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Customers are advised that one scenario in this book has scenes in which high-school students are peacefully protesting police brutality and murder, and that this may upset the reader (and players).

Aspirations is an anthology of articles and scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game published by Chaosium, Inc, and is a companion book to the horror RPG anthology Fear's Sharp Little Needles. Edited by Jeff Moeller and written by Glynn Owen Barrass, Adam Gauntlett, Jo Kreil, Jeff Moeller, Chitin Proctor and John Shimmin, with art by Dean Engelhardt, Earl Geier, Lisanne Lake, Badger McInnes, and Stephanie McAlea, it is an exploration into extra cases and background supporting your modern horror gaming.

Taking its inspirational cues from Delta GreenX-FilesThe Ritual, Mandy, and True Detective, the book takes a mature look at the horror of human nature and its ability to be just as disturbing as anything from the Mythos with blood and its inhuman uses as its theme. 


  • All for a Good Cause, by Jeffrey Moeller.
  • The Blackthorns, by Jeffrey Moeller.
  • Dead Mall, by Adam Gauntlett.
  • Bring Me Your Sick, by Jo Kreil.
  • Granny's Tales, by Adam Gauntlett.
  • The Treader of the Stars, by Brian M. Sammons and Glynn Owen Barrass.
  • Urban Pentimento, by Simon Yee.
  • The Bay of Nouadhibou, by Adam Gauntlett.
  • The Lumber Barons' Ball, by Chitin Proctor with John Shimmin.

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Fear's Sharp Little Needles is an ENnie award winning anthology of 26 one-night modern day scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game published by Chaosium, Inc, edited by Jeff Moeller and written by Christopher Smith Adair, Glynn Owen Barrass, Simon Brake, Stuart Boon, Chad Bowser, Brian Courtemanche, Scott Dorward, Adam Gauntlett, Allan Goodall, Helen Gould, Tyler Hudak, Jo Kreil, Jeff Moeller, Andi Newton, Oscar Rios, Brian M. Sammons, Matthew Sanderson, Jennifer Thrasher, Joe Trier, Jason Williams, Matt Wiseman, and Simon Yee, with art by Dean Engelhardt, Reuben Dodd, Badger McInnes.

Taking its inspirational cues from Delta Green, X-Files, The Ritual, Mandy, and True Detective, the book takes a mature look at the horror of human nature and its ability to be just as disturbing as anything from the Mythos with blood and its inhuman uses as its theme.

Don't Forget

The Unbearable Likeness

The Dark Forest

I Want to Play

The Darkness Over Eaglescar


Contains Mature Themes

Games with themes of personal terror, horror, drama, or sexual content and heavy violence,

and may also contain subjects and themes some may find unsuitable for gaming

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Jeffrey M May 07, 2019 10:03 pm UTC
Click on the preview guys, its got the table of contents. But to answer the question, there are 9 chapters: 4 more "needles" similar to FSLN (1 night scenarios); a campaign framework for use with FSLN; and four articles (a tome, two places and a creature)
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Cherch I May 14, 2019 4:19 am UTC
Thanks Jeffrey, i think it is much clear now. Adding to the chart ...
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Laurent J March 23, 2021 12:08 pm UTC
Hello Jeffrey,

I would like to get in touch with you for a video game project proposal, you can send me your email at
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Cherch I May 05, 2019 6:55 pm UTC
I agree with Ronnie S that the link with FSLN is not really clear. In addition, I miss some clarification/quantification regarding the content of this book. How many articles are there? Do they aim just at providing additional background for the Cthulhu modern setting?. How many scenarios are there?. How many game sessions are they expected to last? Are they part of a common story line, or totally independent?. Thanks
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Ronnie S May 04, 2019 5:53 pm UTC
Can someone be more specific to what is exactly in this book and how it relates to Fear's Sharp Little Needles? I mean does it build out some of the scenarios, provide general Keeper advice, what?
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