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Night of the Rising Sun


Night of the Rising Sun is a historical Call of Cthulhu scenario set on the island of Dejima, the Dutch trading post that served—for almost two hundred years—as the exclusive link between Japan and the outside world.

It is a rainy November evening in the 1830s. Tomorrow, after the Paerel leaves Nagasaki Bay, the sea gates of Dejima will shutter for another year. But tonight, the investigators, invited by Chief Arend Koningswoud, will attend the captain’s farewell dinner, where the festivities will inexplicably devolve into horror and intrigue…

This scenario is meant to be run as a one-shot that can be completed during a single session. The plot is tied to the six pre-generated investigators that are provided.

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David B November 24, 2019 11:49 am UTC
Is this product actually in the original electronic format (OEF) as listed or is it a scan like the preview?
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Arjen P November 24, 2019 12:57 pm UTC
I assure you that the PDF is not a scan, but in the OEF. You can try selecting or searching for text in the Full-size Preview: both should work fine.

I did do my best to make the PDF look like a scanned period-piece, because I think it adds to the experience. The background is from a 19th-century Japanese book of woodblock prints, for instance. But to keep things readable, the text is laid out the same as in the Miskatonic Repository template: 3,5 inch-wide columns.
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David B November 24, 2019 6:01 pm UTC
OK, Thanks
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This title was added to our catalog on November 19, 2019.