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[REVIEW] Convicts & Cthulhu

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#1 Pookie

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 11:50 PM

New Colonial Cthulhu—a review of Convicts & Cthulhu: Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying in the Penal Colonies of 18th Century Australia, the Pay What You Want supplement from Cthulhu Reborn.


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 12:11 AM

BTW: a few people have been a little confused about the relationship between Convicts & Cthulhu (the title reviewed here) and the book Cthulhu Hack: Convicts & Cthulhu published by Paul Baldowski.

 

In short, the Cthulhu Hack version was a title (produced entirely with approval from Cthulhu Reborn) which aims to translate the basic Australian convict setting across to the OSR-ish system used by Cthulhu Hack. It's worth noting that it doesn't aim to completely reproduce the full Convicts & Cthulhu sourcebook material -- in fact it boils that down to just a page or two and points readers back to the much larger account in the Cthulhu Reborn title for the rest. As well as translating the core elements of the setting, it does have some nifty original additions which weren't in the original book -- including a brand new scenario.

 

Fortunately, both books are Pay-What-You-Want titles, so readers who pick up either can easily pick up a free PDF version of the other, if they'd like to see whether there's material there that would enhance their game.

 

 

Dean (from Adelaide).


Edited by dce, 12 December 2016 - 12:12 AM.

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 09:16 AM

The Cthulhu Hack version of Convicts & Cthulhu was on sale at Dragonmeet this year. Caught me out for a few seconds too until I realised the two products were officially related.

 

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