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About PaulCuchulain (otherwise known as Paul) has been playing roleplaying games since he was 10 years old. Although he'll play any game under the sun, he prefers characterisation and plot over tactics and mechanics. He is never happier than when playing in or mastering a horror campaign - preferably with heavy Cthulhu Mythos overtones or theme.
In this post we look at an alternate method of creating roleplaying characters to help every player have more investment in the campaign. Continue reading →
As I mentioned in a previous article, I don’t find the usual combat mechanics as interesting in a large scale battle as in smaller engagements. The strength in RPG combat is its ability to describe a narrative. Your individual character … Continue reading →
Our guide to repairing the spines of broken roleplaying books. How do you re-attach the cover to a book that has lost all its pages? Continue reading →
Our guide to running a zombie apocalypse horror roleplaying game. Continue reading →
In this article we explore a couple of possibilities of how you might run an epic conflict or battle with your players and maintain the interest of being personally involved in the success (or otherwise) of the effort. Continue reading →
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series 1930s Horror Roleplaying Game
Now that we have written our 1930s horror roleplaying game, let’s create a module based on the classic horror movie White Zombie. Continue reading →
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series 1930s Horror Roleplaying Game
Recently we put wrote a quick and dirty roleplaying game where the players played the main characters in schlocky B horror movies of the 1930’s (and thereabouts). We built the basic system and described the basic mood of the game. This week let’s flesh it out a bit by taking a closer look at the character archetypes we’ll want our characters to play. Continue reading →
Sandy Petersen, the original author of the Call of Cthulhu RPG, is putting together a new Cthulhu Mythos board-game, “Cthulhu Wars”. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to doom the world as one of the gibbering horrors of … Continue reading →
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series 1930s Horror Roleplaying Game
Designing our own classic 1930s horror roleplaying game step by step inspired by movies like White Zombie and House on Haunted Hill. Continue reading →
Three previously un-filmed Lovecraft stories are finally to make it to the big screen! “Arkham Sanitarium” will be the first feature film from the London based independent studio Survivor Films. They are about a week away from finishing filming, and … Continue reading →