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Convicts & Cthulhu
Publisher: Cthulhu Reborn
by Craige C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/04/2020 11:56:09

Dear Reader, Convicts and Cthulhu is 94 pages plus covers and PC sheets. Also the Contents are hyperlinked to the page. No Index. I paid 4.50 for this pdf as suggested. I was not disappointed. Convicts and Cthulhu is highly detailed as a source-book for Call of Cthulhu. It is set in 1800's Sydney Cove, Australia, near the beginning of colonization by the British. There are many mind-bending illustrations anda fabulous wealth of text, setting out what life was like during this period. Really outstanding was the attention to detail provided by the authors! There are six types of boomerangs shown in illustration. The effects of drunkenness are also featured, no really and right next the the effects of various levels of literacy! You could pay zero dollars for this masterpiece of role-playing but come-on chuck these guys a bone it won't hurt you. This was a labour of love for the writers and there are NO typos. Great read. Personally, I hope they do a similar source book for 1920's Melbourne so I can thrown them another bone. Cheers!



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Convicts & Cthulhu
Publisher: Cthulhu Reborn
by Alex W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/02/2019 14:56:59

In addition to literally everything you need to play a Coc game in Colonial Australia bar the dice, this book provides excellent, historically-based story seeds in as well as an introductory adventure. The horrors of simply staying alive as a convict or native in the early penal colonies are neither sensationalised nor toned-down, there's no unecessary gendered language in the rules, and the sweet historical accuracy comes with rules for getting drunk on your rum ration, other people's rum ration, bathtub rum, smuggled rum etc.

If it lacks anything, it's guidelines on how to stat a kangaroo, because your players will interact with the wildlife in the least-informed fashion possible.



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Hi Alex, Thanks for your wonderful review of Convicts & Cthulhu. In the 3+ years since we released Convicts & Cthulhu we've been contacted (and met) many gamers who have really enjoyed the level of historical-accuracy and research that we put into the writing of this setting. Seems like you are of a similar mind, which is great to hear. BTW we put the same amount of rigorous research into our PDF supplements for C&C, all of which are available here on DTRPG also (I think we may be one of the few game publishers to ever cite academic papers and history PhD theses in our bibliographies :)) On the subject of a lack of kangaroo (and other Australian fauna) stats ... hmm, yes that is definitely something that's missing from both Convicts & Cthulhu *and* Chaosium's sourcebook on Australia. There were some CoC 7e stats written for such things in early drafts of the latter book; contact me directly via email (dean [at] cthulhureborn.com) if your players take your C&C game places where they would be important.
Convicts & Cthulhu
Publisher: Cthulhu Reborn
by Ben S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/29/2016 17:03:29

This is a great Cthulhu setting and being Pay What You Want, the price is right. There's one free adventure available which is worth getting. Cthulhu and 19th century Australia go along great together!



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