Tag: horrors

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

July 19, 2016

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 […]