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Convicts & Cthulhu: Ticket of Leave #8 Un-Statted
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"Some Gentlemen Prefer Crime!"

Not everyone who was sentenced to be a convict in the penal settlements came from the poorer, criminal classes of Britain. Some were wealthy men and women, sentenced to transportation sometimes because of their criminal ways, but other times because of their politics. And some of these so-called "Gentlemen Convicts" were sentenced to the colonies just to get them out of the way . . . a favourite ploy of not only dark and powerful organisations back in Britain, but also Mythos-worshipping loners whose influence stretched to the very highest levels of power.

Ticket of Leave #8 is a super-size supplement which looks at the phenomenon of Gentleman Convicts through the dark and outre lens of Lovecraftian fiction. It provides some inspiration for using such characters as NPCs in historical tales of otherworldly terror ... or creating playable "Gentleman Convict" investigators to join a party of occult investigators in the penal settlements.

This system-independent PDF provides historical details about real-life Gentleman Convicts and the colourful lives that brought them a sentence of transportation for 7 or 14 years (or for life). It also describes the priveleges that wealth and status brought for such convicts.

This PDF is rounded out witha lengthy scenario seed: a secret society of Gentlemen Convicts has become the target of a mysterious, perhaps otherworldly, stalker that seems hell-bent on terrorising them. Can the investigators figure out the true motives of this gruesome stalker in time, or will his bloody trail of murder and dismemberment end with every member of the society dead and in pieces? The scenario includes three different Lovecraftian style horrors that could be behind the predations of the stalker, each providing Keepers with a different style of investigation and chilling resolution.

Tickets-of-Leave are self-contained additions to the Convicts & Cthulhu setting for Lovecraftian roleplaying in the early penal colonies of Australia. Each includes a selection of game elements which can either be used collectively as a thumbnail sketch of a scenario, or can be used in isolation to provide pieces that enhance a scenario of your own invention.

This is not a standalone product, but relies upon the Convicts & Cthulhu setting also published by Cthulhu Reborn. The Convicts & Cthulhu core book is a lavishly illustrated 96-page sourcebook available in both PDF and print as a "Pay-What-You-Want" title.

Convicts & Cthulhu is designed to allow Call of Cthulhu Keepers and players to run scenarios and campaigns set in the penal colonies of early Australia. It particularly targets the historical period from 1795 to 1810.

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