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 Depository.
Name: Visceral and Emotional Damage
Publisher: Chaosium, Inc.
Author: Jon Hook
What You Get: 1.02 MB, 10-page colour PDF
Elevator Pitch: No more flesh wounds!
Plot Hook: Damage should not just be numbers, but hit locations and injuries.
Plot Development: Lost toes, shattered kneecaps, lost fingers, perforated intestines, pierced lungs, jugular slashed, Sanity loss.
Plot Support: Hit location table, injury location tables, gore descriptors.
Production Values: Decent.
# Inspired by The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Episode #143
# Plenty of gore
# Wounds and Sanity losses
# When is too much detail, too much detail?
# Unsuitable for Pulp Cthulhu: Two-fisted Action and Adventure Against the Mythos
# Works in any period.
# Ow! Ow! That hurts.