That famous saying is the essence of the Cthulhu Mythos. The Great Old Ones are a cosmic evil that has existed since before time and shall exist long after humanity has gone the way of the dinosaurs. With this agelessness at the core of H.P. Lovecraft’s works, this book attempts to illustrate the eternal struggle between man and the forces of the mythos. No roaring twenties mobsters or modern day secret agents will be found here, but you might spy a caveman or a spaced out flower child or two.
This book contains nine scenarios that run a chronological gambit from prehistoric times to a distant future. Each adventure comes with six pre-generated characters for the players to use, allowing for quick play with a minimum of fuss. Unfortunately, female players may find a lack of female characters to choose from in some of these eras, but sadly that was the way of the world back then. However, that should not stop an open-mined keeper from changing any character’s sex to better fit the players if they so wish.
While each scenario is meant to be a standalone experience, keeper’s shouldn’t let that stop them from continuing the historic horrors if they find the setting intriguing.