Category: In Development

November 22, 2016

Cthulhu Hack Demo Pack

I’m currently working up a Cthulhu Hack Demo Pack, which will include a 4-page booklet with a 2-page overview of the game, for players and GM alike, and a 2-page demo adventure, designed to run in 15 minutes or so for 1 or 2 players. To round that off, it will include two pre-generated characters using a simplified version of the current character sheet. The character sheet […]

October 20, 2016

Weird Science

“Non-Euclidean calculus and quantum physics are enough to stretch any brain; and when one mixes them with folklore, and tries to trace a strange background of multi-dimensional reality behind the ghoulish hints of Gothic tales and the wild whispers of the chimney-corner, one can hardly expect to be wholly free from mental tension.” ― H.P. Lovecraft, The Dreams in the Witch House One thing I […]

July 20, 2016

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 […]

July 4, 2016

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 […]

June 27, 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 […]

May 19, 2016

The Cthulhu Hack v2 in Print

Now that The Cthulhu Hack has been out for a week, I have had the chance to play another session with the rules and get a lot of feedback from people. With UK Games Expo fast approaching, I will have physical copies in hand, but they will be specific to the event. With a short time frame for printing, I’ll be going with Lulu for […]

May 13, 2016

More Cthulhu, More Cake

I have a birthday weekend ahead of me, so unlikely to spend much time actually creating any new content or materials. However, that’s not to say that I haven’t been at work on some level or another. I have ordered proof copies of a couple of format styles for The Cthulhu Hack book with the aim of having these available at UK Games Expo. While I […]

May 5, 2016

Black Hack Hack Back

After a long and unenforced hiatus, I’m working on something new. One of those unplanned moments when you realize that an idea needs to find a voice or leave you sleepless. David Black recently released The Black Hack after a long period of playtesting and development. The Hack takes the essentials of 70s old school tabletop and boils it right down to the simple basics, […]