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 (NEAR MINT), Through the Alps (VERY GOOD), Italy & Beyond (VERY GOOD), and Constantinople & Consequences (NEAR MINT). Plus numerous player handouts (MINT and UNCUT), a European route map (NEAR MINT); luggage stickers (NEAR MINT); scrolls (MINT); passports (NOT PRESENT); 25mm cardstock plans of the train that can be laid end-to-end (MINT and UNCUT); and fragments of an ancient artifact (MINT and UNCUT) collected along the way.” (There’s also a reproduction Simplon Orient Express poster (NEAR MINT) and an NPC booklet ‘Strangers on the Train’ (NEAR MINT).) The box is in GOOD condition.
Unquestionably one of the all-time great role-playing campaigns.