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Cthulhu Nights (CBRPG)

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Welcome to Cthulhu Nights, a ChapBook RolePlaying Game (CBRPG). What is a ChapBook game? It is a light pen and paper game where the rules take up no more than thirty pages total. It is intended to be fast to learn and easy to play.  

What is Cthulhu Nights? It is a game of horror adventure and investigation set in the 1920s, loosely inspired by the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft.

What do you need to play? You’ll need this ChapBook, a single six-sided die (known as a D6 in these rules), pencils, paper, one friend to act as Game Master (GM), and one to five friends to act as Investigators.


 
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Daymon M July 21, 2019 5:44 pm UTC
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So do you use a conversion system for your enemies or just come up with a rough idea what you think they should be?
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Noah P July 21, 2019 6:08 pm UTC
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My game isn't based off the Call of Cthulhu system at all, if that's what you're referencing. The stats are based off reading about each of the monsters in Lovecraft's stories.
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Daymon M July 22, 2019 11:38 pm UTC
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Thanks. So you do use your own ideas for what the stats should be for the horrors that were in the various books.
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Noah P July 23, 2019 12:52 am UTC
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Yep. Basically. Most of my game systems tend to be fairly open-ended. Working on a whole new one now. I keep trying to figure out the simplest yet still deep system for gaming.
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Tevel D May 05, 2019 6:35 pm UTC
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Looks great! Haven't had a chance to play it yet, but I have it printed and stuffed in my satchel for a pick up game some time. The rules *look* slick though, very straightforward, and I like some of the little touches that reduce bookkeeping, like leveling up being a roll rather than an accounting exercise in XP accumulated.

One comment though, the map of Lovecraft country at the back is pretty low res, and is very difficult to read when printed out (or on screen). I noted that there is an SVG of Hoodinski's CC BY-SA map available on Wikiemedia commons, so I've worked around it easily enough, but would it be possible to update the version in the pdf to be a bit more legible?
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Noah P May 11, 2019 12:12 am UTC
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Thanks for the info Tevel. I'll see about finding a better version that isn't so downscaled.
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Tevel D May 12, 2019 7:53 pm UTC
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Thanks! In the meantime, if anyone is interested, higher res versions can be easily found at Wikimedia Commons, but they are in colour.

I'm thinking I might print out an 11x17 map… when I start my mini-campaign.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lovecraft_Country.svg
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Noah P May 14, 2019 12:51 pm UTC
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Thanks for sharing the link. Still working on those edits to the book. I'm thrilled to hear you're going to be doing a mini-campaign.
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Brian C April 15, 2019 2:18 pm UTC
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Have now given the game a full read. Great stuff! Can't wait to try it out at the table. One little misprint I noted: Under 'Class Abilities,' the Scholar's 'Occult Knowledge' ability states: "OCCULT KNOWLEDGE: All WIT checks to learn, study, or remember any facts about the occult are at -1 DL Step. You automatically learn a random spell when taking this ability." I believe that should state: All INT checks to learn, study, etc., instead of all WIT checks.
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Noah P April 19, 2019 3:03 pm UTC
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Brain! Thanks. That is correct. I'll need to go back and give it a proper update. I'm glad you're liking the rules so far. I'm already working on some other genres using this system. Any specific genre you would like to see?
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Brian C April 15, 2019 1:30 pm UTC
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Just discovered and downloaded this game. Will give it a proper read as I'm able to print it out. From a quick skim, it looks like a winner. I like the idea of a single d6 needed to play the game.
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Noah P May 11, 2019 12:13 am UTC
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I hope you enjoy it! Working on the sequel right now.
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