Black as Coal (Scenario)

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Cover of Breakout!, Issue 27

Pages: 5

Author(s): John Coleman

Artist(s): Not credited, two of the pictures are signed "E'87"

Setting: 1920s

Appears in: Breakout!, Issue 27.

Campaign: N/A


The workers at the Devils Lake Coal mine have disappeared. Their employer hires the Investigators to find out just what happened.


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A group of (now deceased) cultists have summoned a terrible creature, the Venraij, it is this which has taken over the mine so that it may gestate into a more powerful form. The Investigators must act quickly to discover the beings weakness and exploit it.


Player Handouts: Editorials from "Logger News" for November 16, 1924 & March 2, 1884

Locations: Devils Lake, Gillard Estate, Hitchcock Mining Company Devils Lake Mine.

Creatures: Wolves, Zombies, Venraij

Tomes and Artifacts: N/A

Campaigns / Scenarios: N/A


The scenario was first run at Cauldracon I as a tournament event.

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