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Monday 23 January 2023

Miskatonic Monday #172: Camp Kill

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.


Name: Camp Kill
Publisher: Chaosium, Inc.
Author: Nicholas Reardon

Setting: 1980s California
Product: Scenario
What You Get: Twenty-six page, 11.15 MB Full Colour PDF
Elevator Pitch: Always remember, kids, when making a slasher flick to check that the slasher isn’t already on the set!
Plot Hook: A bad movie, just turned really bad and it is every bad person for themselves.
Plot Support: Staging advice, two NPCs, seven handouts, two maps, 
and one Mythos monster.
Production Values: Decent.

# Murder and mayhem on the movie set
# Server hunt/slasher flick?
# Period style handouts
# Enjoyably unpleasant Investigators
# Scopophobia
# Eremophobia
# Voraephobia
# Paranoia

# Needs an edit
# Server hunt/slasher flick?
# Enjoyably unpleasant Investigators
# Investigators could be more unpleasant
# Everybody wants to be Kimberly

# Slasher killers, UFOs, horrible people, oh my!
# Messy twist upon the eighties serial killer in a mask horror film

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