New Year, New Game

New Year, New Game

DriveThruRPG and RPGNow have a New Year, New Game event running intended to draw new blood into games they might not have considered before. They have 948 games on offer! As an incentive, all of those games has 10% off their standard price and, importantly, they provide you with the essentials to start playing straight away. The Cthulhu Hack figures amongst the masses – and if you pick up the Pay What You Want Quickstart Nocturnal Rites, you have a really…

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Coming Up, Looking Back

Coming Up, Looking Back

Just a brief one, as I noted The Cthulhu Hack got a mention alongside The Black Hack in the TableTop Games 10 Top Roleplaying Games of 2016. In addition, someone rightly pointed out that in Cthulhu Hack 2016 and Beyond I did not mention the GM Screen amongst the upcoming releases. OK – now I have mentioned it. I had a rough version of a screen in-hand for my game at Dragonmeet (the artefact in the middle of the picture with the map cover),…

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Cthulhu Hack 2016 and Beyond

Cthulhu Hack 2016 and Beyond

I think that 2016 warrants celebration because of everyone reading this – and many who aren’t – who picked up a copy of The Cthulhu Hack or one of the supplements and adventures that followed. The success of The Cthulhu Hack took me somewhat by surprise. It also filled me with a sense of creativity and energy that saw 200-pages of content crafted over a period of 6-months. Just Crunch Games had 3,050 PDF sales in 2016. Roughly 40% of…

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The Listening Game

The Listening Game

Save Innsmouth benefits heavily from listening to and acting on the players’ responses. A Gamemaster should always be listening and taking notes, but noting the mood, tone, individual response and banter can prove valuable tools in setting the dials and measuring the pace for the adventure. A tired group of players need more push and adrenalin, while an inquisitive party might still want push, but also deserve the attention to detail they desire. When I ran Save Innsmouth at Dragonmeet,…

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Out With The Old (Ones)

Out With The Old (Ones)

Three days remain for The Cthulhu Hack Festive Bundle on RPGNow. The bundle will run through to New Years Day. OneBookShelf has a New Year, New Game promotion from that point on – and I’m really happy that 639 people have taken advantage of The Cthulhu Hack: Quickstart – Nocturnal Rites to get clued up to this investigative horror. For reference, the Quickstart has gone to Pay What You Want. It means you can still pick it up for free, but if…

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Festive Cthulhu Hack Bundle

Festive Cthulhu Hack Bundle

Amidst the fall of snow and a swirling storm of parcels and letters, something dark and unwholesome lurks, waiting. So little time remains and not a chance for anyone to receive these valuable tomes, grimoires and books of esoteric guidance by mail. Here’s a chance to pick up the whole bundle of goodies from The Cthulhu Hack published in 2016 – either for yourself or gifted to a friend. When you Checkout, tick Buying for someone else? (low on the…

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Save Innsmouth Kit at Dragonmeet

Save Innsmouth Kit at Dragonmeet

The “Kit” I used to run a session of Save Innsmouth: Chapter 0 at last weekend’s memorable Dragonmeet, minus the All Rolled Up game roll and The Cthulhu Hack dice tray. The players each had their character’s image – and name – out in front of them on a simple clear plastic stand. I wrote the name on with a dry wipe Correctable pen, which means I can reuse the pictures for a future con game. The images themselves came from a…

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