Editor’s Desk: The Lovecraft Country Holiday Collection on Kickstarter

Our friend Oscar Rios and his Golden Goblin Press are at it again. This time with a roleplaying and fiction duet set in Lovecraft Country—The Lovecraft Country Holiday Collection. The scenarios in this new product were previously released, Halloween in Dunwich and Christmas in Kingsport, but they are being updated to Call of Cthulhu 7th…

Technology in Horror Games

As someone who plays a lot of Call of Cthulhu, I’ve gotten to know the 1920s (and the 1910s and 30s) rather well. Why is the game in that era? As I recall, initially Sandy Petersen wanted to set the game in the modern-day (which was then the 1980s) but instead Chaosium made the decision…

Too Close to Home?

Too Close to Home Author: Benjamin Schäfer Publisher: Miskatonic Repository Page Count: 12 Available Formats: PDF PDF (DTRPG) – Pay What You Want Too Close to Home is a brand new scenario created and published Benjamin Schäfer through the Miskatonic Repository located at DriveThruRPG. This is Ben’s first published scenario, but he’s no stranger to the…

The Journey: Masks of Nyarlathotep Session #4 (New York Begins)

What follows is session 4 of my ongoing Masks of Nyarlathotep game that I am running for four players. Nick Jones – Investigative Reporter. Sam Switch – Mechanic (who has a deep dislike for Henry Ford), Daisy Elizabeth Tillinghast – Cat Burglar (her cover is governess/nanny), John  Bigbeautea – Occultist. SPOILERS AHEAD Session 4 opens…

Things That Go Bump in the Night – A Review of The Spirits of London

The Spirits of London Author: Robert Grayston Publisher: Stygian Fox Page Count: 22 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $2.99 Print (options available) – $7.99 – $10.98 Have you ever read a game supplement and thought, that was great, but it would be better if they had included <insert topic>. That’s how I…

The Long-Term Call of Cthulhu Game

Call of Cthulhu has a well-deserved reputation as a deadly game. The “monsters” in the game often cannot be killed and in a fair gunfight, investigators are extremely vulnerable. Add to this the magic that investigators can learn also contributing to their mental decline and you clearly have a game that is not for the…

Editor’s Desk: Call of Cthulhu: A Cold Fire Within Now Available

Call of Cthulhu fans, this just came across my news feeds. Chaosium, Inc. has just announced that a “New for Pulp Cthulhu! A COLD FIRE WITHIN: A Mind-Bending Campaign by Christopher Smith Adair. Available now in PDF. Purchase direct from Chaosium.com and you get the full price of the PDF off the physical book when it…

The Journey: Masks of Nyarlathotep Session #2

What follows is session 2 of my ongoing Masks of Nyarlathotep game that I am running for four players. Nick Jones – Investigative Reporter. Sam Switch – Mechanic (who has a deep dislike for Henry Ford), Daisy Elizabeth Tillinghast – Cat Burglar (her cover is governess/nanny), John  Bigbeautea – Occultist. SPOILERS AHEAD Session 2 opens…

Onward to Rome! A Review of 7th Edition Guide to Cthulhu Invictus

Guide to Cthulhu Invictus Author: Oscar Rios with William Adcock, Stuart Boom, and Chad Bowser Publisher: Golden Goblin Press Page Count: 198 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (Golden Goblin Press) – $24.99 Print (Golden Goblin Press) – $49.95 Print+PDF (Golden Goblin Press) – $65.00 Introduction Cthulhu Invictus, a supplement for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu…

The Journey: Masks of Nyarlathotep Session #1

This past weekend I began what will amount to a long and beautifully twisted journey into the world of Chaosium’s Masks of Nyarlathotep. This short post will serve as the start of a “living” journal to capture the highlights and interesting experiences of not only my players but my own as well. If this type…