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House of Pain: A Script for Cthulhu Live 3rd Edition

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August 20th is H.P. Lovecraft's birthday, so from now through August 25th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our Cthulhu Mythos sale page.


Welcome to the New World Order.

It’s the autumn of 1991, and the world isn’t what it used to be. Saddam Hussein’s army lies in smoldering ruins. The Soviet Union is suffering its death throes. Germany has been reunified. Africa is aflame with small bush wars. Across the world, the balance of power is shifting. Old powers are dying out and the playing field of the future will be a chaos of warlords and rogue states.

In this full-length adventure for Cthulhu Live 3rd Edition, the players are power-brokers who have been invited to a private summit to help form the geopolitical landscape of the next century. But while they plot their moves and hide their secrets, they may find that they themselves are pawns in a much larger, more ancient game.

This adventure includes:

• Suggestions for props, costumes, and atmospheric effects.
• World-spanning conspiracies.
• 42 Pre-generated characters, each packing hidden agendas and deadly secrets
• Two versions of the adventure: one optimized for reading on-screen, and one optimized for printing.


Inspired by the works of classic swords-and-sorcery authors like Fritz Lieber, Jack Vance, and Robert E. Howard, Swords of Kos: Hekaton is the second entry in Skirmisher Publishing LLC’s fantasy fiction series and follows Swords of Kos: Necropolis. In this anthology, the island and city of Kos and the lands around it are explored through the stories of eleven authors and original illustrations and cartography by nine artists. All are set during the Hekaton, centennial observance of the great volcanic cataclysm that reawakened magic, the elder races, and all manner of fell monsters, in a fantasy world that draws upon the myths, legends, and history of the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Middle East.

Stories in this compilation include “Bloodsuckers” by Michael O. Varhola, “Rogue’s Nightmare” by R.M. Aislin, “Chasing Shadows” by Richard T. Balsley, “The Misadventures of Bjoric” by Brendan Cass, “The Rite” by Christopher Van Deelen, “To the Dragon Apeiron” by Lissanne Lake, “Unfamiliar Ground” by Sharon Daugherty, “The Day Pateon Fnordseeker Gave Up Drinking” by Eric Lis, M.D., “Nithernons the Ale’er” by John Giddens, and “The Price of Land” by D.M. Fitzgerald. Join us in our adventures through the dark and fascinating swords-and-sorcery world of Kos! 

You can get Swords of Kos: Hekaton today for just $5.99!  

 
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February 27th, 2008
Another Solid offering from Skirmisher Publishing. House of Pain has a lot going for it and only a few detractions. The massive character list and ease of adding in more characters if needed along with the ability to run it in one large room easily lends [...]
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February 25th, 2008
Skirmisher Publishing provides the Cthulhu Live community a fine scenario with House of Pain. Set in 1991 between the first Gulf War and the fall of the Soviet Union, House of Pain presents an excellent mix of Cold War espionage paranoia and Lovecraftian [...]
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February 21st, 2008
This is the first time I've gotten a product like this, and I was not at all disappointed. First, the game is well written and interesting. This also stands out as being written for a large scale game. This would normally be an intimidating prospect, [...]
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February 14th, 2008
I found the structure and design of this game to be very detailed and useful especially to the first-time game master. The setting is a fun one set in the 1990s with everything from Russians to NASA to Nazi war criminals. The design is excellent for a [...]
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January 9th, 2008
This is an interesting product because it is very rare to see scenarios made with convention games in mind. It gives interesting insight on how the people who run convention games think about their scenarios and is tailored to accommodate a large group [...]
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Product Information
Copper seller
Pages
70
ISBN
0-9777211-5-9
Publisher Stock #
SKPE0704
File Size:
2.19 MB
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Original electronic
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