Strange Aeons II

Chaosium bringt – völlig überraschend, habe ich doch noch Anfang der Woche die englischen Neuerscheinungen zusammengesammelt – einen Szenarioband heraus. Dominik war übrigens echt schnell mit der News und amel sogar noch schneller :-]

„The Great Old Ones were, the Great Old Ones are, the Great Old Ones shall be.” That famous saying is the essence of the Cthulhu Mythos. The Great Old Ones are a cosmic evil that have existed since before time, and shall exist long after humanity has gone the way of the dinosaurs. This book illustrates the eternal struggle between man and the forces of the mythos.

This book contains nine scenarios that run the chronological gambit from prehistoric times to a distant future. Each adventure comes with six pre-generated characters for the players to use, allowing for quick play with a minimum of fuss. While each scenario is meant to be a standalone experience. Here are brief descriptions of the nine eras the investigators explore:

“CURSED BE THE CITY” can be described as cavemen vs. Cthulhu. While not entirely accurate, it is fun to say, and gives an idea of what the players will be up against.

“CHILDREN OF A STARRY HEAVEN” is set in ancient Greece, the birthplace of many great philosophers and thinkers. Unfortunately some great minds dwell on things man was not meant to know.

“THEY DID NOT THINK IT TOO MANY” See the might of ancient Rome bring law to the wilds of Britannia. Witness two cultures trying to learn from each other. Behold the terrible awfulness of the Mythos and how even the mightiest empire of man is powerless before it.

“MASTER WU’S MARRIAGE” a lovely springtime wedding, surly nothing bad can happen here. Unless the wedding takes place in Call of Cthulhu, then all bets are off.

“THE IRON BANDED BOX” set in feudal Japan, it’s like what would of happened if Akira Kurosawa directed an adaptation of a H.P. Lovecraft story. Beautiful, strange, messy, and with swords!

“TO HELL OR CONNAUGHT” it’s Protestant vs. Catholic, English vs. Irish, and mankind vs. the Cthulhu Mythos with Saint Patrick thrown in for good measure. Who will win? The smart money is on the Mythos.

“A HARD ROAD TO TRAVEL” set in the American Civil War, this scenario chronicles the horrors of war where brother fights brother…and then everyone fights a cosmic horror beyond description.

“THREE DAYS OF PEACE, MUSIC, AND TENTACLE LOVE” Taking place at the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969 with sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, and black magic. A terrifyingly trippy time is to be had by all.

“TIME AFTER TIME” is a fractured scenario for fractured minds. Here the investigators will think many things, only to find them all false. Identities, locations, adversaries, even correct eras are all anyone’s guess here.

For Spring 2010
MSRP $34.95
ISBN-10: 1-56882-326-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-56882-326-3
240 pages

THE IRON BANDED BOX und TIME AFTER TIME klingen interessant, aber warten wir mal ab. Auf alle Fälle ist das Cover GRAUENVOLL *schüttel*

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  1. Oliver

    Da bin ich mal sehr gespannt. Vor allem auf den Inhalt.
    Das Cover ist nämlich wirklich übel. Da kann man sehen, auf welchem hohen Niveau wir hier bei dem Beitrag zum Pegasus Innsmouth-Cover sprechen.

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  2. Hier noch ein paar Infos von Brian Sammson:
    “CURSED BE THE CITY” Set 40,000 years ago and really it isn’t caveman vs. Cthulhu, I just like calling it that. Smile You do play as Neanderthals and that should be fun. Also 3 words that spells fun for everyone: Woolly. Mammoth. Stampede!

    “CHILDREN OF A STARRY HEAVEN” Set in ancient Greece and deals with people getting mixed up in the various mystery cults that were all the rage at the time. The players have to deal with some interesting problems in here.

    “THEY DID NOT THINK IT TOO MANY” Anyone remember the awesome HBO show; ROME? Imagine that set in the British wilds where the empire is out to win the hearts and minds of a tribe that prefers their gods sick, slutty, and seriously deadly.

    “MASTER WU’S MARRIAGE” Takes place in China around the 4th century B.C. The players are guards/retainers of a rich man escorting a lovely new bride. The book’s cover is taken from this scenario so that might give you some idea.

    “THE IRON BANDED BOX” From the man that gave you SECRETS OF JAPAN it’s more hot samurai on Cthulhu critter action. This time the players have to safeguard a lil’ box, what could go wrong with that?

    “TO HELL OR CONNAUGHT” Saint Patrick got rid of all the snakes from Ireland…or did he? Also some good historical battle stuff here. What could be more fun than blasting baddies with cannons?

    “A HARD ROAD TO TRAVEL” Take one of HPL’s best stories ever (IMHO), throw it smack dab in the middle of the hell that was the American Civil War, have it written by veteran Cthulhu scribe Gary Sumpter, and stand back.

    “THREE DAYS OF PEACE, MUSIC, AND TENTACLE LOVE” I love this idea. Cthulhu Mythos meets the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. You thought the horrors of the mythos were mind-bending before? Try fighting them while on acid! The players play hippies and flower people. It’s a gas, gas, gas.

    “TIME AFTER TIME” This one is mine and it’s a bit of a mystery, so the less said the better. I will say that it’s set in the 1950s but “Leave it to Beaver” it ain’t.

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