Humble Bundle’s dropped one other nice TTRPG deal—this time for Lovecraft lovers with its Name of Cthulhu ebook bundle. On the time of writing, the bundle has raised over $22,000 for the World Wildlife Fund. It is also a reasonably rattling whole lot from a purchaser’s standpoint, too.
The bundle consists of the game’s Starter Set in addition to a number of different dietary supplements: together with suggestions for the Keeper (the game’s equal of a DM/GM), a PDF filled with horrible monster playing cards to interrupt your gamers with, campaigns like Alone In opposition to the Tide, and dietary supplements that will help you run tales from occult pulp mysteries to trendy horror.
My expertise with the system’s restricted to a few one-shots, although I do recognise “Down Darker Trails”—a booklet that permits you to switch Name of Cthulhu to the bizarre wild west. Whereas the system’s slightly powerful to chew via (and maybe a contact blase about its strategy to sanity mechanics, a legacy that different methods like Vital Function’s Candela Obscura try to veer away from) it is nonetheless a great time.
For those who’d somewhat not take care of a 100-sided die—normally simply dealt with with two ten-sided cube in my expertise, although our Keeper did have an precise 100-sided die that regarded just like the world’s crappiest golfball—the bundle nonetheless offers you loads of materials you could switch to different methods.
Our senior editor (and fellow TTRPG-liker) Robin Valentine extremely recommends Path of Cthulhu, which he says “combines a basic and exhaustively researched tackle the Mythos setting with progressive mechanics designed to make operating spooky mysteries a breeze.” Which is good, seeing as Name of Cthulhu can typically make you crunch the numbers a lot you get distracted from the horrors you are combating. He additionally mentions the “lean and deadly” Cthulhu Darkish in his useful listing of D&D alternate options. Whilst you would not sometimes drop cash on one other system’s books only for inspiration—we’re speaking 25 entire books for the value of 1, right here.
Plus, as with all Humble Bundles, you’ll be able to go in and purchase particular objects—so even in case you aren’t within the system, you’ll be able to nonetheless snag The Name of Cthulhu colouring ebook. Don’t fret: you are thus far beneath the Nice Outdated One’s colossal view of the cosmos that he will not discover you turning him a fetching shade of scorching pink.