For those interesting in following Play by Post campaigns and love Call of Cthulhu, feel free to check out the campaign Ordinem Ignota: A Miskatonic University Campaign. You can find the link in the drop down menu up top…yeah that one.
Being a father of two and finding the ability to play games over the years has been very difficult but finally I got this much gestating campaign off the ground. Take a look, ignore all the grammatical errors, enjoy it and hopefully it spurs further ideas for your adventures.
Congratulations to Chaosium on their Call of Cthulhu 7th Ed Kickstarter. It raised a monstrous sum of $561,836. It’s good to see such support for a great system and setting. With this new found resurgence I do hope we see some epic sourcebooks and adventures to go along with all this.
Well I have been waiting for this one for eons. Finally the 7th edition of Call of Cthulhu is coming. I like some of the concepts I am hearing such as removing opposed rolls table and making to more streamlined. Also some rules will be optional plug-ins. In all a very streamlined game which to me is good. The stretch goals are kind of sparse. I am not sure if they were expecting not as much support as they thought they would be already the first of three is achieved. Myself I am looking at the $170 which includes a keepers book plus investigator books for your friends.
Shipping as of the 5th of November from Chaosium is a new collection of Cthulhu mythos stories entitled The Yith Cycle. Here is the product description.
The planet Yith is the home of the Great Race, a place inspiring H.P. Lovecraft and other authors to pen classic tales of travel through Time and Space. In “The Shadow Out of Time” (here with new, purified text) there is implicit a very different view of Homo Sapiens origins, derived directly from the modern mythology of the Theosophical Society. HPL often mentioned Theosophy as a kind of foil and precedent for his own Mythos in his stories. This collection includes tales of Yith both famous and obscure, replete with time travel, mind-exchange, and thrilling vistas of primordial history set in context that enables new readers and long-time Lovecraftian fans alike to enjoy them.
Kurt Wiegel has a new review up, this time for the new Realms of Cthulhu supplement for Savage Worlds. Being a big fan of Savage Worlds and anything Cthulhu-related, I’m chomping at the bit to see this book for myself!
In regards to alternate systems, Trail of Cthulhu is perfect for more investigative games, in my opinion. However, if you want something more pulpy then I think Savage Worlds is a fantastic fit, and for that sort of campaign this book would be invaluable (from what I can tell).
Well looks like there is a lot happening in Chaosium’s realm beyond the stars.
1. Coming in April there is a new book headed our way entitled Strange Aeons 2. It is a collection with nine scenarios that take place over various periods of time. Each comes with pre generated characters.
2. Arkham Now is now available. This book updates Arkham to the present time. This will be a good ressource for people wondering how they can bring forth Arkham to the present and get some romping adventures going. Mind the wal-marts with the Shoggoth at the counter.
Chaosium has posted that David Conyers will be a guest at the Australian show this year which is happening on Sept 18 – 20. David has written various Cthulhu supplements as well as co-authoring The Spiralling Worm fiction collection. Click here for details