The Miskatonic University Library Association brand is no more, alas, but what we have in its stead is the Miskatonic Repository, based on the same format as the DM’s Guild for Dungeons & Dragons. It is thus, “...a new way for creators to publish and distribute their own original Call of Cthulhu content including scenarios, settings, spells and more…” To support the endeavours of their creators, Chaosium has provided templates and art packs, both free to use, so that the resulting releases can look and feel as professional as possible. To support the efforts of these contributors, Miskatonic Monday is an occasional series of reviews which will in turn examine an item drawn from the depths of the Miskatonic Repository.
Publisher: Chaosium, Inc.
Author: Genevieve Coulter
Setting: Cthulhu by Gaslight
Product: Campaign Starter
What You Get: 0.92 MB, 7-page full colour PDF
Elevator Pitch: A mummy’s gripping unraveling for discerning gentlemen ...and ladies.
Plot Hook: At midnight, their occult interest will unleash a priest from the past.
Plot Development: A suggestion or two.
Plot Support: A midnight meeting, four NPCs, a potential campaign villain
# First release in ‘The Miskatonic Files’ series
# Establishes The Order of the Midnight Circle as an organisation
# Potential for a Pulp or Purist threat
# Campaign opener
# Potential for long term consequences for the investigators
# Strong set-up
# Sanity losses too harsh
# Not enough development for the new Keeper
# Links to the wider Call of Cthulhu mythos (not THE Mythos) and cannon mentioned, but undeveloped.
# Good set-up
# Needs stronger hooks into Call of Cthulhu cannon
# More suitable for the experienced Keeper