Over the past few months we’ve been making great progress on completing our first Kickstartered project, the Cthulhu Britannica: London box set. We’re right now sending our backers the PDF for Adventures in Mythos London, the third and final book that will feature in the box set, so thought it high time to have a closer look at what’s in the box.
Firstly we have the Investigator’s Guide to London, which 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 there’s 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.
Finally there’s 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 writer 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 Latham, which is all about what happens when seven pages from one of John Dee’s notebooks turns up unexpectedly.
But that’s not all that will be included in the box set: we also have six sheets of die-cut, beautifully designed handouts for you to use in your games. Some of these are taken from the scenarios in Adventures in Mythos London, others completely new to inspire your own scenarios. There are also four poster maps, including a beautifully illustrated Macdonald Gill map of Central London.
Those of you who backed the Kickstarter – we hope to have the print version of the box set in your hands soon. And, if you didn’t back the Cthulhu Britannica: London Kickstarter, you’ll be pleased to know that the whole box set will be available to buy on RPGNow in the near future, and in a store near you in the new year.