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 […]

July 21, 2019

Valkyrie Nine Double Win

I love conventions anyway, but UK Games Expo offered the double-thrill at the start of June that I got to attend and I was nominated for an award – and that excitement culminated in Valkyrie Nine—one of this year’s releases for Lovecraft-inspired investigative horror role-playing game The Cthulhu Hack—winning an award. Twice. Short-listed for Best Role-playing Adventure in the run-up to the event, this near-future investigation gathered up both […]

May 14, 2019

Valkyrie Nine Shortlisted

I’m excited to announce that Valkyrie Nine has been shortlisted in this year’s UK Games Expo Awards for Best Role-playing Adventure—the same award for which Three Faces of the Wendigo won the People’s Vote in 2018. Last year there was a Judge’s Vote and a Public Vote—I’m not clear at the moment whether this will be the case again. Whatever the case, the final results […]

May 13, 2019

Leap of Faith

Mother’s Love has been a massive leap of faith for me—one where I have wavered on many decisions. In the outcome, I’m deliriously pleased that it has turned out so well. I hope that you can come and see it in person at UK Games Expo, supporting the continuation of The Cthulhu Hack line. Up to Three Faces of the Wendigo, The Cthulhu Hack was […]