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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. Nightmare in Norway is a scenario sourcebook for Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, created by third-party content provider Games Workshop in the years before they limited their catalogue to their own products.


A Call of Cthulhu adventure for 2-5 moderately experienced player characters, set in Norway in February 1925.


The body of Lieutenant Cleary is found near the village of Vikenberg. It has been badly mutilated. The locals say Cleary fell while skiing and was attacked by wolves ... yet Cleary was an accomplished skier, and his cousin, Sir Eustace Cleary, is perturbed ... Behind the tragedy lie blackmail threats, and the hint of something darker in the mountains. Sir Eustace cannot afford any scandal, as he is standing for Parliament. He has heard of your investigative abilities, and offers you a good fee. Will you enter the nightmare in Norway?
~ Back cover text

Called in to assist a powerful politician and shipping mogul in a case of blackmail, the investigators make their way to Norway to solve the crime. During the course of their inquiries, they stumble across a previously-unknown species of humanoid trolls in service to the Great Old One Tsathoggua, and, due to the actions of a particularly heartless NPC, find themselves embroiled in a battle for revenge initiated by the primitive beasts.

Coming complete with all of the necessary handouts and maps in a pull-out centre section, Nightmare in Norway was written by Marcus L. Rowland with cover art by Lee Gibbons, interior art and maps by Tony Ackland [1], and ran to a total of 36 pages. It was published by Games Workshop under license from Chaosium in 1985, and is currently out of print.



  1. Nightmare in Norway, p2 credits, Games Workshop (1985)