null Sprites

Alone Against the Flames

0.78 LBS
Calculated at Checkout
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star (8 reviews) Write a Review

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., RPGNet Review.

  • "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, Face the horror of Cthulhu by yourself.

  • "...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, Alone Against the Flames Review.

  • "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!"

    —, Review - Alone Against the Flames.

  • "5 stars - As a former Choose Your Own Adventure lover, the solo story included in the game’s newly revamped Starter Kit, Alone Against The Flames, was as nostalgic and entertaining as any story from childhood – and instantly grabbed me in its opening scenes."

    — Games Hub, Solo Review - Alone Against the Flames.

  • "A fantastic introduction to Call of Cthulhu"

    — Croaker's RPG Corner, Alone Against the Flames - Review.

Unable to meet up with your gaming group?

Check out our collection of Solo Call of Cthulhu Adventures!

Product Configuration

Physical Product Settings

Is Physical Product: [Y]
Has Inventory: [Y]
United States: [N]
United Kingdom: [Y]
Europe: [Y]
Australia: [Y]
Canada: [N]

Has Lulu: [N]
Lulu Product Name: [Nameless Horrors - POD]
Lulu Product Link: [/nameless-horrors-pod/]

Is PDF Available: [N]
PDF Product Name: [Y]
PDF Product Link: [/Y/]

PDF Settings

Has Physical Product: [Y]
Is Physical Available: [N]
Physical Product Name: [Y]
Physical Product Link: [Y]

Product Footer

Footer Name:[ChaosBrandFiction]

7th Edition
Page Count:
B&W Softcover
Gavan Inglis
  • Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star 4
    A fun way to learn Cthulhu

    Posted by Rick on 21st Jan 2023

    It's a fun adventure, somewhat frustrating because there are a few places where you really get railroaded, but it also makes sense because otherwise you'd just skip the whole point of the adventure. Definitely plan to replay soon!

  • Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star 5
    Great solo introduction to CoC

    Posted by Scott Edward Nash on 30th Jul 2021

    I was thrilled when I bought this adventure and received the pdf and epub immediately and was able to begin play. The adventure does a great job of helping you to build an investigator and walking you through the steps slowly as you make your way through. A great way to get a handle on the basics all without needing a Keeper. A few days later I received the hard copy in double boxed packaging - all rpg companies should do this. It arrived mint. Worth getting to just check out the game or if you want to spend a little more you can get the starter boxed set which also includes this adventure.

  • Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star 5
    A lot of Fun

    Posted by Daniel Neal on 9th Jul 2020

    This was my first Call of Cthulhu game I played and it taught me a lot about the mechanics of the RPG and I absolutely loved the story!

  • Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star 5
    Engaging, Imaginative Introduction to Call of Cthulhu

    Posted by Matthew A. on 30th May 2020

    As noted in another review, the story line of Alone Against the Flames is a Lovecraftian take on the classic horror movie, The Wicker Man. The choose your own adventure format allows for multiple playthroughs all while learning the basic rules for Call of Cthulhu.

  • Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star 5
    Fun and thrilling solo adventure!

    Posted by Chris Crossley on 28th Apr 2020

    I'm not a critic so I'll try to keep this short. I enjoyed it and it was a great introduction into creating a character and the Call of Cthulhu system. While, of course, you lose some of the flexibility of a normal table top roleplaying game with these solo adventures, I still had a lot of fun making choices that I thought my character as envisioned would make, and not metagame choices that this longtime roleplayer and Lovecraft enthusiast might think of as the "correct" answer. I've already purchased "Alone Against the Dark" and "Alone Against the Frost" and can't wait to give them a try!

  • Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star 5
    Great Introduction

    Posted by Katherine Mamone on 29th Jun 2019

    A wonderful introduction to a great game! I played this after having read the Keeper Rulebook and a few other scenarios. When I was finally ready to play the game for myself, I started here and was very, very pleased with the writing and the formatting. Excellent!

  • Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star 5
    Great Wicker Man style Solo intoductory adventure for 7th Edition

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Jan 2018

    As per Alone agsainst the Dark this is a great solo experience to play with the new 7th edition rules, you only need the basic instructions which are free to download and the create a character set up is integrated nicely into the story. Hard copy and PDF purchased as its important to support the solo gaming community and new writers and products for this classic RPG system.

  • Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star 5
    Choose your own adventure, with dice

    Posted by Stephen Lawrence on 4th Jan 2018

    I played the PDF, and it's a delightful, very clever game. As a choose-your-own-path book it's necessarily limited in scope but it didn't feel at all limited while playing it. The rules are introduced as you go, unobtrusively but helpfully, so it's not necessary to study them before playing this. And ... don't get your hopes up with regard to surviving the adventure! (bwahahahahah) Oh -- and one tip: Take notes. There's a lot of jumping around between the numbered sections and backtracking or replaying parts of it after you get to the end is going to be difficult unless you write down your path among the sections as you go (or you have a perfect memory).