In celebration of the release of The Dead White World, the first three scenarios of Cthulhu Apocalypse, author Graham Walmsley has put together a fantastic competition with the chance to win a numbered list of thirteen works of postapocalyptic fiction. All you have to do is figure out which book relates to which symbol. Subtle clues are given and you’re welcome to use the internet and Wikipedia to its full capacity.

We launched this competition to coincide with the release of Cthulhu Apocalypse. The first person to name each work of fiction won the book. However, nobody claimed the grand prize for naming all 13 books. If you can, that prize is yours.

The full map and clues can be found here.

Rules

Submit your entries in this format – number, title, author (e.g. 7. The Postman by David Brin) by email to cthulhuapocalypse@gmail.com

Please submit all 13 book titles in one email. The first person to get them all right wins the grand prize, which includes copies of Play Unsafe and A Taste For Murder, both written by Graham. And perhaps some other things too.

Do not wait until you have all thirteen answers, just send them in when you have them.

The closing date for entries is midnight UTC 1st April 2011.

Feel free to post answers in the comments section for bragging rights but your entry will not be counted unless you email your answer to the below address.

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The first part of the highly anticipated Cthulhu Apocalypse campaign.

The Investigators are rendered unconscious by a train crash. When they wake they discover the world has died. White flowers cover the ground and they see, beneath the delicate petals, the faces of the dead. No other human is in sight, everyone is gone.

The struggle to survive the apocalypse takes the Investigators through Britain, across the sea to America and beyond the veils of reality.

The Dead White World contains the first three scenarios for Cthulhu Apocalypse by Graham Walmsley, author of The Purist Adventures.

The Dead White World is supported by The Apocalypse Machine – a new campaign setting for Trail of Cthulhu.

There is a review of Graham Wamlsey’s opening chapters of Cthulhu Apocalpyse here on rpg.net (9/10)

Everyone was very happy with the scenario at its end. It was bleak, very Lovecraftian, and will be remembered as a gaming highlight by myself for many years to come. A lot of the credit for the excellent series of sessions must rest on the author – Graham Walmsley – who has crafted a horrible situation for players to navigate that is not a familiar Mythos monster charging down upon you, or a cult needing foiling. For this original conceit, I must applaud the author. His many sidebars, ideas, and notes (including the Save Vs. Apocalypse sidebar on escaping Dover as it is destroyed) make the scenario an inspiring piece to run.

Stock #: PELGT19D Author: Graham Walmsley
Artist: Alessandro Alaia Pages: 54 pg PDF

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Here is a proposal for the cover of Cthulhu Apocalypse. Please do let us know what you think.

(Edited to add: Thank you for all your feedback on this. We aimed for a cosy British apocalypse with this picture, which we got, but it’s clear we need to have a rethink. Your comments have been very useful.)

Cover

We’re working with a new artist for Cthulhu Apocalypse, Graham Walmsley’s new campaign frame. We are launching this series with a collection of three post-apocalyptic advetnures. Please do let us know what should be on the cover.

What should be on the cover of Cthulhu Apocalypse?
The skyline of devastated London, with Big Ben in ruins.
The English countryside covered in alien white flowers.
The White Cliffs of Dover crumbling as eldritch creatures stride through the sea.
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The white flowers and eldritch creatures are, of course, part of the Cthulhu Apocalypse storyline.

Alternatively, we would like to hear your ideas.

Wondering what terrors the Investigators will face in the upcoming Cthulhu Apocalypse? This diary extract gives some clues (and spoilers).

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We are looking for playtesters for a short campaign set in the UK in the 1930s following a global, Mythos-related disaster in the 1930s. I’ve played through this, and it’s great, and very different to any other Cthulhu adventure. It’s written by Graham Walmsley, who wrote The Dying of St Margarets and The Watchers in the Sky.

If you are interested, please email me simon@dyingearth.com, subject Cthulhu Apocalypse playtest, saying that you heard about the call on the Pelgrane Press website .

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