Fiasco - "Bookhounds of London"

This is a one-shot of "Fiasco", using a special playset based on "Trail of Cthulhu".

The setting is "Bookhounds of London". This game is GM-less and limited to five players (including me).


The Score

The Depression is hard on everyone, but it’s hardest on the bookhounds. Not that there aren’t books out there to be had: baronets and bishops alike are selling off whole libraries now that cash is short. Not that there aren’t buyers for the specialised volumes: Eton-and-Oxford aristocrats willing to try anything as long as it’s vicious; sweaty would-be Great Beasts looking for the shortest path to demonic power … or at least to devilish orgies. Between those two groups, sellers and buyers, a specialty market has sprung up in black magic and blasphemous tomes, no questions asked.

Maybe someone should ask a few questions. Not questions like "Is this authentic?" or "Isn’t that an awful lot of money for a book with all those stains in it?" but questions like "Do we really know who’s buying that copy of Nameless Cults?"

"Should we get paid in advance, just in case the ritual actually works?"

But questions don’t always turn up answers, not kosher ones anyway. Forgeries, thuggeries, and conspiracies abound. London is full of Nazis and Satanists and worse, not always up-front in their dealings. They want those books. You had better get them. Rent is due, and there’s a Depression on.






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  • Timothy V.

    Ugh sorry, hip deep in grad school summer session finals. Regrets! But looks like you have a full boat.

    July 5, 2013

  • Hepcat M.

    I'll be there and can bring copies if the Bookhounds setup as it's GM-less. My copy of the ruleset is digital, tho. Any chance I can find a way to meet up with you to get the printed book I loaned you or pass it on through someone? It's a little easier to flip through real pages. I game at giga bites on Tuesdays if that helps. Let me know. If not, no worries.

    1 · June 24, 2013

    • Paul M.

      Sure! I'll drop by Giga tomorrow.

      1 · June 24, 2013

  • Paul M.

    I can't make it to this one..rather than cancel or reschedule, I'll leave it standing as I know some of you have experience with Fiasco already,and this doesn't need a GM. Hepcat has a copy of the playset for this.

    June 24, 2013

  • Scott A J.

    Sounds like a blast! I love both Bookhounds and Fiascoe so the combo should be fun.

    May 13, 2013

    • Paul M.

      I'm new to Fiasco, couldn't resist this crossover! I love Bookhounds too...toying with the idea of a ToC Bookhounds campaign.

      May 15, 2013

  • Sharon M.

    Be there with bells and whistles. If possible, can I bring my fiance? I'm not sure he has a meetup...

    May 13, 2013

  • Paul M.

    This one was written by Kenneth Hite, author of "Trail of Cthulhu".
    Given that this is GM-less and has so much interest, I'm going to double group size so we have just split have two groups play it separately at the same time...we can compare stories at the end!

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Bryan B.


    May 13, 2013

  • Hepcat M.

    I am SO in.

    May 13, 2013

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