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A Lark in a Cage

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A two-to-three session scenario for the Gaslight period of Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition.

The year is 1895. Oscar Wilde’s trial has just concluded, making the news across London. In Deptford, a family discovers that their child has been replaced by . . . something else. When the investigators take the case, they find themselves on a tour across the soot-choked streets of East London, revealing new threats to the city, wicked enemies, and even wickeder allies as they race against the clock to save the child.

Includes six pre-generated investigators, as well as support for including the scenario into your own ongoing gaslight campaign, and period-specific setting information covering the East End of London, a city that is remarkably unclean, with squalor and wealth coexisting side-by-side. These are the days of child sweatshops and clouds of smoke that form an infamous, unhealthy smog. The investigators will have to navigate this world, of both natural and unnatural dangers, if they want to survive.

Content warning: this scenario includes imperiled children and historical homophobia. 

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September 11th, 2020
What I most love about this scenario is that there are several parties and quests woven together, and players don't necessarily have to get along with and complete all of them. Personally I also like that the name of the adventure doesn't rev [...]
December 8th, 2019
I had the pleasure of running this scenario as part of a playtest, and wanted to share that our group had a lot of fun with this one. One thing in particular I wanted to mention (not a spoiler) is how the pregens used a dynamic that I've not seen used [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 05, 2019.