What's The Cthulhu Hack?
It's a standalone game of investigation horror, pitting ordinary people against the sanity-shattering horrors of Lovecraftian gods and monsters.
It's a fast and simple system, with just two mechanics - Saves and Resources - that handle your ability to escape threats and to manage your dwindling faculties for investigation and sanity.... [click here for more]
Mother's Love presents three investigations within the setting of H P Lovecraft's Mythos, written for The Cthulhu Hack, set in the late 20th and early 21st Century.
Deep Roots, written by Chloé Germaine Buckley and Jonathan Buckley
In 1950s Canada, officers of the law and Childrens Services investigate a double murder and kidnapping... [click here for more]
Based on the characters and events from the short tale, The Horror in the Museum, this The Cthulhu Hack Presents release expounds and expands on Lovecraft's words.
“Well—what do you think of It? Now, do you wonder what crushed the dog and sucked it dry with a million mouths? It needed nourishment—and It will need more. It is a god, and I am the first priest... [click here for more]
You’re all students at Arkham’s renowned Miskatonic University. Between terms, you’re taking the opportunity to go hiking. You’ve taken an interest in the newspaper and local TV reports of construction in the north-east, along the coast, that will see a piece of history, a town preserved since Prohibition times, bulldozed to make way for a luxury health spa resort. This will be the last chance... [click here for more]
Based on events from topical science news, this The Cthulhu Hack Presents release expounds and expands on the possible explanations for fresh discoveries made by China's space program on the surface of the Moon.
A strange "gel-like" substance has been found on the far side of the Moon by China's lunar rover Yutu-2. Found at the bottom of a small crater, the gel is reported to... [click here for more]
The Cthulhu Hack: The Haunter of the Dark takes HP Lovecraft's final Mythos tale of doomed writer Robert Blake and guides you, in clear steps, through the process of turning it into an adventure for The Cthulhu Hack. With that approach in mind, you can then use the same tools and guidance to create classic adventures in mystery and horror.
The Cthulhu Hack is a... [click here for more]
"That stern quality of the tangled backwoods which can only be described as merciless and terrible rose out of these far blue woods swimming upon the horizon and revealed itself. He understood the silent warning. He realized his own utter helplessness."
- Algernon Blackwood, "The Wendigo"
Three authors. Three chilling tales of malevolence and inhuman appetite for The Cthulhu Hack.
Wolves... [click here for more]
You wake groggy; your body stiff, your sight obscured. You stir; vigour oozing slowly back into your muscles like you've slept for an age. As your vision clears, you find your surroundings unfamiliar, the colours and light queer. You struggle to call out for help, but cannot find the words. You struggle to remember much of anything - were you drunk? Drugged? Sick?
Perhaps, with hindsight, you were... [click here for more]
Winner of the UK Games Expo 2019 Judges and Peoples Choice Awards for Best Role-Playing Game Adventure
You're maintenance and repair units. You've activated to find power failing and no network connectivity except for short-range buzz shots to other local units. Stabilize. Restore. Report. Unsuccessful execution caused by a system error that precludes... [click here for more]