Following on from the Cthulhu Britannica: London preorder last week, we’re going to be taking a look inside the box, this time at the handouts and poster maps.
But that’s not all we’ve got in store for you this week – later on in the week we’ll have a free sample from The Eighth Doctor Sourcebook, and we’ll be taking a look at the next supplement for The One Ring Roleplaying Game, The Ruins of the North, too!
Cthulhu Britannica: London is our deluxe boxed set for Call of Cthulhu, the ultimate supplement for running games set in 1920s London. The PDF version is now available to buy, and the pre-order for the physical boxed set is open too. Pre-orders at both our webstore and at participating Bits & Mortar retailers come with a complementary PDF copy too.
The boxed set contains three supplements, The Investigator’s Guide to London, The Keeper’s Guide to London and Adventures in Mythos London. But that’s not all that you’ll find inside the box, as it also contains six pages of die-cut handouts and four poster maps. We took a look at the handouts on Friday, so today we’ll take a look at the maps.
Each of the maps measures 17” x 22” – perfect for unfolding at your gaming table in the midst of an investigation, or for hanging on the wall of your gaming room! This one depicts London and its environs.
Three of the maps are officially licensed from the London Transport Museum, authentic replicas of actual maps by MacDonald Gill displayed in the Underground in the 1920s.
MacDonald Gill was one of the foremost illustrators of the early 20th century. His maps are packed with all sorts of humorous details. This map shows London's Theatreland, for example, complete with nearby Tube stops.
This is the complete version of the map of London used throughout The Investigator’s Guide to London, and as such is an invaluable point of reference during a game. “Where did the murder take place,” your players will no doubt ask you. “Right here”, you’ll be able to say, “Just off Elephant and Castle.”
While the PDF version of the boxed still contains the maps, it’s only when you see the physical version that you can really appreciate them in all their glory.
About Cthulhu Britannica: London
London in the 1920s is the greatest city in the world, a vibrant melting pot of history and culture at the heart of the British Empire. But underneath the powerhouse of the City lie millennia of history, from the well-documented paths of Roman Londinium to darker antediluvian secrets veiled from modern eyes. London sits atop its history: an ancient swampland that was itself once an even-more-ancient sea-bed. Who knows what secrets lie buried?
The Cthulhu Britannica: London boxed set is the ultimate guide to running games of Call of Cthulhu set in London. The PDF version is available now. We're also taking pre-orders for the physical edition of the boxed set too at our webstore.