Miskatonic Monday #65d: final look at indie Call of Cthulhu releases releases for 2022
Posted by Michael O'Brien on 29th Dec 2022
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In the meantime, we're taking a final look for 2022 at new releases in Miskatonic Repository (there's a lot of new releases to cover, so we're splitting this post up into several parts – part A, part B, part C, part D):
Lurkers in the Mist
Chris Huning ($2.99, 38 page PDF)
1920s scenario that takes the players to the remote mountains of far Northern California as part of an archeological expedition wherein they confront the reality behind local stories of Man-bears and Star-Bugs.
All Part of the Game
Matt "Doc" Tracey ($5.99, 24 page PDF)
It's been years since you and your friends graduated from Miskatonic University you've sadly grown apart. But out of nowhere, one of your contemporaries reaches out hoping to rekindle the flame of friendship with a murder mystery party, playing on your collective love of the macabre as kids. He promises a unique experience, where the entire mansion is a site for a fabricated murder to be solved and the masked staff serving as both potential victims or the murderer. What could go wrong?
Trapped inside a mansion with a corpse, a befuddled staff, and a murderer, can the investigators solve the crime? Are they even in danger? Or is it all part of the game?
Play, Repeat, Return
Braydon Fiveash, Stars Are Right ($3.50, 29 page PDF)
On a bright summer's day in Alaska, something is lurking at the edge of the investigator's property, watching their every move. As the investigators sleep, their dreams are filled with horrific visions, and when they awake, they find themselves hooked up to an alien life-support machine with a blizzard raging outside.
Has a blizzard hit Alaska during the summer, or have they been pulled through time?
The Forbidden Door
Matthew Tansek ($7.99, 44 page PDF)
Kauai rises out of the pacific shrouded in mist and jungle. Strange things have been reported by lifelong residents and tourists alike. Lights aglow in strange colors upon the mountains, nocturnal insects buzzing in ways that sound like speech. Unnamed men on the roads at night keeping people from traveling to remote destinations. Private investigator Brian Cray needs your help if he is going to find notable Archaeologist Robert Lockwood and his research assistant. Leads are growing thin and a trek out to the research camp high up upon the Napali coast might be the only move left if he is going to find some answers, and he doesn’t want to go it alone.
You’ve dreamt about a door under the island. A door in the darkness. Is that what Lockwood discovered? Is that why he is missing? Pack your bags, you’re about to find out!
Case by Case
Josh Roe ($3.99, 17 page PDF)
Sunday, October 13th, 1996, agents from the FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. are sent to the small town of Fogwood Oregon where previous agents from the Portland Field Office concluded a missing person case six days earlier, but concerned citizen Duane Walker isn’t satisfied and hasn’t stopped writing and calling the FBI everyday since.
The Amber Wizard
Wylight ($3.99, 15 page PDF)
A concerned actress asks the players for help regarding her missing co-star from the rather salacious and popular horror picture The Amber Wizard. Confusing matters further, her missing co-star was seen in recent newsreels for the Academy Awards. The investigation leads the players through a series of conspiracies and cover-ups all pointing back to the charismatic and eccentric movie producer Nigel Marlow. As events unravel, their inquires take them to a studio back lot constructed to facilitate a grand ritual that would bring an alien being of immense power into our world.
Annals of Flint's Detective Agency Chapter 2: Mesistophele's Malicious Milk
Mark Potter (Pay-What-You-Want, Recommended price: $0.00, 34 page PDF)
In the second outing of Flint's Detective Agency, get involved in the murky world of organised crime in the Prohibition era! The team are hired to clear the name of a young rich kid who ran amok in a restaurant. Are illegal substances to blame, or is there a more sinister conspiracy at play?
The Edinburgh Diversions - Volume 1
Keith D. Edinburgh ($0.95, 38 page PDF)
A collection of six short 'outline' scenarios for Call of Cthulhu 7e set in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. Each scenario is perfect for slotting into a larger campaign, or for playing when time is tight. They come complete with backgrounds & synopses, and NPC stats for the characters and creatures investigators encounter in the course of the stories. Three are set in the 1920s, and three are set in the modern day. Although set in Edinburgh, they can easily be adapted to be set anywhere with the minimum of effort.
The Edinburgh 1920s Casebook - Volume 1 [BUNDLE]
Keith D. Edinburgh (2 PDFs, total price $7.90, special bundle price $4.95)
Consists of the titles The Burry Man and The Pharaoh's Sacrifice.
The 2022 Collection [BUNDLE]
Keith D. Edinburgh (6 PDFs, total price $21.73, special bundle price $10.99)
Consists of the titles A Red, Red Rose The True Housewives of Arkham, The Edinburgh Diversions - Volume 1, Tourist Trap, Last Christmas, The Burry Man, and The Pharaoh's Sacrifice.
Tall Tales of Cthulhu - vol 1 [BUNDLE]
Keith D. Edinburgh (2 PDFs, total price $4.98, special bundle price $3.49)
Consists of the following titles Last Christmas, and The True Housewives of Arkham.
Albion's Ruin Vol 1
T A Newman ($12.08, 202 page PDF)
Consists of three titles The Prisoner's Dilemma, Secret Santa, and Be My Valentine.
Holiday Bundle 2022 [BUNDLE]
Various (2 PDFs, total price $14.97, special bundle price $5.00)
Consists of the titles Deep-Seeded Secrets, Mail-Order Bribe, and Taken For Granite.
Amor Fati #1 [BUNDLE]
Various (3 PDFS, total price $14.97, special bundle price $10.00)
Consists of the titles Deep-Seeded Secrets, Mail-Order Bribe and Taken For Granite.
Miskatonic Playhouse Winter Collection 2022 [BUNDLE]
Various (5 PDFs, total price $25.31, special bundle price $10.12)
Consists of the titles Alpaca on a Plane, Be My Valentine, Flesh Wounds, Host and Hostility: Three Regency Call of Cthulhu Scenarios, and The Castle of Greed.
Shocking Shortcuts [BUNDLE]
Various (4 PDFs, total price $22.00, special bundle price $15.00)
Consists of the titles For One Night Only: A Brief Brush With Chaos, Shreds and Tatters: Six Tiny Interludes in Yellow, The Unravelling: A Starting Point for 1890's Adventures, and Through a Dream, Darkly: A Brief Experience in the Dreamlands.
The Lakeside Bundle [BUNDLE]
Various (3 PDFs, total price $35.00, special bundle price $27.50)
Consists of the following titles Shreds and Tatters: Six Tiny Interludes in Yellow, The Boss: A Tale of Dark, Distilled Secrets in a Bottle, and When Angels Weep: A Study in Marble and Yellow.
Snowed In [BUNDLE]
Various (9 PDFs, total price $35.74, special bundle price $19.95)
Consists of the following titles A Chill in Abashiri - A 1920s Taisho-Era Japan Scenario, Cold Hunger, Last Christmas, Play, Repeat, Return, Prisoners' Dilemma, Secret Santa, The Ghost of Bonnington Nunnery, The Grindhouse: Holiday Special, and The Sins of the Father - A Call of Cthulhu Scenario.
Peter Wilbur ($5.00, 26 page PDF)
Exploring for an abandoned gold mine, the investigators discover possibly more than they bargained for.
Stars Are Right New Year 2023 [BUNDLE]
Various (4 PDFs, total price $21.47, special bundle price $10.74)
Consists of the following titles Good Vibes Only, Heartless in Loveland, Play, Repeat, Return, and The Castle of Greed.
Plus there was a host of releases in various foreign languages including Italian, German, Korean, Polish, Spanish, and Swedish!
Congratulations to all the independent creators who released in the program this year, especially those who published for the first time and alumni of the Storytelling Collectives's Write Your First Adventure Workshops. It's wonderful to have such a thriving creator community!
And thank you to all the many thousands of Call of Cthulhu fans who bought Miskatonic Repository titles, left ratings and reviews, and helped spread the word!