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October 1815: it is 10 years since Lord Nelson fell at the Battle of Trafalgar, and a celebratory dinner is being hosted by Vice-Admiral Sir James Bell to commemorate this anniversary. The investigators, along with a small group of dignitaries, are invited to the administrative heart of the Royal Navy for what promises to be a memorable evening. Those gathered all harbour dark secrets, and something is out for their blood. 

A Drop of Nelson's Blood is a Regency who-dunnit with a mythos twist, taking inspiration from the 19th Century sea shanty of the same name. With great roleplaying potential and lots of intrigue, this is a good gateway scenario for keepers and players who have not played in the Regency era before. 

A Drop of Nelson's Blood is intended for 2-4 investigators to play in a single sitting (2-4 hours).

This scenario is designed for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition and contains: 

  • 50 pages including additional historical and background detail;
  • Full colour handouts, and maps;
  • Five pre-generated investigators with portraits;
  • A diverse cast of characters;
  • An additional print-friendly version;
  • An audio recording of the titular sea shanty.

Available in Print on Demand here as part of the complete In Strange Seas collection.

Handouts for 'A Drop of Nelson's Blood'

NOTE: Material in this book deals with mature themes. Keepers should adjust their presentation of this subject matter to suit their own and their group’s comfort levels.

nb. you will need a copy of the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Keeper Rulebook (or the free Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-start rules), to run this adventure.
This scenario use optional rules from Regency Cthulhu: Dark Designs in Jane Austen's England.
Also recommended is In Strange Seas: Horror in the Royal Navy for Regency Cthulhu.

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May 11th, 2023
Brilliant scenario with amazing artwork and handouts. I've not ran a Regency game yet, but I'll definitely be starting with this one as it's a brilliant introduction to the setting. Bravo! [...]
May 11th, 2023
From the author of Host and Hostility i was expecting something good to tie into the In Strange Seas setting for Regency Cthulhu but wow... I was NOT disappointed in the least... Giving a land locked approach in a Naval Setting may seem odd or r [...]
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