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Monday 17 April 2023

Miskatonic Monday #189: Walk Among Us

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: Marco Carrer

Setting: 1926 New Orleans
Product: One-hour scenario
What You Get: Fourteen-page, 3.90 MB Full Colour PDF
Elevator Pitch: Zombies, werewolves, and the Black mafia down the bayou. Oh my!
Plot Hook: William Faulkner asks the Investigators look into the return of a friend’s friend and his listless state.
Plot Support: Staging advice, four pre-generated Investigators, four NPCs, one map, four non-Mythos monsters, one Mythos artefact, and one Mythos monster.
Production Values: Plain.

# Pulpy, noir-style mystery in New Orleans
# Decent plot to be found if properly prepared
# Kinemortophobia
# Lupophobia
# Limnophobia

# Needs a strong edit
# Underdeveloped, unclear, and unkempt
# Decent plot to be found properly prepared
# Irrelevant werewolf
# No handouts

# Messy, underdeveloped plot and set-up hides a reasonable plot to be found if properly prepared by the Keeper
# Irrelevant werewolf

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