You may be asking yourself, how did I find myself on this strange website reading about some crawling, Egyptian-sounding thingy that seems hellbent on wrecking the earth? Maybe somebody in your gaming group has attempted to recruit you for this crazy Call of Cthulhu (CoC) campaign. Perhaps you’ve heard good things about the system, setting or campaign, and wanted to learn more about it. Or maybe you just clicked on a very wrong link somewhere along the way. No matter, we happily welcome you here to our dark little corner of the world. We would like to offer you some brief introductory comments and references to elucidate just what it is you may be getting yourself
If you’re planning to run the Peru prologue, consider investing a little time familiarizing yourself with famed explorer Hiram Bingham, who “discovered” (or, rather, made public) Machu Picchu in 1911. The 1954 film, Secret of the Incas, drew from Bingham’s exploits and was filmed in Cuzco and Machu Picchu. This Paramount production stirred interest in South American tourism and is often cited as direct inspiration for Raiders of the Lost Ark. It’s got some fantastic pulp features. Indy’s franchise decided to return its roots in 2008 with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It may not be the best film in the pantheon, but it does feature Peru and high pulp content.
As these player characters will be the first to make frequent appearances throughout our writings here, as well as our campaign narrative, we would like to take a moment to provide you with a brief introduction to them with linked character sheet PDFs should you wish to plunder them for ideas or backup characters. John Edgar Sloane , dilettante: As a teenager, he lost his wealthy parents in the sinking of the Titanic. Went on to become a star football player at Yale before serving in the Great War. Now 26 years old and haunted by his childhood and trench experiences, John continues to live fully in the dark alleys of North Africa and brothels