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Monday 3 October 2022

Miskatonic Monday #133: Hunter and Hunted

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 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.

Publisher: Chaosium, Inc.
Author: Florian Klamt

Setting: Rocky Mountains, Canada
Product: Scenario
What You Get: Thirteen page, 1.67 MB Full Colour PDF

Elevator Pitch: Some predators are worse than man...
Plot Hook: A hunting trip turns to horror as the host becomes the hunter.
Plot Support: Staging advice, six NPCs and one Mythos monster.
Production Values: Decent.

# Event-driven exploratory scenario
# Easy to adapt to Cthulhu by Gaslight and other time periods
# Ideal for Investigators with physical skills
# Potential addition to an Ithaqua-focused campaign
# Pleasing sense of place and atmosphere
# Arkoudaphobia

# Needs an edit
# No map
# No pre-generated Investigators
# Ideal for Investigators with physical skills
# Involves hunting of animals
# Exploratory and event-driven nature may be harder for the Keeper to run

# Solid hunter-turned hunted one-shot which really needs a map.
# Easy to adapt to other time periods and settings.

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