Step Back into the Eighties with our new AusAeons Scenario

Recently we released the second in our line of Australian Aeons scenarios — “Dead Flowers” by the amazing and prolific Stuart Boon. This adventure takes players to an unorthodox setting for Lovecraftian horror, namely a sunny seaside holiday town in the early 1980s. In this case, the place is Busselton, Western Australia, the time is New Year’s Eve 1982/3, and the horror … is just about to be unleashed upon an unsuspecting community.

Part of the beauty of this new scenario is that it re-imagines the Lovecraftian mode of storytelling, transplanting it into an entirely original kind of setting while retaining all of the brooding, ominous tone that HPL is famous for. Plus, Stuart has lovingly woven in some other forms of Supernatural threat that are drawn not from Lovecraft but from the Songlines of Indigenous Australians from this part of the world. In fact, the events that are described in this scenario are a case study in the dangers of mixing old world (Western) beliefs in the Unnatural with the ancient spirits of the Aboriginal Dreaming. It’s a volatile mixture.

The 46-page PDF for Stuart’s excellent scenario is available right now on DriveThruRPG, lavishly illustrated as always and with some nifty handouts and well-rounded Pre-gen Protagonists. Perhaps it’s time to take that holiday to the beach . . . (or just indulge in some eighties New Wave music nostalgia)?

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