Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Another RPG Bundle Offer - Cthulhu Hack

This is a Cthulhu game based on a system I don't think I've encountered before, The Black Hack:

The Cthulhu Hack core rulebookThis all-new Cthulhu Hack Bundle offer presents The Cthulhu Hack from Just Crunch Games. This quick and simple standalone investigative RPG, based on David Black's minimalist fantasy RPG The Black Hack, pits ordinary people against the sanity-shattering horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. With just two basic mechanics -- Saves and Resources -- The Cthulhu Hack elegantly supports published scenarios and campaigns for any Cthulhoid RPG. Learn the whole system in 20 minutes, teach it to your players in five minutes more, and in another five their characters will be ready for a slow spiral into self-destruction.

This offer also presents the core rulebook for the new Just Crunch RPG The Dee Sanction. In 16th-Century England, you're a disreputable amateur Agent for occultist Doctor John Dee, hunting supernatural threats and hoping for a pardon.

We provide each title complete in .PDF. Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these ebooks have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their devices. (By publisher request, the DriveThruRPG versions of these files are inobtrusively watermarked.)

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to the charity designated by Cthulhu Hack designer Paul Baldowski, Beechwood Cancer Care. Beechwood offers free support to United Kingdom residents living with a life-limiting illness and to their loved ones.

The Dee Sanction core rulebookThe total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$72. Customers who pay just US$5.95 get all seven titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $25) as DRM-free ebooks, including the complete Cthulhu Hack Core Book (retail price $7.50), plus the Gamemaster's Reference (retail $1) and the free Nocturnal Rites Quickstart; The Dark Brood (retail $5), about Shub-Niggurath; the short campaign Forgotten Duty (retail $5); and three Hack mini-supplements (total retail $7.50): From Unformed Realms, Rhan-Tegoth, and Strange Materials.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $14.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with six more titles worth an additional $52.50, including The Dee Sanction core rulebook (retail $9.50) and five Cthulhu Hack scenario collections (total retail $43) that gather nine complete investigations: The Haunter of the Dark, Mother's Love, Three Faces of the Wendigo, Thro' Centuries Fixed, and Valkyrie Nine.

At a very quick look this seems to be a playable system, if a little gimmicky in places, with slimmed-down mechanics that should be fairly easy to learn. I'm not sure it has a huge amount to offer over other games that deal with the Cthulhu Mythos, but it's pretty cheap and looks like the adventure ideas can easily be adapted to other games, so probably worth taking a look if you're into Mythos roleplaying.

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