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ennies2017nominee.jpgThe 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 game of investigation and battling the sanity-shattering horrors of Lovecraftian gods and monsters. With an elegant dice mechanic and fast, player-focussed gameplay, The Cthulhu Hack is designed for quick and easy pick-up play, with characters ready in 5-minutes.

This supplement includes:

  • an adventure outline—a sort-of-sequel to The Haunter of the Dark, Lovecraft's final solo Mythos story;
  • sets down clear thoughts, advice and guidance on breaking up (or down) a story into gameable content;
  • furnishes you with 9-pages of carefully crafted random content tables, to help spark your creativity or create new content for your adventures on the fly; and
  • an annotated version of the HP Lovecraft's original suspenseful story of the doomed artist and writer, Robert Blake. Filled with thoughts, annotations, and highlighted key elements, it picks out the potential game content as a guide to doing that same yourself.

Eric Dodd - "Very interesting and worthwhile read for anyone who wants to take Lovecraftesque stories and turn them into adventures for any system. Good reading of The Haunter of the Dark, exploring its themes in a number of directions. Well worth reading and stealing for story ideas and reviewing methods for any analysis of stories.

Along with other general books like Stealing Cthulhu, The Haunter of the Dark is recommended to anyone trying to write an adventure in a true Lovecraftian style." (RPG Geek)

The book clocks in at 88-pages, including two fantastic black-and-white images, by artists Pete Amachree and Gianluca Maconi, inspired by The Haunter of the Dark. 

Complete with maps and images to help make this an exciting and memorable adventure!

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Daniel S G February 09, 2018 3:51 pm UTC
Are the advice and random tables transferrable to other Cthulhu Mythos games like CoC? I'm writing an epic CoC 7th Edition adventure for my players right now, and could use all the help I can get to make it memorable.
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Paul B December 01, 2018 6:18 am UTC
Absolutely. All material for The Cthulhu Hack is simple and lightweight, making it easily adaptable to other systems. Haunters guidance on structure and mining Lovecraft's stories for content is usable by anyone for any system.

Sorry for the delayed response! I didn't get a notification for some reason.
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Chet C July 22, 2017 10:56 pm UTC
Does a 25% discount mean the price goes up by $0.22? Just curious.
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Paul B July 22, 2017 11:34 pm UTC
Ah. Well, that's what happens when you accept the sums of the site sale engine without due oversight. I have made a manual adjustment... And hope that the site won't now swoop in and override. Thanks for the heads-up.
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Chad R September 25, 2016 12:29 pm UTC
Are there plans for a POD bundle with this book?
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Paul B September 25, 2016 8:22 pm UTC
At the moment, I have print versions available only through All Rolled Up, with the Deep Four Box available from mid-October with all four books, plus dice tray, dice and branded boxes. I'll look into POD as a possibility after attending Spiel '16.
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Chad R September 26, 2016 1:39 am UTC
Ok. Thank you.
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