The Horror Out of Partridgeville (Scenario)

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Challenge, Issue 46

Pages: 5

Author(s): Frederick Paul Kiesche III

Artist(s): Janet Aulisio

Setting: 1920s

Appears in: Challenge Magazine, #46


Professor Armitage asks the investigators to look into the strange death of a friend.


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Professor Armitage contacts the Investigators because he has received a disturbing letter from his friend, well known occult fiction author Harold Langly and shortly afterward Langly was murdered. He wishes that the Investigators find out who was responsible. The cause of death was a trio of Space Eaters summoned by Langly's experiments with things he should have left well alone.


Player Handouts: Arkham Advertiser Article of September 23, 192-, Excerpts from letter by H. Langly

Locations: Arkham, Partridgeville

Creatures: Space Eater

Tomes and Artifacts: Harold Langly's Notes, Elder Stone


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Keeper Comments

  • The scenario opens in Arkham and moves to Partridgeville after the initial phases. An accompanying article in Challenge, Issue 46 provides rules and stats for the Space Eaters. The author sets the adventure in 1920, which I feel is a bit too early, Keepers may wish to move events to after those of the Dunwich Horror.
  • The handouts listed will have to be made by the Keeper as they are embedded in the text of the scenario.
  • If it is intended to use the scenario as part of a campaign, the character of Harold Langly should be established prior to running the scenario.
  • A copy of the original short story should also prove useful.

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