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Stealing Cthulhu

Stealing Cthulhu

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Many Cthulhu games feel the same. You shoot cultists. You do rituals. You unearth a buried god that's like every other god you've dug up. This book shows you how to make your games new and horrifying: by stealing from H. P. Lovecraft.

Stealing Cthulhu is my guide to Lovecraftian storytelling for roleplaying games. Its central idea is: by stealing, adapting and combining Lovecraft’s ideas, you can create scenarios that seem new and horrific. It includes Cthulhu Dark, my rules-light system for Cthulhu gaming.

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Jonathan M June 14, 2019 5:10 am UTC
Is there ever going to be a print on demand version of this book?
I've really wanted to get this book for quite some time and would greatly prefer to hold a physical book in hand.
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TREVOR M August 02, 2019 4:50 pm UTC
I feel exactly the same way.
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TREVOR M August 04, 2019 4:22 am UTC
I emailed him and asked, this is what he said:

I'd like to do a print-on-demand version of Stealing Cthulhu and I've tried, but I can't find a way to do it. My old Stealing Cthulhu files don't work with DriveThruRPG's print-on-demand functionality.

Sorry about that! I hope you enjoy it anyway.

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Jonathan M August 04, 2019 4:04 pm UTC
Well that's unfortunate.
I wonder if they could be reformatted/edited to work on the P.O.D. service...

Thanks for going through the effort of reaching out to the creator and sharing the response.
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Warren S February 21, 2018 10:02 am UTC
Can we get a copy of the cover and the PDF in profile format with one page per page?
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Tim S February 21, 2018 1:07 pm UTC
Yes, I would also like to have a single-page layout and a color cover like the one illustrated above. I would think the cover would be part of the file since it's shown above.
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Brady C December 01, 2015 5:52 pm UTC
$10 at thieves of Walmsley's own site.
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Glupi N October 26, 2015 5:38 pm UTC
Can anyone tell me is it possible to buy "Stealing Cthulhu" in a .epub or .mobi formats?
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Francesco M March 01, 2019 3:23 pm UTC
There are websites that can convert PDF to epup/mobi and viceversa
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TREVOR M August 02, 2019 5:42 pm UTC
I converted it to mobi using two different websites, and both results were horrible because of all the annotations and citations. Basically makes it unreadable.
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Jason D January 29, 2015 8:32 am UTC
I finally got a copy (direct from the author at Dragonmeet, I think) and enjoyed the hell out of it.

One question... what are the little marks in the lower outer page corners?
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joshua C November 11, 2014 2:57 pm UTC
Is this a single page pdf version of the book? I have a copy that has book 2 pages open on each pdf page, and it is quite hard to read on anything but a PC screen. I'd happily buy this book again if I could get it in single page format
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Jason D November 02, 2014 6:30 am UTC
Is there a reason this isn't available as a soft- or hardcover?
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