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The London Rave scene in the early 2000s is full of wannabe gangsters, techno-pagans and shamen. Most are frauds….most.

Within this world, one producer makes music that seems to come from beyond the stars to shatter egos and set dance floors on fire. However, the strange and fascinating music he plays is being channeled from a foul and terrible source...

‘The Forbidden Beat’ is set in the anarchist free party scene of East London in the early Millennium and is designed to be a one-shot adventure for Call of Cthulhu Seventh Edition. It could also provide the opening to a modern day campaign.


  • A unique setting in East London at the turn of the Millenium
  • Original artwork by Greg Bennison
  • Mysteries to solve in the criminal underworld
  • Radical politics and establishment cultery
  • Maps of the warehouse district, abandoned buildings and what lies beneath
  • Stats for ravers and techno-shaman NPCs
  • New rules and magic involving mind-shattering repetetive beats
  • A bonus playlist of horror rave to enhance your game
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February 1st, 2021
As with a lot of Call of Cthulhu scenarios there are quite a few content warnings required: gore and body horror, drugs and substance abuse, death, mental illness, eldritch horror, violence, and poverty. Set in early 2000’s London, The Forbidd [...]
February 1st, 2021
A thoroughly unique and well constructed scenario that was easy to run and a blast to play! This scenario was such a joy to run. All my players absolutely loved the chance to immerse themselves in the London rave scene, and the level of detail r [...]
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December 12, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on December 07, 2020.