catalog.chaosium.com An 1890s Scenario for Call of CthulhuChaosium
and Cthulhu By Gaslight
RETURN OF THE RIPPER takes place in London, beginning in late summer to early autumn of 1893. It involves a new series of killings perpetrated by Jack the Ripper. The Ripper has returned to London to continue his bloody work after a five-year absence. Working in league with the Ripper are other occult horrors with which investigators must deal. At least one of these is far more formidable—and deadly—than the Ripper himself!
The scenario presents a series of clues, encounters, and locations that, explored to their fullest, lead Investigators to the identity—and terrible secrets—of Jack the Ripper. A number of peripheral dangers are encountered along the way that may either be dealt with during the course of the scenario or, in some cases, sidestepped to be handled at a later time—provided Investigators retain life and sanity enough to do so. A number of red herrings are also present, designed to mislead and confuse the investigators. Some of these might lead to entire side adventures of their own; others will simply throw investigators momentarily off the track of their quarry.