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He Who Laughs Last is a horror mystery RPG scenario set in modern day Los Angeles. The investigators are drawn into the mystery when their friend, who works as an assistant to a popular comedian, apparently commits suicide under suspicious circumstances. However, the police are unwilling to look into the mystery and multiple clue paths quickly lead the investigators into a deep and evil mystery thousands of years in the making.

This scenario is best run with 3-6 players and takes between 6-8 hours to play. It has been written for (and contains the complete rules for) the rules-light game system Cthulhu Dark, which was created by Graham Walmsley specifically to share with people like you and me. This book has everything you need to run this game, except the requisite friends, d6, and pencil and paper. It also helps if you like weirdness and horror.

The PDF package includes both Letter and A4 sized PDFs, as well as 10 b/w scene postcards (drawn by Jared Manninen) of the various locations in the scenario.

Also be sure to check out the He Who Laughs Last GM Kit, which gives plenty of props and PCs, as well as the He Who Laughs Last Short Story, which fictionalizes the scenario, both available for sale.

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John T October 17, 2017 4:28 pm UTC
Can this be ported to another location and used with other PC? I run a horror game set in New Orleans with my own set of PC. ;)
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David S November 13, 2017 4:32 am UTC
It could be moved to another location, yes. The scenario has a lot to do with Los Angeles and the movie/tv industry, but that wouldn't stop a creative GM.
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Randy R September 15, 2016 3:13 pm UTC
Can it easily be converted/played with standard (7e) Call of Cthulhu rules?
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Shannon M October 09, 2016 10:16 pm UTC
The full KS package has 7E conversions to it, I believe.
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David S August 23, 2017 3:59 am UTC
Here is a PDF for 6th ed COC conversions:
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Aaron B December 17, 2014 4:19 pm UTC
I supported this scenario on Kickstarter and was more than pleased with the result. The PDF is a good deal for an investigative adventure which will cover at least 2 standard 2-3 hour gaming sessions. And Cthulhu Dark is a relatively abstract system, and this scenario will easily work for a more robust RPG system.
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