Paul Fricker (author of Gatsby & The Great Race, My Little Sister and co-author of the forthcoming 7th edition Call of Cthulhu rules) has produced a Call of Cthulhu scenario to help raise money for Cancer Research.
Dockside Dogs is a modern-day scenario for 3-6 players and includes character sheets for Mr. Beige, Mr. Purple, Mr. Black, Mr. Red, Mr. Silver and Mr. Green.
Paul said, "Our Relay for Life team was set up a few months back by a friend of mine. Little did we know it at the time, but since forming the team, both our father's were to be diagnosed with cancer. I put the finishing touches to the scenario yesterday; I'm pleased I did as my father passed away this morning. It's some comfort that my efforts may help others.
“Anybody who is familiar with Paul's previous published scenarios will know that his work is extremely imaginative and, dare I say it, genre-expanding (certainly mind-expanding). This scenario has all those same hallmarks.” - dce
“I was lucky enough to play this scenario at Gencon a few years ago, and really, really enjoyed it - I think it was my favourite con game ever - so if the excellent cause doesn't move you to pledge, I can tell you [the] scenario is easily worth $5 and more by itself.” - lordof1
This was supposed to be a simple heist.
A group of well-dressed criminals arrive at a warehouse to rendezvous after pulling off an extraordinary crime. They know each other only by their pseudonyms - Mister Black, Mister Red, Mister Green, Mister Purple, Mister Beige, Mister Silver, Mister Grey.
The plan is simply to sit tight until midnight when someone will arrive to ferry them - and the loot - across the bay to make a final delivery to the boss. Sounds easy, right?
But things take a turn for the weird; strange things happen in and around the warehouse. Things which make the criminals doubt the allegiances of the compatriots, their own sanity, and ultimately the very nature of reality.
It is going to be a long wait for the ferryman.
Dockside Dogs is a one-shot scenario for Call of Cthulhu. Four to six players take on the roles of the well-dressed criminals, hoping against all odds that they will make it through the night.
All proceeds from the sale of this scenario will go towards Cancer Research courtesy of the Relay for Life UK charity.