Video Nightmare (Scenario)

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Challenge, Issue 61

Pages: 6

Author(s): Patrick Sheats

Artist(s): Not credited

Setting: 1990s

Appears in: Challenge Magazine, #61.

Campaign: N/A


An old friend has called concerned about strange things going on at his place of work. When the investigators arrive he has been killed in a particularly gruesome manner. Can they find out just what happened and why?


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The Investigators are contacted by a friend who reports that strange things have been occurring at Graves Software his employer. Arriving at the friends house the investigators witness a strange flash of light from inside the house. Going inside they find their friend is dead, his upper body disintegrated by something that also destroyed the monitor of his computer. Investigating the software on the 5.25inch floppy disk inside the computer reveals clues that point to Graves Software being involved with the Mythos. Searching the company headquarters will reveal that the owner is a cultist planning to unleash havoc via specially modified floppy disks containing a software derived spell that summons hideous creatures into the world via the computers monitor when run.


Player Handouts: None Provided

Locations: Larry James's House, Graves Software Company Building

Creatures: Shape Demon, Cultists

Tomes and Artifacts: Enchanted 5 and a quarter inch floppy disk, New Age Encyclopedia (Digitized mythos tome)

Campaigns / Scenarios: N/A


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Keeper Comments

Details about Shape Demons and the associated spells can be found in an article by the author published in Challenge, Issue 60

This scenario due to the computer technology referenced is probably best left in the 1990s.

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