And now, we're excited to see works produced in that program are beginning to appear in the Miskatonic Repository, among works by established community content creators.
For anyone who would like to give scenario writing a go, the workshop will be running again in November!
Michigan Mythos: Fall Colors
Charles Dunwoody ($2.99, 26 page PDF)
In 1935, the Civilian Conservation Corps built the beach house for Ludington State Park in the state of Michigan. In this adventure, the beach house may never get built if the heroes don’t act to stop a threat to the workers and to the local waters. Heroes will investigate a beach house on Lake Michigan, travel up the Sable River, and explore the ruins around Hamlin Lake as fall colors surround them. This Pulp Cthulhu adventure is for up to six heroes plus the Keeper.
The Black Tree of Cold Springs
Diego Batres ($4.50, 38 page PDF)
The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl have taken their toll on the small town of Cold Springs. As the townspeople grow more and more desperate, some have chosen to flee, while others refused to abandon their homes and chose to tough it out, no matter how bad the dust storms got. But when a dust storm uncovered a series of ancient standing stones on humble farmer William Mullin’s property, he discovered a third, more appealing option, and began to worship The Mistress of the Grain.
Storm From A Teacup
Royce Wilson (Pay-what-you-want, suggested price $3.66, 25 page PDF)
A new tea has become the "in thing" amongst the jazz set of Pineview's youth, and while some of its imbibers report a fun but strange hallucinatory effect, others are seeing much more sinister - and even madness inducing - visions. Where did this tea come from? Are its drinkers really seeing monsters? The Investigators are being tasked with finding out...
This scenario encompasses 'old money' establishment, indifferent law enforcement, jazz-enjoying youth, bootleggers, sinister cultists, dark magick and a glimpse into the horrors of the Mythos.
Tales of the Casket Girls
Michael Henebry ($1.00, 21 page PDF)
The investigators are called to a missing persons report. A man has disappeared after inheriting his late aunt's house and business. Foul play? Maybe...During their inquiry, the investigators will find that there is much more to some of the legends of New Orleans than previously thought.
A 1920s scenario about ancient creatures that terrorize humanity. We think we know about them but we haven't even scratched the surface.
An Eye For An Eye
Francis Xavier Norton ($4.99, 45 page PDF)
Your head is pounding, your pockets are empty, and your memories are hazy. All that lies before you is a cold and industrial warehouse that manages to feel foreign and familiar at the same time. The answers you seek lie within, and it is up to you to discover the truth, one door at a time. The key to escaping may very well be in your memories. Little do you know, you are about to enter the cat and mouse game of your very lives...
This adventure is in 1929, located in a warehouse transported into a dream-like world, controlled by The King in Yellow.
Mitchel Bonnema (Pay-what-you-want, suggested price $3.48, 31 page PDF)
The cargo vessel Olympus has been adrift for a few days now. A radio message spoke of the crew having found a mermaid in the water. Days later another radio message came in, which sounded like the ramblings of a madman before cutting off completely. What madness befell the crew of the Olympus, and what exactly is this mermaid they found out at sea?
A oneshot taking place out in the Gulf of Mexico.
Walk Among Us
Carrer Marco ($2.25, 14 page PDF)
A family man without a soul. A murderer on the loose. And mosquitos everywhere. Investigators, Welcome to New Orleans!
A scenario where investigators will have to solve a cold case which will lead them in the deep of the bayou! There, only horror awaits them.
Horror at the Westmore Motel
Leopoldo Rueda ($2.99, 28 page PDF)
Horror at the Westmore Motel. It’s the year 1983, and a disturbing coincidence sends the protagonists of this story to investigate the Westmore Motel. What they will find there... is something out of this world!
Long Night's Moon
Todd Miller ($2.99, 22 page PDF)
An unexpected ice storm leaves a group of friends stranded on a dark and dreary road in the middle of the night. But they're not alone. Something in the woods is stalking them, not for prey, but for reasons that are far, far worse.
A modern-day, one-shot survival horror scenario.
The Chocolate Factory
Pete Shanahan ($2.99, 17 page PDF)
Have you seen the “Yellow Ticket”? Winners of this fabulous chocolatey prize are being given a grand tour of the world-famous Monka Chocolate Factory. For years the confectionary secrets have been kept behind the locked gates of this mysterious building. The factory itself is isolated, on a lonely block of land on the outskirts of town. Rumors abound about the wealthy eccentric owner, some say she holds children captive to work the machines, others say the machines run themselves.
Cosa Nostra Conflagration
Nick Olivo ($1.00, 15 page PDF)
Boston, 1923. The heroes are summoned to Boston City Hospital to investigate the immolation of a local baker. Through their investigations, they learn a mobster has gotten his hands on a deadly flame spell and is using it to extort local business owners. Can our heroes put a stop to this fiery menace?
A Pulp Cthulhu scenario for 3-5 players.
Philip G. Orth ($4.16, 57 page PDF)
Following their invitation to Heller House, the investigators pursue their interests, artistic or otherwise. When a fellow artist is murdered, finding the one responsible is a no-brainer. Heller House, however, still harbors a deep dark secret.
A murder mystery with a deep twist, set in Hamburg, Germany in 1928.
The Miskatonic Five
Matthew Sincic, Alex Artang (Free, 17 page PDF)
Unrest rocks the campus of Miskatonic University in May of 1970. The investigators are caught up in the machinations of a professor and a group of cultits. Will they choose to stop the plot, or join it?
J. Carter ($4.80, 24 page PDF)
Inspired by living doll stories such as those by R.L Stein and Richard Mattheson, Thrown Voices pits players against Friendly Quince, an antique ventrilloquist doll with murderous intent-unleashed into a seaside hotel by an unwitting gang of bank robbers.
Convalescence - A 1920s Adventure
Adam Preset ($2.99, 21 page PDF)
Wounded investigators take time to heal in a quiet country clinic near Dublin. Almost mended, they are ready to be voluntarily discharged. But they wake to two horrifying and gruesome murders that makes them fear that among angels of mercy may walk an angel of death.
The Bernard Brown’s Case
Gry Frejtaga ($10.00, 76 page PDF)
At the beginning, the scenario resembles a typical criminal case. However, in the finale, the pace accelerates as the center of focus shifts from detective investigation to live action and playstyle most would call a ‘pulp RPG’. But remember, dear Keeper, it is only up to you how much ‘pulp’ there will be in ‘The Bernard Brown’s Case’.
Pop Goes the Weasel
Chris Stewart ($2.00, 23 page PDF)
Summer 1978, Miskatonic University, Arkham, MA – Disco rules the airwaves, Pong rules the arcades and computer technology is about to begin a Quantum Leap from industry into the home. An exciting computer architecture, devised by a recent acquisition from MIT, is about to make Miskatonic University world famous, but only if the product works.
Can your players help investigate the strange happenings around this new product, before someone else snatches the glory and the market share?
Paul Dimitrievich ($2.00, 17 page PDF)
This one-shot module pits the investigators against the harsh Canadian wilderness in the dead of winter as they hunt for a missing reporter. But there is more than hypothermia and wolves to contend with in this story of isolation, blood and terror. Can you reisist the Cold Hunger? Inspired by the Lovecraftian story, Pickman's Model.
Trouble in Pinewood
Tineke Bolleman ($3.00, 15 page PDF)
The town of Pinewood is troubled. Lately livestock and even pets are disappearing during the night. If lucky, a pile of bones if found, completely cleaned of meat. People are afraid of this strange animal that must be stalking the night... Then suddenly screams erupt. The monster has abducted a man! Can the investigators find out what is happening before its too late for the monsters last victim?
Seven Sister Hills
E. Gonnella ($3.00, 15 page PDF)
The wooded valley with seven hills is home to a bloody local legend. A graduate student went deep into the valley, but hasn't been seen for days. Out of fear that the authorities will blame him, a retired criminal calls in a few favors that brings some old assocaites to this dying town to find the truth.
One-shot Modern scenario for two to four Investigators in the American Midwest.
At One With Nature
Graham James (Pay What You Want, suggested price Free, 26 page PDF)
A happy young people travel to visit a beloved sister who married and moved to Scotland last year. They discover the sister is missing and, upon investigating, find a macabre and grotesque ritual sacrifice that can only end in one of two horrific outcomes.
The Great Healer
G. A. Patrick ($5.00, 44 page PDF)
Horrid History Boston is being sued by the city over a missing tourist. With a shaky health and safety record they are eager to avoid court and auditing. The rumours online are ablaze that a ghost devoured the poor woman but the City isn't buying it, even with shaky pictures from tourists' phones. The tour company wants to hire every psychic, scientist, horror writer or other charlatan that might be able to prove that the ghosts are real and get them off the hook. All you have to do is take the same midnight boat tour out into Boston Harbour where the tourist vanished, record some readings, and kill some time. Easy money.
Take a walk through history with this time travel epic, and find the cause of the ghosts.
North Island Sanitorium
Michael Bertolini ($5.99, 18 page PDF)
In 2003, production of 'American Ghosts' debuted on TV with decent levels of success. Several episodes were filmed and broadcast, though a steady decline in viewership was noted. Now the threat of cancellation looms, only a truly stunning episode could bring in the desired numbers. Word has reached you that the isolated and nearly destroyed island sanitorium, a site built by Dr. Aldous Brewer but damaged by fires in the 1980’s, is available for you. Reports of its haunting go back to the 1920’s, do you dare visit?
The Bottle Episode
Benjamin Wenham ($6.95, 22 page PDF)
Earlier this morning Joshua Abbott, lawyer, and amateur historian, disappeared. Unusually, he did so from within a locked room. Where has he gone? How did he disappear? What is the link to a near decade old maritime disaster? Why was abbot in communication with one of Kingsport's most infamous. What is the significance of the bottled ship on Abbott's desk?
Alpaca in the Sheep Field
John Hall (Pay-what-you-want, suggested price $1.00, 19 page PDF)
At 6am this morning, a man’s body was found on the quiet island of Dalbrae off the west coast of Scotland. His body was torn to pieces as if by a wild animal attack. But there are no large predators on the island. You are journalists from a local TV channel sent out to report on the incident and to try and figure out what has happened. What angle will you take? Was it murder? Some kind of accident? What darkness waits in this sleepy tourist town?
The Baskwood Island Hotel
Andy Miles ($2.99, 34 page PDF)
Welcome to The Baskwood Island Hotel. We hope you enjoy your stay on this beautiful island and in our enchanting hotel. This is our first season, so everything is brand new and the staff are all eager to serve you! We look forward to meeting you during your time here. Is this hotel too good to be true?
Marcus Katz ($4.99, 24 page PDF)
Discover an alien landscape in the very core of madness itself as your investigators tread the Staircase and attempt to confound its mystery. This scenario includes themes of horror, survival, insanity and threat.
Sermon of Sludge
Bored Stiffs (Pay-what-you-want, suggested price $1.00, 43 page PDF)
A comet is barreling toward Earth. Does it bring salvation... or doom? Wilter Gurvitch, fringe scientist turned counterculture celebrity, is holding a lecture to warn the public of the apocolyptic danger of a fast-approaching comet. And when a controversial figure like Gurvitch’s involved, something’s bound to go up in flames...
Set in Los Angeles, California during the summer of 1973, though it can be modified to fit a major city in any era.
Flute of the Gods
Phil Anderson & Allan Carey ($8.99, 23 page PDF)
"A group of musicians are invited to perform for an impresario who can make or break careers – it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. But success can come at a price: and sometimes, the price of success is astronomical..."
Brought to you by award-winning Chaosium licensee, Type40, Children of Chaac is the ninth Call of Cthulhu adventure in the monthly Seeds of Terror range.
Chad Briggs (Free, 33 page PDF)
In February 1944, the German military occupies Norway. A team of commandos is sent from Britain to disrupt the transport system behind enemy lines, and make their way to the remote mountain village of Røros. Unknown to them, the Germans have awakened something deep underground, and the team must decide quickly what is most important- their mission, or the town itself.
Pierre-Olivier Gagnon ($3.20, 32 page PDF)
On St Patrick’s Eve 1921, young Aidan Ward accidentally freed one of Boston’s Degenerates. The creature then made its home in the air vents connecting Kilroy’s Butcher Shop and the Wards’ apartment. Its antics have put the residents of Green Street on edge: be it gnawed food stores, vandalised displays, stolen dolls and even Leprechaun sightings! Nobody suspects, however, that Aidan’s new friend hides a horrific secret.
The Brockton Butcher
Graham Payne ($4.81, 35 page PDF)
Horror is best when it hits close to home. Your Investigator will come face to face with a being of meat and terror. Set in modern day Toronto, Canada, horrify your player by violating their false sense of security as an unnatural horror moves in next door.
Into a Dark Heart
Andrew Edward ($5.50, 30 page PDF)
The investigators are hired to sail a dilapidated steamer up the majestic Congo river, deep into the jungle. Their task is simple, retrieve a sick company agent and bring him safely back. While there make sure his valuable shipments of company goods continue to flow. As for some of those rumours, just ignore them.
The Curse of Black Teeth Keetes
Perry Grosshans ($2.40, 28 page PDF)
Kingsport, June, 1933. The heroes are contacted by Old Cobb, a fisherman who claims to have found a waterlogged diary on a boat adrift at sea. The diary is from Howard Winchester, a well-known explorer and friend of the heroes, and describes the discovery of a mysterious island connected to a pirate known as John “Black Teeth” Keetes and a cache of South American gold. The last entry hints that Howard may be trapped on the island. Off to rescue their friend and find the pirate treasure, the heroes discover strange statues, crazed survivors, and a pirate cove that holds the real secret behind the island, and why it should never have been found in the first place…
A Pulp Cthulhu adventure set in the 1930s, and can be played as a one-shot or integrated into an existing campaign.
The Oxford Articles
David Wright ($4.99, 58 page PDF)
What connects a fire at St Michael At The North Gate Church, a series of missing books and The Order of the Green Gate? Visit Oxford, England in 1953 and help uncover the truth.
Set in Oxford, England in 1953 the adventure leans more towards the 1920s than Modern from an Era perspective. The investigators are summoned to All Souls College to help an old friend or colleague in solving a confusing mystery.
Dead Man's Dreams
A. Keith Applegarth ($2.99, 28 page PDF)
A recently passed friend is accused of murder... after he died.
A stand alone modern day adventure.
The Prisoner's Dilemma
T A Newman ($6.94, 56 page PDF)
A letter from an inmate at HMP Dartmoor Prison, Devonshire, England. A request for your forgiveness in the final days of a man’s life in exchange for a substantial reward for your time. Is this too good to be true?
Looking for survival horror TTRPG like no other . . . look no further. Take your players into the infamous HMP Dartmoor Prison and watch them run, hide, and fight to survive. This 1920s scenario is designed specifically to build tension and suspense in your game leading to a climax that forces the investigators to make a decision that will live with them for the rest of their lives. However long that will be.
The Mirror Collection
Fahim Sheikh, Jessica Gunn ($5.00, 14 page PDF)
Taking place in the small north eastern university town of Maypool in the 1980s, this scenario tasks a group of Investigators with figuring out what is behind a rash of disappearances in this once sleepy town. In this journey they will uncover the truth behind a college professor's expedition to the Western Sahara, the artifact he retrieved, and the horrific fate that's befallen the abducted residents of Maypool as a result.
St. Dymphna's Orphanage: Azathoth's Children
Zachary Pagram ($3.67, 20 page PDF)
A matron weary of misbehaving children performs a dark ritual to control the orphans under her shelter. Her treasured music box, a family heirloom from a wealthier time, is touched by a wandering tendril of the great Azathoth’s sleeping mind. An unholy pact is formed.
Players enter the world of H. P. Lovecraft as orphans in an adventure against a malevolent matron and her cursed music box.
G. A. Patrick ($3.75, 35 page PDF)
It is 1921, and you have recently been enrolled at Shaw University, a cloistered, and exclusive place of learning in the Boston area, with limited spaces, high standards, and ruthless competition among the students. Only one week in, and you are starting to feel the pressure to perform, with whispers of some pupils already being expelled. So you are delighted to be asked to attend and help Professor Goodfellow, he has a small matter of a murder for you to solve. Nothing a student of your caliber would balk at for some extra credit.
A 4 hour morally grey, investigation heavy scenario for 1-3 players, set during the 1920s.
A Shrieking Violet
Jacob Parker (Pay-what-you-want, suggested price $2.99, 19 page PDF)
It's December, and the snow and bodies are piling up. Keep your wits about you and you just might stay upright through Christmas. Find the killer, close the case. Couldn't be simpler.
Take on the roles of 1920's Chicago detectives investigating an unusual death in the Little Italy neighborhood. It's a tough time to be a copper, with Capone and his gang having the run of the town.
Broken Arrow: Chernobyl
Chad Briggs (Free, 42 page PDF)
February 1992, the newly-independent country of Ukraine still has nuclear warheads on its territory, and now one has gone missing. An international group of intelligence officers and scientists must find the culprit, leading them into the dark and nightmarish world of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
A Sliver of Starlight
Daniel Chadborn ($1.00, 45 page PDF)
An obsessed writer was found dead at his desk in a house that has become a hub for rumors of paranormal activity. A decade later fans of his work, seeking a missing friend, enter the house, where the source of his obsession still remains. Will they brave the unknown to save their friend? Or will they seek out the madness at the heart of 16 Briarwood Court and risk themselves to the same obsession?
Michael Bertolini ($2.99,10 page PDF)
Janet Livingston was a student at Miskatonic University in Arkham, MA. She was a great student but has recently been missing class. Last week, she stopped communicating with her family entirely; in a blind panic her parents figured that she was missing yet they didn’t know where to turn. Massachusetts State Police and Miskatonic University Police were unable to help (Philip Livingston doesn’t want to risk press attention). But Janet isn’t the only one. People in New England are disappearing or cutting ties with their closest relations at seemingly random.
In this 1920s scenario, the investigators are tasked with figuring out what is happening; specifically, what happened to Janet Livingston.
Under the Frozen Grove
Tito Leati ($7.99, 96 page PDF)
Millennia ago, the crest of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine was sheeted by perennial ice like the Alps. Plants, animals, and humans were different, and the sky looked different as well. It was another world, yet it was our own. We know already a lot about it, yet still very little...
Classic scenario set in Italy during the early 1930s.
The Hounds of Salem
Anthony L. Wolf (Pay What You Want, suggested price $4.99, 36 page PDF)
Arkham, 1923. Rumours of a mysterious crime start plaguing the Miskatonic University: two ancient and forbidden tomes have been stolen from the Orne Library. Suspecting an annoying form of student mischief, unpleasant senior professor Alexander Wallace calls forth a group of eager investigators to help him track down the missing tomes. He hopes it may be a matter of asking just a few questions around campus. As it happens, the truth is way darker than it first appears.
Investigators chase the shadow of religious fanatism from Arkham to Salem, eventually crossing paths with an inter-dimensional creature and its mad summoner – a desperate father, looking to reclaim the life of his child.
A map supplement is available separately, for free, in collaboration with Freelance Illustrator and Designer Spiffeigh.
The Horror at Right Hook
Elizabeth Hildick ($5.00, 27 page PDF)
It’s a frigid January in New York City, 1928. Investigating the grisly death of a promising young boxer draws the players into an illegal fighting ring, brings the attention of a shadowy Society, and sends them into the waiting claws of a lurking beast. If that wasn’t trouble enough, they also have the anger of a mad magician to contend with!
Under The Miskatonic Repository community content license, Call of Cthulhu fans can make their own work for use with the game line available to the public, using guidelines, templates, and art provided by Chaosium.
Whether you share your content for free or put it up for sale, this program is a digital home for terror that joins the dreamscapes of all who peruse it.