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Tiny Cthulhu

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Can You Withstand the Onslaught of Cosmic Horror?

The classic TinyD6 minimalist ruleset delves into the unknowable and horrible mysteries of classic Mythos stories inspired by the works of Chambers, Lovecraft and more!
Using the rules in this book, you'll be able to play investigators, doomed heroes, and classic cosmic horror characters of all types, from scientists and librarians, to WWI veterans, to mysterious guardians defending the world from the dark powers of chthonic entities! Tiny Cthulhu features a myriad of settings set throughout the world and history, ranging from prehistory to the Bronze Age, World War 1, modern day, as well as fantasy and the science fiction future! You can survive cosmic horror in any time or place! (Lucky you!)
Tiny Cthulhu features: 
  • Minimalist Corruption rules focused on aiding storytelling. 
  • New enemies, new Environment Traits to aid the otherworldly storytelling, and new rules for magic and tomes!
  • Support for Pulp-style storytelling! 
  • Support for Noir-style storytelling! 
  • Gadgets, steampunk themes and more are integrated into Tiny Cthulhu!
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Michael H February 01, 2023 1:32 am UTC
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Hi folks,

According to my mad Googling skills the likelihood of throwing 5 or 6 on two dice is 25%. Does anyone find that you go through quite a few tests before your character is successful? If I understand this basic rule correctly a combat situation would take an awful lot of dice resulting in a lot of unsatisfying misses.

Also, Corruption seems to be incredibly counter intuitive. You character starts with a FULL bag of Corruption; as they become increasingly corrupt they LOSE corruption. Surely this would make much more sense: you start with ZERO corruption, as you GAIN corruption you become more corrupt.

Many thanks and apologies if I've misunderstood the rules.

Thanks

Mike
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Alan B February 01, 2023 1:51 am UTC
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All characters start with a 3d6 mastered weapon (which allows for a far greater chance of success). Additionally, actions like Focus increases successes.

Regarding Corruption, the idea is drawn from the Gnostic sense in that, our fully formed mortal selves are corrupted by reality, and as we are opened to the greater mysteries of the universe our "insanity" is drawn from realizing how fragile and undefined the laws of reality truly are when compared to what we think we know.

So as you "lose" corruption, you gain "insight". Which appears, to the corrupted like insanity.
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Alasdair S February 01, 2023 10:23 pm UTC
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The probability of getting a 5 or 6 on two dice is 5/9, or around 56%. (The chance of not getting that on one die is 2/3, and you have to not get it on two dice to fail which makes the chance of failing 4/9, hence the chance of succeeding is 5/9.)

eta: with advantage the chance of success is 19/27, around 70%.
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Brian C August 07, 2022 12:47 pm UTC
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Rules clarification requested...

Lesser Tomes get destroyed when read/used...
But Greater Tomes survive when read/used, correct?
Page 19 just says that Tomes get destroyed when used (does not specify Greater/Lesser).
But page 55 specifically calls out Lesser Tomes being destroyed when read/used, and the process of their recreation.
So I assume that Greater Tomes don't get wiped out when read/used...otherwise there would be a lot of empty eldritch libraries out there.
Does this sound right?
Thanks!
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Alan B August 09, 2022 1:28 pm UTC
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Hey Brian, your assumption is correct!
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Seth U July 24, 2022 5:51 am UTC
I'm late to the party. Any plans to release a GM screen in the future?
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Alan B July 24, 2022 3:00 pm UTC
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Hi Seth!

We have print ones on our webstore, but there is no PDF (the unusual sizing makes it different to print easily, and we haven't found a good solution yet.)
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Seth U July 30, 2022 4:30 am UTC
Thanks! Just purchased it along with a copy of the PDF! Can't wait to run this game!
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Neil S January 04, 2022 5:43 am UTC
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Does this have a bestiary
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Neil S January 04, 2022 5:40 am UTC
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Can this be used to play a delta green style game
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Kevin G November 01, 2021 6:28 pm UTC
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Does anyone know, is the POD offset print or in a printer? Is it perfect bound or saddle stitched?
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Alan B November 01, 2021 10:01 pm UTC
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Hey Kevin,

All DTRPG products are perfect bound, none of them are off-set print.
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Kevin G January 10, 2022 12:31 am UTC
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Thank you
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Thorsten P August 29, 2021 12:24 pm UTC
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I am trying to contact the publisher of Tiny Cthulhu regarding a review in the print magazine of the German Lovecraftian Society. Sadly, I am receiving no replies whatsoever to mails sent via the website's contact form. Is the form working? Please, kindly get in touch with me with a working e-mail address if possible, thanks!

Regards,
Thorsten Panknin
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Alan B August 30, 2021 3:51 pm UTC
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Hi! You can email alan AT gallantknightgames DOT com!
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Thorsten P August 31, 2021 4:45 pm UTC
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Thanks!
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William G June 23, 2021 2:06 am UTC
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Hey Alan, these games are amazing. I stumbled on this system when I caught a youtube about the kickstarter for this game. I got this game Tiny Taverns and Tiny Gunslingers so far, I am curious if sometime later you will release an rules omnibus for things like airship pirates or interdimensional bars.
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Alan B June 23, 2021 2:18 am UTC
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We do the ongoing TinyZine, which has a collection of esoteric rules from all GKG games (mostly TinyD6), and we do yearly compilations of it! It might fit your needs.
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William G June 23, 2021 3:50 pm UTC
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thank you that is great, feel like I showed up late to the party. I am really enjoying what I am seeing. Thank you again.
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Neil S June 09, 2021 8:37 am UTC
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Hows pod going
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Alan B June 09, 2021 1:46 pm UTC
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Hey Neil!

The POD is ready, we're just waiting until the Kickstarter is fulfilled!
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Alan B August 10, 2021 7:21 pm UTC
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PoD is live!
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Danielle G March 08, 2021 7:06 pm UTC
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Super interested but holding off so I can get both the printed book and the pdf combo. Any ETA on the POD?
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Alan B March 08, 2021 7:08 pm UTC
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It won't be until after the Kickstarter is fulfilled, so hopefully within a month or so!
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Gary A May 11, 2021 1:32 am UTC
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Will there be a discount for POD if we buy the PDF now?
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Danielle G July 31, 2021 2:33 am UTC
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Any updates on this?
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Alan B August 03, 2021 6:06 pm UTC
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Tuesday, next week! (8/10.)
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Alan B August 10, 2021 7:21 pm UTC
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PoD is live!
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Jeff M February 06, 2021 8:26 pm UTC
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Hey Allan, do you think the Noir clues system can be hacked for caper like substituting clues for phase/stage of a plan?
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Alan B February 06, 2021 8:44 pm UTC
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I absolutely think you could, yeah.
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Jeff M February 06, 2021 11:03 pm UTC
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Awesome thanks.
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Christopher L January 29, 2021 2:55 am UTC
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I do hope this will come out with a print version, I'm trying to get all my Td6 books in print.
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Alan B August 10, 2021 7:21 pm UTC
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PoD is live!
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