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 – alongside six pages of handouts and four poster maps. Today we’re taking a look at the scenario book, Adventures in Mythos London, as well as the deluxe handouts include in the boxed set.
The third and final book in the Cthulhu Britannica: London boxed set is Adventures in Mythos London, which includes three complete, standalone adventures set in the capital city, and they couldn’t be more different from one another.
Terror on the Thames, by Peter Wright, has the investigators caught up in a night to remember on a boat trip down the river. What starts as a fancy soiree with the great and the good onboard The Louisiana Lady, a Mississippi riverboat refitted for cruising the Thames, quickly takes a turn for the sinister as the Cult of the Scarlet Palm hijack the event for their own nefarious ends. It’s a messy, bloody affair with an explosive climax in the marshes of the mouth of the river Medway.
Those Poor Souls Who Dwell in Light, by Call of Cthulhu 7th edition writer Paul Fricker, concerns the sins of Reverend Leigh. Reverend Leigh is a vicar who has come into possession of a strange crystal artefact that gives him magical powers, which in his madness he intends to use to open a backdoor to heaven. It’s a slow-burning affair, equal parts body-horror and psychological horror. Not for the faint-hearted!
The final adventure, The Non-Euclidean Gate, by Mark A. Latham, revolves around what happens when seven lost pages from one of John Dee’s notebooks turn up unexpectedly at his old home. In it the investigators are plunged into the cutthroat world of antiquarian and occult booksellers, who will literally kill to get their hands on Dee’s manuscripts. An occult thriller in the vein of The Ninth Gate.
But that’s not all that’s included in the boxed set: alongside the three books and four poster maps, there are also six sheets of beautifully designed handouts for you to use in your games (in the physical edition these will be die-cut – you'll have to print and cut them out for yourself in the PDF edition). All of the handouts from the scenarios in Adventures in Mythos London are included here, alongside a load of new handouts designed to inspire your own scenarios.
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 ourwebstore.