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A Night at Darkbank



While passing through the tiny village of El Rito, New Mexico Territory, a lone investigator learns a notorious criminal recently escaped from the tiny town jail.  Someone needs to track him down and bring the murderer back to justice.

A Night in Darkbank is a Call of Cthulhu Down Darker Trails scenario set in the wilderness of northwestern New Mexico Territory.  The short scenario, more of an encounter, can be used in conjunction with other scenarios or as a short stand-alone game, possibly introducing an investigator or investigators to the strange and supernatural for the first time.

A Night in Darkbank was originally written as a campaign scenario but can be easily used as a short, stand-alone scenario for conventions.  The Down Darker Trails scenario is set in the Spring of 1879 but easily incorporated into any campaign.

A Night at Darkbank includes:

- A 10-page illustrated scenario set in the American West. 

- Two fleshed-out NPCs who might give the investigators some clue as to what happened in the unnamed swamp near El Rito, New Mexico Territory

- An adversary who cursed a town and the surrounding area and awaits more prey.

- A map of the area around El Rito. 

- A handout that tells what happened near Darkbank 25 years ago.

- NPC and investigator portraits to share with the players.

- One pregenerated investigator.

- A high-resolution map of New Mexico Territory in 1879 courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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