Bookhounds' London is a city of cinemas, electric lights, global power, and the height of fashion. It's about the horrors - the cancers - that lurk in the capital, in the very beating heart of human civilization. A Templar altar might well crouch, mostly forgotten, in the dreary Hackney Marshes, but altars to false god's tower over the metaphorical swamps of Fleet Street and Whitehall. And as for lost, prehuman ruins... who's to say what lies under London, if you dig deep enough?32 authentic full-color maps with unique new street index of London in the 1930s, and plans of major buildings.
In the Trail of Cthulhu adventure/sourcebook, Bookhounds of London, the players aren't stalwart G-men or tweedy scholars exploring forbidden frontiers. Instead, they acquire maps (and maybe guidebooks) to those forbidden frontiers from fusty libraries and prestigious auction houses. They are Book-Hounds, looking for profit in mouldy vellum and leather bindings, balancing their own books by finding first editions for Satanists and would-be sorcerers. They may not quite know what they traffic in, or they may know rather better than their clientele, but needs must when the bills come in. This volume includes:
A Mythos take on London in the 1930s, packed with contacts, locations, and rumors.
New abilities such as Document Analysis, Auction and Forgery, as well as new occupations and drives.
Full statistics for a host of new and horrible Mythos creatures to pit against the Bookhounds.
"Whitechapel Black-Letter", a brand-new adventure which takes Bookhounds through the bleak East End of London on the trail of a powerful 15th century grimoire.