|Achtung! Cthulhu 1|
Realms of Cthulhu)
I'm not ashamed to say that just reading the title makes me grin from ear to ear. ACHTUNG!! The setting is tense, cinematic and perhaps intentded to be played straight (almost), but I can imagine that role-playing the PCs (pre-gens included!) and NPCs could also be enjoyed as period-parody. I'm reminded of Castle Wolfenstein, the Colditz boardgame, the beginning of Hellboy, and the occult-curious Nazis in Raiders of the Lost Ark -not to mention films and comic strips depicting derring-do raids on enemy bases in World War II.
|Achtung! Cthulu 1|
(Call of Cthulhu)
I've been reading the Savage Worlds ("Realm of Cthulhu") edition, and I was going to post that it probably wouldn't be too hard to adapt to Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu mechanics, but the nice people at Modiphius have already provided a separate edition with CoC stats and rules. For the undecided amongst you there's a special bundle including both products at a reduced price: $15 for both PDFs on DTRPG http://bit.ly/achtungcthbundle.
It may be worth pointing out that this product tends towards the more pulp style of play where players may encounter fearsome horrors directly and have access to wartime hardware and weaponry, but there's still enough conspiracy, back-story and a special forbidden tome to place this scenario firmly in the spirit of Lovecraftian gaming. Pockets of horror and terror overlap with, and are contextualised by, real historical events in central Europe, meaning that material is very accessible, whilst being broad enough to allow for flexibility in campaign planning by the Referee. 'Three Kings can be played as a standalone adventure or as the first part of what may become a really fabulous series.
Mein Gott in Himmel ... Shoggoths fur das Furhrer!
... and so on. ;)
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Okay, there's a little bias from me here because I happen to know that the Trollbridgers are a lovely talented bunch and also I'm honoured to have my very own piece of troll art featured on the editorial page (in a magazine which is hosting some real quality line-art!)
TrollsZine #5 -An entertaining resource for a very popular fast-play-friendly system.
Did I mention that it is FREE?
Sleep well, lucky dice and all that.