Coming Soon for Cthulhu Britannica: The Curse of Nineveh

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Coming Soon for Cthulhu Britannica: The Curse of Nineveh

Post by Andrew » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:37 pm

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Hot on the heels of the Cthulhu Britannica: London boxed set, we’re pleased to announce the next products in the Cthulhu Britannica line: The Curse of Nineveh, The Journal of Reginald Campbell Thompson, and The Journal of Neve Selcibuc.

The Curse of Nineveh is an epic campaign set in London, whilst The Journal of Reginald Campbell Thompson and The Journal of Neve Selcibuc are a pair of bespoke handouts, in-world artefacts that complement the campaign wonderfully.

In ancient times, when Nineveh fell, so too was a terrible evil was banished. This evil, a god named Nabu with ambitions to rule humanity, was bound by the Children of Tranquillity into his former temple and buried beneath the sands. Two and a half thousand years later a group of archaeologists uncovered the Temple of Nabu and unleashed a terrible curse – the Curse of Nineveh!

The Curse of Nineveh is a new seven-part Call of Cthulhu campaign set in London in the summer of 1925. The investigators find themselves embroiled in the events that surround the return of the expedition from Nineveh and the terrible curse that they brought back with them. They must face shadowy watchers, a nefarious criminal mastermind and race against time to stop an ancient plan from being fulfilled – a plan that threatens not only London, but the whole British empire!

We’ve got a great team of writers onboard for this one: Mike Mason (line editor for Call of Cthulhu at Chaosium), Paul Fricker (who wrote Call of Cthulhu 7th edition), Scott Dorward (our own line developer for World War Cthulhu) and Mark Latham (former editor of White Dwarf and soon-to-be-published novelist).

The Journal of Reginald Campbell Thompson and The Journal of Neve Selcibuc are both designed to look like in-world artefacts. They go hand in hand with The Curse of Nineveh campaign, acting as a prologue of sorts – the former tells the tale of the expedition to Nineveh itself, the latter touches on the mysterious events that surround the expedition’s return before the investigators get involved. Although they’re both great reads by themselves, they really come into their own if you’re a Keeper running the Curse of Nineveh as the journals both serve as handouts that you can hand to your players at the appropriate place in the story! They’re shaping up to be something really special!

While you don’t need Cthulhu Britannica: London to play the campaign, you will find it packed full of descriptions of London, its environs and its inhabitants that will prove invaluable during the game.

The Curse of Nineveh, The Journal of Reginald Campbell Thompson, and The Journal of Neve Selcibuc are all coming soon – keep an eye on the website for more information as the preorder draws nearer.

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Re: Coming Soon for Cthulhu Britannica: The Curse of Nineveh

Post by Jon Hodgson » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:50 pm

If you backed our Cthulhu Britannica: London Kickstarter at any reward level, you’ll have received a rather hefty Friday treat in your inbox this afternoon – the first of our stretch goals, a PDF of The Curse of Nineveh.

The Curse of Nineveh is a new 224-page campaign for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition set in London in 1925, written by a fantastic team of authors. If you missed out on the Kickstarter, don’t worry – you’ll be able to pre-order your own copy very soon indeed.
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In The Curse of Nineveh, the investigators find themselves embroiled in the events that surround the return of the expedition from the Temple of Nabu in Nineveh and the terrible curse that they brought back with them. They must face shadowy watchers, a nefarious criminal mastermind and race against time to stop an ancient plan from being fulfilled – a plan that threatens not only London, but the whole British Empire!

We’ve worked with a great team of writers for this one – Mike Mason (line editor for Call of Cthulhu at Chaosium), Paul Fricker (who wrote Call of Cthulhu 7th edition), Scott Dorward (our own line developer for World War Cthulhu) and Mark A. Latham (former editor of White Dwarf and novelist) – so you know it’s going to be top notch.

Although it’s designed so it can be played on its own with just a copy of Call of Cthulhu, it really comes into its own with a copy of Cthulhu Britannica: London, allowing you to really bring 1920s London to life around the gaming table! The campaign is no small affair either – at 224 pages and seven scenarios long, there’s plenty of mystery and horror to keep your investigators busy for a good while yet.

We thought we’d take a look at the scenarios that make up the campaign – without giving too much away, of course!

Ancient Echoes, by Mike Mason – A horrific murder, a mysterious statuette and a secret expedition returned from Iraq kick the campaign off, confronting the investigators with the Curse of Nineveh. Can they solve it before the curse claims them too?

That Which Was Broken, by Mike Mason – The investigators are asked to look into a series of unexplainable, impossible thefts of antiquities, and find out that danger not only lurks in the shadows – but is the shadows!

Bedlam, by Mark A. Latham – The investigators learn of an inmate at Royal Bethlem Hospital, known more commonly as Bedlam, who has strange cuneiform script carved into his very skin, script that he had been translating from the Temple of Nabu.

The Watchers Below, by Mark A. Latham – The investigators discover that the fabled Horn of Alû is to be auctioned off at Sotheby’s, in London. This artefact is said to summon the terrifying supernatural monster that once guarded the Temple of Nabu and must not fall into the wrong hands – but the investigators are by no means the only interested parties.

Catland, Sometimes Called Pussydom, by Scott Dorward – An ancient artefact has fallen into the wrong hands and has escalated a petty squabble amongst a group of cat fanciers into murder, theft and worse. Travel to Croydon, over the River Wandle, where it is said no man may harm a cat…

Rise of the King, by Paul Fricker – There is a reason why Nabu, the Assyrian God of Writing, was sealed within his own temple when Nineveh was sacked in ancient times. But the temple is now open, rebuilt within the British Museum, and Nabu is free to possess a mortal host once more…

For King and Country, by Paul Fricker – In which… actually, we really can’t say anything about this scenario without giving it away. You’ll just have to read The Curse of Nineveh for yourself!

The Curse of Nineveh will be available to pre-order soon – keep an eye on the website for more information.

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Re: Coming Soon for Cthulhu Britannica: The Curse of Nineveh

Post by NIÑO » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:22 am

Hullo!

Anyone ran [sic?] this yet? Looks amazing!



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