A downloadable book

Horror on the Orient Express has been described as "The most ambitious Call of Cthulhu adventure ever created… a high water mark for Call of Cthulhu" (Blackgate).

This is the free 205 page handouts pack for Horror on the Orient Express containing player handout for the campaign. Print them and use them again and again!

Horror on the Orient Express is a massive and legendary Call of Cthulhu campaign, of up to nineteen adventures and more than 1100 pages, now presented in two hardback volumes. Beginning in 1920s London, the investigators journey to Paris and thence to the ancient city of Constantinople. With luck, they also return home.

Optional episodes are set in ancient times or special places (Roman-era, Dark Ages, Gaslight-era, the Dreamlands), so that the players can experience the founding, creation, and discovery of crucial elements of this campaign. Also included is a modern-day coda to the storyline, an alternate ending for those wishing a shorter campaign, and a built-in survival guide to aid beleaguered investigators.

Horror on the Orient Express comprises seven books and more: the Campaign BookThrough the AlpsItaly & BeyondConstantinople & ConsequencesStrangers on the Train, and the The Traveler’s Companion. In addition, there is a book of handouts for the investigators, a European Route Map, three era-inspired luggage stickers, two era-inspired postcards, a matchbox, the Scroll of the Head, four U.S. passports, a bumper sticker, six pages of train plans that can be laid end-to-end, the Mims Sahis ceremonial knife, and fragments of the Sedefkar Simulacrum collected along the journey.

Horror on the Orient Express has won the following awards:

  • 2015 ENnie AwardsHorror on the Orient Express - Best Adventure (Gold)
  • 2015 ENnie AwardsHorror on the Orient Express - Best Production Values (Silver)
  • 1992 Origins AwardsHorror on the Orient Express - Best Roleplaying Adventure
  • 1992 Origins AwardsHorror on the Orient Express - Best Graphic Presentation of an RPG

Get your copy today!

Horror on the Orient Express is available from Chaosium  with an updated layout; the entire campaign is now spread across two epic hardback volumes, and includes a fold-out map of the route across Europe. This is the definitive edition of Horror on the Orient Express.

Horror on the Orient Express is also available as two hardback volumes Print-On-Demand (nb POD version does not include the folded route map).

Also available from DriveThruRPG.

"Secret" Chapter

BTW, did you know our Call of Cthulhu supplement Reign of Terror was originally created as a "secret chapter" for Horror on the Orient Express?

Reign of Terror is an epic two-part historical scenario, set during the French Revolution, playable as a stand-alone adventure or as an historical interlude for use with Horror on the Orient Express

If used with Horror on the Orient Express, it provides an exciting and action-packed “living handout” that brings new insights and illuminates the players into the full horror of one of the campaign’s dire villains.

The Gold ENnie Award winning Reign of Terror is available from Chaosium in full colour hardcover and PDF. Also available from DriveThruRPG, and in distribution.

Download the free 22 page downloads pack for Reign of Terror here.

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CHA23130-6 Horror on the Orient Express Books 6 - Handouts.pdf 12 MB
CHA23144 Horror on the Orient Express Keeper Screen.pdf 2 MB
CHA23130CAL 1923 Calendar.pdf 8 MB
HotOE travelers_companion.pdf 2 MB

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