Two One-to-One Scenarios for Call of Cthulhu
Does Love Forgive? is a collection of two special scenarios for Call of Cthulhu for one Keeper and one player. Both adventures are perfect for a fun evening of gaming for two people. Each scenario can be played over the course of one to two sessions, and is suitable for Keepers of all experience levels.
Love You to Death
Chicago: February 15th, 1929. It’s a cold winter’s day when the investigator’s good friend Hattie May appears in their office at the detective agency. Her beloved pet dog, Highball, is scheduled to be destroyed later today and she needs the investigator’s help getting him back from the Chicago Police Department. It doesn’t sound like too difficult a task, does it?
Mask of Desire
New York: September, 1932. The investigator, together with their two close friends Anna Konrad and Lucas Reston, has been invited to a party at wealthy—and notorious—socialite Madame de Tisson’s swanky apartment on the Upper West Side. Anna is somewhat distracted by her audition tomorrow for Nancy Turner, the famous jazz orchestra conductor. What is the link between the audition and a mysterious parcel that arrives the next day? And, why do so many people seem to be interested in the contents of the parcel?
This supplement is best used with the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set or the Call of Cthulhu (7th Edition) roleplaying game.
Based on Miłość ci wszystko wybaczy? by Airis Kamińska and Anna Maria Mazur, published for the Polish version of Call of Cthulhu in February 2020 by Black Monk Games.
What the Critics Say
"A very welcome addition to the way in which Call of Cthulhu can be played and hopefully the format will be supported with further scenarios, if not a campaign!"—Reviews from R'lyeh.
"Both scenarios in Does Love Forgive? revolve around deep relationships and emotions (ye gods, what would Lovecraft think?) which don’t usually involve themselves in Call of Cthulhu games often, much less as a focal point. This is not meant as a discouragement to play them in the least. Give this collection a shot. I think they provide a different, entertaining, and very rewarding change from focusing on not getting tentacled to death."—Never Read the Latin.
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- Year Released:
- Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition
- Full Color Softcover
- Page Count:
- Lynne Hardy, Airis Kamińska, Anna Maria Mazur,
- Anna Maria Mazur
- Cover Artist:
- Marcin Lesniak
- Interior Artist:
- Marcin Lesniak
I’m really new to role-playing games and these scenarios are the third and fourth I ever played, so bear this in mind when reading this review. I was Keeper for Love You to Death and I was a player for Mask of Desire. While preparing to run Love You to Death I really enjoyed how detailed and developed the characters’ backstories were and everything that had happened between them. As someone new to the game, I also found the different suggestions on running the scenario very useful. In addition, as a dog-lover and owner of a German Shepherd, I really enjoyed having a dog as an NPC. As I was a player for Mask of Desire, I haven’t read the story. My husband, who was the Keeper, didn’t seem too happy that there were so many options and branching in the scenario. For context, you should know that he has plenty of experience as a D&D dungeon master, and the usual for him was to make up his own stories instead of playing ready-made scenarios. In this case, then, I think that he is someone who enjoys having more freedom and improvising on the spot, rather than having to prepare so thoroughly. Having said that, as a player I had blast running around and trying to achieve the scenario’s goals. I also thought that the characters had interesting back stories. In contrast to my husband, I believe I would have enjoyed having the different branching paths described in the scenario if I had been keeper. I’m not as comfortable making things up and improvising on the go as other people are. To sum up, I believe that these scenarios can be played by both new and season players (and keepers). They are particularly interesting if you enjoy real-life stories with just a touch of the mythos/occult/supernatural, and you prefer interacting with NPCs and investigating rather than just fighting. And, of course, if you’re looking for one-to-one scenarios.