Russia spasms in the throes of the man-made horror of the Collectivization drive. The twilight skies over the southwest are unexpectedly illuminated by a fantastic meteor shower, the most vivid in living memory. Caught between the power of the State and creatures beyond comprehension lie the unfortunate residents of the area near Machine Tractor Station Kharkov-37.
A Cthulhu scenario set in Stalin's USSR. Originally written for tournament play, this adventure can be used as a one-shot game and includes pre-generated characters tied into the scenario for that purpose.
From author's notes:
"The author's goal in writing this scenario was to capture the desolation, melancholy, and despair of H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Colour Out of Space", which is one of the primary inspiration for this work. This is not a scenario about defeating a monster or about saving the world; it is intended to evoke a mood and provide a chance to roleplay and problem-solve. Keepers should be prepared for the possibility that some players who are used to being able to overcome any obstacle might be disappointed that total victory is not an option in this scenario. Machine Tractor Station Kharkov-37 is a place not to be defeated but a place, at best, to be simply survived. I feel this is in keeping with the spirit of Lovecraft's fiction."