Portfolio: Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion

The “Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion” is a mammoth book of advice and add-ons for running Chaosium’s most-loved Call of Cthulhu campaign.

It was recently released as a free PDF in celebration of the 15th birthday of yog-sothoth.com (YSDC).

Many people contributed to the Companion … my own part was relatively small and came about relatively late in the day when I was asked to contribute handouts for the several prequel and supplementary scenarios included in the book. Scroll down to see the handouts / props I designed, some of which have already made it into the final book … the rest of which will (hopefully) be in the final edit.

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Extra Prequel Scenario: The God of Mitnal

Handouts #2,#3 & #4 (from PDF-page 077)

Handout #5 (from PDF-page 077)

Handouts #7 & #8 (from PDF-page 091): A Pair of (prequel) letters from Jackson Elias

Extra New York Scenario: Last Stand at Fat Maybelle’s

Handout #1 (from PDF-page 129) [single-sided, but with bleed through from a reverse page]

Extra London Scenario: The Burning Within

Handout #1 (from PDF-page 195) [single-sided, but with bleed through from a reverse page]

Handout #2 (from PDF-page 195) [single-sided, but with bleed through from a reverse page]

Handout #3 (from PDF-page 195) [single-sided, but with bleed through from a reverse page]

Handout #4 (from PDF-page 196)

Handout #5 (from PDF-page 196)

Jackson Elias’ Hong Kong Notes (from PDF-page 352)

In addition to the Nairobi notes of doomed writer Jackson Elias (see below), the Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion also features a side-trek where Investigators may run across other notes from Elias in Hong Kong.

Extra Shanghai Scene: The Jin Jiang Guest House

Handout #1: Jackson Elias’ Notes on the Chinese Cult (from PDF-page 371)

Still more of Jackson Elias’ geographically-distributed notes can be unearthed in one of the add-on mini-scenarios included in the Companion. Set in Shanghai, this adventure allows Investigators to uncover some notes Elias wrote about a Chinese cult.

Extra Shanghai Scenario: Bloody Botany

Handout #1 (from PDF-page 410) [single-sided, but with bleed through from a reverse page]

Handout #2 (from PDF-page 410) [single-sided, but with bleed through from a reverse page]

Extra in-transit Scenario: The Case of the Cat’s Cradle

Handout #1 (from PDF-page 467) [single-sided, but with bleed through from a reverse page]

Jackson Elias’ Nairobi Notes

The original Masks of Nyarlathotep includes a handout comprising the “Nairobi Notes” of the murdered writer Jackson Elias. Despite being one of the handouts which sort of kick-starts the scenario, its not included in the original book as a replica of the notes but rather as a somewhat dry summary of what the Investigators will learn if they read the notes.

The Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion aims to remedy this by providing eight handouts which comprise replicas of said notes. Below are my renderings of those handouts.



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