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Cthulhu: Dread Sleeper of R'Lyeh

Casebook filed Nov 13, 2009 by Dr. Armitage (per request by CC Chamberlin) Property of Miskatonic University, Special Archives

Something is amiss in the town of Arkham. An aura of depression hovers over the town, as if brought in by the front of steel gray clouds that have been drenching the town in a light but steady rain for the last two weeks. Sad, unpleasant stories filled with personal tragedies seem to dominate the newspapers, and you sleep fitfully every night.

Still, you were unprepared for the sense of dread you felt when the telegram came through. Your good friend, Henry Waxford, has suffered a breakdown, and his wife has summoned you, in hopes that seeing an old friend will help revive the man.

You met Henry a long time ago at a tiny studio that was showing some of his work. His meticulous still lifes, with their great splashes of vibrant color showing cornucopias of food, flowers, and grain, had moved you, and you struck up a conversation with him. His manner was as vibrant and cheerful as his paintings, and his good nature made you fast friends for several years before family and other interests caused you to drift away from him. Thinking back on his pragmatic, thoughtful nature, you wonder what could have caused him to have a breakdown.

As you reread the telegram, guilt wracks you, for it has been a long time since you walked through the once- beautiful French Hill district to his modest home ? you should have visited earlier. Immediately, you sent back a message saying that you would be happy to help. You only hope that you can.

Foil the plans of a Cthulhu cult who wants to raise Cthulhu from his slumber at R'Lyeh. Good beginner case for 1-3 players.

Cthulhu: Dread Sleeper of R'Lyeh was the first casebook written for Arkham Investigations. It is designed to be both an introduction to the game for new players as well as an example for people looking to write their own casebooks.

English Version 1.3

English-language version with fixes and clarifications.

German Version 1.3

German-language translation of version 1.3, courtesy Stefan.

French Version 1.3

Fench-language translation of version 1.3, courtesy Guillaume.


Dark Dreams of Dagon

Casebook filed Nov 16, 2009 by Dr. Armitage (per request by Old Man Whateley) Property of Miskatonic University, Special Archives

dagon

It has been quite a long time since you last seen or spoke to your uncle, Samuel Osgood, who has been considered somewhat of a black sheep on your father?s side of the family for decades. So, it came as quite a shock when you recently received a letter from Uncle Osgood in his home in Newburyport, MA. Despite your familiarity with your uncle?s eccentricity, the letter did little to reverse this belief. However, daily obligations prevented you from following up on your uncle?s strange letter or attempts to contact him. That is until this morning.

This morning, while reading the Arkham Advertiser over breakfast, you by chance find an article towards the back. It detailed a rescue of a man off the coast of Glouchester, MA who was snatched from the chilly waters by a passing boat. What you are unprepared for is the identity of the hapless victim - your uncle. Immediately, you telephone the Arkham Asylum and discover that, indeed, Mr. Osgood has been transferred there. Being the nearest relative, and probably the only one willing enough to help out the estranged man, you inform the doctor that you would most happy to visit Samuel and help uncover what lead up to this unfortunate accident.

Dark Dreams of Dagon was the first case book I wrote. Feedback was good overall but there needed to be some editing done (as well as mistakes corrected). This I have done, as well as making the case a bit more dangerous.

Dark Dreams of Dagon is best suited for 1-3 Investigators and can be finished in 2 hours.

English Version 3.0

Contains both pdf's and .Eon files for the casebook, handouts and extra cards unique to the casebook.

Scholarly Discussion

Miskatonic University encourages its professors and students to discuss the works in the Special Archives using these forms. Please do not mark on the books themselves.Follow this link to the discussion hall.


Whispers in Darkness

Casebook filed Nov 14, 2009 by Dr. Armitage (per request by Jocularis) Property of Miskatonic University, Special Archives

akeley farmhouse

Strange climatic events have been plaguing Arkham for the past months. Something dark and alien, which for years has waited in the shadow of the human race, has come to start a new phase of their plans, a phase where mortal men play an important role inside their plans. The whole matter began with the historic and unprecedented floods in the country. It was the 3rd of November 1927. After the strange floods and news of the difficult rescues, many of our friends embarked on curious discussions and appealed to us to shed what light we could on the subject.

Torrential rains unearth a mystery that takes you to the Vermont countryside. There, you will face the other-worldly terrors lurking in the woods outside the Akeley farmhouse.

This casebook was written by Jocularis. It is also available in Italian and German.

English Version 1.0

English version 1.0. Contains the casebook, plus all relevant new counters.

German Version 1.0

German- language translation of the casebook only.

Italian Version 1.0

Italian version 1.0. Contains the casebook, plus all relevant new counters.


The Haunting

Casebook filed Nov 16, 2009 by Dr. Armitage (per request by Old Man Whateley) Property of Miskatonic University, Special Archives

the haunting

A fragment from an article in a recent edition of the Arkham Advertiser

"The young couple were said to be fine upstanding people both of strong minds and constitution. Yet, within a year of moving into their new home both Mr. and Mrs. Macario were committed to Arkham Asylum. Has the infamous Corbitt house claimed two more victims?"

Spring brings an end to the hoary New England winter over the sleepy and ancient town of Arkham. Tree boughs begin to bud and flowers bloom in nature's never-ending cycle of life and renewal. But behind the gentle facade crouches the brooding, festering horror of that ancient town...the changeless, legend-haunted town of Arkham, with its gambrel roofs that sway and sag over attics that once hid witches from the King?s Men in the dark, olden days of the Province. Spring has always been a very bad time of year in Arkham.

For now, a nameless fear has taken hold over the town of Arkham. The streets no longer carry the innocent and familiar laughter of children. Mothers, paralyzed with numbing fear, cling tightly to their children behind barred doors. The streets at night are barren, save those foolish souls who dare tempt fate. Many townsfolk know well the ancient tales of haunted Arkham, and they rightfully fear them?

This is a complete re-write of my second casebook, The Hanting. All the mistakes, incorrect paragrpah entries and grammar errors have been fixed.

English Version 3.0

Contains pdf files for the casebook, handouts and extra cards unique to the casebook.

Corrected File for the Corbitt's Diary Card

Replace the card with the one found in the main zip files above.

Scholarly Discussion

Miskatonic University encourages its professors and students to discuss the works in the Special Archives using these forms. Please do not mark on the books themselves.Follow this link to the discussion hall.


The Terrible House

Casebook filed July 31, 2013 by Dr. Armitage (per request by Old Man Whateley) Property of Miskatonic University, Special Archives

terrible house

Something terrible is awakening in the haunted town of Arkham. A great evil is returning, bent upon revenge from long ago....

The Terrible House is best suited for 2-4 Investigators and can be finished in 3 hours.

English Version 1.0

Contains pdf's for the casebook, handouts and extra cards unique to the casebook.

Scholarly Discussion

Miskatonic University encourages its professors and students to discuss the works in the Special Archives using these forms. Please do not mark on the books themselves.Follow this link to the discussion hall.

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