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Convicts & Cthulhu

Convicts & Cthulhu is a new Call of Cthulhu supplement from Cthulhu Reborn set in 18th Century Australia. Folks with long memories may remember Chaosium's own 1987 Australia-based release, Terror Australis, but this one deals specifically with the notorious British penal colonies of the late 1700s and early 1800s.


Convicts & Cthulhu is available now as a 96 page PDF on a "Pay What You Want" offering via sites like RPG Now. You can show your appreciation by dropping a few bob in the Prison Officers' tin or clanking your ball and chains together... ;-)


Read more about it on YSDC: Convicts & Cthulhu: Australia in the 18th Century

Convicts & Cthulhu


Cosmic Horror. Fuelled by Human Cruelty and Depravity


The prison colonies of 18th and 19th Century Australia are justly feared throughout the British Empire as places of unparalleled suffering and torment. The refuse of the Empire are sent here to serve out prison terms in a land half a world away from “civilisation”. A world that, to European eyes, seems thoroughly alien.


But, few among the white-skinned invaders know just how many secrets lurk within this ancient land. For countless generations the indigenous men and women have lived in perfect balance with the timeless forces that haunt Australia; but now, just a decade or so after the arrival of the British colonists, their ability to hold those powers in check is about to fail. And while horrors long-resident are poised to awaken, dark-hearted white men have also brought their own horrors to Australia in the form of terrifying cosmic gods and disgusting occult creatures.


Convicts & Cthulhu is a sourcebook designed to allow Call of Cthulhu Keepers and players to run scenarios and campaigns set in the penal colonies of early Australia. It particularly targets the historical period from 1795 to 1810, a time in which law and order played second-fiddle to greed and corruption. This was the depraved era which led ultimately to Australia’s first (and only) military uprising: the Rum Rebellion!


Contained within this book are historical notes on the era, character templates for investigators from all walks of life (indigenous, convicts, military, free settlers), weapons and equipment, and detailed gazetteers for Sydney, Parramatta and other settlements. Also included are details of cults & Mythos entities in the colonies, a full introductory scenario and a plentiful assortment of scenario seeds.


Source: http://www.rpgnow.co...nvicts--Cthulhu