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The Cthulhu Hack
Publisher: Just Crunch Games
by Iván R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/05/2019 15:08:58

Great system, really, give it a try. One of the things that I like most is that as you start to delve in the secrets of the mythos losing your sanity is a reality. Easy to play and very intuitive.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Hi Iván, I hope the responses received to your question at the Google+ community help. Books get mentioned a lot in Lovecraft's tale - but, they're read far more rarely. Lovecraft seems to use them as a signpost to piles of worm-riddled, half-forgotten lore - but few spend much time actually consulting the texts. It isn't a failing in the Core Book that books don't get a mention - it's just that they're not core to the game, especially given that spells are really dangerous and likely, more often than not, found in the hands of cultists and their monstrous masters. De Cultis Ineffabilibus - originally code-named Unaussprechliche Hack - the book of optional rules and ideas will feature mechanics for additional creatures, magic, pulpier combat and more, with marginalia and scattered notes. The magical part will touch on grimoire and tomes in more detail, but nothing major. The Cthulhu Hack has never been about emulating the Call of Cthulhu RPG - it's about resurfacing the works of Lovecraft based solely on interpretation of the text. The Cthulhu Hack looks to emulate the elements within the Mythos stories that Lovecraft wrote - or co-opted into his universe by editing them. Investigation and Sanity as a dwindling resource, for example, emulates how Lovecraft's protagonists become broken the more they expose themselves to the research and discovery of the unknown. I hope that's helpful. More information to come - with some available now as PDFs-in-playtest to those who support The Cthulhu Hack Patreon. Paul
The Cthulhu Hack
Publisher: Just Crunch Games
by Dylan R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/12/2016 08:41:06

Brilliant! Simple, yet structured enough to keep the game interesting. If you like The Black Hack (and usage dice for resources) and have an interest in Cthulhu Mythos (or want to learn more about it), buying this book should be a no-brainer. It contains a well written primer on Cthulhu Mythos for the uninitiated. The rules also make converting adventures from other rulesets very simple (all you need for antagonists is Hit Die, and if the adventure you're using doesn't have HD, dividing an NPC's HP by 6 and round up for a HD number works well).



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Cthulhu Hack
Publisher: Just Crunch Games
by David H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/14/2016 14:16:35

Another fine member of the Black Hack family, this time adding Cthulhu to the mix. This game would work great for any sort of investigative or pulp/noir scenario, though, and not just Lovecraftian horror. The use of the Black Hack "resource die" concept applied to investigative scenarios works well here.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Cthulhu Hack
Publisher: Just Crunch Games
by Mark C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/12/2016 19:23:09

If you don’t own Paul Baldowski’s The Cthulhu Hack, buy it now. In just a little more than 40 pages, The Cthulhu Hack gives you a complete game that launches its players into deadly conflict with the soul-shrivelling horrors of a Lovecraftian world. The Cthulhu Hack stands severed head and mangled shoulders above every other game of its genre that I’ve read or played.

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