Horror on the Orient Express PDF

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A puzzling headline begins a front-page article found in the Times of London. Three men, all identical in identification, were found dead in the same room of the Chelsea Arms Hotel. All were dispatched in a similar manner—stabbed through the heart.

Then the home of a valued friend burns to the ground, severely injuring him in the process. An odd summons, a surreptitious meeting, and a thousand-mile journey begins on the legendary rail service carrying the investigators to Constantinople, the Gateway of the Orient.

HORROR ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS contains a massive and legendary campaign, of up to nineteen adventures and more than 1100 pages, for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. Beginning in 1920s London, the investigators journey to Paris and thence to the ancient city of Constantinople. With luck, they also return home.

Optional episodes are set in ancient times or special places (Roman-era, Dark Ages, Gaslight-era, the Dreamlands), so that the players can experience the founding, creation, and discovery of crucial elements of this campaign. Also included is a modern-day coda to the storyline, an alternate ending for those wishing a shorter campaign, and a built-in survival guide to aid beleaguered investigators.

THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE PRODUCT comprised of seven perfect-bound books and more: the Campaign Book, Through the Alps, Italy & Beyond, Constantinople & Consequences, Strangers on the Train, and the The Traveler’s Companion. In addition, there is a book of handouts for the investigators, a European Route Map, three era-inspired luggage stickers, two era-inspired postcards, a matchbox, the Scroll of the Head, four U.S. passports, a bumper sticker, six pages of train plans that can be laid end-to-end, the Mims Sahis ceremonial knife, and fragments of the Sedefkar Simulacrum collected along the journey.

With this purchase you receive these downloads (in these formats):

  • Campaign Book, 72 pages (pdf, epub, mobi, prc)
  • Through the Alps, 264 pages (pdf, epub, mobi, prc)
  • Italy & Beyond, 272 pages (pdf, epub, mobi, prc)
  • Constantinople & Consequences, 192 pages (pdf, epub, mobi, prc)
  • Strangers on the Train, 96 pages (pdf)
  • The Traveler’s Companion, 48 pages (pdf)
  • 1923 Calendar (pdf)
  • Handouts for the Investigators, 192 pages (pdf)
  • European Route Map, color (pdf)
  • Air Routes in 1923, color map (pdf)
  • Player Maps in color, 13 pages (pdf)
  • Keeper Maps in color, 18 pages (pdf)
  • Three era-inspired luggage stickers (pdf)
  • Two era-inspired postcards (pdf)
  • Matchbox (pdf)
  • Scroll of the Head (pdf)
  • U.S. passports (pdf)
  • Bumper Sticker (pdf)
  • Six pages of Train Plans (pdf)
  • Mims Sahis ceremonial knife (pdf)
  • Sedefkar Simulacrum (pdf)


What's In The Box

Free Downloads for Horror on the Orient Express

We have some free downloads to assist you as the investigators travel across Europe. Click on the links to download them.

1923 Calendar1923 PDF Calendar

This calendar lets you track the time.

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Horror on the Orient Express - Handouts - PDFPlayers Handouts

This is a free PDF version of Book VI: Handouts For The Investigators, included as part of that legendary campaign. The handouts compiled here are intended to be presented to the players at the appropriate moments. Included are notes, excerpts, and bits of information the investigators may come upon—along with players’ maps and maps of varying locations presented in Books I-IV of Horror on the Orient Express. The page references accompanying each handout indicate the book and page the handout can be found on within the core books. For players’ maps, the number indicates the page in the core book where the keeper’s version can be found.

With this PDf you can print out, enlarge or reduce in size the handouts you give to your players. You can keep your core Orient Express copy intact.

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Horror on the Orient Express - Keeper Screen - PDFHorror on the Orient Express Keeper Screen PDF

You also can download a free PDF of the Horror on the Orient Express Keeper Screen. A two-panel Keeper Screen PDF. Contains varied and useful tables and rules pertinent to playing the Horror on the Orient Express campaign.

Download the PDF here.



What the Critics Say

"Truly fantastic"—Diehard Gamefan.

"The biggest and most grandiose campaign ever composed for any game… a must-own campaign. It is not just the grandeur, the scope, the high-quality writing or the fact that it epitomizes many of the values of Call of Cthulhu and the horror genre overall. It is the sheer immersion, the entertainment value it provides when played to the level it deserves…"—Antonios S. review, RPGNet.

"I am pretty confident that this is the best Call of Cthulhu campaign Chaosium has ever produced... The thought and work that went into this turned a pretty good campaign into an epic one. I truly cannot think of anything that rivals it in scope."—Vintage RPG.

"The most ambitious Call of Cthulhu adventure ever created… a high water mark for CoC."—Blackgate.


GOLD WINNER - Best Adventure, 2015 ENnie Awards
SILVER WINNER - Best Production Values, 2015 ENnie Awards

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