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Stealing Cthulhu $15.00
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Stealing Cthulhu
Publisher: Graham Walmsley
by Richard C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/25/2014 03:32:56
Really loved the content of the PDF but its format, an odd combination of single and double page spreads in different orientations made this impossible to print out in an easily read manner (yes folks, I actually prefer reading a hard copy but as I can no longer buy one I had to resort to this pricey alternative), made this a bit of a frustrating waste of time/money.
In all, 5 stars for content, 1 star for presentation - and I'm so miffed at the presentation I can only give it 2 stars!

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Stealing Cthulhu
Publisher: Graham Walmsley
by Cedric C. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 11/17/2012 23:02:54
As much as the Call of Cthluhlu roleplaying game revolutionized roleplaying (all we had back then was D&D and various clones), it wasn't exactly Lovecraft. The single brooding (and sometimes passive) protagonist was replaced by a squad of skilled active investigators. Stealing Cthulhu brings us back to Mythos roots (tendrils?) by first deconstructing HP Lovecraft's Mythos stories, then applying them to a conventional RPG. It's an excellent analysis of HP Lovecraft's writing style, although it does take out some of the mystique of the author's writings! The author also enlists RPG personalities Kenneth Hite, Gareth Hanrahan, and Jason Morningstar to contribute their opinions to his work. And the author includes his short rules-light Mythos RPG at the end of the book. While the publication is aimed towards Keepers designing their own scenarios, the book is also a must-have for anyone wishing to write Mythos stories, or analyzing them for, say, a research paper.

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