Always More to Learn

Always More to Learn

Michael Julius posed a great question over on The Cthulhu Hack Google+ community: Say there’s an interaction with an NPC who has a negative disposition towards the PCs. For example, Peter Bulgrew in The Keepers of the Woods. Perhaps he has just beat up on a PC. Is it possible for the players to gain information from him with ‘smokes’? My response was that if the characters need a clue that the antagonist holds, they should get it whatever his…

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The Cthulhu Hack v3

The Cthulhu Hack v3

I’ve just completed the update of files on RPGNow/DriveThruRPG for the PDF, which includes: Second printing version of the rules, with minor adjustments, text justify, page numbering, and clarification on Advantages / Disadvantages New cover by Henning Ludvigsen, included as a front page only image and a wraparound version, which will be used for printed copies going forward I have sent the updated files off for the print version, which means you won’t have the option to order one of…

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The Cthulhu Hack – June 2016

The Cthulhu Hack – June 2016

I just wanted to post where I was up to on the current stack of upcoming material for  The Cthulhu Hack. Expect a slightly updated copy of the PDF of the core rules in the near future. As well as including a new Cthulhu cover image by talented artist Henning Ludvigsen – along with the existing ones so you have the option to do home printing with whatever version you prefer – the rules will have a minor tweak or two….

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Fire and Fury

Fire and Fury

While created to generate quick horrors of the unknown for games like The Cthulhu Hack, there’s nothing stopping you from using From Unformed Realms as a way to kickstart monsters for other games. Throw a few six-sided dice (different colours help, deciding in advance which come first, second and third – but you could just read them left to right as they fall) or use an online randomizer, and you can set down the skeletal potentials of a new opponent. As a…

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From Unformed Realms

From Unformed Realms

As a Gamemaster, you just can’t have something planned for every eventuality. Perhaps you have to step in to run something on short notice or the normal group can’t meet so you want something to change the pace. The Cthulhu Hack offers a simple system for investigative horror, but where to get the horror? From Unformed Realms offers you a trusty collection of random tables to provide a springboard for your creativity just when you need it most. Below the…

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The Cats of Ulthar Sale

The Cats of Ulthar Sale

In celebration of the 96th anniversary of Lovecraft’s short tale The Cats of Ulthar, I offer up a few cat-related spells for those who favour the feline and care not for the loss of sanity that fascination brings: Comprehend Cat (1st level) : You understand feline language; Advantage on your Flashlight rolls for one minute/lvl. Cat’s Footing (1st level) : Saves to avoid threat from climbing, jumping or falling have Advantage for one hour. The Wisdom of the Sphinx (3rd…

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Cthulhu Breakfast Club Review

Cthulhu Breakfast Club Review

Sat before a crackling fire with a mug of cocoa and a musty tome (that’s June in the UK for you), I listened in good company to the latest podcast from the Patreon-funded Cthulhu Breakfast Club. 90-minutes of fine Mythos-focussed banter from Paul Maclean and chums – from Yog-Sothoth.com – they provide a 5-minute potted review of The Cthulhu Hack. While I urge you to support such creative and entertaining output through become a patron, I thought it handy to provide a…

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