Siskoid and special guest Ian Fletcher walk a dark path and discuss the classic Call of Cthulhu role-playing game originated by Chaosium Games. It's all about horror, cosmic, existential and otherwise, right down to the GameMaster Advice column. Hold on to your sanity, investigators, it's going to be a terrifying ride!Listen to Let's Roll: Call of Cthulhu HERE!
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Here are some images relevant to this episode of Let's Roll:
Call of Cthulhu (above: 1st, 4th and 7th editions) was designed by Sandy Peterson and Lynn Willis. Ian shared a character sheet and some of his hand-outs with us:
The Great Cthulhu (in 6th edition) and a look at the stats of an Elder God:
THE classic CoC adventure, The Masks of Nyarlathotep - what you get in the original box (it was later turned into a single volume, and more recently, into a shiny slipcase full of goodies):
I mention these non-Mythos adventure books a lot, so might as well show them off:Credits:
Community's "Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons", starring Jonathan Banks, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, and Joel McHale; the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon's "Day of the Dungeon Master", starring Don Most and Sidney Miller; and "The Haunting" by Graham Plowman.
All ready? Let's roll!
Though I've never played CoC itself, I've played so many TTRPG, Board Games and card games that use the mythos. Lovecraft really seems to lend itself well to easily providing a creepy atmosphere everywhere it's needed. Seems like our culture has already taken it's first step towards the insanity of knowing too much... :O