There is an old Nick Cave song that warns of the perils of burying that-which-you-think-is-dead in a hole that is too shallow. When the rains come, and the tide rises, those shallow-buried things can just … float up to the surface [*]. Well, it seems that the same holds true for Lovecraftian RPG scenarios. I say this because just when you think that there is nothing left from the ancient writings of classic-era Call of Cthulhu writers … up pops something that has lain brooding in the ground for 30+ years.
Here on the Cthulhu Reborn blog we are very much into the revivification of old Lovecraftian RPG material … and so were most excited by yesterday’s release of “The Saltwater Inheritance” by Mark Morrison. This new Miskatonic Repository title is available for sale right now ($1.99). There is a whole story to how this particular scenario came into existence, but Mark explains it most ably in the PDF itself and on the DriveThruRPG product page.
This might just be one of the very few Miskatonic Repository titles that I’d put into the “must buy” category. It’s interesting for both historical reasons — it was written just before Mark hit the big time as one of the core writers of 1980s/early-90s Call of Cthulhu — and also because it contains some delightfully gruesome pieces.
Now … this has just got us wondering what *else* might be hiding under the false bottom in Mark Edward Morrison’s infamous case.
[*] If anybody actually knows which Nick Cave song I’m alluding to, feel free to post it in the comments. For the first correct identification I’m happy to hand out a free PDF of our Dateline: Lovecraft PDF, normal value $14.99.