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Mother's Love presents three investigations within the setting of H P Lovecraft's Mythos, written for Cthulhu Hack, set in the late 20th and early 21st Century.

  • Deep Roots, written by Chloé Germaine Buckley and Jonathan Buckley 
    • In 1950s Canada, officers of the law and Children's Services investigate a double murder and kidnapping that seems to connect back to an abandoned orphanage in the backwaters of lumber country.
  • Gift of the Flesh, written by Kathryn Jenkins
    • A team of animal activists seek to infiltrate the abattoir of a company growing rich on the sale of luxury meat products, with evidence of shady practice and possible bribery of European food standards regulators.
  • Ggantija, written by Keris McDonald
    • In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death, theatre director Peter Catterick organises a special performance of The Tempest held in the Neolithic Temples at Xaghra. But rehearsals descend into dark events, and suddenly the actors find themselves pursued by something far worse than critics or paparazzi...

All three investigations can be run in a couple of sessions, or you can pace them to run as one-shots or the basis for longer-term play.

No pre-generated characters are required—just use the standard core system for fast character creation and be playing in minutes.

Mother's Love includes:

  • three full-length investigations, including background, timelines, GM guidance, non-player character write-ups, maps, handouts and more
  • a 12-page section of handouts, featured in the core PDF, for ease of presentation/printing

While written for use with The Cthulhu Hack Core Book, the simple mechanics and presentation make these adventures easy to adapt to other investigative systems.

Publisher Note: Core book presented in A5 format. Handout booklet presented in A4 format. Preview is an excerpt with a table of contents, a credits page, a postface to the investigations and the first page of Deep Roots.

Publisher Note: This investigation is written for the 1st Edition of The Cthulhu Hack. While compatible with the 2nd Edition, there are small changes.

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Kurt R April 24, 2019 3:09 am UTC
Would it be possible to add a Preview to this offering?
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Paul B April 24, 2019 11:53 am UTC
I'm looking into it. The structure of the investigations means just about every page is a spoiler... I'll find a way to get around it!
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Paul B April 27, 2019 11:00 pm UTC
I have added a brief excerpt as the Full-size Preview.
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