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Judges Spotlight 2013

We will no longer be selling this version of Eldritch Skies after 11:59 PM CST on April 30, 2014. In the mean time we have dropped the price on pdf and print versions by 20%.



ENNIE Judges Spotlight 2013 Winner

It is 2030. The Gilman-Hawking drive has given us access to the stars. But we are not alone.

They're out there: aliens, gods and monsters. They're also down here. The Miskatonic Antarctic Expedition found the elder ones' city in 1931. The mi-go crashed in Roswell in 1947.

In 1958, as quietly as possible, not knowing what we were doing, we bent occult powers to our hands and took the step to Mars. The third time, the men who made that step could not step back. We fled back into our cave for a while.

But rocketry, and the Soviets, brought us back out soon enough. Competition took us to the moon. Uneasy teamwork saved the astronauts who would have died there among cyclopean, immemorial ruins.

In 1994, human scientists cracked alien technology and overcame the lightspeed barrier. They brought us the stars. They also brought us the madness that lies between them, the mind-twisting undarkness of hyperspace.

The future is here. Machine-made telepathy, augmentations, and unprecedented levels of automation have changed the face of Earth. But the science of sorcery, and our primitive understandings of what lies outside, have changed more than our minuscule planet. They've begun to let humanity out.

We walk amongst giants. Tread carefully.

This book is a complete role-playing game of Lovecraftian science fiction that uses the Cinematic Unisystem. It contains all rules needed to play, and requires no additional material beyond your imagination and a few dice.

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August 8th, 2013
Back when Lovecraft was writing his stories, there wasn't the neat distinction between horror, fantasy, and science fiction that currently exists. It was all kind of shoved together under the label of Weird Fiction, so you get stories like John Carter [...]
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August 16th, 2012
when I tried to open the file I got and error (109) please help [...]
Alexander O. [Featured Reviewer]
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July 19th, 2012
I like this RPG, though the succeeding paragraph may not seem to make that point -- trust that the rest of the paragraphs do. First the negative: this book is not really laid out (or organized) to my tastes. It's done in a competent manner, but there [...]
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June 15th, 2012
Eldritch Skies is quite a fascinating product. It takes the Cthulhu mythos and translates into a sci-fi setting with a logical alternate history of the 20th century. It presents a space game where there is both wonder and terror to be encountered among [...]
Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
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May 17th, 2012
So what can I say about Eldritch Skies? Let's go basic. Certainly there is the feel of Aliens here more than say Avatar. One thing though for certain, this is not Star Trek, Star Wars or anything like that. Though to be fair, Trek did have a story [...]
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269
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BPI7501
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Battlefield Press
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