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The Dead Within
The Death Within

The Dead Within takes place in 1929 and, after a series of unlikely encounters, draws the investigators to Leningrad, Moscow, and beyond. In the heart of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics the investigators find themselves trying to solve a puzzling mystery with far-reaching consequences, while trying to avoid the attention of the Russian secret police. With strange magic and an even stranger array of contacts, the intrepid heroes must navigate politics and the occult to find answers beyond this planet.

This a play test of an upcoming Chaosium release.


Eleanor Wright

Age 27, Female, Newspaper Journalist

Eleanor is one of the reporters for London’s News Chronicle. She grew up on the Suffolk coast, and while she loves her job she’s happiest when out of the city. The loss of her brother Robert in the Great War has caused her to question her faith. She searches for meaning in her work.

Played by Beck Rose @ConPlusRPG.

Francis Ball

Age 36, Male, Private Investigator

Francis (never “Frank”) Ball is married to Anne; they have a son, Anthony, 18-months-old. An ex-policeman, Francis, keeps some friends on the force. He’s a proud man and a little ashamed of his new profession, in fact he lets some acquaintances believe that he works in a clerical position. Growing up, Francis was particularly close to his uncle Harry, who looked after him when Francis moved to London at age 15.

Played by Lynne Hardy @CogsandCakes.


Age 23, Female, Sculptor

Georgina (“Georgie” to friends) graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art last year, shortly after a personal tragedy—the loss of her fiancé from a possible drug overdose. Since then, she’s completely immersed herself in her work with a fierce sense of purpose and a resultant burst in experimentation and creativity. At the same time, this narrow focus has opened a distance with her friends and family.

Played by Jema Hewitt @SparklyJem.


Age 28, Male, Dilettante

Maxime graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Modern History and a double “Blue” in Boxing and Fencing—he represented Great Britain in the Team Foil event at the 1924 Paris Olympics. Being independently wealthy, he does not need to work, and spends much of his time at a club in London. Maxime is haunted by the memory of a brilliant classmate at Cambridge, Edward Rosenberg, who died shortly after they took their final exams.

Played by Jayson Green @ConPlusRPG.

Mike Mason
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Call of Cthulhu Creative Director

Mike Mason is an award-winning game developer and the co-writer of the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition Keeper's Rulebook, the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set, and Pulp Cthulhu, and is the lead writer and editor for the Call of Cthulhu line.

Gamemastered by Mike Mason @mikemason

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