Walker in the Wastes (Supplement)

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Front Cover

Publisher: Pagan Publishing

Product Code: 1002

Publishing Year: 1994

Pages: 224

Cover Price: $19.95

Author(s): John H. Crowe, III

Artist(s): Dennis Detwiller, Blair Reynolds

Setting(s): 1920s

Format(s): Softcover


A full-length Call of Cthulhu campaign featuring 14 linked adventures inspired by Brian Lumley's Ithaqua stories.

The information in this book is divided as follows:

Campaigns: Together the many resources plus the fourteen linked scenarios in this book form the Walker in the Wastes (Campaign)

Scenarios: Walker in the Wastes, Prologue: The Dead of Winter, Walker in the Wastes, Chapter 1:Into the Realm of the Wind-Walker, Walker in the Wastes, Chapter 2: Onward to Endurance, Walker in the Wastes, Chapter 3:Secrets of the Kuriles, Walker in the Wastes, Interlude 1: Chirihoi, Walker in the Wastes, Chapter 4: The Camden Project, Walker in the Wastes, Interlude 2: The Osbrook House, Walker in the Wastes, Chapter 5: Camden's Dark Twin, Walker in the Wastes, Chapter 6: The Flight North, Walker in the Wastes, Chapter 7: A Time For Decisions, Walker in the Wastes, Interlude 3: The Monolith, Walker in the Wastes, Chapter 8: Incident in Iraq, Walker in the Wastes, Chapter 9: Seizing the Tablets, Walker in the Wastes, Chapter 10: Day of Reckoning

Articles: Several of the items in the resources section provide general source material that is applicable both in this campaign and elsewhere. These are: About Ithaqua, Child of the Wendigo, Ithaqua's Many Names, The Inuit, The Arctic, Airships, Aerial Combat. The scenario-specific source materials (including spells, skills, adversaries) is included in the description of the Campaign.

Additional: Introduction, Player Handouts, Bibliography & Suggested Reading, Index, Afterword

Front Cover Text


Back Cover Text

In 1848 the Franklin Expedition vanished in the ice ...

...searching for the Northwest Passage. Eighty years later, you and your associates travel to Northern Canada to research the disaster -- and find yourselves launched in a globe-spanning race to defeat the terrible god of the icy wastes. Hundreds of hours of research have gone into creating the most realistic 1920s campaign ever. Japanese gangsters, Iraqi archaeological digs, secret airships, and a legend older than humanity serve to challenge even the most experienced of CoC players. Walker in the Wastes is a huge campaign of discovery and horror, and is suggested for experienced Keepers.


Comments / Trivia

Pagan Publishing's first campaign.

Feature Blair Reynolds last piece of artwork (cover) before he gave up the pen. The character Reinhold Blair is based on his "roleplaying exploits"

Playtesters: Brian A. Appleton, Roger Bolton, Stephan Buck, Charlie Conley, Heriberto Del Porto, Dennis Detwiller, Michael Gayfield, Marc Gotoh, C. Raymond Lewis, Peter Link, Chris Manteria, Angela Nirchi, Craig Pettus, Daniel Raab, Dan Stark, John Tynes, Heather Van Bladal, Kevin Van Bladal


Spoilers - Keepers Eyes Only

Players should not read any further.

In the listing above, the shorter non-core scenarios in the book are called "Interludes"; in the book itself they are labelled "Red Herrings" -- this nomenclature was avoided here since it gives away the irrelevance of these investigations to the campaign.

Comment here to Keepers about this book. Comments on specific Scenarios and Campaigns go on their respective pages. Keep DISCUSSION on the talk page.