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A Severn Valley Sourcebook and Open Campaign

"The castle came into view as I turned the corner and left behind me a row of untenanted cottages. It was set on the crest of a hill, three walls still standing, though the roof had long ago collapsed. A lone tower stood like a charred finger against the pale sky, and I momentarily wondered if this were the tower around whose window bats had clustered so long ago."
— Ramsey Campbell
, "The Room in the Castle."

This large, profusely illustrated book collects nearly everything known about the Lovecraftian-style universe which famous horror author Ramsey Campbell set in England's West Country. Reference chapters include Books and Artifacts, Cults, a lengthy Denizens chapter, Magic, and orientation material for Britain and the U.K., and for Campbell Country itself — the Severn Valley.

The eight scenarios are organized into a loose campaign which can be followed or not, as the keeper wishes. Among the places visited are Brichester, Mercy Hill, Lower Brichester, Lake Brichester, Temphill, Severnford, and of course Goatswood.

Contents:

  • The Campbell Mythos by Scott David Aniolowski
  • Campbell Country: Goatswood Gazetteer by Gary Sumpter, Scott Aniolowski & Divers Hands
  • Britain and the United Kingdom: by Scott David Aniolowski, Mike Mason, and Alan Glover

Adventures:

  • "The Windthrope Legacy" by Scott David Aniolowski
  • "Gothic" by Richard Watts
  • "Silent Scream" by Scott David Aniolowski
  • "Cross My Heart, Hope to Die" by J. Todd Kingrea
  • "The Watcher Out of Time" by Clifton Ganyard
  • "Unpleasant Dreams" by Scott David Aniolowski and Gary Sumpter
  • "Blessed Be" by Gary Sumpter
  • "Of Dreams and Dark Waters" by Rob Malkovich
  • "Third Time's the Charm" by Steve Spisak

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October 25th, 2008
Excellent sourcebook on the Goatswood area, the adventures are quite nice and atmospheric. [...]
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January 29th, 2007
I don't think the previous review is completely fair. As indicated, a scanned book can never measure up to an original electronic format book, but this is nowhere near as bad as the previous review would infer. Both "Goatswood" and "Dunwich" are fine [...]
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January 18th, 2007
Just as with "H. P. Lovecraft's Dunwich: Return to the Forgotten Village," you again pay half-price for a half done scan. I haven't noticed any streaks, yet every page (including the front cover) seems crooked. Photoshop has an angle measurement tool [...]
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Pages
250
ISBN
1-56882-153-0
Publisher Stock #
CHA2393
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81.02 MB
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File Last Updated:
January 17, 2007
This title was added to our catalog on January 17, 2007.
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