Kingdom of the Blind

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Front Cover

Product Code: CHA0359

Publishing Year: 2008

Pages: 136

Cover Price: $21.95

Author(s): Anthony Warren

Artist(s):

Setting(s): 1920s and 1930s

Format: MULA Monograph

Released as PDF: Yes

Contents

1921: the Empire upon which the sun never sets. From east to west, Dominions and colonies, from far-flung Hong Kong to Jamaica, India to Canada, stretch to encompass a quarter of the world’s land and a quarter of its population. Upon every ocean a ship hoisting the Union Jack and armed with sixteen-inch guns, able to blow any other navy out of the water, slips through cold grey surf. An empire’s laws and language, economics, sports and culture have diffused across a malleable globe. Pax Britannica holds sway.

But the veneer is beginning to crack. A lost generation lies under the killing fields of Ypres and Passchendale, the survivors scarred, lost, and forgotten. Ireland burns with fury and fire as the war for independence rages. Up north, trade unions threaten to bring down the government, while communist sympathisers foment paranoia in Fleet Street’s newspapers. From across the channel European fascism whispers sweet nothings to middle and working-class disillusioned. And beneath it all something dark twists; something immeasurably old and unfathomable. Its eldritch pulse beats through a society of Bright Young Things and dole-queue miners. This is the time of spiritualism, esoterica and occultism; of wild abandon and lost morals; of dark sects and darker arts. After the mechanical horrors of the War to End All Wars, man no longer fears the primordial nature of the universe–and there are those who will use this to their gain.

Kingdom of the Blind is a guidebook for the United Kingdom between 1920 and 1930. While the majority of Lovecraft’s stories take place in the rural seclusion of American New England, players with a more international bent may prefer to investigate the mysteries of the Old Country--beyond the horrors of Goatswood.

  • Britain from 1900
  • The Gazateer of His Majesty's United Kingdom
  • War on the Doorstep: The Gazeteer of Ireland
  • Through Good Times and Bad: Politics and Law
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Life - Culture - Society
  • Money, Goods & Prices
  • Dictionary of 1920s Terminology
  • Almanac of the 1920s
  • Investigator's Gazette
  • Cults, Groups & Individuals
  • Esoteric Library
  • New Spells
  • Mythos in the UK

Scenarios: Heartless Things, The Resurrection Men

Additional: Alternative Rules for Drug Addiction, War Service and Occupations

Front Cover Text

A Guide to the United Kingdom in the 1920s and 1930s

Back Cover Text

KINGDOM OF THE BLIND

1921: The Empire upon which the sun never sets. From east to west, Dominions and colonies, from far-flung Hong Kong to Jamaica, India to Canada, stretch to encompass a quarter of the world’s land and a quarter of its population. This is a guidebook for the United Kingdom between 1920 and 1930.

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