Category: Extras

February 3, 2019

Bookhacks of London

Following a post on Twitter by @jonnywaistcoat about an interest in running the excellent Bookhounds of London using the rules set from The Cthulhu Hack, I couldn’t help but take up the challenge of creating a thematically suitable character sheet. I admit, this partially arose as Jonny had made one himself, but also because last time I ran a game of Bookhounds I had created […]

July 18, 2017

Random Tables

I believe random tables have their place in the creative process. Like my collection of Rory’s Story Cubes or my three volumes in the classic Central Casting books by Jennell Jacquays, the table often provides an essential spark to my creative process. I don’t always include a random table in my books, but when I do there’s a damned good reason for it – it’s […]

July 13, 2017

Your Haunter May Vary

All Haunters are not born equal. The cosmic horror value of your Haunter may go up as well as down. You know the drill, right? You play a game and when the bad guys make their first tentative appearance the players read between the lines and leap ahead to tactics and strategies. They know how to handle a Deep One or a Shoggoth – and […]

December 10, 2016

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 […]

November 14, 2016

Going to the Sales

If you’ve been holding off from holiday shopping waiting for the sales or a good offer, today seems to be as good as any for The Cthulhu Hack (and more). At LULU, if you input codes NIGEL35 and 15MAILNOV (in that order) you can stack 35% off and free shipping. If you add in a few choice OSR items, you can really make the most […]

November 7, 2016

Redbubble

Given how happy I am with the current cover of The Cthulhu Hack and some general requests on the Elder Sign front, I have experimentally opened a Cthulhu Hack Redbubble shop front for the sale of merchandise. Why Redbubble? The range of available options. The fact that I have bought things from them before. And the availability of a full front panel graphic t-shirt option […]

September 27, 2016

Period Names

Some aspects of The Haunter of the Dark didn’t make it all the way through to the final edit. When you have a book that needs to go to print and a pressing need to reach a multiple of 4, the edit can mean dropping a page or two of content rather than padding out with two more. In the mix, this meant losing some tables […]

August 24, 2016

Stranger Things

The popularity of Netflix series Stranger Things has a lot to do with nostalgia for the kid-focused coming-of-age movies of the 80s, but also the sounds, sights, fashions, and that damned game Dungeons & Dragons. The other fascination comes from the adventure potential of the Upside-Down and the creeping horror within – nicknamed the Demogorgon by the kids, but something else altogether. The story progression […]