For a brief span in 1985, Chaosium dipped their toes into producing solo adventures for Call of Cthulhu, having previously made the SoloQuest range for RuneQuest. At the time, only two adventures were released before the company reconsidered and decided to get out of solo adventures altogether – a situation which would persist until the Kickstarter for 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu, in the wake of which the solo adventure Alone Against the Flames was devised.
This seems to have done pretty well for itself, because the new regime at Chaosium have been putting it front and centre when it comes to introducing people to the game. For instance, in the tie-in mobile game, Alone Against the Flames is the first scenario you play, and the adventure is packaged with every copy of the Starter Set, where it serves as a gentle introduction to how the system works and what a Call of Cthulhu investigation is like.
In the wake of this, Chaosium have brought the two long-lost solo adventures back into print. First they did Alone Against the Dark, which I found to be somewhat overcomplex due to its ambition to replicate the action of a full-blown globe-trotting mega-campaign in a single solo adventure. Now Alone Against the Frost is an updated reprint of the original Alone Against the Wendigo – retitled because the Wendigo is only one thing you might encounter on your expedition into the mysterious North Hanninah region of Canada.