APOCTHULHU – A First Look

APOCTHULHU Author: Dean Engelhardt, Chad Bowser, Jo Kreil Publisher: Cthulhu Reborn Page Count: 73 Available Formats: PDF PDF (DTRPG) – PWYW The fine folks at Cthulhu Reborn we kind enough to provide us with a preview of the new APOCTHULHU Quickstart Rules that were just released on 29 May 2020. In the days leading up…

A World Lit By Fire – A Look at Cthulhu Dark Ages 3e

Cthulhu Dark Ages – 3rd Edition Author: Chad Bowser, Andi Newton et al Publisher: Chaosium Page Count: 274 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $21.99 PDF (Chaosium) – $21.99 Print – Available Summer 2020 And if death does take me, send the hammered mail of my armor to Higlac, return the inheritance I…

A Dark Little Secret – A Review of The Shadow Over Providence

The Shadow Over Providence Authors: Jon Hook & Matt Ryan Publisher: Chaosium Page Count: 38 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $3.99 Print – Not Currently Available in Print The Shadow Over Providence is a traditional Call of Cthulhu scenario for Keepers of all skill levels. It made its debut at Necronomicon Providence…

Need Psychiatric Help? A Review of The Dreaming Ward

The Dreaming Ward A Convention Scenario for Call of Cthulhu Author: Matthew Sanderson Cartography: Matthew Sanderson Development/Editing: Mike Mason Layout: Nicolas Nacario Published by: Chaosium, Inc. Page Count: 29 Available Formats: PDF  PDF (DTRPG) – Free for Cult of Chaos GMs PREMISE: The Dreaming Ward begins in January 1926 in a psychiatric ward at a university…

Justice for Innsmouth – Winter Tide by Ruthana Emrys

Everything cleaned up in the mornin’—but they was traces. . . . Obed he kinder takes charge an’ says things is goin’ to be changed . . . others’ll worship with us at meetin’-time, an’ sarten haouses hez got to entertain guests . . . they wanted to mix like they done with the Kanakys,…

Cthulhu Mythos Sale at DTRPG

Calling all Mythos fans, DriveThruRPG is currently having their annual Cthulhu Mythos sale in honor of H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday. This annual sale features more than 1400 titles all under the worthy theme of the Cthulhu Mythos. There is a slew of great products in this year’s sale. It’s worth taking your time to sift through…

Cthulhu Dark – Looking into the Darkest Corners

Cthulhu Dark Author: Graham Walmsley Publisher: Graham Walmsley Page Count: 4 (original version) or 200 (expanded version) Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (catchyourhare) – Free PDF (IPR) – $21.00 Print+PDF (IPR) – $43.00 H.P. Lovecraft’s “cosmic horror” genre has another of RPGs that seek to emulate it. Obviously, there is Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu…

The Troublesome Legacy of H.P. Lovecraft

Like most gamers, I got my start with Dungeons & Dragons. However, my favorite RPG is most certainly Call of Cthulhu. As I write this, there is a lot of controversy about numerous allegations that Zak S. abused women he was in relationships with. In the interests of disclosure, I find those allegations to be…

Call of Cthulhu Aboard R.M.S. Lusitania

Call of Cthulhu games often take place in different historical eras, most commonly in the 1920s. My current game is set a decade earlier, in the 1910s, based in Boston Massachusetts. I’ve been greedily mining newspaper articles as adventure seeds – often a small police report can serve as an inspiration for an adventure. However,…