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A Call of Cthulhu Modern one shot adventure for 3-6 players.
Estimated playing time 3-4 hours.

Five friends, united by grief, face torments driven by a dark threat thought hidden for over a century. A threat driven by a dark thirst for passion soaked in blood. "The Last Dance of Lola Montez" is a Call of Cthulhu Modern one-shot adventure which explores the dark legacy of Australia's goldrush history. By the author of the award winning "William Baileys Haunted Mansion", historian David Waldron.

Besides being a fun night’s entertainment, The Last Dance of Lola Montez makes for an interesting and thought-provoking read. First, because the antagonist is based on a historical character, and second, because the issues that she raises are all-too-relevant in the here and now.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose"  - Review by Stygian Muse 

"An emotionally charged wicked web of a scenario Narcissism and vampirism intersect in a tale of a Spanish dancer’s revenge" 
Reviews from R'lyeh: Miskatonic Monday #283: The Last Dance of Lola Montez (

Contains an adventure, 5 pregenerated characters, player hand outs, citations and links to historical sources and pertinent stats and playing notes for NPCs and locations.

Content Warning
Call of Cthulhu is a horror game and there may be elements to this adventure that players find distressing. 

A preliminary discussion, “Session Zero,” is recommended to help identify player’s respective lines and veils.

This adventure will feature themes such as:

• Violence and Gore: Instances of violence may occur. Graphic scenes of bloodshed and injuries are possible.

• Emotional Distress: Players may encounter situations designed to evoke strong emotional responses on behalf of their investigators, such as grief, fear, and despair.

• Suicidal Ideation: A non-player character (NPC) may attempt suicide. This sensitive subject matter is depicted with care, but players should be aware of its presence and potential impact.

• Psychological Horror: Themes of psychological horror, including manipulation and existential dread, are explored. Players may encounter disturbing imagery and unsettling situations challenging their sanity.

• Supernatural Elements: Inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos, supernatural elements such as vampires and eldritch entities are present.

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David W April 07, 2024 1:50 am UTC
A fantastic review here by Stygian Muse of our latest Call of Cthulhu mystery set in Historic Ballarat, "The Last Dance of Lola Montez".
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David W April 09, 2024 1:52 am UTC
I loved this review.
"This scenario is interesting for two reasons. The first is the allusion to something I’ll call real-world vampirism: the phenomenon of narcissistic types to leverage negative emotions for personal gain, whether it be in the form of ghoulish satisfaction, attention, or money. Lola mourns her lost humanity and can only experience it fleetingly through the vicarious experience of another’s anguish. Of course, to do this, she needs to engineer the anguish, and she does this with predictably tragic results. This is not dissimilar to the real-world phenomena of toxic influencers, internet trolls, and divisive politicians. Her use of live streaming makes it all the more relevant to the modern world.

The second is the life of Lola Montez, the historical inspiration for the game’s antagonist. A 19th-century performer, she was dogged by scandal her entire adult life. Known as a dancer, actress, and mistress to the rich and famous, she scandalized communities with her violations...See more
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This title was added to our catalog on March 23, 2024.