A downloadable book

Doors to Darkness "makes for a great jumping on point to Call of Cthulhu for both beginning Keepers and players. ", says The Gaming Gang.

This is the free 33 page handouts pack for Doors to Darkness containing all handouts and pre-generated characters. Print them and use them again and again!

Five scenarios of Cthulhu Mythos terror designed for new players and keepers!

Doors to Darkness is a collection of five scenarios for Call of Cthulhu. Explore the signature setting of 1920s New England through these tales of eldritch dread designed for brand new Keepers—if you’re new to Call of Cthulhu, this is your next step!

Expert Advice for Keepers

An essay by prolific Call of Cthulhu author Kevin Ross (Down Darker TrailsMasks of Nyarlathotep), details a wide range of hints and tips on running Call of Cthulhu—guidance any Keeper, new or experienced, will find very useful.

The Scenarios

Those who dare to open the doors to darkness will discover just what secrets and dangers lie within the five scenarios!

The Darkness Beneath the Hill - A house renovation in Providence, Rhode Island lures the investigators into ancient earthly secrets.

Genius Loci - The investigators explore the Danvers State Asylum in a desperate attempt to help a friend in need.

Servants of the Lake - Pursuit of a missing friend finds the investigators sequestered in a roadside motel where not all is as it seems.

Ties That Bind - Strange rock formations appear in the fountain of a wealthy Arkham resident, leading to a wellspring of forbidden knowledge.

None More Black - The death of a Miskatonic University student leads the investigators into unsavory neighborhoods and dark business dealings.

Maps, Handouts, & Ready-To-Play Characters

Premium maps and player handouts are provided for each scenario, with both player and Keeper versions (with the secrets!). Additionally, 10 diverse, pregenerated investigators are included, allowing new and returning players to dive straight into the one-shot adventures on game night.

Your Next Steps

If you’ve purchased and played through the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set, then Doors to Darkness is the ideal next step. After that, you can move on to Gateways To Terror to expand your Call of Cthulhu experience.

Doors to Darkness has won the following awards:

  • 2017 ENnie Awards - Doors to Darkness - Best Adventure (Silver)

Get your copy today!

Doors to Darkness is available from Chaosium in full colour hardcover and PDF.

Also available from DriveThruRPG, and in distribution.

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