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Monday 21 November 2022

Miskatonic Monday #155: Flesh Wounds

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: Pete Burgess

Setting: 1920s Miskatonic University
Product: Scenario
What You Get: Sixty-four page, 87.60 MB Full Colour PDF
Elevator Pitch: Re-animator Rise Wild! 
Plot Hook: Students witness a bloody attack as curfew draws near.
Plot Support: Twelve NPCs, six handouts, four pre-generated Investigators, six maps and floorplans,
 two Mythos tomes, and one Mythos monster.
Production Values: Excellent.

# Miskatonic University horror
Excellent production values
# Superb artwork
# Action horror!
# Hemophobia
# Kinemortophobia

# Needs a slight edit
# Complex backstory
# More action than investigation
# What if the Investigators do not get involved?
# Requires careful preparation by the Keeper

# Blood-splattered horror in the halls of Miskatonic University in a superbly laid-out and grisly illustrated sequel to H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West: Reanimator’
# Science versus SCIENCE! in a deadly night of action horror.

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