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The Black Tree of Cold Springs


The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl have taken their toll on the small town of Cold Springs. As the townspeople grow more and more desperate, some have chosen to flee, while others refused to abandon their homes and chose to tough it out, no matter how bad the dust storms got. But when a dust storm uncovered a series of ancient standing stones on humble farmer William Mullin’s property, he discovered a third, more appealing option, and began to worship The Mistress of the Grain.


The Black Tree of Cold Springs is a 7th edition scenario that sees the investigators in 1930's Oklahoma, during the Dust Bowl. Working for the Shelterbelt program, a federal tree planting program trying to reduce the severity of the dust bowl, the investigators stumble headfirst into a missing persons case. With limited time on the clock, dust storms on the horizon, and few people they can trust, the investigators will have to work quickly to save the Waller family from a small but vicious cult.

The Black Tree of Cold Springs is a single scenario for 4-6 players and is of between 5-8 hours of playtime, depending on how quickly the investigators move through it. It includes:

Fully illustrated and printable handouts

Fully illustrated and printable maps

Advice on how to run the scenario.

NPC descriptions and Stats.


The Black Tree of Cold Springs has been graciously playtested by the following individuals, who have contributed their time to help ensure that this scenario maximizes fun, horror, and suspense for an enjoyable Call of Cthulhu experience:

Kieren Otton

Eliza Michael

Teena Hanson

Shane Brierley

Brother Jason Conlon

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Kieren O May 19, 2021 11:05 pm UTC
It was a pleasure to be able to play through this scenario before it was published. Diego has a talent for writing
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