By John Snead, Andy Klosky, W. J. MacGuffin, Paul L. Mathews, Brian Nisbet, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
FOR USE WITH THE LAUNDRY RPG
Our truth is governed by way of enormous gods, invisible horrors that starvation to eat us. a few deluded bastards worship those gods, buying and selling obeisance for strength or magic or the privilege of having eaten final while the realm ends. Cults are like cockroaches, breeding within the shadows, gnawing on the partitions of society, afraid of the light… and bloody demanding to kill.
This complement for the Laundry records roleplaying video game delves into the murky realm of the cultist and the conspirator, detailing 8 of the nastiest, most far sighted foes of the Laundry and dozens of teen ones.
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