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Signal to Noise - A 1980s Analog Horror Scenario

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October 1989

The quiet town of Summit Heights, Pennsylvania, experiences a series of bizarre broadcast intrusions on local station WSHP-TV Channel 17.  Between the strange and haunting nature of these pirate broadcasts and a recent string of disappearences, the town is on a knife's edge.  Station manager Larry Rosenbaum has assembled a team of investigators to hunt down these signal intrusions and put a stop to them, but what they find may be stranger and more terrifying than anyone could have imagined!

Signal to Noise is a Call of Cthulhu 7th edition scenario for 1-5 investigators and a Keeper intended to be run as a 4-hour one-shot or two 3-4 hour sessions.  Inspired by analog horror, creepypastas and liminal spaces, this scenario brings a modern, multimedia twist to the classic horror roleplaying game.

Now updated for print-on-demand with additional art, maps, layout, extra encounters and keeper tips!!!

Included in this package you will find:

  • An 80 page PDF which includes 46 pages of scenario
  • 19 High Resolution handouts and prop documents
  • Two Maps, plus a Keeper version
  • Four videos to enhance gameplay
  • Seven diverse, pre-generated character sheets
  • A zip file containing all handouts, videos, maps, and pre-gens
  • Custom bouts of madness all related to the story
  • Terrifying new monsters to scare and kill your players with
  • Grainy, analog, unexplainable weirdness
  • So, so much Sanity loss

Content warning: Body Horror, Suicide, and possible child endangerment.

A selection of art and handouts

Check out this amazing Actual Play of the scenario by the Into the Darkness Club:


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Ian M June 13, 2024 1:11 am UTC
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Is it better for my players to run the pre-gen characters or will using custom characters be okay?
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Colin R June 13, 2024 12:46 pm UTC
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Either works fine. For custom characters I'd just establish the reason they have for being called in to investigate and make sure someone has Electronics Use or Electrical Repair as a skill. Pre-gens all have motivations and skills tied to the scenario built in and its easy to hit the ground running. If you are playing this as a one-shot I'd recommend using the pre-gens.
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Brent F April 29, 2024 12:28 am UTC
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Fantastic scenario! Ran it for my group a few weeks ago and we had a great time. The period setting was really enjoyable. Thanks for your work on this - great job!

P.S. The players just loved the video handouts!
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Colin R April 29, 2024 2:48 pm UTC
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Thank you so much! I'm so glad you and your players enjoyed it.
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Jess H December 14, 2023 1:44 am UTC
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Any update/projected release date on a print version of this? This is an insta-buy for me once there is a print+PDF combo!
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Colin R December 14, 2023 9:14 pm UTC
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Hello! No specific release date per se, but I should have the printer proof ordered soon. Layout for POD has been a much bigger project/learning curve than I anticipated but I'm in the home-stretch. Thanks for your interest/patience!
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Jess H December 14, 2023 10:04 pm UTC
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Hi! Thank you for the response and that's great to hear! Best of luck and thank you for your hard work in seeing this project through to print. I will definitely keep an eye out! Have a wonderful holiday season and new year c:
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Colin R February 21, 2024 5:12 pm UTC
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I am happy to report the Print-on-Demand version is now available!
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Jess H February 25, 2024 5:43 pm UTC
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Aaand purchased! I'm so excited to run this. Thank you for your hard work on getting this to print and your communication. Hope to see more cool scenarios from you in the future. Be well c:
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Bud S October 31, 2023 10:24 pm UTC
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Any chance of a print version at some point?
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Colin R October 31, 2023 11:15 pm UTC
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Absolutely! I am working on the layout and additional content for print now. Shouldn't be too much longer.
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Will H August 01, 2023 11:17 pm UTC
Way too expensive for a short scenario pdf
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Gillian M July 23, 2023 8:40 pm UTC
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Would this scenario work in a streamed game and are there any licensing challenges with the handouts and video content?
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Colin R July 24, 2023 1:45 am UTC
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It would. Into the Darkness has done a two-parter of this scenario that turned out pretty great. There should be no licensing problems. Any elements in the handouts/videos not made directly by me are in the public domain. If you do decide to stream it I'd love to watch! Feel free to post a link.
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Gillian M October 14, 2023 10:23 am UTC
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I ran this on The Exquisite Corpse Presents Twitch Channel for a Halloween charity event.

Part one is here:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1943398900

It went phenomenally well, it’s my new favourite Call of Cthulhu scenario. So well written, loads of help for the keeper, very creepy and the handouts are top tier. I saw someone say this is too expensive, I couldn’t disagree more. For the content and the quality of the content this should be a gold standard of a scenario.
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Colin R October 16, 2023 6:49 pm UTC
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Thank you for the kind words. I'm so glad you and your players enjoyed it and found the content of value. I can't wait to watch the playthrough!!!
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Stephen W July 19, 2023 1:54 pm UTC
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Ran the first half of this scenario last week and finishing it up this weekend. We're loving this one so far!
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Colin R July 21, 2023 9:35 pm UTC
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Thanks so much and I'm so glad you are enjoying it!
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Robert B July 18, 2023 9:39 pm UTC
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Wanted to give a shoutout to Into The Darkness on Youtube who played through this scenario recently, it was awesome and I came to purchase it because of them.
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Colin R July 21, 2023 9:34 pm UTC
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Thanks so much! I thought Lex & the players did an amazing job. Enjoy the adventure!
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Taylor E June 23, 2023 3:05 pm UTC
I love this concept so much, will be keeping an eye on this one the next time I run Delta Green.
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Colin R June 24, 2023 10:32 pm UTC
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Thanks for your consideration. Let me know if you decide to check it out.
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