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The Dark Forest is a modern day scenario for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game published by Chaosium, Inc, edited and written by Chitin Proctor, with art by Stephanie McAlea.

An entity from Finnish folklore takes hold of a small U.S. town completely unprepared for the corruption and horror it brings.

The scenario deals with extremely mature themes including the horror of sexual abuse. While this is handled as an "off screen" past event, it is one of the driving facets of an NPC's character.
As such, please be aware that some of the themes are quite mature and are suitable for adult gamers only. It is required that you clear such subjects with your players first, before playing, and away from the table in order to not cause distress.
Please see Monte Cook's excellent 'Consent in gaming' available here on Drivethrurpg for guidance.
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joshua E December 04, 2019 11:11 pm UTC
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