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Fate of Cthulhu


The stars are right for Great Cthulhu’s return. It’s up to you to make them wrong again!

The Great Old Ones reach out from the future and into their past—our present—corrupting the timeline such that events and individuals turn towards the apocalyptic and lead to their inevitable rise. A small and battered resistance effort mounted by time-travelers and present-day heroes stands in their way.

You are those one-way travelers from a dark future and their crucial allies from the present day, working together to save the human race from looming apocalypse. Armed with foreknowledge of Judgment Day, you must succeed at a series of vital missions aimed at restoring hope to the future.

Can you defeat the vast unknowable evils of the Great Old Ones before you become a monster yourself? Find out in Fate of Cthulhu!

Fate of Cthulhu is a stand-alone game powered by the Fate Core System. No other books are needed to play. In this game, you’ll find:

  • Corruption mechanics that show how close your heroes are coming to the monsters they fight, and the monstrous abilities they gain!
  • Five detailed example timelines plus rules for running them and making your own.
  • A system for tracking key events leading up to the apocalypse that the players change through their actions and choices during play, including support for ripple effects and time paradoxes.
  • Modifications to stress and concession rules, including support for heroic last stands that sacrifice a character but help turn the timeline towards a better outcome.
  • A rituals and spells system that offers great power at a cost, treating spells as secrets of arcane Elder technology that must be sought out in play.

The apocalypse is coming. It’s time to punch it in the face or die trying in Fate of Cthulhu!

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February 22, 2021 10:19 pm UTC
Are there plans for future books for both Dresden Files Accelerated as well as Fate of Cthulhu?
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Fred Hicks ( February 22, 2021 10:22 pm UTC
Not at this time (tho we've got stretch goals for Fate of Cthulhu that were funded but are still in development; those will get released digitally at the least, over time.)
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Joey V January 15, 2021 12:43 am UTC
Does this use the Fate Core? Fate Accelerated? Or Fate Condensed rules?
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Fred Hicks ( January 15, 2021 1:33 am UTC
Fate Condensed was based on this.

They all use Fate Core; they all are Fate Core.
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智鲲 ? July 24, 2020 5:49 am UTC
I am a Chinese player. I bought the electronic version of FOC and participated in its crowdfunding in China.I like FOC very much, but I feel that Rituals, Spells and Corruptionc are too few.I hope you can create some data sets about these scarce information, which will help me a lot. I am very optimistic about FOC, and I hope it will have more rich content and be loved by more people.
Finally, I am very grateful to you for bringing such an excellent work, which I will use to spend a very pleasant time with my friends.
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June 28, 2020 9:54 pm UTC
So, I bought this on Roll20, and I am looking through it. Does this PDF contain more information about locations and details in each of the apocalypses? Are there more details about the rule system?
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Fred Hicks ( June 29, 2020 12:48 am UTC
Way more. The Roll20 modules are Roll20-native support for folks who have the book.
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Victoria G April 14, 2020 1:22 pm UTC
Will the Darkest Timelines from the Kickstarter be added to the book as they're finished or will they otherwise be available to those who didn't have a chance to fund the Kickstarter?
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Fred Hicks ( April 14, 2020 2:47 pm UTC
None of them are done yet, but when they are we'll sell them separately.
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Victoria G April 14, 2020 4:33 pm UTC
Sounds great, I'll look forward to it.
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Patrick S January 30, 2020 1:31 pm UTC
There's not even a preview?
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Fred Hicks ( January 30, 2020 4:21 pm UTC
An oversight on my part. A Quick Preview has been enabled now.
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