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Shadow on the Sea


Dark Deeds and Deadly Perils Across the Kentish Coast.

For centuries the towns and villages of England’s south coast have acted as hives of activity for smugglers and their more dealy brethren, wreckers who lure ships to their doom using false lights. Nowhere is this more true than St Margarett at Cliffe, a small, unassuming village situated close to one of the most significant Marine hazards in the whole world, the Goodwin Sands, a watery grave to over 2000 ships.

But stranger things are afoot than the ghosts of drowned sailors.

Shadow on the Sea is a scenario set in England in the 1920s offering challenges that will terrify even the most experienced of Call of Cthulhu players.

  • A simple request — sends investigators on a perilous quest to uncover the dark past of an outwardly sleepy village.  
  • Alien Terrors — strange creatures from other worlds and dark magics pit themselves against investigators locked in battle with hideous creatures of living clay
  • Dive to the Ocean floor—in a race against time to retrieve a package that could spell dire consequences for the entire world.
  • Daring battles atop a world-famous lighthouse —and other real-world settings in the historical locale of Kent.
  • Ancient Evils — gather in a plot to overthrow the natural order and bring chaos and madness to the world.
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November 22nd, 2020
I have yet to run this scenario, but I'm definitely going to give it a whirl. From the off, this looks like a professional job, the art style is eclectic, and there are a couple of typos, but otherwise, my guess is that this isn't Martin Batb [...]
November 21st, 2020
Having read through Shadow on the Sea I have to say that I am very excited to run this adventure. It captures the sense of cosmic horror, which is what we all want in a Cthulhu adventure, beautifully and the overwhelming feeling of claustraphobic despa [...]
November 19th, 2020
This adventure module hits all the right marks for what I want in a Cthulhu adventure. The overall mood of the scenario is excellent. The feel of the story, that of pervading, insidious horror lurking behind a veneer of normailty is well-established wi [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on November 18, 2020.