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H.P Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Parlour presents “The Maddening” & 8 Hours of Soundscapes!

"The Maddening" is the first of a series of stand-alone interactive mystery horror party games. A unique combination of roleplaying, theatre and live action game.

Set in the 1920’s, you are a member of the Society of the Un. A group of foolhardy adventurers, who are dedicated to exploring the mysteries of the Unexplained, the Unexplored and the Unnatural.

The investigators will be tasked with uncovering the disappearance of the son of Sir Charles Bonneville. Events will take your group into such places as Spiritualists seances, asylums, abandoned attics, tombs and even the terrifying trenches of World War One.

This is the only game in the world to start with a real hypnotic induction (optional) to get your players into a mindset that will make the events more real and terrifying than ever before. Each Act and supporting narration has orchestrated soundscape (Nine new soundscapes not found on the Cthulhu Soundscapes Vol 1 & 2) that will further immerse your players like never before.

Act Two audio sample "The Seance" (May be different on the finished album)

All players get involved working out puzzles, interviewing characters, performing rituals and solving mysteries. Characters for the players are optional, you can also have players being themselves but transported through time.

This intense tale is to be played in one night and utilises soundscapes, printable props, masks and the hypnotic induction. It’s also designed to be played along with your phone, pad or print.

BEST PLAYED FROM YOUR DEVICE (Printed version also available as well as pre-printed props) 

To Play

The rules are unique and very easy to pick up for those not used to roleplaying.

You will need a room/rooms with enough space for your players (4-20) to sit and allow space for physical movement inside. Get speakers linked to the device holding the narration and soundscapes, turn down the lights and light up the candles. Then you are ready for the tale.

Two players will act as StoryMasters (narrators and character actors) the rest of the players (up to 18) will be the investigators of the game.

The investigators will hear the narration at the start of each new Act, then have to work out what to do and say in response to the new situation presented by the StoryMasters.

Authentic looking reproductions
Authentic looking reproductions
Printable masks are optional
Printable masks are optional

 Includes

“Cthulhu Parlour” rules and setup (PDF) The Maddening adventure (PDF) Printable props and 6 masks, Hypnotic induction MP3, “The Maddening” 9 Act Narrations and Orchestrated Soundscapes (Each MP3 is 25 mins long).

UNDATE! Now includes Cthulhu Soundscapes Vol 3!

8 Hours of Soundscapes without the narration for you to use either for your own Cthulhu Parlour games or other horror games.

Cthulhu Soundscapes Vol 3
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Risks and challenges

Olly Mc is a game designer and theatre owner. His immersive shows, using the same techniques as this game, have made it a five star attraction and the Top Two “Things to do” in East Sussex on TripAdvisor.

Having already produced and written ten other tales, produced over 30 hours of horror soundscapes and entertained hundreds of players.

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    The Maddening (Digital)

    The Digital version.

    The game plays best when run from a phone or pad.

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    Cthulhu Parlour rules of play PDF
    "The Maddening" The tale PDF
    4 hours MP3 Soundscapes with scene narrations
    The Hypnotic induction MP3
    Printable props and masks

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    The Maddening (Print and Digital)

    Softcover book (9x6) of Cthulhu Parlour and all the props and masks professionally printed for you.

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    The digital version

    Cthulhu Parlour rules of play PDF
    "The Maddening" The tale PDF
    4 hours of MP3 Soundscapes with scene narrations
    The Hypnotic induction MP3
    Printable props and masks

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    The Deep One

    Cthulhu Parlour "The Maddening" Print version and Digital (As above)

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    The Cthulhu Soundscapes Vol One & Two and the original rewards (extra tracks and sound effects) as mp3 digital download albums.

    16 hours of orchestrated music and soundscapes to create your OWN Cthulhu Parlour games.

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