The Cthulhu Hack

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The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Priest » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:48 pm

Hi, I'm thinking about running a Cthulhu Hack game. Just checking to see if there's any interest.
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Philulhu » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:39 pm

What’s a Cthulhu Hack game?
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Mephistophilis » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:13 am

Looks like a rules light system for mythos adventures:

https://rollingboxcars.com/2017/01/01/grab-your-smokes-and-flashlights-a-review-of-the-cthulhu-hack-rpg/

Seems a little abstracted so would need some keeper work and player buy in to keep the story interesting and to not feel too random. I'd be up for it, sounds like the character generation is relatively easy.
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:56 am

I'd like to give it a try.
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Philulhu » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:47 am

Happy to give it a try.
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Priest » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:08 pm

For those interested a free starter copy of the rules is available https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/19 ... t_filtered

Of course these are only basic rules. Think a dirty set of CoC, or as Eric Dodd says, "... If you liked the simplicity of Cthulhu Dark but felt you needed a few more tools and levers to build a game around, without having to track 40 or 50 skills or detailed weapon statistics, then The Cthulhu Hack might be just what you’re looking for." (RPGGeek)

I'm working on a story, so bear with me
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Mephistophilis » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:33 pm

The full rules as pdf are only about $5.
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Priest » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:36 pm

After much thought, I've decided against this and stick to straight Call of Cthulhu. I am thinking I will try a TOME scenario I bought way back in 1983, so hopefully no one will have played it. Called 'The Arkham Evil' and set in America and begins in the spring of 1919. Anyone interested?
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Mephistophilis » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:03 pm

Yep, I'd be interested.
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Priest » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:27 pm

Mephistophilis wrote:Yep, I'd be interested.


Okay that's one. I reckon four more players max. Although it was ritten with early editions in mind (first I think) I'm going to run it for 7th.
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Philulhu » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:19 am

I’m happy to give it a go.
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:19 am

I'll play too. I haven't played or heard of that one before.
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Priest » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:36 am

So that would give me three victims er players ;) One or two more and it's a go
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby aine » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:22 pm

I've no idea what I'm doing - may I sign up please? I've just downloaded the quick rules thing to peruse.
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby Mephistophilis » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:34 am

Priest has a abandoned the idea of Cthulhu Hack and proposed a new 7th Edition game: https://www.callofcthulhu.org.uk/pbp/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=6956
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Re: The Cthulhu Hack

Postby aine » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:12 pm

Thanks, Mephistophilis, I'll take a look.
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