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Occam's Razor - An Anthology of Modern Day Call of Cthulhu Scenarios


Occam's Razor

Brian M. Sammons presents seven Call of Cthulhu scenarios, all with mundane solutions...the simplest answer is usually the right answer. However, each also contains a Must-Have Mythos section that provides Mythos solutions to the investigation as well. 

Seven Modern-Era Adventures of Mystery and Death

  • A Whole Pack of Trouble - a group of film students have gone missing while shooting a found-footage style movie over college break. 
  • Eye of the Beholder - five days ago, a young woman disappeared while working on an art project.
  • Frozen Footsteps - A Wendigo-obsessed professor heads off to Michigan's Upper Peninsula for some rare (for him) fieldwork and discovers far more than he bargained for.
  • Dark and Deep - A snuff film is making the rounds in which a woman is mauled to death by a Deep One. Are the film's establishing shots enough to track down the lighthouse was filmed at and get to the bottom of things?
  • Visions from Beyond - A late-night voicemail left by a friend/relative in need of immediate help followed by them not answering their phone 
  • The Watchers - the investigators are contacted by a single woman who lives alone and is being watched by unknown people.
  • A Cleansing Flame - Bodies are being discovered, burned to death, with no known fire starter/accelerant present.
These scenarios are supported by 8 handouts, 6 maps by Guillaume Tavernier, over 25 NPCs, and almost 10 monsters, a 7-page modern newspaper to mine for future scenario seeds (some of which reference past Stygian Fox titles, and 6 pre-generated investigators to get your group playing fast.
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Michail M July 07, 2022 10:28 pm UTC
The PDF looks great, but certain handouts (especially the ones for "A WHOLE PACK OF TROUBLE") are of a very low resolution, which makes them unreadable. Is there a way to remediate this?
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Marzio M March 25, 2022 12:32 am UTC
Hi, I have not received my Kickstarter copy yet. Can someone help me out.

Marzio (backer #1,198)
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Marzio M April 22, 2022 12:57 am UTC
Got it! Thanks!
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Donald H February 10, 2022 1:30 am UTC
How adaptable would these scenarios be to the 1920s?
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Badger M March 05, 2022 8:13 am UTC
Hi Donald! I don't think it would require to much work to shift most of the scenarios to the 1920s, though one or two of them use current technology (text messages, websites) for clues/handouts. You may have to be creative in those instances. ;)

I hope that helps,

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Samira M August 21, 2021 7:28 pm UTC
Will there be a print version? :)
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Badger M August 21, 2021 8:43 pm UTC
Hi Samira! Yes, there will be! We'll be getting the print copies from our printer next week or so. Once we send out copies to our Kickstarter backers, we'll make it for general sale.
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Stanley C September 19, 2022 8:41 am UTC
is there any update on where a print version can be purchased?
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Sebastiaan B December 02, 2022 1:14 pm UTC
Any update on this?
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Christopher D August 02, 2021 5:15 am UTC
Quick note: The rating system descriptions are so compressed that I cannot read what the text says beneath each one.
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Chitin P August 08, 2021 8:10 pm UTC
Good eye, thanks! I'll let Badger and Stephanie know and we'll get that fixed. Until then, it is the same text as in the "footer" box, directly beneath the video, above (all of our DTRPG product pages have these), and each scenario's splash page includes a Content Warning custom to that scenario.
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Badger M August 09, 2021 1:50 am UTC
Post-publication, Stephanie created a new rating system graphic, so that will be implemented in our future publications. :)
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