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Venom, Vengeance and Victory!

 It is said you cannot leave Africa, it is always with you and in this combined guide and campaign book for Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20, we present a complete field guide for one of the Secret War’s most intriguing theatres, plus an epic 10-part campaign battling the might of the invidious Ophidians!

In the Guide to North Africa, you’ll find chapters on both the conventional and Secret War, with briefs, adventure seeds, bases and locations for all major factions in theatre, with the centrepiece a double page map and guide to Nachtwölfe‘s top secret “Adlerhorst” Eagle’s Nest base.

Agents can explore new character creation options like adventurer, gambler and diplomat, plus a host of new North African-themed backgrounds, characteristics and talents to expand their characters. Discover fresh NPC heroes and villains of North Africa, then arm yourself with new tools of the trade, including weapons, vehicles and creatures.

Once you’ve been thoroughly briefed, it’s time to tackle an epic 10-part campaign which takes you from Alexandria to Cairo via Tobruk, visiting lost Alexandrian temples, bizarre oases, sinister caravanserais, and forgotten temples. Dare you foil the machinations of Alom Shallar, a newly awakened Ophidian sorceress who is intent on realising the destiny of the Evolved Serpent and resurrecting the long-lost Ophidian empire?

With a climax that plays out on the deadly streets of Sethopolis, the newly arisen Serpent capital, this is thrilling, heroic pulp adventure at its finest!


  • Awesome combined guide and campaign book for both GMs and players
  • Complete guide to the Serpent People, their history, culture, creatures, technology and equipment, including a major new spellbook of Yig
  • A dedicated chapter devoted to rules for desert traversal and survival to randomly generate adventures through the great wastes
  • Includes a free digital copy of John Houlihan’s novella, Tomb of the Aeons, the original inspiration for the entire campaign!
  • Also contains free digital map pack for Virtual Table Tops!

Requires the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 core books to run.

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Luis A February 24, 2024 11:49 pm UTC
The Guide and the Smuggler on page 40-41 share the same text on the background description and same stats for Attributes and Skills. Will a revised or errata be released for this PDF? I own the printed book and it has the same issue.
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Luis A February 26, 2024 7:10 pm UTC
Another one... Page 61 the Black Sun Soldat (Reason 3) has the same stats as the Page 60 Crocodile.
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February 11, 2024 3:20 pm UTC
It sweems as if the writers (and editors) for this had no knowledge AT ALL of the 1940's milieu and the course of WW2 in general and the North Africa campaign in particular.

Three things that stick in my craw -

1) Sneaking into Tobruk through the German siege lines then out via, of all things, a DHOW ... I can, just barely, suspend disbelief at the former, but the latter? Nope, completely over the top unbelievable ... the siege of Tobruk was a *siege* and ALL water transport was heavily interdicted. To the point where fast DDs and the like crept in and out at night. Civilian Dhows? Unbelievable tosh (and having some previous arrangement with a German U-Boat Captain?; Maybe in Raiders of the Lost Ark, here ... no!

2) Forcing the PCs ... no ... RAILROADING them ... into using Camels to reach the Oasis ... when there was motorised transport aplenty which was much faster and more reliable AND used by the LRDG who, allegedly, got them to Tobruk. Complete railroad to force them...See more
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Michael W May 13, 2024 4:19 pm UTC
Also, at no point did the German army ally itself with snake wizards! So historically inaccurate I could puke.
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neil T June 13, 2023 6:11 am UTC
Whenwill this be available in retail
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Jason L July 24, 2023 5:10 pm UTC
Soon. They had an issue with some artwork that needed to be sorted out, which it has now, and it should be shipping very soon.
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Laszlo S April 18, 2023 5:37 pm UTC
A shame that you can't see the rest of the table of contents. I wanted to check how the adventure is structured (to decide if I could / would like to use it for another system, as I'm not that fond of 2d20, but this adventure seem interesting) and whether it includes pre-gens.
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