collection of poems.

Horrors exist in the real world of Kingsport as well, remnants of an ancient witch-cult that once infested the town. Unspeakable things crawl through their burrows beneath Central Hill and lurk in the fog off Jersey Reef, preying on fishermen and unsuspecting tourists alike.

Kingsport's soothing atmosphere and beautiful setting beckons to vacationers. Its perch on the brink of the dream-world inspires artists. Investigators come to Kingsport to find understanding of the dark realms of the Cthulhu Mythos. H. P. Lovecraft's Kingsport describes this fabled Massachusetts town in meticulous detail- its important personalities, buildings, history, and its weird people and places. This book also features a fold-out players' map of the town, a tourist brochure describing places of interest, and three adventures with player aids for added realism and enjoyment."

Comments / Trivia

Is a revised version of Kingsport (supplement) with statistic for d20. Additional changes include the addition of two of Lovecraft's short stories and the change of the character Solomon Oakes to Israel Soames.

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