Tag: The Cthulhu Hack

September 16, 2018

Rogue Trooper: Operation Blue Moon

Great to see hacking of The Cthulhu Hack, with Clarky the Cruel running Rogue Trooper: Operation Blue Moon at Mersey Games Knights games day. He’s posted a brief report over on his blog, where @thegrampus notes: System-wise Hack is just as impressive as I’d hoped. Its fast and intuitive, and the declining resource dice mechanic is perfect for a game that is at heart Survival Horror. It feels like […]

August 9, 2018

All the Dice, No Gimmicks

At the heart of many tabletop games lie a handful of dice. When you write a game, I propose that you should keep it simple, especially as a self-publisher or small scale game company, and stick with dice – because no one wants to spend money on something weird and wonderful for a game that might only play occasionally. What use would you have for […]

July 3, 2018

Removing Investigative Resources

I’m open to discussion about The Cthulhu Hack on many levels. I’m not precious about the rule set and I accept that once released into the wild anyone can do anything with it. In the Google+ Community for the game, Scott Maclure asked: Could [The Cthulhu Hack] remove Investigative Resources, i.e. Flashlights and Smokes, without really affecting the game overall? My response: Not For Everyone I suppose […]

July 1, 2018

RPG Book Club

July sees the inaugural meeting of the #RPGBookClub on Twitter and after a vote earlier last month the first book up for discussion is The Cthulhu Hack. If you have the PDF lying in your computer Downloads or nestled in your smartphone cloud account of choice, or perhaps you picked it up at a convention, and you haven’t taken the time to read it – […]

June 29, 2018

Delta Green: Observer Effect

If we look too deeply into the roiling chaos of reality, chaos may look back. I ran the Delta Green adventure Observer Effect for Free RPG Day. I had intended to run a couple of sessions, but on the day we didn’t start until an hour after I’d planned – and as it turned out, I ended up running the single session for almost 5 […]

June 21, 2018

Cthulhu Hack Covered

In pursuit of an appearance and format I can iterate across The Cthulhu Hack range, I have been tinkering with the covers of the core books – including From Unformed Realms and The Haunter of the Dark. I’m not committing to a finalised version yet – but after two years of organic development in the appearance across the range, it seems about time that uniformity […]

May 19, 2018

The Dark Brood Updated and On Sale

I’m pleased to tell you that The Dark Brood has been expanded, upgraded and uploading – now 20-pages with a tweak to the cover image. The Dark Brood offers a selection of content bringing the fecundity of Shub-Niggurath front and centre to your game and loosing her mindless progeny upon the world. The supplement has been expanded from the original release (and in preparation for printing, […]

May 15, 2018

The Dark Brood Cover

The lurking progeny of the Great Mother, the Eternal Womb, the Black Goat… they lurk in wait. I have work to do to complete the text of The Dark Brood and I have my fingers crossed that I can complete the task in the scant time that remains. However, for the moment, there’s a cover image ready and prepared for sending on to the printer. […]