Horror in the Pearl of the East! The Sassoon Files will be a set of scenarios and campaign resources for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition and GUMSHOE role-playing games (RPGs) set in historical 1920s Shanghai; an international city of intrigue, espionage, style and violence.
Victor Sassoon, a preeminent bon vivant, has found himself trading correspondence with Doctor Henry Armitage. They share a common goal and a common modus operandi. Victor fights to keep his empire safe, but he also fights for a Shanghai free from Mythos influence. Victor has gathered around him professors, detectives, muscles, guns, criminals and other problem solvers to mount a defense against a rising tide. Victor is your hook.
The trail leads to...
- a strange gate opened by an ancient Daoist ritual, and an alien spirit called forth from the Polaris solar system.
- a Shanghai triad operated by someone claiming to be the deceased Empress Dowager Cixi.
- a scam at the horse track, a heartbroken triad gangster, and the Bloated Woman.
- a lost city of golden sands, a field of black lotus, and a place suspended in time and space.