“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” - The Dread Page of Azathoth
Shane Ivey is the purveyor of horror over at Arc Dream Publishing. He cares about the Mythos and the games run within it. This TUO 23 he picks at the overuse of mundane horror elements when the games should illustrate the cosmic horror present in the Cthulhu Mythos. Thus the beginning to another great installment of The Unspeakable Oath begins.
Following its tradition. TUO presents three one-page adventures called Tales of Terror. Each Tale has three options of how to run it. This quarterly’s offerings include a creepy little girl in a big box store (horrific enough on its own with Mythos), a funeral cut short by resurrection, and investigators being investigated.
If you're looking from something with a little more rotted flesh on it, TOU 23 also includes a 50 pages adventure (yes, 50) called Cold Dead Hand set in Russia. There’s nukes involved so you know it’s gotta be fun. It includes loads of maps, NPCs, critters, and equipment.
Other enjoyably horrific elements include short fiction, book/movie reviews, articles about odd firearms, and a new frightful painting that collects people. But those aren't the only reason to purchase Unspeakable Oath. Shane and his crew are true devotees to the Mythos. It shows on every page so if you love the Universe started by HPL, buy The Unspeakable Oath and revel in an unfair universe.
Remember, Cthulhu and all the other Great Old Ones aren't out to get us. Cthulhu doesn’t care.
[5 of 5 Stars!]