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: Benjamin Schäfer
Setting: Lovecraft Country in the Jazz Age of the 1920s
What You Get: 1.65 MB twelve-page, full colour PDF
Elevator Pitch: Sometimes the numbers add up to more than they should.
Plot Hook: A missing brilliant mathematics student would never miss an exam, would he?
Plot Development: A missing friend, grumpy faculty staff,something for the bookhound in your life, sir?, and the Mythos comes home.
Plot Support: A new Mythos tome, two handouts, and a set of floorplans.
# Simple set-up
# Easily adapted to other times and periods
# One-shot or one-session scenario
# Potential addition to a Lovecraft Country campaign
# Nicely curmudgeonly NPCs
# Easy to run with little preparation
# Potential investigator introduction to the Mythos
# Could be played one-on-one
# Cinematic feel to a fun climax
# Possible sequel to Spark of Life
Cons# Needs editing
# Underdeveloped in places
# Why do the police turn up?
# No Sanity rewards
# Needs editing
# Simple, straightforward scenario with a cinematic climax
# Decent one-shot or introduction to Lovecrafian investigative roleplaying