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Arkham's milk is ... unique... sometimes imbued with subtle extras from beyond the Milky Way

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“Spoiled Milk” is a short investigative scenario of Cthulhu Mythos horror, set in the countryside surrounding H.P. Lovecraft’s fictional town of Arkham. It can be played with access to just the open-source Cthulhu Eternal Jazz Age SRD, which (for convenience) we have bundled with the scenario. The adventure also comes with digital versions of all props and maps, to make it easier to run on a VTT of your preference.

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About The Scenario: A sudden rise in the number of residents falling ill after consuming spoiled milk has put the town of Arkham on high alert. People are questioning the quality of the product coming from the three main dairies supplying locals with their daily deliveries. Some have even taken to blaming bleary-eyed milkmen for the spate of illness. Arkham seems on the brink of a milk-related uproar!

But what nobody is talking about is the ... unusual ... nature of the illnesses and hospitalizations reported. Why are the police so close-lipped about their investigations? Is there some kind of link to other unexplained events around town, like the uptick in stillbirths or reports of debris from meteor showers? The Protagonists are drawn into these unexplained events ... hopefully they can find a solution to the mystery before more Arkhamites fall ill ... or worse.

This is the another in our "Miskatonic Mysteries" line of self-contained scenarios set in the fictional part of Massachusetts invented by Lovecraft for his evocative tales of cosmic horror.

News Article: Tainted Milk Scourge

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Three Times the Mythos:To give the GM a range of different options, this scenario features three different possible Mythos backstories underlying the curious events portrayed. Choose whichever of the options appeals to the preferences of your individual gaming group, or re-run the scenario multiple times with different weird forces at play each time around.

Prior Publication: An earlier stat-free version of this scenario was previously published as a supplement to Dateline Lovecraft #1, our expansive Newspaper prop. The current product is an extension of the previously published material which not only adds Cthulhu Eternal stats but also a brand new layout with additional illustrations. This version also includes game mechanics for many new rituals inspired by those found in Lovecraft's tales. You absolutely do NOT need to own Dateline: Lovecraft to enjoy this scenario -- it has purposely been made standalone, with all required news clippings and handouts included in the download.


What is Cthulhu Eternal?

Cthulhu Eternal is a multi-era, setting agnostic ruleset which aims to support inventive game designers who have original ideas for Lovecraftian roleplaying games or scenarios. It draws upon the long line of D100 games of Cthulhu-themed investigation, offering a beautifully streamlined and elegant set of mechanics to support a diverse range of gaming styles. To date there are era-specific pay-what-you-want versions of comprehensive rulesets adapted for Modern games, Jazz Age games, Cold War, and Victorian Era games ... with more coming.

 
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File Last Updated:
July 22, 2022
This title was added to our catalog on July 21, 2022.