Category Archives: Call of Cthulhu

A List of Lovecraft’s Arkham Characters

When I was prepping for an Arkham campaign, I went through Lovecraft’s stories and put this list together of all the characters he mentioned. If you are running Call of Cthulhu (COC), you might find it useful. Lovecraft’s characters in … Continue reading

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A Manor Farm on Ancient Earthworks, Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire

This map could spark an adventure or two in a medieval or COC setting. Hillfort: OS Grid Reference – TL 0849 5985 Also Known as: The Camp Archaeology & History This much disturbed Iron Age ‘hillfort’ is effectively a large … Continue reading

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Insanity Rules

Source: I played a lot of Call of Cthulhu way back when, and enjoyed it immensely. Back then we weren’t terribly concerned about losing sanity, because in general our characters were killed by horrific monsters far before it happened. … Continue reading

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I had a chance to play Sertorius last night and enjoyed the system, probably because of its many similarities to Runequest and hence to my own homebrew system. The single rulebook is well-organized and thorough (lots of information on the … Continue reading

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Shadows of Yog-Sothoth, the Hermetic Order of the Silver Twilight

SPOILERS AHEAD! Do not read this unless you will be the Keeper running this adventure in the “Shadows of Yog-Sothoth” (1982) campaign. Page down to read more I dug out Shadows of Yog-Sothoth again last night and ran a new … Continue reading

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In which I remember why I moved away from Experience Points…

So last night’s game reminded me again why I stopped using D&D: Experience Points. The quest for experience points really flavors the game. Here’s what it does: 1. Makes characters kill everything they can. 2. Makes characters gather as much … Continue reading

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French Role-Playing

I’ve always enjoyed buying British rpg material. Their fanzines are eclectic, their humor jaded, and their modules tinged with Old World folklore. The French, well, I love Donjon comics of course; I love everything from Joann Sfar. But I haven’t … Continue reading

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