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Help Wanted {Cthulhu Eternal Jazz Age}


Cryptic Advertisements in the Arkham papers are common ... but why does everyone who responds to THESE ads, vanish?


“Help Wanted” is a short investigative scenario of Cthulhu Mythos horror, set entirely in 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.


About The Scenario: The strange events related in this dark tale from legend-haunted Arkham center upon a strange series of ‘help wanted’ advertisements that have been appearing in the Arkham Advertiser over a period of months. Each has a very similar, and very odd, style but asks for assistance with a different specialized skill. The advertisement runs sporadically for weeks on end, then disappears, only to be replaced with another variant a few days later.

Anyone whose curiosity is piqued by these cryptic “want ads” will find themselves swept up in a most unusual mystery – perhaps one of the weirdest cases of their investigative careers. Why would someone have need of such oddly specific skills? What pattern is there in the serial disappearances? How do these events tie in with unbelievable tales about an 18th Century self-style sorcerer from Arkham’s dark past?

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.

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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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This title was added to our catalog on August 27, 2022.