2018 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming Nominee
2018 Gold ENnie for Best Cover Art, Best Setting, Best Writing
2018 ENnie Nominee for Best Rules, Product of the Year
2018 Indie Groundbreaker Award for Groundbreaking Supplement
2018 Indie Groundbreaker Nominee for Best Setting
Harlem Unbound is an RPG sourcebook for Call of Cthulhu and GUMSHOE that takes players into the exciting world of the Harlem Renaissance at its height, to face terrifying horrors from the Lovecraftian Mythos. This groundbreaking tome gives Keepers and players everything they need to bring this unique place and time to life, and engage with the people who gave it its soul.
Harlem Unbound is compatible with multiple systems for investigating the Mythos on New York City’s jazz-soaked streets using either Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu 7th edition RPG or any of the GUMSHOE powered investigative RPGs by Pelgrane Press.
New York City in the 1920s: Prohibition is in full swing, and bootleggers are living high. African Americans flee the oppressive South for greener pastures, creating a new culture in Harlem. The music of Fats Waller and Duke Ellington pours out of the city’s windows and doorways, and the sidewalks are crowded with women in stylish skirts with silk stockings, and men in white gloves and Chesterfield coats. There’s a feeling of possibility in the air, like never before. But even in this land of promise, Harlem is a powder keg. While classes and cultures collide, Lovecraftian horrors lurk beneath the streets, creeping through dark alleys and hidden doorways into the Dreamlands. What Great Old One shattered our reality? Can you hold it together and keep the Mythos at bay for one more song?