Horror on the Orient Express (1st edition), boxed campaign for Call of Cthulhu 1920s
“Man Dies Three Times in One Night!
A puzzling headline begins a front-page article found in the Times of London. Three men, all identical in identification, were found dead in the same room of the Chelsea Arms. All were dispatched in a similar manner – stabbed through the heart.
Then the home of a valued friend burns to the ground, severely burning him in the process. An odd summons, a surreptitious meeting, and a thousand-mile journey begins on the legendary rail service carrying the investigators to the Gateway of the Orient.
Orient Express contains a massive adventure for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. Beginning in 1920s London, the investigators journey to Paris and thence to the ancient city of Constantinople. With luck, they also return home. Four books are contained within: Campaign Book (VERY GOOD), Through the Alps (GOOD), Italy & Beyond (GOOD), and Constantinople & Consequences (GOOD). Plus numerous player handouts (mostly cut out, only about TWO THIRDS ARE PRESENT), a European route map (VERY GOOD); luggage stickers (NOT PRESENT); scrolls (VERY GOOD); passports (FOUR, VERY GOOD); 25mm cardstock plans of the train that can be laid end-to-end (mosty cut, GOOD or VERY GOOD, I think one carriage (out of 12) is missing); and fragments of an ancient artifact (NEAR MINT and UNCUT, except for the left arm, which is missing) collected along the way.”
The box is in FAIR condition.
Unquestionably one of the all-time great role-playing campaigns, and very difficult to find.