Pulp Adventures for Basic Roleplaying
Welcome to the heart-pounding, two-fisted, action-filled world of the Pulps! Throughout ASTOUNDING ADVENTURES you will find Basic Roleplaying rules for new character types, skills, combat, magic, mad science, and a plethora of villains, henchmen and monsters.
Accompanying the text are several sidebars containing special, optional rules to help jack up the pulpiness of your campaign, and rules aimed specifically towards those who enjoy using miniatures and map grids in their games. How far you want to push the envelope is up to you—and you’ll find all the tools you need within these pages.
So strap on a rocket-pack, load up your .45, and get ready to take on a dozen Nazis single-handedly, while standing atop the ruins of a lost Aztec temple! Once you open up the Pulps you are in for the adventure of a lifetime!
CALL OF CTHULHU
Horror Roleplaying in the Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft
By Sandy Petersen
with Mike Mason, Paul Fricker, and Lynn Willis
The Great Old Ones ruled the earth aeons before the rise of humankind. Originally they came from the gulfs of space and were cast down by even greater beings. Remains of their cyclopean cities and forbidden knowledge can still be found on remote islands in the Pacific, buried amid the shifting sands of vast deserts, and in the frigid recesses of the polar extremes. Now they sleep — some deep within the enveloping earth and others beneath the eternal sea, in the drowned city of R’lyeh, preserved in the waters by the spells of mighty Cthulhu. When the stars are right they will rise, and once again walk this Earth.
CALL OF CTHULHU is Chaosium’s classic roleplaying game of Lovecraftian horror, in which ordinary people are confronted by the terrifying and alien forces of the Cthulhu Mythos. CALL OF CTHULHU uses Chaosium’s Basic Roleplaying System, easy to learn and quick to play. This bestseller has won dozens of game-industry awards, is a member of the Academy of Adventure Game Design Hall of Fame, and was voted the #1 Gothic/Horror RPG of all time by the Gaming Report.com community. CALL OF CTHULHU is supported by a growing line of high quality supplements.
This Kickstarter project aims to build a new edition of this classic horror game and expand its award-winning tradition.
…and now a plug for our friends:
CTHULHU WARS is a strategy/horror board game from Lovecraft’s classic Cthulhu Mythos; a competitive strategy game in which 3 to 5 players produce cultists and monsters, build mystic gates, and awaken Great Old Ones. The players earn spellbooks, try to destroy their enemies, and capture their bases. Each faction has its own unique set of monsters, spells, and its own Great Old One(s).
Sandy Petersen, the original author of Call of Cthulhu, is looking to release this game soon. He has launched his own Kickstarter project to get it off the ground. We thought we would do our part to help promote this great project!
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The Folks at Chaosium