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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. In the Shadows is a scenario sourcebook for horror roleplaying game Call of Cthulhu.


Consisting of three stand-alone adventures plus all of the necessary handouts and maps, In the Shadows is primarily geared towards newer players of Call of Cthulhu.

It was written by Gary Sumpter, with cover art supplied by Eric Vogt, and runs to a total of 62 pages.


  • "Devil's Hole", in Scotland, the disappearance of a friend causes the investigators to delve into his twisted ancestry.
  • "In the Shadows of Death", while on a pleasure trip to a former Louisiana plantation, the investigators uncover the legacy of a dark experiment.
  • "Song of the Spheres", while attempting to assist an elderly madman, the investigators uncover a case of supernatural revenge.

Publication History[]

First published by Chaosium in June 1995, In the Shadows is currently only available as a digital PDF download.