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This is the first official script for the Cthulhu Live 3rd Edition horror live-action role-playing game (LARP).
The Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1190 is in dire peril. Saladin s army has retaken Jerusalem. The crusader army is in tatters. The once-mighty Christian kingdoms of Palestine are crumbling. In the easternmost provinces of the Christian kingdoms, the fortress of Li Vaux Moise has been under siege for three months. The defenders have tried to hold out, but the fortress is clearly about to fall, and the commander of the Muslim army has requested a meeting to discuss terms of the garrison s surrender.
But there are dark forces at work here far greater than any mortal army. Ancient evils from the wind-swept deserts stalk the stone walls, hungry for blood and power. Terrible, mind-shattering secrets from beyond the stars lie ripe to be exposed. Horrors beyond the comprehension of both Christian and Muslim threaten to devour them both -- or force them into an unlikely alliance.
This full-length adventure for Cthulhu Live 3rd Edition places the players in the roles of the besieged Europeans and the Muslim ambassadors. Amidst their doom and desolation, they will face betrayal, intrigue, and a desperate fight for survival.
This adventure includes:
* Suggestions for props, costumes, and atmospheric effects.
* New arcane abilities and mystic artifacts.
* 27 Pre-generated characters, so you can jump straight into the game.
* Two versions of the adventure: one optimized for reading on-screen, and one optimized for printing.
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Robert "Mac" McLaughlin is the creator of the Cthulhu Live 3rd Edition horror live-action role-playing game.Review:
The Old Man of Damascus is a stand-alone scenario for Cthulhu Live 3rd Edition and actually jumps back in history. Most Cthulhu Live scenarios are set during the Mythos of Lovecraft and other authors. A few of them, such as Delta Green bring the time-frame up to today and give us that X-Files vibe. This one feels more like Cthulhu Dark Ages than Call of Cthulhu, which is ok by me.
I like historical games and The Old Man of Damascus does not let me down. Like all CL3 products there are plenty of suggestions for costumes and props. This one even has a ton of pre-gen characters you can use as-is or modify to fit your needs. If you like LARPing, give this one a shot. --Matt McElroy, DriveThruRPG
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Book Description Skirmisher Publishing LLC, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1935050028