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To Touch The Untouchable


Call it art, call it cult. Gertrude was a friend of all. Call her eyes such a fright, she's sailing on a wave of light.

"To Touch The Untouchable" is a short standalone investigative scenario set in H.P. Lovecraft's notorious college town of Arkham, any time in the 1920s or 1930s. 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.

About The Scenario: The Protagonists are engaged by the family of a young Arkham woman, Gertrude Pettingill, who has mysteriously gone missing. A pious and obedient girl, Gertrude is seldom seen anywhere apart from the Miskatonic University Campus (where she studies) and the Arkham First Baptist Church (where she attends Bible-reading class two nights a week as well as services on Sunday). Her sudden disappearance baffles everyone ... not least the Arkham Police. But fortunately the Pettingills have some friends or associates -- the Protagonists -- who know their way around a mystery.

This is the first 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 Clipping from Football Pages

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 in the guidebook accompanying 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 expands out some of the investigative options available to build an exciting game. 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, and Victorian Era games ... with more coming.

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This title was added to our catalog on August 22, 2022.