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Mythos Horror Creation System

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H. P. Lovecraft created a whole genre of horror with his mythos stories, a genre that others have taken and expanded upon or with which they have created their own visions and of cosmic horror. Gaming has been no less active in bringing Lovecraft’s horror to the masses with the advent of the Call of Cthulhu RPG, few horror classics RPGs can bring players to a place of thrills like a good CoC game. The Mythos is still going strong today with all sorts of RPGs, board games and card games filling the hobby with nasty things that crawl and slither, and so there is no limit today to the fun you can have with Lovecraft’s mythos.

 

But there lies the problem; Lovecraft’s creations have become too well known. The monsters and horrors of the mythos are all well codified, the stats worked out and the horror used over and over again. It’s almost impossible to run a cosmic horror game without the players already being well versed in the lore and mythology. Lovecraft’s mythos has been everywhere, in music, movies, television and comics. Gads I even once saw the tentacled god in a cartoon (the Real Ghost Busters, a great series of comedic cartoon fun).

 

With the mysteries and cold horror washed away with familiarity, it’s no wonder that the mythos itself is difficult to inject into a game and not have it fall flat. How can you generate a horror setting and feeling when the players can see a collection of plush Cthulhu dolls behindthe GM?

 

Well Avalon is here to help out. We have generated several charts and guided discussions that will walk you through the process of creating your own unique mythos setting and mythology. Just need a big bad for the night? Well we have the charts to whip one up on the fly. Need a vile book to confuse and lead your players into dark places? Yep, we have them for you. Want a whole unique mythos all your own, with gods, cults and artifacts to thrill and haunt your players for years to come? Well Avalon has all of that and more.

 

So, sit back, get some trusty dice and get ready to explore and create a mythos you can call your own.

 
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Marko H November 29, 2017 5:52 am UTC
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Any news about the updated file?
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Robert H November 30, 2017 12:14 am UTC
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Was sent out some time ago, you should have received an email with an updated link. If you did not contact me and I will send you a new link.
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Fred W R November 07, 2017 1:32 pm UTC
"...their own visions and of comic horror"
Cosmic horror, we hope.
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Jeff G October 30, 2017 1:38 am UTC
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Comment repeated here to make sure people see it.

Editor here: The original file uploaded wasn't the document I edited. That file was the original version that I was given, pre-editing.

Robert is now working hard to make sure that the edited document replaces this one. He's fast, so that should be up in the next few days.

Anybody who purchases in the next few days will get both the unedited version now, and the edited version shortly thereafter - a nice little look into the world of publishing. It could be quite illuminating!

Anybody who purchases say, after Halloween 2017 (or thereabouts), will get the edited version, and can ignore the below comments!
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Robert H October 30, 2017 1:53 am UTC
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What we will do is once I get this fixed, I will supply my email with the updated file and a code. All you great fans that bought this crappy version can then email me and we will send you a game of your choice as a sorry for the confusion.

This will teach me not to rush things and try to hit a deadline before we have all our ducks in a row.
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Prince M October 29, 2017 4:45 pm UTC
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There are a bunch of errors within the PDF which I've noticed already. Mostly spelling errors and there seems to be a bunch of sentences that are duplicated throughout the PDF. Will there be an updated verision?
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Robert H October 29, 2017 5:19 pm UTC
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Ya seems my editor fell down on the job this time around, we will have to re proof it and hen update the product.
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Robert H October 29, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
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On a side note we always offer a free game if you spot a typo or spelling issue, just drop me an email with the error listed and we will comp you a game of your choice.
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Jeff G October 30, 2017 1:36 am UTC
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Editor here: This file isn't the document I edited. This file is the original version that I was given, pre-editing.

Robert is now working hard to make sure that the edited document replaces this one. He's fast, so that should be up in the next few days.

Anybody who purchases in the next few days will get both the unedited version now, and the edited version shortly thereafter - a nice little look into the world of publishing. It could be quite illuminating!

Anybody who purchases say, after Halloween 2017 (or thereabouts), will get the edited version, and can ignore the above comments!
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Robert H October 30, 2017 1:53 am UTC
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Not my editors fault, but the publishers.....
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Prince M October 31, 2017 7:01 pm UTC
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Just to give you a heads up:

Page 22, second paragraph, "almost none existent" should be "almost non-existent." I found this one in the updated version and I think I saw a couple more but I have to scan through again.
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David J October 29, 2017 4:43 pm UTC
I'd be interested to read a 'compare and contrast' discussion of how this product is better/worse and differences/similarities to Sine Nomine's Silent Legions, which provides procedures in much the same vein. From people who own both products, obviously.

Also, "Lovecraft’s creations have become to well known" <-- that should be "too"
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Robert H October 29, 2017 6:42 pm UTC
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I think the Sine Nomine product, which has received some great reviews, also includes an RPG system, something the MHCS did not do.

You are right though, it would be nice to see a comparison of the two systems. Anyone can of course offer such a comparison on Avalon's forum, which can be found on our web site.
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