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The Idol of Thoth


A missing idol leads intrepid investigators on the trail of madness through Boston and Arkham.

Is there a curse? Is the dark god Thoth watching from afar?

‘The Idol of Thoth’ by Joe Trier (Fear’s Sharp Little Needles, How We Roll Podcast) is an adventure for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game from Chaosium Inc set in the classic era of the 1920s and is suitable as an introductory scenario for a single evening’s play.

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April 18th, 2018
Perfect to kick off a new campaign. I changed it to happen in Vienna and it was a great way to establish the PCs and NPCs they know. One of the PCs is an acquaintance of Sigmund Freud now for example. Also the low violence/mythos/magic was great. I fee [...]
March 1st, 2018
The Idol of Thoth is one of the best Call of Cthulhu scenarios I've ever read, and possibly one of the best introductionary scenarios for both new Players and Keepers alike. It's very well paced and provides everything a new Keeper needs to run [...]
February 23rd, 2018
The Idol of Thoth is the perfect scenario for new players. The focus of this scenario is on egyptology/mythos and detective work. There is little combat and the horror elements will need to be fleshed out by the keeper to make them truly scary. Aside [...]
February 16th, 2018
I had the pleasure of being a player in this scenarion last week. It was absolutely superb(even though after reading through the scenario, we missed a TON). The pacing felt great and logical. The clues were easy enough to find, and there was even a fan [...]
February 7th, 2018
The Idol of Thoth is one of the best, single session (6-10 hours) adventures I have ever had the pleasure to run. It has everything you would want to experience in a nearly perfect Call of Cthulhu night! Plenty of roleplaying-opportunities, a dense plo [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 24, 2017.