October 27, 2020

The Dee Sanction Kickstarter

What is The Dee Sanction? A standalone tabletop role-playing game of Elizabethan heretics and traitors seeking absolution for their crimes; recruited as agents of Doctor John Dee to uncover and defeat supernatural forces hell-bent on overwhelming the realm. What system does The Dee Sanction use? The Dee Sanction uses something called Utility, a system that I’m initially developing for this game, but may use for […]

July 19, 2020

Forgotten Duty – Release

A visit to the University of Navarra—located in Pamplona, Spain—in search of a rare book—the chronicles of a monk who claimed to have witnessed visions of other worlds—leads to a grim investigation. Forgotten Duty is a short investigation—probably 6 – 8 hours of play—written for The Cthulhu Hack but playable with any system geared toward Lovecraftian horror. Set in modern-day northern Spain, the investigation has the potential to set […]

June 10, 2020

Some Kind of…

Some Kind of… is a miscellany of pithy prompts, nudges, and vague ideas for when you just don’t want to describe something with absolute precision. Following in the footsteps of From Unknown Realms and Brace For Impact!, it’s a GM tool for those moments in a game when you just need something to hang your space helmet off of. You might use it to quickly […]

May 1, 2020

All Rolled Up Sale Week

Celebrating the first week of May, May the Fourth, and making up for missing All Rolled Up’s 6th Anniversary, they’re having a sale. As they distribute print copies of The Cthulhu Hack, here’s what you need to know about this shopping opportunity. In addition, while TCH is on sale there, I’m applying the same saving – 25% OFF – on the Just Crunch Games DriveThruRPG […]

April 28, 2020

Oblivion Index

Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what weknow of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimesa thousandfold more hideous. – H.P. Lovecraft The Mythos, and the eldritch science that allow it to persist in our universe, warp human cognition. Within the confines of even the greatest minds, comprehension cannot endure without fracture. That is the nature of cosmic […]

April 28, 2020

State of the Mythos #1

The Brighter the Light has been brewing for a while; an investigation released by community creatives for the Call of Cthulhu system which I took a shine to. I have run this same investigation more than half-a-dozen times, including sessions at Tabletop Scotland, Go Play Manchester, The Kraken and others. A group of students take advantage of a ferry sinking and Robben Island being temporarily […]

July 22, 2019

Compatibility Hack

The association between The Black Hack and The Cthulhu Hack is a funny old thing. In the 3 years that both games have existed, an explosion of other supplements and expansions of the former have appeared. In the meantime, TCH has drifted along a path of its own. What does that mean? It means that many elements of The Cthulhu Hack are backward compatible with […]

July 22, 2019

Mother’s Love Review

I missed this review for Mother’s Love—the hardback/PDF release for Cthulhu Hack featuring four writers new to the system knocking it out of the park. The review is here: http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/07/mothers-embrace.html The skip to the end summary: Mother’s Love is a solid collection of scenarios, each easy to run, each easily adapted to the mechanics of the Keeper’s choice, and each entry exploring a different aspect of […]