Portfolio: In The Shadows (new handouts)

“In the Shadows” (CHA2357) is an anthology of diverse 1920s Call of Cthulhu scenarios by Gary Sumpter, published by Chaosium in 1995. While its three scenarios included a wealth of different handouts, unfortunately production problems during Chaosium’s printing of the book left most of them only partly legible in both print and (scanned) PDF versions.

As an effort to “rescue” these handout-dependent scenarios, we have created new handout sets for “In The Shadows”. A full set of 40 handouts has been produced for the book’s three scenarios “Devil’s Hole”, “In The Shadows of Death” and “Song of the Spheres”.

Feel free to use these handouts in any way that would enhance your game; they are released under the Creative Commons Share-Alike license (which allows unlimited non-commercial distribution). To get any benefit from the handouts you will need to already own a copy of “In The Shadows” — it is probably hard to find in printed form, but is still easily purchased in PDF via DriveThruRPG (although oddly not available at present via Chaosium’s own online store).

All handout images below can be viewed at larger size by clicking on them.

Scenario 1: Devil’s Hole

(handouts appear in the book out of sequential order; they are presented here in the same order that they appear in the book)

Handout 23: Hand-Written Letter

Shadows - Devil Papers 23 - Letter

Handout 2: What You Know About Edward Drake

Shadows - Devil Papers 02 - What You Know

Handout 24: Telegram

Shadows - Devil Papers 24 - Telegram

Handout 1: Newspaper Article

Shadows - Devil Papers 01 - Newspaper

Handout 3: Genealogy Chart

Shadows - Devil Papers 03 - Geneaology Notes

Handout 4: Old Hand-written Note

Shadows - Devil Papers 04 - Handwritten Note

Handout 5: Business Card

Shadows - Devil Papers 05 - Business Card

Handout 21: Typed translation of Chinese scroll

Shadows - Devil Papers 21 - Translation of Chinese scroll

Handout 6: Incomplete (water-damaged) typed document

Shadows - Devil Papers 06 - Typewritten Note

Handout 7: Hand-written Note

Shadows - Devil Papers 07 - Handwritten Note

Handout 8: Summary of Police File

Shadows - Devil Papers 08 - Typewritten Note

Handout 9: Newspaper article

Shadows - Devil Papers 09 - Newspaper

Handout 10: Newspaper article

Shadows - Devil Papers 10 - Newspaper

Handout 11: Newspaper article

Shadows - Devil Papers 11 - Newspaper

Handout 12: Newspaper article

Shadows - Devil Papers 12 - Newspaper

Handout 13: Newspaper article

Shadows - Devil Papers 13 - Newspaper

Handout 14: Newspaper article

Shadows - Devil Papers 14 - Newspaper

Handout 15: Extract from book of folklore

Shadows - Devil Papers 15 - Book Extract

Handout 22: Typed letter to Professor Armitage

Shadows - Devil Papers 22 - Typed Note

Handout 16: Extract from book on Scottish clans

Shadows - Devil Papers 16 - Book Extract

Handouts 17 & 18: Extracts from 17th Century tome

Shadows - Devil Papers 17 & 18 - Book Extracts

Handout 19: Telegram from Armitage

Shadows - Devil Papers 19 - Telegram

Handout 20: Hand-written letter

Shadows - Devil Papers 20 - Letter

Scenario 2: In The Shadows Of Death

Handout 1: Hand-Written Letter

Shadows - Shadow Papers 01 - Handwritten Letter

Handout 2: (American style) Telegram

Shadows - Shadow Papers 02 - Telegram

Handout 4: Statement

Shadows - Shadow Papers 04 - Seth Rutledge Speaks

Handouts 5 & 6: Findings from Genealogical Research

Shadows - Shadow Papers 05 & 06 - Genealogy Research

Handout 7: Information about a Tome

Shadows - Shadow Papers 07 - Book of Celestial Providence

Handout 3: Hand-Written Journal

Shadows - Shadow Papers 03a - Handwritten JournalShadows - Shadow Papers 03b - Handwritten Journal

Scenario 3: Song of the Spheres

Handout 1: Newspaper Article

Shadows - Song Papers 01 - Newspaper

Handout 2: Scrap of Paper

Shadows - Song Papers 02 - Handwritten Note

Handout 3: Song of the Spheres

Shadows - Song Papers 03 - Song of the Spheres

Handout 4: Gabriel Quantrill

Shadows - Song Papers 04 - Gabriel Quantrill

Handout 5: Newspaper Article

Shadows - Song Papers 05 - Newspaper

Handout 11: Handwritten Journal from the 1890s

Shadows - Song Papers 11a - Handwritten Journal from 1890sShadows - Song Papers 11b - Handwritten Journal from 1890s

Handout 6: Newspaper Article

Shadows - Song Papers 06 - Newspaper

Handout 7: Fake Business Card

Shadows - Song Papers 07 - Fake Business Card

Handout 8: Handwritten Note

Shadows - Song Papers 08 - Handwritten Note

Handout 9: Newspaper Article

Shadows - Song Papers 09 - Newspaper

Handout 10: Page from a Handwritten Mythos Tome

Shadows - Song Papers 10 - Handwritten Tome

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