On the shelves of US gaming stores this week – our deluxe Cthulhu Britannica: London boxed set for Call of Cthulhu! It will be available to buy in stores in the rest of the world soon. And don’t forget – if your gaming store participates in the Bits & Mortar program, you can get a free PDF copy of Cthulhu Britannica: London if you buy it there too!
Cthulhu Britannica: London is a deluxe boxed setting supplement for Call of Cthulhu, the ultimate resource for running games set in 1920s London. It contains three books - including a guide to London, Keeper's information and complete adventures - die-cut card handouts and poster-sized maps.
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?
Cthulhu Britannica: London comprises three books: The Investigator's Guide to London, The Keeper's Guide to London and Adventures in Mythos London.
The Investigator’s Guide to London is a comprehensive guide to the capital in the 1920s. It contains, amongst other things, information on public transport, the bustling party scene, the people and a whole lot about the places investigators might go in the course of your adventures. Great for both players and Keepers alike, and packed full of maps and beautiful artwork.
Secondly is the Keeper’s Guide to London, which is strictly for the Keeper’s eyes only! This book is jammed full of ideas for running Call of Cthulhu adventures set in London, including new cults and Mythos threats, advice for capturing the unique feel of the city, a ready-made private club devoted to investigating the weird and wonderful, and a whole swathe of NPCs and plot hooks that you can use in your own games.
The final book is Adventures in Mythos London, which includes three complete, standalone adventures set in the capital city: Terror on the Thames, by Peter Wright, which has the investigators caught up in a night to remember on a boat trip down the river; Those Poor Souls Who Dwell in Light, by Call of Cthulhu 7th edition author Paul Fricker, which concerns the sins of Reverend Leigh, a vicar who has come into possession of a potent artefact; and The Non-Euclidean Gate, by Mark A. Latham, which is all about what happens when seven pages from one of John Dee’s notebooks turns up unexpectedly on the open market.
But that’s not all that will be included in the boxed set: we also have six sheets of beautifully designed handouts for you to use in your game. Some of these are taken from the scenarios in Adventures in Mythos London, others completely new to inspire your own scenarios.
The physical boxed set also contains four poster maps, including a beautifully illustrated Macdonald Gill map of Central London.
You can check out Jon's unboxing video below:
A PDF version is also available, and the physical edition is in stores in the US now (and worldwide soon).
Also available in US stores soon: The Curse of Nineveh campaign, The Journal of Neve Selcibuc and The Journal of Reginald Campbell Thompson, all Call of Cthulhu supplements designed for use with Cthulhu Britannica: London.
Find out more about Cthulhu Britannica here.
Buy the Cthulhu Britannica: London PDF at RPGNow
The Journal of Neve Selcibuc PDF at DriveThruRPG
The Journal of Reginald Campbell Thompson PDF at DriveThruRPG
Buy The Curse of Nineveh PDF at RPGNow