An Introductory Solitaire Adventure for Call of Cthulhu
This is a solo adventure for the Call of Cthulhu game. It is a horror story set in the 1920s where you are the main character, and your choices determine the outcome. It is also designed to lead you through the basic rules of the game in a gradual and entertaining fashion. Although most such adventures are played with your friends, this one is just for you.
Before you begin to play, make sure you have a copy of the Call of Cthulhu Seventh Edition Quick-Start Rules (download the free Call of Cthulhu Quick-Start Rules or purchase a printed copy), and a blank investigator sheet. You’ll also need a pencil, an eraser, and some roleplaying dice.
You don’t need to read the rules before you start playing. Just settle in a comfortable chair before a roaring fire. Then read on and follow the instructions.
…On second thought, don’t sit too close to the fire.
By Gavin Inglis
Free PDF download
The digital version is free. Download Alone Against the Flames PDF and play immediately.
What the Critics Say
"Learning while doing. If only more RPGs did it as successfully."—Antonios S. Review, RPGNet.
"Just settle in a comfy chair with some lucky dice, open the book, and follow the instructions. It dumps you right into the story and teaches you the game as you go..."—Black Gate.
"...I can easily see where [Alone Against The Flames] could teach someone new to CoC the basics of the stats, skills and the die roll. This is fantastic to anyone looking to play in the crazy world of Lovecraft and wanting to learn the game mechanics."—The RPG Brewery
"All in all, I really enjoyed this and I cannot recommend it enough… It shouldn’t take more than a couple hours to make it to the end, and it’s a lot of fun, so you should do it!"—Draconick.com
"…well written, nicely handling a growing sense of dread and tension… it shows a player how to create an investigator and use the rules without ruining the tension and horror of the story, it showcases the mundane and the Mythos hand-in-hand, and it prepares a player for the horrors to come… —Reviews from R’lyeh
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