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Call of Cthulhu - Gaslight

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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

Cthulhu by Gaslight, 1st Edition [BOX SET]

• Sourcebook for the 1890s (56 pages)
• The Yorkshire Horrors (48 pages)
• Map of London

"Cthulhu by Gaslight expands Call of Cthulhu into another time, the 1890s, when London was the financial and cultural center of the English-speaking world. Background information on London includes an extensive map, an article about the London crime of the time and the workings of Scotland Yard, information about London hotels, London markets and bazaars, sources of Cthulhoid information to be found in the city, and club life in London.

Cthulhu by Gaslight also provides background on the rest of England in the 1890s. Articles include price lists, an 1890s time line, biographies of important English individuals, a description of the English social classes of the period and how they affect game-play. Period costume is described and illustrated. New occupations are added to fit the period and place, and changes to the Call of Cthulhu skills to fit the time are provided. An 1890s rail map of England facilitates travel.

The Yorkshire Horror scenario brings the investigators together with the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. The investigators join Holmes and Dr. Watson in an attempt to clear Holmes' brother Sherrinford of insidious charges of murder. While the investigators pursue the mystery. the murderer strikes again and again. Can Sherrinford Holmes be cleared? Can the murderer be stopped?

Rules for time travel are introduced, so that existing Call of Cthulhu investigators from the 1920s can travel to the 1890s to participate in Cthulhu by Gaslight adventures.

A large map of 1890s London is included in the box. Numerous locations important to gameplay or useful in the campaign are marked on the map.

An essay interpolates the works of H. G. Wells into the Cthulhu by Gaslight package and describes how to include his ideas in Call of Cthulhu games. Sherlock Holmes is also well-represented in the package."

1986 ... William A. Barton ... CHAO 2314-X ... ISBN 0933635133

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Cthulhu by Gaslight, 2nd Edition

Horror Adventure and Background in 1890s England.

"SECOND EDITION, new essays, six full-colour plates, additional maps, revised and corrected. CTHULHU and his minions, in the 1890s sharing the globe with the mighty British Empire, had duties to an empire of their own: A dark and cruel design against the ownership of the world and the dreams of humanity. Even in the peaceful fields of rural England only intelligent and energetic intervention could keep the shadows at bay.

CTHULHU BY GASLIGHT includes a lengthy roleplaying adventure, 'The Yorkshire Horror' in which investigators join forces with the world’s most famous consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes! Extensive background essays provide period skills, social classes, world politics, biographies and timelines for the 1890s, maps and London location notes (including the best stories of the time), travel, criminals and police, Cockney slang, cost of living, royalty and titles, club life in London, the occult in the 1890s, prices, and clothing. A lengthy essay considers time-travel rationales for moving investigators of another time into the 1890s."

1988 ... William A. Barton ... 124 pages + fold-out art (behind front cover) + fold-out map of London (at back cover) ... CHAO 3303 ... ISBN 0933635559

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Dark Designs
The Horned Man Will Live
A gentle breeze wafts across Platform Five of Twyford Station. You wait for the ten o'clock train for Henley-on-Thames, for soon the Henley Royal Regatta begins. Attending the regatta is in high fashion, and patronized by royalty. Not only tremendously entertaining, the regatta is an important meeting-place of contacts, both business and casual.

The train arrives bearing a single first-class car, as usual for runs during the regatta. Everyone files aboard, taking their seats, and the journey begins. Clacking rails pass below. A tunnel approaches, quiet darkness falls, and two men die.

Dark Designs contains three adventures for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. All are set in southern England, and involve occult practises in the 1890s. Two of the adventures can be linked to form a mini-campaign, the third is suitable for new investigators and beginning players. Background information about the 1890s, including a character-generation synopsis and investigator sheet, is included in this book. Enterprising keepers might refer to Chaosium's Cthulhu By Gaslight supplement, containing extensive information about this period. You do not need Cthulhu By Gaslight to fully enjoy Dark Designs.

1991 ... David Hallett & Kevin W. Jacklin & L.N. Isinwyll ... 128 pages + fold-out map ... CHAO 2332 ... ISBN 0933635753

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Sacraments of Evil
"Nineteenth century England, the green and pleasant land at the height of its glory. One of the most powerful and advanced nations of the world, the British Lion dictates law, defends peace, and makes war when necessary. "The sun never sets on the British Empire," or so the slogan goes.
But there are cracks in the facade, events which undermine Victorian society and stability. The social protests of Dicken's novels. The ecclisiastical firestorm over Darwin's Origin of Species. The Sepoy Mutiny of India. The massacre of General "Chinese" Gordon and his forces at Khartoum. The budding decadent movement in the arts, as exemplified by the drawings of Aubrey Beardsley and the prose of Oscar Wilde. The bloody, brutal work of Jack the Ripper.
These are but hints of the forces stirring; dark forces which now crawl forth from those cracks; hungry forces which threaten sanity, humanity, and Empire.
SACRAMENTS OF EVIL is a supplement for the CALL OF CTHULHU roleplaying game, containing six adventures set in 1890's England. Some of these are suitable for beginning players and investigators, while others assume some experience with the Cthulhu Mythos. SACRAMENTS OF EVIL integrates background information from Chaosium's CTHULHU BY GASLIGHT supplement, but that book is not needed for play."

1993 ... 144 pages ... Chaosium 2345 ... ISBN 1568820151

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The Golden Dawn
"Join the most notorious occult society of Victorian England — The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn — alongside luminaries such as W.B. Yeats, Aleister Crowley, and others. This book includes extensive source material (including rules for astral projection and Hermetic Magick) and four Call of Cthulhu scenarios offering a look at the dark side of Victoria's Empire."

1996 ... 192 pages ... Pagan Publishing (PAG) 1004 ... ISBN 1887797025

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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

Ok, so this isn't strictly Cthulhu... However the sets match the time period well, and each is loaded with cool props.

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective [BINDER]
• 24" x 28" Map of Holmes's London
• London Directory
• Rules
• Case Book
• Clue Book
• Newspaper Archive
• Quiz Book"

1981 ... Sleuth Publications

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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective [BOX SET]

"Have you ever had the desire to walk the streets of Victorian London with Sherlock Holmes in search of Professor Moriarty? To search the docks for the giant rat of Sumatra? To walk up Baker Street as the fog is rolling in and hear Holmes cry out "Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot?" Now you can! You can enter the opium den beneath the Bar of Gold, but beware, that may be Colonel Sebastian Moran lurking in the corner. You can capture the mystery and excitement of Holmes's London in this challenging and informative game. You, the player, will natch your deductive abilities against your opponents and the master sleuth himself, Sherlock Holmes.
You are presented with a mystery to solve, and it is then up to you 10 trace the threads of evidence through the byways and mansions of nineteenth century London. You will interview suspects, search the newspapers for clues and put together the facts to reach a solution.
Why were two lions murdered in Hyde Park? Who is responsible for the missing paintings from the National Gallery? Who murdered Oswald Mason and why? These are just a few of the cases that will challenge your ingenuity and deductive abilities.
This is not a board game. No dice, no luck, but a challenge to your mental ability. The game has been thoroughly researched for Holmesian and Victorian accuracy so as to capture a feeling of that bygone era.

* 24" x 28" Map of Holmes's London: A street map of Victorian London used to give the player a pictorial view of the area in which the cases occur.
* London Directory: An alphabetical listing with addresses of over 1000 people and places used in the cases.
* Rules: A complete set of instructions for one or more players.
* Case Book: A two-section book containing the ten cases and solutions.
* Clue Book: A listing of all clue points and applicable clues for each case.
* Newspaper Archive: A collection of ten dated newspapers which provide clues and information pertaining to the cases as well as general Victoriana.
* Quiz Book: A set of ten quizzes, one for each case."

1983 ... SL 1005

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The Mansion Murders [BOX SET]
24" x 28" Map of Holmes' London: A street map of Victorian London used to give the player a pictorial view of the area in which the cases occur. This seems to have been deleted from later printings. -W
London Directory: An alphabetical listing with addresses of over 3000 people and places used in the cases.
Rules: A complete set of instructions for one or more players. Case Book: A two-section book containing the five cases and solutions.
Clue Book: A listing of all clue points and applicable clues for each case, Includes set of five quizzes.
Newspaper Archive: A collection of five dated newspapers which provide clues and information pertaining to the cases as well as general Victoriana.
Floorplans: Two 22" x 17" floorplans for a West End mansion.

"Continue your adventures in Holmes' London with five cases never revealed before. Can you deduce who killed the wealthy tea magnate, Sir Alfred Sipton? Or piece together this previously unknown chapter in the history of the Maltese Falcon? These and other mysteries will challenge even those with extraordinary powers of observation and deduction."

1983 ... SL 101 ... ISBN 0915341026

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The Queen's Park Affair [BOX SET]

Earlier printings have an Entry Form where players could answer the various questions of the game, and send in their entry with the enclosed green envelope. Later printings replaced this with a Solution packet.


"The Queen's Park Affair is the second supplement in the continuing adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective. This supplement takes you to the suburbs of London in the search for a missing sports reporter. Why was a bomb thrown at the cricket match? What happened to the escaped prisoner? And what secrets does the discovery of a decapitated corpse portend? These are only a few of the mysteries that will challenge you as you spend five days investigating the mysteries of the Queen's Park Affair. • Clue Book • Clue Packet • Newspaper Clippings • Map of Queen's Park Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective is needed to play this supplement."

1984 ... SL 103 ... ISBN 0915341050

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Adventures by Gaslight [BOX SET]
"The game is afoot once again in Holme's London and Paris as this adventure takes you, as a Baker Street Irregular, across the English Channel. Join Wiggins as you interview clients, interrogate suspects, search the newspapers for clues, and prowl the streets of London and Paris as you try to piece together the facts and reach a solution..."

The boxed set contains:
* Case Book - 24 pages of Rules, Daily Briefings for each of the five days of the case, Questions, Solution, and answers.
* Clue Book - 143 numbered clues.
* Newspapers and postcard.
* 11"x17" map of Paris.

1988 ... Chessex 1040 ... ISBN 1883240654

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West End Adventures [BOX SET]
CONTENTS: Map of Holmes' London; London Directory; Rules; Case Book; Clue Book; Newspaper Archive.

"The West End Adventures, follows in the footsteps of the award winning Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, and contains a series of mystery cases that will challenge your investigative skills. You will enter the Victorian world of Sherlock Holmes and help him solve a number of baffling cases.
The West End of London is known for its mansions, museums and theaters. It is where the elite of British society live and play, but beneath that respectable facade is a world of hidden secrets, financial scandals and murder!
It is up to you to piece together the clues, interviews and evidence and solve the case. You will meet the Prince of Wales and try to rescue his honor— and save the very institution of monarchy. Why was the young Charlie Chaplin's brother Sidney accused of murdering Sherlock Holmes? Who is responsible for the murders of several prominent West End alienists? When a Transylvanian count is found murdered — stabbed through the heart — lying in an open coffin as the sun comes up, well.... And what of the young man who was murdered on the doorstep of 221 Baker Street? Was he coming to consult with the world's greatest consulting detective?
These are just some of the mysteries waiting to be solved in the streets of London's West End."

1995 ... Chessex 1050 ... ISBN 1883240700

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