Our 2019 release Dead Light and Other Dark Turns contains two scenarios for Call of Cthulhu dealing with the theme of roadside adventure.
The first scenario is the classic scenario 'Dead Light', now revised, where a chance encounter with a distressed young woman leads the investigators into the hideous aftermath of a crime gone terribly wrong.
The second and brand new scenario is 'Saturnine Chalice', in which the investigators seek help from a nearby homeowner after their vehicle runs out of gas traps, but nothing is quite what it seems.
Our Stream of Chaos team played through the horrors of 'Saturnine Chalice' in this two parter:
Dead Light and Other Dark Turns
Two unsettling encounters on the road — With the rise of the automobile in the 1920s, people were no longer tied to the railways as a means of getting to distant locations. For those who could afford the relative luxury of a car, the expanding United States’ highway network brought with it the opportunity to travel and see new places, as well as visit those that the railways didn’t reach—and all at your own pace, too.
This new edition of Dead Light features new art throughout and the scenario has been revised. We have included five player handouts providing further insight into the plot and agendas of the characters concerned.
In addition, the book includes a new scenario, Saturnine Chalice, by Matthew Sanderson, which also takes place during a roadside stop that leads to danger and mystery.
Carrying on the roadside theme are six new adventure seeds, each with ideas for encounters on the road that Keepers can use as inspiration for short sidetracks, one night games, or to develop into full-blown scenarios.