Matthew Pook provides a detailed review of Out of Time on Reviews from R’yleh.

The very title of Out of Time hints at the desperate nature of the four scenarios in the anthology. Three of the four also take Trail of Cthulhu out of its traditional period of the 1930s, while the fourth, “The Black Drop,” certainly takes Trail of Cthulhu far from civilisation. All four though continue Trail of Cthulhu’s tradition of strong strong with well written and well realised scenarios

There is a review of Out of Time on rpg.net, awarding top marks (10/10). I highlight this quote because Jerome is worthy of praise:

LJerome really and truly captures the mood and feel of Call of Cthulhu in spooky and downright distributing vibe and wish that Chaosium would have employed his talents for the anniversary edition … This is why I include Jerome as an author, for his work makes the whole set of adventures come alive that while the text is excellent, it is marvelously complemented by the efforts of this phenomenal artist.

 

Dan Harms continues his quest to review all Trail books with this review of Out of Time (in general) and The Big Hoodoo (in particular).

Out of Time is a great scenario package if you haven’t purchased these scenarios yet, and each promises an evening of fun.

Dead Rock Seven, the first set of adventures for Ashen Stars is available for pre-order; PDF now, print version in August shipping with Ashen Stars. If you are a pre-orderer, you should have received an email for us with an offer, and an update to your existing Ashen Stars order.

The Out of Time print bundle for Trail of Cthulhu is now available for pre-order now, release in August. It includes adventures previously published as PDFs by Call of Cthulhu veteran Adam Gauntlett; Jason Morningstar, award-winning creator of Fiasco and the Shab-al-Hiri Roach and Bill White, creator of Ganakagok, as well as new essays. All Pelgrane customers who purchased any of the PDFs have already been sent a discount voucher for their print copy. I’m waiting to hear from rpgnow / dtrpg if it’s OK to send their customers a voucher.

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outoftime_title cover300pxheightDare you face the horrors Out of Time?

Pelgrane Press presents four century-spanning adventures for Trail of Cthulhu by three mythos masters. From war-damaged soldiers on the Western front, to chthonic forces in the remote Kergueln archipelago, from atomic tests on Bikini atoll to occult machinations in the Mojave Desert, Out Of Time will take your Investigators into the far reaches of madness and beyond.

Created by Call of Cthulhu veteran Adam Gauntlett; Jason Morningstar, award-winning creator of Fiasco and the Shab-al-Hiri Roach and Bill White, creator of Ganakagok, Out of Time features:

  • Not So Quiet: Bullet-ridden, bruised and bloody, the Investigators, soldiers and nurses in the Great War, are brought from the frontline to Military Hospital Number Five. Once the haze of morphine clears, they sense a brooding malevolence and they will soon realise there are worse things in this life than a bullet wound.
  • The Black Drop: Something slowly gathers strength beneath the frozen basalt of the Kerguelen archipelago – a monstrous thing once worshipped and then betrayed, a terrible god from the antediluvian past. Its time has come again, and mysterious forces gather. Will the Investigators usher in its rebirth – or put an end to it forever?
  • The Big Hoodoo: Play sci-fi great Robert Heinlein, his ex-Navy engineer wife Virginia, renowned editor and mystery writer Tony Boucher, or a young Philip K. Dick as they confront the lunatic fringe in La-La Land, and find themselves caught in a charlatan’s web of chicanery, mendacity, and deceit-laced with a strong strand of mythos menace.
  • Castle Bravo: It’s March 1954. The Investigators are sailors and scientists deployed aboard the USS Bairoko to the South Pacific as part of Joint Task Force One to participate in a series of secret thermonuclear test shots in Bikini Atoll called Operation Castle. After the first detonation, the PCs will have more than just radiation to fear.

Out of Time also features extensive handouts, pregenerated characters and exclusive new essays from the authors.

You can read Castle Bravo actual play here.
See the complete reviews to date here.

The very title of Out of Time hints at the desperate nature of the four scenarios in the anthology. Three of the four also take Trail of Cthulhu out of its traditional period of the 1930s, while the fourth, “The Black Drop,” certainly takes Trail of Cthulhu far from civilisation. All four though continue Trail of Cthulhu’s tradition of strong strong with well written and well realised scenarios.

—Matthew Pook

Stock #: PELGT22 Author: Adam Gauntlett, Jason Morningstar, Bill White
Artist: Jerome Huguenin Pages: 160pg Perfect Bound

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