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Viral: Unredacted – A Modern Call of Cthulhu Scenario

Join Marco Proudfoot, host of the successful YouTube channel The Spektral Krew, as he and his fellow paranormal investigators journey to an island off the coast of Sicily to explore its very dark past. The only public information is a pixelated satellite map and a pile of redacted documents, but a little digging on the Dark Web has revealed something far more sinister. What better way to make their final push for one million subscribers than to stream their investigation live from the island! The Krew hopes to find evidence of the paranormal, but what they discover is so much more horrific than just orbs of dust and incoherent voices in the static.

Viral is a scenario set in the modern era, and is designed to be run in one, two, or more sessions, depending on the Keeper’s preference. The scenario includes the background history of the island, a timeline of events, information to create an immersive ghost-hunting experience, detailed location descriptions, five pre-generated characters, new spell, new Mythos tome, new Sanity rules, thirty-four pages of player handouts, five detailed full-color maps, and much, much more.

"A fantastic example of how to do a modern day (Call of Cthulhu) adventure right." – Seth Skorkowsky

"A highly original, superbly produced and insidiously chilling modern Call of Cthulhu scenario that raises the bar for creativity and production values among Miskatonic Repository scenarios." –

NOTE: Viral has been updated and now contains 14 pages of new material including an extended Prologue and an optional expanded ending. The new prologue (One Night in Perla) give the Spektral Krew the opportunity to explore the nearby fishing village of Perla where they can learn even more about the secrets surrounding the cursed Isola di Malamente. The optional ending sets the characters up for an ongoing campaign, or the upcoming sequel: Quarantine.

WARNING: Viral is intended for mature audiences. The Keeper and players should be aware that this scenario contains situations, scenes, and imagery that some might find intense, particularly if they have experienced any real life trauma.

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Michael V August 11, 2022 6:47 pm UTC
I love the adventure, but I noted a couple of issues while doing my first read through:

1. The Devourer can only be harmed by fire damage, but it heals 5 HP/round of slashing damage? Does slashing hurt it or not?

2. Weird structural issue: There's an opportunity for investigators to see a missing poster for Angelo Russo while they're exploring Perla, who can later show up on the island. Any experienced Cthulhu player is going to try and pick at that lead, and I imagine even new ones would at least ask someone about it while in Perla. So where is the information about him presented? Two pages later, nondescriptly, in the middle of a rumor table, with no cross-reference to or from the missing person poster. You can alleviated somewhat if you're using a PDF and control-f-ing (except that there's another character named Padre Angelo), but it would be especially frustrating with a physical copy.

2a. The above was the example that first bugged me, but in general I wish a lengthy...See more
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Alex G August 11, 2022 6:57 pm UTC
Thanks for the feedback! We really appreciate it.
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Bud S August 14, 2022 2:31 pm UTC
OK - to clarify.

1 - The Devourer can only be harmed by fire damage permanently. It is immune to bludgeoning damage and regenerates slashing damage at 5 HP/round. Hope this clarifies things.

2 - The people of Perla don't talk about Angelo as he is a shame the village has as a burden. The players are not necessarily supposed to dig into Angelo's story - remember, they are *paranormal* investigators - not private detectives. What happened to Angelo actual story is, as I am sure you are aware, found later on in the scenario.

I'm glad you find the scenario impressive. A lot of love and care was put into it, and we are incredibly proud of it.
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christian L July 25, 2022 11:12 am UTC
Having bought the pdf, I'd like to know whether it's possible to have a discount on the physical product, or not ( in which case I'll wait next time ;-)
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Alex G July 25, 2022 1:00 pm UTC
Unfortunately, DTRPG doesn't let us do that as a feature. Part of the problem is that the majority of the cost for physical books is the PoD cost. That being said, if you give me your email, I'll see what I can do. ;)

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christian L July 25, 2022 8:56 pm UTC
That's really kind of you, Alex, but I'll just pay the price and wait for... your next scenario ( and I'll be a bit more patient then) Thanks ;-)
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Jonathan C June 25, 2022 5:26 pm UTC
Just saw this hit electrum, and have been waiting for hardcover print on demand. Any idea when it will be uploaded and ready to go?
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Bud S June 25, 2022 11:24 pm UTC
From what I understand, it usually takes around a month.
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Bud S May 09, 2022 9:41 am UTC
Check out a preview of the hardback here:
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Gilles D May 04, 2022 12:16 pm UTC
Can we expect a hardback version?
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Alex G May 04, 2022 2:39 pm UTC
We have to reach Electrum status before we qualify for print-on-demand, but as soon as that happens, Viral will be available in hard and soft cover.
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Sebastiaan B April 30, 2022 8:32 pm UTC
Very well laid out scenario.
Pictures are amazing and the layout is well though out.
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Alex G April 30, 2022 8:34 pm UTC
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Brandon B April 05, 2022 6:42 pm UTC
That is a really cool trailer video. It would be useful to know something of what's in those 110 pages, though.
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Alex G April 05, 2022 7:26 pm UTC
What sort of things would you like to know?
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Brandon B April 14, 2022 4:50 pm UTC
I find a table of contents to be a huge help when deciding whether to purchase a book. I would also like to see a few example pages showing the layout and art.
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Alex G April 14, 2022 8:32 pm UTC
Those are all in the full-sized preview. :)
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Brandon B April 26, 2022 6:18 pm UTC
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