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APOCTHULHU Quickstart Rules

APOCTHULHU Quickstart Rules

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Horror Roleplaying in Terrifying Realms of Lovecraftian Apocalypses.

Lovecraftian roleplaying typically sees brave Mythos investigators foiling plots to corrupt our familiar world. But what happens when the heroes DON’T save the day? When the cult’s apocalyptic schemes succeed? What comes next? That’s what APOCTHULHU is about.

APOCTHULHU is a tabletop roleplaying game from Cthulhu Reborn that lets you explore many different past or future worlds where the Mythos somehow took control. Perhaps human civilizations fell when Shub-Niggurath bestowed a terrible gift of fertility on the Earth? Or when Nyarlathotep’s words seduced superpowers into mutual annihilation? Did R’lyeh rise, waking you-know-who?

APOCTHULHU is built upon a simple yet elegant d100 system. Players take on the roles of everyday people who are Survivors in a Post-Apocalyptic world. Game mechanics emphasize the lethality of life in the fallen world, in terms of threats to health and sanity. Rules also cover scavenging equipment and resources, often the only way Survivors can obtain scarce supplies.

By investigating horrors of the Post-Apocalyptic world and defeating their schemes and agents, Survivors might just guarantee their community lives to carry on the fight. Or they might unearth secrets that can one day overthrow the Mythos overlords.

The APOCTHULHU Quickstart is a beautifully illustrated 72-page book presenting:

  • a simplified but feature-complete version of the game rules, which can have you up and running APOCTHULHU in minutes,
  • rules for generating player character Survivors,
  • six pre-made Survivor characters which can be used to pick up and play immediately,
  • an example Lovecraftian Post-Apocalypse, and
  • an introductory scenario, "Amber Waves" which puts the Survivors in the middle of a dangerous situation in the overgrown ruins of rural Kansas town.

Whether you want a ready-made one-shot, or an ongoing campaign of gritty survival horror, APOCTHULHU is your gateway to nightmarish versions of humanity’s past or future.

Do you have what it takes to be an Apocalypse Survivor?


This detailed and lavishly illustrated 72-page Quickstart presents a cut-down version of the full APOCTHULHU rules, which will be available as a separate core rulebook in future.

An APOCTHULHU resources page may be found on the Cthulhu Reborn site which offers items to supplement the Quickstart and make it easier and quicker to start playing.

 
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Gary F June 01, 2020 3:17 pm UTC
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I like how this includes innovations from several different BRP derived games.
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May 31, 2020 12:40 pm UTC
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Look very alike to last Delta Green with bonds and combat and this good. Will be waiting for full version to play in Apocalypses theme.
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Chad B May 31, 2020 11:57 pm UTC
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You are correct. The system is the Misery Engine, which is also used by Delta Green. It's been modified in some ways to better suit the post-apocalypse world(s).
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digital S May 30, 2020 3:35 pm UTC
Looks great! When is the core book going to be released?
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Dean E May 31, 2020 12:00 am UTC
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It's planned for (virtual) GenCon 2020, or sometime thereabouts.
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digital S May 31, 2020 3:49 am UTC
Cool will be looking forward to that!
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