The Dragon and the Cow

The Dragon and the Cow

I have a couple of (reasonably) confirmed events – and games – upcoming. The Concrete Cow event takes place in Milton Keynes on Saturday 10 September 2016; Dragonmeet takes place in London on Saturday 03 December 2016. I will be running sessions of The Cthulhu Hack at both events. For Concrete Cow, I will be running an afternoon session of The Derelict: When the last chip falls and the champagne has run dry, the eternal socialite has to sell up and…

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Lean and Lulu

Lean and Lulu

All the evil in the universe was concentrated in their lean, hungry bodies. Or had they bodies? I saw them only for a moment; I cannot be certain. But I heard them breathe… Keeping busy here, with more work on The Haunter of the Dark for The Cthulhu Hack ongoing and ideas trickling in for Unaussprechlichen Kulten, which will provide options for expanding or swapping out features of the game, along with dozens of tables for random content. In the meantime, you can…

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Horrors and Derelicts

Horrors and Derelicts

Following on from Mark Chance’s read through review of The Cthulhu Hack, he has now posted up four new Horrors For The Cthulhu Hack – the Chthonian, Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath, Dimensional Shambler, and Fire Vampire. I like the use of Improvised damage as the reduced harm to the essentially immaterial Fire Vampires from gear that smothers. Nice use of the available mechanics. I also posted a brief overview of my first session of The Derelict, Chaosium’s special release for Free RPG…

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I Can Endorse This

I Can Endorse This

Noted a nice summary review by T to the E to the O in the Google+ RPG Enthusing community of The Cthulhu Hack: I’ve read through it, and quite enjoyed seeing how The Black Hack was further hacked for the sake of Cosmic Horror. In The Cthulhu Hack, researching, recalling, and noticing things are handled using a Flashlights die. In the same way, chatting people up, persuasion, and interrogation are handled with a Smokes die. This metaphorically lines up with the illumination,…

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Props for The Haunting

Props for The Haunting

Gary Cole, a UK artist who posts his work on Deviant Art under the name Cisticola, has been labouring for some time on several exquisite hand-outs suitable for someone running the classic Cthulhu adventure ‘The Haunting‘. For those who have yet to indulge in my porting of this stalwart classic over to The Cthulhu Hack, these will surely help with the immersion of your game and players into the world of esoteric realty management. As well as various news articles…

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The Cthulhu Hack Cover

The Cthulhu Hack Cover

I have proof copies incoming from two sources for The Cthulhu Hack, and I’m looking into other alternatives. A wraparound affair that uses the front image in a mirror version for the back – along with a little blurb. One of the proof copies is perfect bound, the other saddle. I have a liking for the saddle, but ultimately we’ll see. I continue to seek alternatives for a better quality – and a hardback version. The hardback would have to wait for…

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