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Kingsport, June, 1933. The heroes are contacted by Old Cobb, a fisherman who claims to have found a waterlogged diary on a boat adrift at sea. The diary is from Howard Winchester, a well-known explorer and friend of the heroes, and describes the discovery of a mysterious island connected to a pirate known as John “Black Teeth” Keetes and a cache of South American gold. The last entry hints that Howard may be trapped on the island. Off to rescue their friend and find the pirate treasure, the heroes discover strange statues, crazed survivors, and a pirate cove that holds the real secret behind the island, and why it should never have been found in the first place…

The Curse of Black Teeth Keetes is a Pulp Cthulhu adventure set in the 1930s, and can be played as a one-shot or integrated into an existing campaign. It is designed for four to six players and can work with either new or experience heroes. Designed for low pulp, the adventure is easily scaled for more pulp, and can also be used for regular Call of Cthulhu investigator games.

Designed for 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu, The Curse of Black Teeth Keetes features:

  • A 12 page scenario
  • Plenty of Keeper’s Notes for suggestions and hints throughout
  • 7 Player Handouts (also included separately)
  • A map of the pirate ship, Black Fin
  • A full write up of a new elder god, Vaglon-Thadd, the Watcher
  • A Simplified document for accessibility

This adventure was inspired by classic movies like the Goonies, Indiana Jones, and The Mummy. It was part of a writing project through the Storytelling Collective’s RPG Writer Workshop ( A big thanks goes to the many instructors involved, and my “virtual classmates” on the Discord channel, who all helped to keep me on the path to publishing this CoC adventure. Also, a huge thanks of course to all of my playtesters and readers who helped with polishing the rough edges!

Here's what others are saying:

"Grosshans nails the pulp aesthetic with his fast paced Call of Cthulhu module. He clearly set out to deliver a Goonies and Indiana Jones inspired adventure and absolutely delivered. The aides for the Keeper are well done and should guide the story and module where it needs to go. Grosshans smartly gives options for each major encounter to ratchet up the dread, so even if pulp isn't your flavour of eldritch tea, this module will delight more traditional Call of Cthulhu fans with very little modification. Fantastic character art by Jason Booth really helps set the tone."

- Chadwick Ginther, author of the Thunder Road trilogy.

About the Author:
Perry Grosshans is a long time gamer, writer, editor and an avid homebrew game designer. He was the lead editor on the Lords of Gossamer and Shadow (Diceless) RPG line, published by Rite Publishing. He has worked with a host of amazing writers in the ttRPG field including Jason Durall, Matt Forbeck, Cam Banks, Rob Donoghue, and Amber Scott. Perry currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) with his wife and two cats.

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September 10th, 2021
NB This is a readthrough only review. Arghhhhhhhhh!!!!! Splice the Mainbrace, swab the decks, hoist the colours and throw that Dimensional Shambler in the brig!!! Welcome to the world of The Curse of Black Teet [...]
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