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Welcome to the Land of Dreams

From a squalid New York drug den to the spectral ruins of Sarkomand . . .

From the horrors of the Underworld to the zoog-haunted Enchanted Wood . . .

From the twilight city of Inquanok to the endless sunset of Ilek-Vad . . .

All the wonders of dream await—and all the terrors of nightmare, too.

The Sense of the Sleight-of-Hand Man is a full-length Call of Cthulhu (Sixth Edition) campaign of adventure, cosmic mystery, and deepest fear set in the Dreamlands of H.P. Lovecraft. The player characters—the Dreamers—explore the breadth of the otherworldly Dreamlands seeking a way back to the lives that they left behind. But can they survive the countless dangers of a world of dream—and the strange emnity of Nyarlathotep, the messenger and soul of the Outer Gods, when they fall under his capricious gaze?


  • Foreword
  • Chapter One: Character Creation
  • Chapter Two: Mr. Lao
  • Chapter Three: Life In a Dream
  • Chapter Four: Sarkomand
  • Chapter Five: Travel by Sea
  • Chapter Six: Wandering
  • Chapter Seven: The Underworld
  • Chapter Eight: Inquanok
  • Chapter Nine: Lhosk
  • Chapter Ten: Ilek-Vad
  • Chapter Eleven: Sarnath
  • Chapter Twelve: Ulthar
  • Chapter Thirteen: Return to Earth
  • Appendix A: New Spells
  • Appendix B: Prisoners of the Ebony Temple
  • Index

The Sense of the Sleight-of-Hand Man is written and illustrated by Origins Award-winning author and artist Dennis Detwiller, with editing and page design by Ennie Award-winning editor Shane Ivey. 

Steady your nerves, if you can, and close your eyes to the waking world. Sarkomand awaits.



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12 3 October 04, 2022 2:06 am UTC
Does this book require the official Dreamlands supplement to run?
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Matthew T March 09, 2023 3:44 pm UTC
I have the same question. Anyone?
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Alex T January 14, 2024 11:38 pm UTC
No. It's standalone.

This supplement's take on special "dreamlands" rules is more atmospheric, and generally better than what Chaosium have in their "Dreamlands" supplement, IMO.
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Kenneth Ian V February 23, 2021 4:13 am UTC
The content of this book is really interesting. It is an imaginative adventure. However, about 40% of the page is empty margin. A few of the pages have boxed text in the margins, but not many. I would not recommend buying the hardcover version (which is what I bought) since all the empty space is way too much to justify the extra cost.
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Dwight F July 27, 2020 9:01 pm UTC
For which version of CoC was this designed? New to CoC and just looking at edition conversions. Already purchased. :)
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Francesco P August 21, 2020 6:46 pm UTC
It says it's the sixth edition.

"The Sense of the Sleight-of-Hand Man is a full-length Call of Cthulhu (Sixth Edition) campaign of adventure, cosmic mystery, and deepest fear set in the Dreamlands of H.P. Lovecraft."
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Dwight F August 25, 2020 5:33 am UTC
Cool, thanks!
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