Saturday, 14 May 2011

Call of Cthulhu The Wasted Land (Chaosium/Red Wasp)

... ‘Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land’ is set in the midst of World War One and pits a team of investigators and soldiers against an ancient enemy, older than humanity itself. This eldritch enemy is using the carnage of the great war to build an undead army amidst the battlefields of Europe.
I think a friend of mine was planning something very similar to this as a Cthulhu campaign, some sort of zombie-WWI-trench-death, I think that what he was saying, maybe it was going to be classier than that but he wouldn't tell me much more -in case of "spoilers". One day we'll play it, I'm sure, if he doesn't sacrifice me.  It would be pen and paper of course, none of this hi-tech business with video games on mobile cell telephonic handsets. ;)

Edit: I talked to my friend this evening and apparently I dreamt the whole thing ...!

Chaosium and Red Wasp Design have made a pact to suck the Tentacled One through your pentagramed mobile device.  Downloading ... 3% ...

(Wilfred Owen pictured in the middle)
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
- ayeeeeii! blam, blam, blam click, click
- The War Poets are back -
They've come for their royalties.

Chaosium Press Release
Red Wasp

Can't wait until then?

Don't own a phone? (because that's how the screaming astral abominations get into our world...)

The day of the Earth's demise not coming soon enough for you?

Well, you're in luck!

Have a fearful browse of Cthulhu tagged (tainted) products on DriveThruRPG

It's okay.
The devoted will be eaten first.

1 comment:

  1. I know this is coming late to the party, but... There is at least one CoC (paper & pen) adventure set in WW1: No Man's Land (published 1993, originally used for a CoC Tournament), set in October 1918 in the Argonne forest; the PCs are members of the US 308th Infantry battalion (Whittlesby's Lost Battalion). It inlcudes a number of suggested extra rules for running adventures and campaigns during WW1.

    Should one consider such a campaign, there is a youtube series called The Great War, which is following WW1 week by week, 100 years later. In doing so, it describes all the far off (and less well-known) corners of WW1, showing archival film or stills of places that could inspire a GM. Many of us have heard about the horrors and waste of the Western Front and Gallipoli, but The British Campaign up the Euphrates in Iraq? The Turks losing armies on the Caucasus Front in the dead of dreadful winters? Russians and Austrians dying the Carpathians by the 100s of thousands? The Serbian military and civilian retreat across the mountains? And all of it backed by imagery - what did the people wear; what did a town look like; what did they eat; et cetera. If you don't know a lot about this as a background or setting, this is a good chance to gain it.