Call of Cthulhu 1930’s International

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Call of Cthulhu 1930’s International

Postby Coronoides » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:02 pm

Recently RPG Review included a review of Terror Australis the CoC supplement for campaigns in Australia. (http://rpgreview.net/content/thirty-fif ... ember-2017) THis got me thinking a lot of adventures include episodes beyond New England USA but what resources are there for extended stays or whole campaigns in other nations other than the USA and England?? Resources could include game books, history books talking about everyday life, internet archives of old photos etc. Anything accessible to the non-academic really.
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Re: Call of Cthulhu 1930’s International

Postby Boneguard » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:09 am

They are not in English, but France has great supplements in French that deals with France as your setting. And Germany has a ressource for Germany and one for China, one for Egypt and one for Mexico all in German though.
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Re: Call of Cthulhu 1930’s International

Postby Coronoides » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:12 am

Boneguard wrote:They are not in English, but France has great supplements in French that deals with France as your setting. And Germany has a ressource for Germany and one for China, one for Egypt and one for Mexico all in German though.

THat’s why we have google translate. The bloody history of France would give a CoC campaign set there lots of hooks to work with I think. Nazi’s+Mythos is almost a cliche it would be nice to see if a home grown treatment of Germany would be more nuanced.
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Re: Call of Cthulhu 1930’s International

Postby timemrick » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:40 am

CoC has The Cairo Guidebook, which covers Egypt at that time.

Several GURPS sourcebooks cover countries and cultures outside the English-speaking world, though some stop before the 20th century, some skimp on recent history for space reasons (China), and others focus on later periods (WWII). IIRC, GURPS Cliffhangers is set in the '30s (the age of pulp adventure) but I don't own it so don't know how much background it contains on the world at that time.
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Re: Call of Cthulhu 1930’s International

Postby agathokles » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:03 am

There's plenty of resources, although the focus is typically the 1920ies rather than 1930ies.
Look for the "Secrets of..." books (many are third party books published by Chaosium's MULA line).

As for scenarios, Horror on the Orient Express is set in Europe, Masks of Nyarlathotep and Shadows of Yog-Sothoth are set in multiple countries.

Finally, Achtung Cthulhu! covers WWII in detail (it's an entire product line ), and Bookhounds of London and Dreamhounds of Paris are Trail of Cthulhu resources for 1930ies Europe (easily converted back to CoC).
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Re: Call of Cthulhu 1930’s International

Postby Falconer » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:02 pm

Pulp Egypt: Adventures Along the Nile
Heroes of Rura-Tonga: Pulp Adventures in the South Pacific


I’ve heard good things about these.
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Re: Call of Cthulhu 1930’s International

Postby Coronoides » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:50 am

We are developing quite a long list of leads! Thanks everyone.
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Re: Call of Cthulhu 1930’s International

Postby agathokles » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:03 am

I'd add Cthulhu Britannica, 1920ies UK.
The "Secrets of" books include Morocco, Kenya, Japan and Tibet.
The "Mysteries of" MULAs add Ireland, Sudan, and Hungary.

There may be others, as the naming convention is not strict -- e.g., there's Secrets of Congo, which is a MULA monograph.

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