Shadows of War (signed 1st printing), softback adventure anthology for Call of Cthulhu, by Rick Payne and Glyn White
“Battle the Mythos Against the Horror of War
Here are four longer scenarios set in and around the Second World War. Each scenario offers a distinct setting and location though, roughly speaking, each gives players at least a glimpse of the Mediterranean Sea. There is no plausible way (we can see) of linking the scenarios into a campaign, but this is the idea: the situation of war is ideal for one-shot scenarios.
International conflict is a background particularly conducive to Mythos horror as the urgencies of survival in war create opportunities to both mask and heighten the sanity-blasting effects of contact with the Mythos. These scenarios avoid battle-fronts, but place the investigators in risky situations where their own decisions determine success or failure, life and death.
Each scenario contains pre-generated characters for easy playability, or, for those who prefer not to use them, an indication of the scope for role-playing the scenarios provide. The scenarios are variously designed to play out in one, two, or three sessions of play though the keeper will be a better judge of how long they might take for their group. There are separate contents pages at the beginning of each scenario.”
This copy has the following inscription, in pencil, on the first page:
“For Steven, a first print run copy! Spot the mistakes. Best, Glyn”