Thursday, October 29, 2009

After Lovecraft

My friend Rick Dakan, author of many fine books (including All Flesh Must Be Eaten and the Geek Mafia novel series) has returned to RPG publishing with The Horror at Red Hook: The Cold Case of Robert Suydam. As the title implies, this Call of Cthulhu scenario involves characters picking up the pieces after Lovecraft's short story of the same name.

I'm lucky enough to game with Rick almost weekly. It's also illustrated by my longtime friend and gaming buddy Kent Bonifield, whose art has been featured here on Dungeonskull Mountain before. But I'm not just plugging this scenario here because two friends worked on it - no sir! I playtested this adventure (playing a streetwise hobo named Brown Bottle Bill) and so can vouch for its coolness. In fact, my group's characters are included as pregens (though the names, I'm told, have been changed).

You can grab it in PDF format here. Or, if you're a Luddite like me, order it in print here (or at any other fine gaming establishment, be it brick-and-mortar or online).


  1. Awesome! I know Rick and Kent as well, and I have not seen or talked to them in a long while. I knew that Rick was working on something Cthulhu related, but I had no idea it was a new CoC advernture. Excellent, gonna have to pick it up

  2. Good on ya, and thanks for visiting!

  3. Is it playable in an evening? If so, I may have found my Halloween Cthulhu one-shot!

  4. Hmm... I think we got through it in two or three sessions, but we bullshitted a lot (as is the norm with our group). If you kept it tight you could probably do it in a one-er, I'd guess.

  5. All Flesh Must Be Eaten, Ken Hite & Eden Studios correct? Eden Studios, Albany, NY?

    Loved their Terra Primate stuff,

    Good Stuff thx for the link...