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A 1920s horror scenario tempered in northern Indiana.

Elias Taylor Winters, the CEO of TWJ Co., discovered a secret to the glass-making process that finally put him above his long-standing competition: Ball Glass. Shattering expectations for such a small company in rural Indiana, Winters has put Glasston on the map. The town and its economy are booming. But not everything in Glasston is as it should be…

Refractions of Glasston is a standalone scenario for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition. It takes place in a rural town in northwest Indiana, set in the 1920s. Inside you’ll find:

  • A thrilling mystery surrounding the town of Glasston, fueled by intrigue and disturbing encounters.
  • A history of Indiana that will prepare Keepers for running a scenario in such an atypical setting.
  • Hooks for incorporating local cryptids or real-life occurrences into the scenario.
  • Multiple endings and ways to continue the adventure for investigation addicts. 

Refractions of Glasston is the result of a creative collaboration between the Professional Writing major at Taylor University, Upland IN and Chaosium Inc. The creators are all students at Taylor University. Though many of the team are members of the Professional Writing major, this is their first foray into the world of RPG writing. With help and advice provided by Chaosium's Mike Mason and Lynne Hardy, these writers, editors, and RPG enthusiasts set out to create a unique adventure for Call of Cthulhu fans to enjoy.

REVISED EDITION 1.2: The Taylor University PWR students have revised Refractions of Glasston in response to the helpful feedback they have received. This revision also includes some requested updates such as hyperlinked Table of Contents, hyperlinked Index, and a Black and White Printer Friendly edition. 

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Jean-François H October 19, 2020 7:58 pm UTC
Merci beaucoup.
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Sam P October 18, 2020 8:26 pm UTC
How many pre-generated characters does it come with?
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Taylor University PWR Press S October 19, 2020 11:38 am UTC
The scenario provides seven pregenerated characters.
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Anthony R May 02, 2020 12:48 am UTC
Does v1.2 supercede the v1 that was also included with the updated files?
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Taylor University PWR Press S July 07, 2020 7:33 pm UTC
Yes. 1.2 has been updated to include the errata we are aware of and fixes some issues with the layout.
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Anthony R July 09, 2020 3:28 pm UTC
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Daniel P December 15, 2019 1:14 am UTC
The most well researched free product on Miskatonic Repository. I'm amazed!
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Taylor University PWR Press S December 15, 2019 3:58 pm UTC
Thanks for downloading and reading the adventure designed by our students. The students spent the first couple weeks of the semester researching individual topics to share with the group including Indiana in the 1920s, myths and legends in the area, the history of a nearby small natural gas boomtown as they were using it as an example for Glasston, how glass jars are manufactured, and the history of the Ball Brothers glass company as it would figure prominently as an influence in our adventure. - Professor T.R. Knight
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