Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Review: Call of Cthulhu - The Doom from Below
Posted by Scott Malthouse
Last night was one of the rare occasions I got to play Call of Cthulhu and it was definitely worth the wait. I was Keeper as usual and I decided to go with The Doom from Below by Super Genius Games. Clearly I don't want to give anything away, but SGG have put a lot of effort into fleshing the back story of this one-evening module. You're given a very rich and detailed history of the White Mountains and the surrounding forest where the adventure is set - details that will likely never be revealed to the players but are important context-wise to the Keeper. I had a lot of fun just reading this, never mind playing it.
The quick synopsis is that a circular pit has been found in a New England forest that seems a tad out of place, so the investigators go to, well, investigate it by descending into its dark depths.
Again, not giving anything away, but this is a classic exploration adventure where the investigators uncover the mystery of what happened in that forest and the horrors that lurk within. I highly recommend this adventure.