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Perilous Adventures to Thwart the Dark God
 
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Revision as of 05:39, 21 March 2011

Details

1st Edition
2nd Edition

Publisher: Chaosium

Product Code: 2307-X

Publishing Year: 1984

Cover Price: $?

Written by: Larry DiTillio with Lynn Willis

Larry DiTillio -- conception, plan, and first draft of Masks of Nyarlathotep

Lynn Willis -- expansion of first draft; new materia; general editing; campaign booklets layout.

Sandy Petersen -- new material; additions to statistics, spells, monster, and gods.

Sherman Kahn -- box layout; handouts design and layour; excellent advice.

Yurek Chodak -- final editing and proofreading; perceptive observations; building and cultists' lair plans.

Theresa Griffin -- typesetting; proofreading; useful comments.

Tom Sullivan -- box cover painting; most interior illustrations.

Mike Blum -- New York, London, Cairo, Kenya Route, and Shanghai maps; additional material.

Ian Starcher -- elbow grease.

Setting: 1920s

Format: Boxed

Contents

3rd Edition

Campaigns: Masks of Nyarlathotep

Additional: What's in this Box?, Introduction, Player Handouts, Player Aids

Front Cover Text

Perilous Adventures to Thwart the Dark God

Back Cover Text

4th Edition
4th Edition Limited Hardcover

Perilous Adventures to Thwart the Dark God

"Then came too late the warning of the evil one, the sardonic caution of the daemon legate who had bidden the seeker beware the madness of that song. Only to taunt had Nyarlathotep marked out the way to safety and the marbellous sunset city; only to mock had that black messenger revealed the secret of these truant godss whose steps he could so easily lead back at will. For madness and the void's wild vengeance are Nyarlathotep's only gifts to the presumptuous...

"...go out among men and find the ways thereof, that He in the Gulf may know. To Nyarlathotep, Mighty Messenger, must all things be told. And he shall put on the semblance of me, the waxen mask and the robe that hides, and come down from the world of seven suns to mock...

"Nyarlathotep, Great Messenger, bringer of strange joy to Yuggoth through the void, Father of the Million Favored Ones...."

-- H. P. Lovecraft

A Campaign for Call of Cthulhu

When playboy Roger Carlyle met the African Woman, he took a turn for the worse. Every morning he related strange recurring dreams full of Egyptian symbols and mystic beckonings. Though never before interested in Egypt's history or archaeology, Carlyle suddenly organized an archaeological expedition to that ancient land. His friends were puzzled, and the newspaper gossip columns were fascinated. No one ever imagined that the expedition would meet such a terrible fate a few months later....

Settings include New York, London, Cairo, Nairobi, and Shanghai; puzzling clues are discovered in each locale, but can the hapless investigators survive long enough to make sense of them? Background notes and a variety of play aids help keep players and investigators on their toes during dozens of discrete adventures. Horrifying schemes, deadly adversaries, and sanity-threatening events challenge the coolest investigator as the team attempts to unravel the fate of the Carlyle Expedition.

Masks of Nyarlathotep includes more than 140 pages of role-playing information.

  • New York Book
  • London Book
  • Egypt Book
  • Kenya Book
  • Shanghai Book
  • Extensive Play Aids

Comments / Trivia

A section in Australia was submitted, but not included. It appears in Terror Australis as the adventure City Beneath the Sands.

Spoilers - Keepers Eyes Only

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