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Monday 4 October 2021

Miskatonic Monday #87: Haze

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 Repository.


Name: Haze
Publisher: Chaosium, Inc.
Author: Héctor Gámiz

Setting: 2010s USA

Product: Scenario
What You Get: Twenty-eight page, 4.43 MB Full Colour PDF

Elevator Pitch: Music to die for!
Plot Hook: Could a strange teenage suicide be something more?
Plot Support: Detailed plot, five handouts, four NPCs, one Mythos tome, one spell, and two pre-generated Investigators.
Production Values: Solid.

# Potential introductory investigation
# Solid investigation to conduct
# Good mix of the interpersonal and the research   
# Decently done NPCs
# Can be adjusted to any time in the 21st century
# Nicely done handouts

# Involves suicide
# Can involve the suicide of an Investigator
# Requires a good edit and localisation
# Is the title appropriate?

# Solidly written investigation
# Does involve suicide
# Potential Delta Green: The Roleplaying Game scenario

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