The Highway of Blood - Scenario for the 1970s
The Highway of Blood
You find yourselves in West Texas during one of the worst heatwaves the region has ever seen. You're driving along a stretch of lonely highway with the gas gauge edging slowly towards empty when you suddenly spot a sign that promises gas and maybe a cold drink!
Over the radio you hear Coyote Mike (a local DJ) say: "Welcome to another day in the seventh circle of Hell¸ with the mercury expected to top 110 degrees here on the Devil's Backbone¸ and tomorrow ain't lookin' any better. As my ol' grandpa used to say: You can't change the direction of the wind¸ but you can always adjust your sails to reach your destination. I don't know where you're headed¸ my friends¸ but here's a little somethin' to keep you rollin' down the highway!”
As "Roll On Down the Highway" begins to play¸ you get the strange feeling that you're being watched¸ but that's crazy. After all¸ who'd be out here in the middle of nowhere?
The Highway of Blood is a scenario for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition. It is set in 1975 and pays homage to the grindhouse movies of the time. For that reason¸ it is extremely deadly and gritty and is intended for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.
This is an extremely sandboxy scenario¸ and so the number of sessions will vary greatly depending on the players. This will work with almost any sort of characters from the time period from regular folks to law enforcement to mythos investigators. The replay value of the scenario is therefore very high¸ with a very different story and outcome each time.
The scenario includes multiple plot ideas¸ pre-generated characters¸ numerous handouts¸ cinematic car chase rules¸ as well as rules for dealing with the extreme desert environment that the characters find themselves in.
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