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The Lovecraft Variant

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The Lovecraft Variant

A piece of role playing history!

The ORIGINAL Lovecraftian RPG.

A 60+ page booklet with everything you need to turn Monsters! Monsters! (or any other compatible rules set) into a full Lovecraftian system – featuring new classes, skills, character traits, weapons, monsters and much more!

In 1980 the Rahman brothers released a set of rules to convert the second oldest role playing game in the world to a Lovecraftian setting – not just a set of loosely inspired monsters, but a full system for investigating strange occurrences and uncovering ancient secrets, all while struggling to maintain the characters' sanity in the face of unimaginable terrors.

This book consists of:

The Lovecraft Variant – first published in Sorcerer’s Apprentice No 7 – Summer 1980.

A bevy of rules to recreate HP Lovecraft’s mythos in RPG games.

Know Your Foe: The Monsters of the Cthulhu Mythos – first published in Sorcerer’s Apprentice No 7 – Summer 1981. A system agnostic essay on including Lovecraftian monsters and gods in your games.

You will need a copy of the Monsters! Monsters! Core rules (or a compatible system) to use this book.

These rules are published under licence by Bolt Thrower Press.

Bolt Thrower PressFor use with Monsters! Monsters! RPG

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Timothy C January 25, 2023 7:21 pm UTC
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Could these rules be used to run a Lovecraftian game of Mercenaries, Spies & Private Eyes?
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tom P January 25, 2023 10:51 pm UTC
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They would be perfect for this!
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Timothy C January 26, 2023 12:42 am UTC
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Thanks…I’ll give it a try!
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James B January 20, 2023 7:51 pm UTC
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This is stupendous! A mythical piece of one of the greatest games, and an easy purchase. Congrats to Tom, Steve, and Ken!
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Ken S January 20, 2023 3:18 pm UTC
Tom Hugh is our first M!M! Network partner to release a book, and we are proud to help promote this. Officially sanctioned by me, and Steve Crompton (my cohort) wrote the forward and gave Tom a couple of pieces of art... Get your copy today and help support the Monsters! Monsters! Network!
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Steve M January 19, 2023 6:32 pm UTC
Please tell me there will be a POD version!
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Frank T January 19, 2023 6:54 pm UTC
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Tell me too! ;)
Is Monsters Monsters that variant for T&T? I think I got it from their KS (along with MS&PE reprint/update).
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Robert R January 19, 2023 9:09 pm UTC
Yes.
If you look at the "full-size preview", it talks a little about that, and more :)
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tom P January 20, 2023 10:38 am UTC
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There will!

Should be up in a couple of weeks.
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tom P January 20, 2023 10:50 am UTC
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Yes, M!M! is a T&T variant, but the two sets are now published by different people (in fact M!M! is published by a couple of the old T&T team, including the author, Ken St Andre.)

These rules will work with M!M!, T&T or MSPE.
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tom P January 21, 2023 8:08 am UTC
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There will be a POD version!

(Probably live in a couple of weeks)
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