Masks of Nyarlathotep

Now in production is the most massive episode of Dark Adventure yet conceived. Based on the beloved Chaosium role-playing supplement, this will be a gigantic production over six hours in length and with more props than usual.

In Masks of Nyarlathotep, the death of a dear old friend and an investigation into a doomed archeological expedition spiral into a global investigation with dire repercussions. Can a handful of intrepid investigators make a stand against an insidious and bloodthirsty cult? Can a diabolical conspiracy be thwarted before a doomsday plan comes to fruition? Is there any hope for mankind against the machinations of an Elder God or will they meet only despair, death and madness?

The script is still being written and details may change, but we plan the "standard edition" of the show to come on a set of six CDs, with a dozen bonus prop documents. We will also be releasing an expanded version that will include 50 or more prop documents plus some other very special bonuses. And we are planning a limited edition insanely deluxe version that will feature more than 100 props, including artifacts. We will be offering a separate Gamers Prop Set that will include all the props you need to actually play Chaosium's game. (Some props needed for the show are not needed for the game, and some needed for the game are not needed for the show.)

This show is still in the works and is not yet available for pre-order. We hope to record it in June and release it in early August. The details of the various editions are subject to change and we will post progress updates here and on our News & Events page, including pre-order announcements. We thank you for your enthusiasm, interest, and patience.

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Because this episode cannot be contained in a standard jewel case, the bonus props even for the "standard edition" will likely be packaged separately. We are still contemplating the options because we haven't yet decided exactly which props will be included or how the show itself will be packaged. But we expect that you'll get:

  • one or more clippings from 1920s newspapers from around the world
  • an urgent telegram from a desperate friend
  • revealing letters
  • diary pages
  • legal documents
  • Track Listing

    So very many. Still in development.

    Cast and Crew

    Based on the 7th Edition version Call of Cthulhu gaming supplement "Masks of Nyarlathotep", by Larry DiTillio and Lynn Willis, et al., under license from Chaosium, Inc.
    Written by Sean Branney & Andrew Leman
    Original music by Troy Sterling Nies

    Produced by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman

    Script, Liner Notes & More

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    The Rats in the Walls
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    Bad Medicine
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