The Detail — A Case File for Rivers of London: The Roleplaying Game — FREE!

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Ah, a protection detail! That’s a classic idea for heroic types working to uphold the law and protect the innocent — especially the latter! And so here we go with another original Rivers of London: The Roleplaying Game case file for other game moderators and players to enjoy! It’s called “The Detail.” Here’s the synopsis:

You didn’t expect to be on a train at this hour, but there you are. Your brief was very … brief. The Folly has been placed in charge of resolving the theft of a purportedly mystical artifact from the British Museum. You get word of good news — an insurance investigator on the trail has recovered the object — and bad news — the thief has died under violent circumstances. The worst bit comes last. The agent and the object are being pursued and chances are slim that either will make it home without help. That’s where you come in. You and your colleagues are traveling at speed and your protection detail begins the moment you see your charges. It’s just another day in the Special Assessment Unit, except there will be nothing but danger between point A and point B.

We’ve got intrigue, paranoia, and a couple scenic trips on trains. What else could you want?

This adventure was great fun and I’m giving it away for free! I wish you and your players a thrilling adventure.

You can download “The Detail: A Case File for Rivers of London: The Roleplaying Game” right now.

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It’s 24 pages of content, including introduction, story notes, characters, locations, and handouts. For those of you who are experienced game masters, it should be plenty to get you going. Of course, it’s your game, so deviation or elaboration are expected. Remember to add, delete, and change in whatever way makes it the best fun for your group!

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I have two requests.

  • If you play the game and you enjoy it, please drop me a line and let me know. My email address is in the README and the PDF.
  • Since we can’t yet publish Rivers of London: The Roleplaying Game adventures in a community marketplace, please consider visiting my author page on DriveThruRPG and looking at and maybe purchasing my Call of Cthulhu adventures or maps.

Special thanks to Will Wilshere for providing the photo of St. Pancras station for the cover of this adventure and to Sarah Richardson, the voice of intrepid insurance investigator Sandrine Collingdale.

Happy Gaming!