Fatal Experiments

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Front Cover

Publisher: Chaosium

Product Code: 2328

Publishing Year: 1990

Pages: 128

Cover Price: $18.95

Author(s): Richard Watts, Penelope Love, Kurt Miller, Russell Bullman, Gregory W. Detwiler, Kevin A. Ross, L.N. Isynwill, William Dunn

Artist(s): Lee Gibbons, Earl Geier, Carol Triplett-Smith (maps)

Setting(s): 1920s

Format(s): Softcover


Scenarios: Tatterdemalion, The Songs of Fantari, The Lurker in the Crypt

Articles: New & Old Weapons for Call of Cthulhu

Additional: Gun Illustrations (fold outs), Player Handouts

Front Cover Text

Three Investigations into the Sinister and Macabre

Back Cover Text


Three Macabre Mythos Experiments, Unusual Weapons, Weapons Diagram Foldouts

"The wonder and diabolism of his experiments fascinated me utterly.... His views hinged on the essentially mechanistic nature of life; and concerned means for operating the organic machinery of mankind by calculated chemical action after the failure of natural processes.... My friend believed that artificial reanimation of the dead can depend only on the condition of the tissues; and that unless actual decomposition has set in, a corpse fully equipped with organs may with suitable measures be set going again in the peculiar fashion known as life.... He usually finished his experiments with a revolver." -- H.P. Lovecraft

For the Good of Mankind

Whether in the pursuit of knowledge or of vengeance, man has ever striven to seek greater understanding of the world around him. Sometimes the seeker learns of things dark and forbidden, things never meant to be discovered.

The seeker of knowledge finds that the world is infinitely vaster and more sinister than imagined, and is driven to ultimate despair and insanity. Already of warped mind, the seeker of vengeance inevitably turns his discoveries to corrupt ends.

Fatal Experiments is a collection of three independent 1920s adventures for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. Two of the three scenarios are suitable for both beginning and experienced players, making this book a perfect companion for first-time buyers of the Call of Cthulhu game system. The remaining adventure is unusually dangerous -- to be played only by experienced, foolhardy investigators.

The article New & Old Weapons for Call of Cthulhu discusses black-powder weaponry, and details many unusual and custom guns that have been created by enterprising gunsmiths, or that might be commissioned by investigators. Two 2-page fold-outs illustrating many of these antique or unusual firearms are provided.

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