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Four-Bit Characters, Volume 1 (Call of Cthulhu PCs and NPCs)


Four-Bit Characters, Vol. 1
Ten pre-generated characters for use as PCs or NPCs in the Call of Cthulhu (7e) RPG.

Each is based on a real historical figure, with skills, attributes, and biographies created through extensive historical research.

Featuring artwork by Luis Miguez.

In this volume:

  • Sonia Greene Lovecraft - shopkeeper & writer (Classic 1920s)
  • Wilfrid Voynich - book dealer & linguist (Classic 1920s)
  • Bashford Dean - museum curator & armorer (Classic 1920s)
  • William “Pussyfoot” Johnson - federal agent & prohibitionist (Classic 1920s)
  • Hiram Bingham III - professor & archeologist (Classic 1920s)
  • Mildred Mathias - researcher & botanist (Classic 1920s)
  • Bessie Coleman - thrill-seeker & aviator (Pulp 1930s)
  • Richard Halliburton - adventurer & author (Pulp 1930s)
  • Ida Tarbell - investigative journalist & activist (Gaslight 1890s)
  • Granville Woods - engineer & inventor (Gaslight 1890s)
Each character is detailed on a redesigned CoC 7e character sheet with PDF autocalculating features.
Each has both a print (black and white) and digital (color) version.

Also included:
  • Six blank character sheets for your own use in gaslight, classic, and pulp eras. Each era also has both a print and digital version.
  • An essay on the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 and how it can affect characters in the game.
  • Bonus images for each pre-generated character.

70 pages of material total, or just over 7¢ per page.

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Review from Rolling Boxcars - "If time is of the essence or creating NPC is too much work, products like this are a great resource." (

Video review from XPLovecat:

Download note: there are 27 PDFs to download in this product. This is to ensure quality so you don't have one 100+ MB file to download, and we cannot guarantee that the autocalculating feature will work if all sheets are in one file, plus, one file will take Adobe Acrobat a long time to open. With multiple files as we have, you can get the characters you want, and DriveThru RPG will store the others for when you need them.

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November 20th, 2022
This is an excellent publication. Any of these characters would be suitable for a central role in a scenario. I especially recommend the supplement to those who are looking for instruction on how to create interesting long-running NPCs for a campaign [...]
January 5th, 2022
These are well done historical characters that you can use as NPCs or Investigators. They all have agency enough to move in any adventure but are diverse in ancestry and background. The long suffering wife of H.P. Lovecraft makes an appearence as does [...]
November 15th, 2021
I had a great time exploring the chracters in this supplement and it opened my eyes to new ways to add history to my Call of Cthulhu games. Here is a video review I posted on the product on my YouTube Channel: XPLovecat [...]
August 29th, 2021
Theses are amazing they have their own theme and look great so happy I picked theses up. [...]
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