Nightmare In Norway (Scenario)
Author(s): Marcus L. Rowland
Appears in: Nightmare in Norway (Supplement)
WAR HERO KILLED BY WOLVES! The body of Lieutenant Cleary is found near the village of Vikenberg. It has been badly mutilated. The locals say Cleary fell while skiing and was attacked by wolves ... yet Cleary was an accomplished skier, and his cousin, Sit Eustace Cleary, is perturbed ... Behind the tragedy lie blackmail threats, and the hint of something darker in the mountains. Sir Eustace cannot afford any scandal, as he is standing for Parliament. He has heard of your investigative abilities, and offers you a good fee. Will you enter the nightmate in Norway?
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Spoilers - Keepers Eyes Only
Players should not read any further.
Describe the adventure in detail; no bias allowed.
Player Handouts: List the player handouts here.
Locations: Lodge, troll caves
Contains handouts, floorplans of the lodge and foldable 'miniatures' to use in the battle
There is a substantial disconnect in the story, between the premise (blackmail and investigation of the lodge residents), the Mythos threat (a violent attack on the lodge) and the assumed climax (a dungeon-crawl through caves, likely resulting in death). This means investigation is of no help in actually preparing for the later events; indeed, arguably the first half of the adventure is disposable. A game could readily begin in situ, with a group of holidaying Investigators already rattled by Cleary's (more recent) death being disturbed by a troll attack.
The lack of relevant investigation means Investigators have no real way to find out anything about the creatures or their activities.
Although investigation of the residents is the pretext for the whole scenario, they are only outlined, leaving it for the Keeper to support several daysworth of interrogation from the players. Preparation may be wise.