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Pulp Cthulhu is set in and around Miskatonic University in the mid 1920’s. The characters are all students at the start of the campaign.

Key Locations: (More will be added later as they are discovered in game).

Period and Setting

The games time line will begin in 1923 in the fictional town of Arkham, with the players starting out as Students attending Miskatonic University. The starting year is 1923, a strange time in American history prohibition is in full force. America is looking inwards and retreating from the world after the horrors of The Great War as one of the longest stock market booms in history is in full swing. This is the roaring 20’s, and it is this decade that the characters will have their first brushes with the mythos, commit deeds of daring do and possibly get an education at the same time.

The Miskatonic years of the campaign is set during term time and will play out like Harry Potter or Buffy. As opposed to a globe trotting adventure, one associates with the classical adventures.

As the game is set on earth in the 1920’s and 30’s the world is similar to our own yet is different. This Guide for the 20’s and this guide for the 30’s.

Recommended Reading and Viewing

  • The Original Indiana Jones Trilogy
  • The Young Indiana Jones
  • The Rocketeer
  • Hellboy 1
  • The Phantom
  • The Shadow
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)


The game will use the core CoC rules augmented with the BRP supliment to combat systems and to modify the characters through the use of ‘powers’. Powers will involve impoved skills and the ability to create Pulp Tec.

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