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Monday 19 August 2019

Miskatonic Monday #25: Legs

Between October 2003 and October 2013, Chaosium, Inc. published a series of books for Call of Cthulhu under the Miskatonic University Library Association brand. Whether a sourcebook, scenario, anthology, or campaign, each was a showcase for their authors—amateur rather than professional, but fans of Call of Cthulhu nonetheless—to put forward their ideas and share with others. The programme was notable for having launched the writing careers of several authors, but for every Cthulhu InvictusThe PastoresPrimal StateRipples from Carcosa, and Halloween Horror, there was a Five Go Mad in EgyptReturn of the RipperRise of the DeadRise of the Dead II: The Raid, and more...

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: Legs

Publisher: Chaosium, Inc.
Author: Jim Phillips

Setting: Modern Day
Product: Scenario
What You Get: 3.47 MB, 21-page colour PDF
Elevator Pitch: B-Movie madness at an 'HPL' convention.

Plot Hook: Trapped in darkness, in a hotel, screams all around, can the investigators escape the towering darkness? 
Plot Development: A B-movie, darkness, the scuttling, and then some more scuttling. Did we mention scuttling?
Plot Support: Three decent maps and five pre-generated investigators.
Production Values: Decent.

# Parodies NecronomiCon (and similar conventions)
# Body survival horror
# One-shot

# Suitable as a convention scenario
# Potential for investigator-to-investigator conflict
# Potential for the players as investigators
# Decent art
# Good art

# Linear plot
# Free

# No investigator backgrounds
# Undeveloped potential for investigator-to-investigator conflict
# Unsuitable for any who dislikes scuttling

# Straightforward one-shot 
# All the scuttling you could ever want in the towering darkness.

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