THREE PORTALS INTO NIGHTMARE
What ancient horrors lie slumbering in a newly discovered tomb deep in Egypt's Valley of the Kings? Are you allowing local superstitions and the unfortunate events surrounding the opening of Tutankhamen's tomb to play on your mind as you wait to step down into the darkness…
What’s in the Cellar?
Did a respected businessman really commit the bloody murder of his beloved wife in the cellar of the family's ancestral holiday cabin? While the body has never been found, it seems like the criminal has been caught. Is a terrible injustice about to be served? Just what happened in that cellar?
The Dead Boarder
And, what has happened to that nice, quiet neighbor of yours? You’ve not seen hide nor hair of him in days! He wasn’t always the friendliest of sorts, but he did seem very pious, what with all the late-night prayers coming from his room…
Gateways to Terror contains three short-play scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition roleplaying game, ideal for beginning and experienced players and Keepers alike. Originally, all three—The Necropolis, What's in the Cellar? and The Dead Boarder—were designed as demonstration games to give a taste of the game's core motifs—mystery, investigation, and horror—for those with limited time. The scenarios can be played in as little as one hour but can be expanded for slightly longer play, and each comes with four ready-made investigators so you can jump right into the action! Each scenario includes hints and tips for Keepers new and old, suggestions for additional investigators for larger groups, and a summary of the key rules needed to play.
What the Critics Say
"A wonderful introductory product for getting new Keepers and players into the game"—RPG Imagings (YouTube).
"Short, Sharp Cthulhu: Gateways to Terror delivers three, short doses of horror and does so in an engaging, well designed, and multi-functional fashion."—Reviews from R’lyeh.
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- Year Released:
- 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu
- Full Color Softcover
- Page Count:
- Leigh Carr, Jon Hook, Todd Gardiner
- Cover Artist:
- Mariusz Gandzel
- Interior Artist:
- Chris Huth
- Matt Ryan
- Nicholas Nacario
I bought this collection of three short scenarios to run at virtual conventions this year due to the ongoing pandemic. I was able to run two of three scenarios and stretch each of them to almost four hours with a group of five investigators. There is a good deal of depth and role-playing opportunity in each of these three scenarios intended to introduce new players to Call of Cthulhu, or just for players who want a short game.
Three short but excellent scenarios. Great for new players to get a feel for the game. These are also perfect for trying out playing online with Roll20 etc. which a lot of people are doing at the moment.