Conversion, Mechanics 0 comments on Compatibility Hack

Compatibility Hack

The association between The Black Hack and The Cthulhu Hack is a funny old thing. In the 3 years that both games have existed, an explosion of other supplements and expansions of the former have appeared. In the meantime, TCH has drifted along a path of its own. What does that mean? It means that […]

News 0 comments on Cthulhu Hack Update

Cthulhu Hack Update

The Cthulhu Hack had a 2nd birthday last month and the line continues to grow. At the core, we have the three core books, along with two books of adventures, and other books filled with campaign materials, like The Dark Brood and Convicts & Cthulhu. Good moment for an update. The Cthulhu Hack Website It […]

In Development 0 comments on January 2017 Update

January 2017 Update

Where did January go? A quiet month with no releases, as my efforts have been focused under the hood, so to speak. I have been wrangling writers for a trio of adventures to be released Quarter 2 or 3. I will be one of those writers, but the other two I’ll keep under wraps for […]

Reviews 0 comments on I Can Endorse This

I Can Endorse This

Noted a nice summary review by T to the E to the O in the Google+ RPG Enthusing community of The Cthulhu Hack: I’ve read through it, and quite enjoyed seeing how The Black Hack was further hacked for the sake of Cosmic Horror. In The Cthulhu Hack, researching, recalling, and noticing things are handled using a […]

Mechanics 5 comments on The Hacked Haunting

The Hacked Haunting

In running one of my playtest sessions for The Cthulhu Hack, I decided to use an old Call of Cthulhu classic – The Haunting – to see if I could handle a conversion. You can get hold of the original for free as part of the Quick Start for 7th Edition or earlier editions. I […]

Releases 0 comments on The Cthulhu Hack on RPGNow

The Cthulhu Hack on RPGNow

I’m really pleased to announce the official Version 1 release of The Cthulhu Hack through OneBookShelf websites. After a crash course in hacking, drafting, writing and playtests, the 42-page hack of The Black Hack takes the fast playing OSR system into the world of H P Lovecraft. Battle cultists and the servitors of the Mythos, while […]

Playtest 0 comments on Each To Their Own

Each To Their Own

Last night, at my local gaming group, I ran The Keepers of the Woods – the winner of the RPG Geek One Sheet GUMSHOE adventure contest last year, written for Trail of Cthulhu. The investigators head down to Devon to following up a postcard from Professor Margaret Blackwood and a report of her demise in […]

In Development 0 comments on Black Hack Hack Back

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 […]