31 October 2017

Massachusetts 1920s – Call of Cthulhu 7e – Campaign Index

[A lovely cheesecake created by two of my players]

Since it’s Halloween I thought it appropriate to post (finally!) the index for my 7th edition Call of Cthulhu campaign.

The campaign actually has been on hiatus for several months now. I’m not entirely sure when I’ll return to it, as I’m focused more on my Middle-earth campaign right now, and a friend is planning on running the Laundry RPG soon. But since the Cthulhu campaign did go quite well (only one character death!) and was a lot of fun, it would be a pity if I didn’t finish the scenario summaries and post links to everything related to it on this blog.

So here is the index (to be updated when I post the final summaries)…

7th Edition (‘non-campaign’) posts:

·       Some initial impressions of the 7th edition of Call of Cthulhu.

·       I ran the ‘one-shot’ adventure ‘Missed Dues’ at the 2016 Loz Con.

The Investigators:

  • Bertrand Smyth. Lecturer in Archaeology. Originally from London.
o       Visiting lecturer at Harvard University (1922-23); permanent lecturer at Miskatonic University (1923+).
o       Specializes in Ancient Greece.
o       A veteran of the Great War.
o       Cousin of Stephen Knott (property-owner and collector of rare artefacts).
o       A bit of a ‘fuddy-duddy’ (dresses in an unstylish Edwardian manner).

  • Max Brewster. Private Investigator. Bostonian (originally from Lowell MA).
o       A forty-ish, slightly greasy, gumshoe.
o       A specialist in dodgy divorce cases.
o       Plenty of street smarts, but little formal education.

  • Helen Tilton. Freelance photographer and journalist.
o       Originally from Toronto.
o       Sometimes works for the Boston Globe.
o       Has Marxist sympathies.

  • Kellen Tilton. Football coach at Miskatonic University.
o       Originally from Toronto.
o       Brother of Helen.
o       A veteran of the Great War.

The Massachusetts scenarios:

Except for the first one (which is a classic that has been around since the beginning of CoC), all of the adventures that I ran for this campaign are new for the 7th edition. After the each summary I provide some general reflections on the adventure.

·       The Haunting (September 1922).

·       Dead Light (late November 1922).

·       Blackwater Creek (September 1923). [Summary coming soon.]

·       Crimson Letters (October 1924). [Summary coming soon-ish.]

Happy Halloween!


  1. Massachusetts is creepy enough without spaghetti monsters! WE HAVE KENNEDYS!!!

  2. Sounds fun! I've been running CoC 7E regularly since August now in a modern campaign with Twin Peaks: The Return elements of inspiration and it has proven to be very, very fun. I'm quite sold on the mechanical changes of 7E now.


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