A trip to dream of - a Mephisto review
When Section M receives evidence that agents of the Black Sun are planning a dangerous ritual in Marseille, player agents are sent out to prevent the worst from happening. Stop the occult experiments and then escape the city undetected – that's the simple mission description. However, the mission will offer its unique challenges – as usual.
Operation Marseille is an adventure for Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 that jumps right into the action – where other adventures would end in the finale. The story only takes place for a few hours, but this short time frame will challenge the player characters. Once the Black Sun's plans are thwarted, it's a matter of arriving at the rendezvous point on time and avoiding the enemies looking for the agents. And, of course, other problems plague the characters.
Operation Marseille is fast-paced and finds an exciting balance between the challenge of operating as agents behind enemy lines and a mythos threat from an unexpected direction. Operation Marseille is a well-suited mission for a compact, fast-paced evening of play that can keep players on their toes from start to finish.