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"Al-Azif Unearthed: The Unraveling was a blast to run and a pleasure to read. From the perspective of a Miskatonic Repository creator, it should also be used as a standard for how to present community-made work. It’s hard to state how good it looks. Even if you, as a creator, are not interested in running the scenario, it has value just as a source of ideas for layout and design. Highly recommended..." - Review from MJRRPG


In the summer of 1925, a classified ad appears in the Boston Globe promising an ancient near-eastern jar containing a mysterious scroll. Working on behalf of the Miskatonic Exhibit Museum to verify the artifact’s legitimacy, the investigators travel to a venerable hotel in the old city’s downtown to meet with the seller and other interested parties, where they get caught up in events that threaten to unravel reality itself! 

The Unraveling is the first scenario in Al-Azif Unearthed, a serialized campaign uncovering the ancient origins of the dreaded Necronomicon. It is well-suited for 3-5 players over two or more sessions. It can also be played as a one-shot or integrated into existing campaigns. 

A 78-page scenario for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition, set in the Classic Era.

Now available in print: Premium Hardcover for first release, with a Softcover version coming soon!

Feature Highlights: 

  • Original artwork from veteran Lovecraftian artist Paul Carrick and newcomer Meg Fanning.
  • Edited by Leslie "XP Lovecat" Horn.
  • An original stylized full-color map of Boston in 1925. 
  • A new Mythos tome and artifact.
  • One new spell.
  • Eleven full-color player handouts to immerse the investigators into the scenario.
  • Three original monsters.
  • Enhanced chase rules in a shifting, chaotic environment.
  • The challenges of navigating a magical calamity!
  • Players may use their own characters or use one of six pre-generated investigators.

Extra Downloads: 

  • Printer-friendly version
  • Editable pre-generated character sheets in PDF form.
  • Individual player handouts formatted for ease of printing or use in digital formats.

Main File Update: (Version 1.3 Updated May 4, 2023) 

  • Updated and expanded ending, including a preview of the next scenario!
  • Corrections to the PDF Bookmarks
  • Inclusion of the Hotel Lobby Map into the main scenario.

Bonus Content: (Version 1.2 Updated March 28, 2023)

  • A Keeper Deck featuring pictures and stat blocks for all major NPCs and monsters.
    • Separate PDF files for Screen and Printing options
    • 18 Low and 18 High-Res jpg images of each card facing.
    • Tarot-deck sized.
  • Appendix A and Keeper Quick Reference as separate PDF files for quick access for print.

Bonus Content: (Version 1.1 Updated Feb. 13, 2023)

  • Three optional Tactical-style Maps for VTT or Tabletop Support. 1 new map, 2 updated maps including importable options for Roll20, Foundry, and Fantasy Grounds.
  • 19 Tokens representing all PCs and major NPCs and monsters for use with VTTs and other applications.
  • 2 sneak peek minimaps.
  • Note: More maps and tokens will be added in future updates!


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Sjoerd B August 19, 2023 12:40 pm UTC
So, is this a complete campaign, or just the first scenario of the campaign.
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John C August 19, 2023 11:21 pm UTC
It is the first scenario in what I've called a "Serialized" Campaign. It can be inserted into an ongoing campaign, used to start one, or eventually played together as I release more in the series. I am currently working on the follow-up to this one called "Al-Azif Unearthed: Fragments." There is a preview for "Fragments" included in this scenario to give you some direction if you want to continue the story on your own before I get the next one done.
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Frank T February 16, 2023 4:24 am UTC
Any chance for POD?
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John C February 16, 2023 6:53 am UTC
I would love for this to get to Print on Demand! With Miskatonic Repository, it has to sell 250 copies to get to Print on Demand. I expect that once it gets there, anyone who has purchased it should get a discount. (I'm pretty sure I can make that happen when it does!)
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John C September 09, 2023 4:48 am UTC
Hi Frank. I've just crossed the Electrum sales threshold. Print on Demand is in preparation and hopefully will be ready to order in a few weeks.
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John C October 13, 2023 11:18 pm UTC
Hi Frank,

It is now available for Print-on-Demand. The Hardcover version is now available for order.
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