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Swamp Song: A 1920s Scenario for Call of CthulhuClick to magnify

Swamp Song: A 1920s Scenario for Call of Cthulhu

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An invitation from a dear friend brings investigators to New Orleans for an unusual creative symposium organized by an enterprising, young book merchant. Expecting a relaxing weekend of Sazerac and Creole cuisine in The Big Easy, a surprising turn of events forces them to hastily navigate the French Quarter and its colorful denizens in a race against time and the elements!

Swamp Song is a Classic Era Call of Cthulhu scenario set in Jazz Age New Orleans and is designed to be run in one or two sessions, depending on Keeper preference. The 39-page scenario contains:

  • Atmospheric layout by Alex Guillote (Viral, Highway of Blood, Carnival of Madness)
  • Cover and interior art by Tom Brown (Hopeless Maine graphic novels), NPC portraits by Giacomo Mascellani (Prospero House site art)
  • A powerful new spell
  • A new Mythos tome
  • A new Occult tome
  • Four player handouts
  • A map of the French Quarter marking key locations
  • Five pre-generated characters

This scenario functions as a one-shot, campaign interlude, or a brief, linked adventure for two or more investigators. It establishes a great introduction for a New Orleans-based campaign, and Keepers running Masks of Nyarlathotep will find it smoothly follows the Peru Prologue.

"The author’s descriptions of places, the people, and the environment surrounding them, really captures the tone and feel of the French Quarter far better than I have come across in the past." - Rolling Boxcars

Warning: alcohol/drug use, sexual innuendo, and cannibalism.

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July 20th, 2023
This is the first, spoiler-lite, half of my review for Swamp Song. The full review can be found in the link below: Note: Re [...]
May 27th, 2023
This is a fantastic scenario set in the heart of New Orleans during the height of the classic era for Call of Cthulhu. taking the format of a meeting of people who are invited to dine with an old friend who is then unexpectedly delayed this star [...]
April 24th, 2023
This was a great (very wet) romp through the streets of New Orleans. Looking forward to running this for my group after playing it at Chaosium Con. [...]
April 16th, 2023
This would be a can't miss scenario even if it wasn't just a dollar! Just played it and it works great as a standalone but I can't wait to work it into my next game of Masks of Nyarlathotep! [...]
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