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.
Publisher: Chaosium, Inc.
Author: Jim Phillips
Setting: Modern Day
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
# Suitable as a convention scenario
# Potential for investigator-to-investigator conflict
# Potential for the players as investigators
# Decent art
# Good art
# Linear plot
# 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.