Today, Dan Harms, a writer for Sixtystone Press, announced that he was beginning work on a new campaign for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. Details are sketchy, mainly because Dan hasn’t made them up yet, but it will center upon a familiar Old One.
Let’s get to our breathtaking fake press conference:
Q.: What will occur in this campaign?
A.: I’m going to destroy humanity.
Q.: Why are you going to do that?
A.: Because it’s never been done before.
Q.: What era is this campaign for, and why?
A.: Though I intend to provide conversion notes for 1920s groups, It will be a modern campaign. This allows us to provide something for the under-served modern players and to explore some interesting terrain that we might otherwise miss.
Besides, if I destroy humanity in the Roaring Twenties, I won’t be around to write the campaign.
Q.: Will this be one of those “globe-trotting” campaigns?
A.: If enough people ask me, I might work in these guys.
I’m conceiving the campaign as a massive road trip across the US, with perhaps one interesting side trip. How it’ll end up, I’m not sure.
Q.: You mentioned this campaign involves a particular Old One heavily. Will this be a new take on this entity?
A.: Hell no! This will be an old take on this entity, one of those “That makes sense. Why didn’t anyone do that before?” takes.
Q.: Didn’t a veteran Call of Cthulhu writer once say that there was a reason nobody ever wrote more than one of these campaigns?
A.: I remember that, but I don’t recall who said it. If I carry out this project, though, I can be the one who says it, which will save me from having to remember.
Q.: Are you actually going to do this, what with the Turiel project and the blog and everything?
A.: I’ll give it a good, solid try and see where that takes me.