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A missing idol leads intrepid investigators on the trail of madness through Boston and Arkham.

Is there a curse? Is the dark god Thoth watching from afar?

‘The Idol of Thoth’ by Joe Trier (Fear’s Sharp Little Needles, How We Roll Podcast) is an adventure for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game from Chaosium Inc set in the classic era of the 1920s and is suitable as an introductory scenario for a single evening’s play.

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Jacek B April 29, 2020 7:34 pm UTC
I purchased this recently and this is yet another scneario where building plans have completely no sense. Why on earth designers are not getting real plans or at least ask someone with little sense to look at them?
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Misty T April 13, 2019 1:32 pm UTC
I was really hoping to acquire a hard copy of this. I see pdf as the only format listed here, however. Was that always the case, or is there a way to get a physical copy?
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Ozzy B August 05, 2018 11:47 am UTC
There is a confusing sentence in the PDF, in the section on Professor Grey and the Akhenaten Fragments (page 15 in v2, page 17 in v5):
"The writer denies that the Sarcophagus *was idol were stolen* from the Moon God Khonsu by Thoth..."
It's explained later that the idol is inside the sarcophagus which opens when the moon shines on it, so should that bit say, "that the sarcophagus *and* (or with) the idol were stolen" or similar?
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Jake V July 20, 2018 3:33 am UTC
Hey Joe, my group is rebooting soon with a change of setting. We are switching to modern day Pulp Cthulhu to the university at which we attend (located in the Southern parts of the US). Would this scenario convert well to Pulp modern day on a campus?
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Michael F May 16, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
I'm really excited to run this adventure, but I have a question about the artwork on page 16 of the Idol itself. It looks indistinct to me. Is the picture supposed to represent the weathered pock-marked remnants of the statue made of the unidentifiable metal? Or the entity that is within the trapped statue?
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Ozzy B November 13, 2018 11:44 am UTC
Hi, who can I contact about some inconsistencies in the text (names, dates etc.)?
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