Tag: Convicts & Cthulhu

May 19, 2017

Wildly Speculative

Website Reviews from R’yleh has posted a review about The Cthulhu Hack: Convicts & Cthulhu – which just recently picked up Best Copper Seller on DriveThruRPG (which is no mean feat for a Pay What You Want, as only paid purchases count!). You may see certain comments about the adventure therein and use of the term “faintly ridiculous”, which on the face of it is not […]

October 3, 2016

Review of Convicts & Cthulhu for The Cthulhu Hack

Eric Dodd has been good enough to write up a thorough review of The Cthulhu Hack: Convicts & Cthulhu, as a follow-up to his earlier review of the original source material Convicts & Cthulhu (by the Cthulhu Reborn team for Call of Cthulhu). Eric provides a punchy executive summary: The short summary – if you have Convicts and Cthulhu, you should pick up this light […]

September 12, 2016

Convicts and Convictions

For the second weekend in a row, I ran a game of The Wood at Cobbler’s Nob, set in the Convicts & Cthulhu setting. The first time, at Go Play Leeds, the adventure ran a lot differently to this weekend, at Concrete Cow in Milton Keynes. This Cthulhu Hack adventure starts with character generation, during which I explain that by the start of the adventure […]

September 7, 2016

Appreciation of Cthulhu

The slight algorithmic disparity between RPGNow and DriveThruRPG keeps Popular Electrum Pick out of reach at RPGNow, despite The Cthulhu Hack securing it on the DriveThru site a couple of weeks ago. Definitely an odd number, whatever it is. I awake each morning and check the page to see if TCH has finally tipped the balance to level up! On a more general level, I really […]

August 12, 2016

Outpost Expansion

The Outpost Generator release came from looking at maps of the settlements in the early period of the Australian colony while putting The Cthulhu Hack: Convicts and Cthulhu‘s adventure together. Most provided little more than a beach head for civilisation, as the British would have seen it, in a savage and challenging land. Meantime, the native people of this great land looked on – no […]

August 11, 2016

Outpost Drop Table

A small release on RPGNow and DriveThruRPG today in the form of the Outpost Drop Table generator for free settler / colonial outposts, suited to pre-modern adventure environments – like The Cthulhu Hack: Convicts & Cthulhu – but open to other possibilities. Drop five or six 6-sided dice into the table and read off the result, which tells you the building and something unusual about it […]

August 10, 2016

Beware the Jurrawarra

Read through Waste-Land Beasts and How to Kill Them and felt I had to post a variant of the Yowie, as the Australian variant of the classic Big Foot (or the Yeti) has so many names and faces according to which Aboriginal tribe sighted them. Looking at some of the Waste-Land monsters clearly triggered something. Aboriginal myth helps no end. It makes for great reading in […]

August 7, 2016

Convicts and Cthulhu

The circumstances of English settlement of Australia in 1788 are as unique as they are ghastly. Conceived as a self-contained prison, literally on the other side of the globe from the ‘civilized world,’ the colony of New South Wales was supposed to be somewhere that every “undesirable” element from Britain could be banished. What nobody considered was the potential for catastrophe created by the concentration […]