Call of Cthulhu RPG: Secrets of San Francisco (1920s)
A 1920s Sourcebook for the City by the Bay.
In all of North America there is no more perfect intersection of climate, culture, and colorful history than San Francisco - the culmination of Manifest Destiny, the Golden Gate to the Pacific Ocean, and the treasure house of wealth of the great California Gold Rush. Purged of her wild, anarchic past by devastating earthquake and fire at the beginning of the twentieth century, San Francisco has emerged as the most cosmopolitan city on the West Coast.
San Francisco is deceptively ancient: its history shrouded in a fog of false domesticity. The Bay Area has known many masters, each leaving a distinctive mark upon the land. As San Francisco blossoms it attracts fugitives and practitioners of unorthodox faiths from across the world. Tales of the region assume mythic proportions as it becomes the most ethnically diverse, and most lawless, place in North America.
Secrets of San Francisco provides excellent background for a Call of Cthulhu campaign set in the Bay Area of the 1920s. It includes urban geography, civic history and research venues, and Mythos lore. Many period photographs are provided and dozens of historical figures are introduced, including several who collaberated with and corresponded with Lovecraft. Here are provided descriptions of where San Fransican's are sent when they break the law, go insane, or pass beyond. Here are the sights, sounds, and secrets of this place that makes it a unique city. (from the back cover)
Alcatraz Island, Chinatown, the Winchester House, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Quentin State Prison, the Presidio, the Emperor Norton, the Masons, Mt Shasta, and much, much more. It's all here in this comprehensive sourcebook to 1920s San Francisco. Outside of Lovecraft country, this has to be one of the best settings for a 1920s Cthulhu campaign with so much local legend and lore ready to go for a creative keeper. Secrets of San Francisco is a 192 page soft cover, perfect bound book with black and white illustrations, pictures, and maps throughout.