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Alone Against the Static

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Content Warning

Alone Against The Static explores themes of grief, isolation, relationships, and heartbreak. It is recommended for mature players.

A Call of Cthulhu nightmare beyond signal range!

Alex and Charlie believe that a secluded weekend getaway in the Black Hills of South Dakota is just what they need to reinvigorate their marriage—but older and darker things than broken hearts exist in the forgotten places of the world.

Will they survive, alone against the static?

A figure in a shower

What's Inside

Alone Against The Static is a modern-era scenario.

It is designed for use with either the Call of Cthulhu Keeper Rulebook or the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set.

Solo Call of Cthulhu in the 1990s

A framed copy of Alex and Charlie in a romantic embrace from their wedding

Set in the Dakota Black Hills in the early 1990s, Alone Against The Static is designed for a single player—no Keeper required! You will choose to play as either Alex or Charlie, each of which have their own strengths, weaknesses, and choices to make. No two playthroughs will be the same!

alone against the static character sheets

Brand-New Solo Mechanics

A Stranger Entering a Cabin

Alone Against The Static introduces The Log Sheet to the world of solo Call of Cthulhu play. Track choices you make, secrets you discover, and items you’ll find that aid (or hinder) your adventure with a separate sheet designed with spoiler-free text.

The Log Sheet can also be used as a list of achievements—can you unlock everything there is to discover?

Two people with Flashlights

A New Entry into the Cthulhu Mythos

A strange woman offering a hand

Included in Alone Against The Static is a new Mythos entity, detailed for use in your own Call of Cthulhu scenarios. You can expand the experience beyond solo play by taking this entity into scenarios of your own making, perhaps even using Alone Against The Static as a prelude for your players.

Strange Cthuthu Symbols

 

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Eric F May 13, 2024 4:05 pm UTC
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Version 4 has problems: the covers (front and back) are missing and the ISBN and Chaosium numbers have @ characters. Looks a bit like a mistake or wrong file, but v3 was much better. Chaosium, do you know what happened?
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rocky M May 06, 2024 11:35 am UTC
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I received an alert that this title has been updated. Where can I see what has been changed?
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Eric F May 08, 2024 1:17 pm UTC
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Well this update is not really good anyway: the covers (front and back) are missing and the ISBN and Chaosium numbers have @ characters. Looks a bit like a mistake or wrong file, but v3 was much better. Chaosium, do you have any idea?
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Xavier L December 22, 2023 2:00 pm UTC
You can read my review here:
https://elruneblog.blogspot.com/2023/12/alone-against-static-for-call-of.html
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Michael S December 06, 2023 4:16 pm UTC
Do I need a Call of Cthulhu 7th edition rule book to be able to play this, or can I just use the book itself? If I do need the rule book, would the Delta green books work for rules? I understand they are pretty close.
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Michael O December 07, 2023 12:09 am UTC
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To play it you need the Call of Cthulhu Keeper Rulebook or the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set. You could also use the (free) Call of Cthulhu Quickstart rules. It wasn't designed with other rule sets in mind.
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Jonathan M December 06, 2023 2:24 am UTC
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Is this a single player game?
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Eric S December 06, 2023 2:39 am UTC
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It is made as a single player you are the player and keeper sorta like a choose-your-own-adventure with the rules. I think if you wanted to run it for someone as a keeper and 1 player though if you wanted.
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Michael O December 06, 2023 8:27 am UTC
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Yes, this is designed for a single player. No Keeper is needed.

However, all of our solo Call of Cthulhu scenarios can be played with a friend or partner: you read the story aloud, make choices, roll dice, and explore the story together. You could also run it with one Keeper and player.
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David H December 04, 2023 1:39 pm UTC
Will there be a print edition I wonder? All that page turning in a PDF gets a bit sore on the old fingies
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Michael O December 04, 2023 2:38 pm UTC
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The print version is available now at Chaosium.com.
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Jonathan M December 07, 2023 11:33 am UTC
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The PDF helpfully has internal links, so when an entry gives you a bunch of choices of where to go, you can click one to jump to that entry.
This appears to be the case for all entries, bar those on the same page as the one you're leaving.
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