The GenCon announcements begin with this surprise!
We expect that GenCon will be packed with announcements and exciting news, but we didn't necessarily expect news before it even began. Well, Chaosium have jumped right in with both feet, with a Call of Cthulhu set of one-to-one scenarios ominously named Does Love Forgive?
Created by Lynne Hardy, Airis Kaminska, Anna Maria Mazur and friends, this is two specific two-player scenarios, pitched as great fun for an evening of gaming between two people, and perfect for those socially isolating or within lockdown with a loved one. These require either the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set, or the Call of Cthulhu: Keeper Rulebook (7th Edition) to play, but if you already enjoy the world of Cthulhu then this could be a nice addition.
Though it may not be completely new - it was originally published by Black Monk Games on February 14th 2020 for the Polish version of Call of Cthulhu- these are now available in PDF from either Chaosium or DriveThruRPG. If buying direct from Chaosium, the cost of the PDF will be discounted from a physical edition if you choose to purchase that later.
The two stories are as follows:
Love You To Death:
"Chicago: February 15th, 1929. It’s a cold winter’s day when the investigator’s good friend Hattie May appears in their office at the detective agency. Her beloved pet dog, Highball, is currently scheduled to be destroyed later today and she needs the investigator’s help getting him back from the Chicago PD. It doesn’t sound like too difficult task, does it—so how hard could it be?"
Followed by the Mask of Desire:
"New York: September, 1932. The investigator, together with their two close friends Anna Konrad and Lucas Reston, has been invited to a party at wealthy—and notorious—socialite Madame de Tisson’s swanky apartment on the Upper West Side. But both Anna and Lucas are distracted by Anna’s audition tomorrow for Nancy Turner, the famous jazz orchestra conductor. What is the link between that and the mysterious parcel that arrives the next day at the investigator’s apartment? And why do so many people seem to be interested in the contents of that box?"
We're looking forward to this and any further announcements over this long weekend!