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Here are the Cult of Chaos Scenario Writing Contest Winners for 2018!

Posted by Michael O'Brien on

Cthulhu Statue by Andrey FetisovFrom Todd Gardiner, director of Organised Play

The months of writing and refining is done! The judging is complete. Chaosium is happy to announce the winning scenarios from the Cult of Chaos Scenario Writing Contest.

Back in November, we asked members of our Organized Play group, the Cult of Chaos, to submit pitches for possible scenario conventions. We took in over 100 pitches with all sorts of crazy ideas and convoluted backgrounds. From these we moved 12 writers to the second round, where they would produce a full scenario for us to judge.

Well, that judging has arrived at a decisions and we are pleased to announce that the follow scenarios are winners. With so many to choose from, we will be releasing these in two steps. The first four at the summer 2018 convention season, the next three in early 2019:

2018 releases

WAILING WOMEN
by David Larkins
Sheriff Isaiah Rinehart and his posse find themselves in the mountain town of Atocha while on the hunt for an escaped fugitive. The Spanish-speaking inhabitants are so friendly. But why do all of the women wear mourning dresses? Are they concealing the criminal, or do they have their own secrets? Set in 1876 New Mexico Territory and tying in with Down Darker Trails (no knowledge of this supplement needed to play.)

THE OUTLAWS OF DESOLATION PEAK
by Jonathan Meadows
1871 New Mexico Territory. The Twin Mining Company has sent for Pinkerton agents to kill or capture the notorious outlaw Black Jack Ketchum, to stop the depredations his gang have played on the miners and ore shipments. But Black Jack isn't so easy to find, the investigators discover. Set in the Old West and ties in with Down Darker Trails (no knowledge of this supplement needed). Uses the Pulp Cthulhu rules (will be taught at table). Pre gens provided.

DEIDRE OF THE SHADOWS
by Kevin Schlipper
Returning the the scene of the Bloody Sunday massacre in Dublin, the investigators soon discover that these events are all echoed in another world, one they become trapped in. But do events in this echo also affect the real world? Classic 1920s Cthulhu.

IDES OF WINTER
by Padraic Barrett
Soon after arriving by train, the investigators are embroiled in a mysterious death at a local pub in Northumberland. But even once that is solved, mysterious events and the appearance of ghosts lead them to believe more is afoot. Classic 1920s Cthulhu.

2019 releases

BLOOD ORGY ON VAMPIRE ISLAND
by James Thompson III
Following an unexpected storm, the investigators must survive on a wild and abandoned island. Pulp Cthulhu.

THE SHOOTING PARTY
by Jonathan Mosedale
As a storm traps well-to-do hunters at a lodge in the English countryside, anachronistic apparitions begin appearing, portending a doom yet to come. Classic 1920s Cthulhu.

THE SEARCH FOR BRIAN BORU
by Shannon MacNamara
Aerfin the Druid promises that the Sidhe can raise your great-grandfather, Irish king Brian Boru, and return your family to the prosperity that was lost when he was deposed. But will you sacrifice all to go on this mad quest the Sidhe demand? Cthulhu Dark Ages.

Congratulations to these excellent writers! We hope to see them further develop their talents and contribute to the Miskatonic Repository, or even to submit publication proposals directly to Chaosium.

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