Saturday, September 24, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.268: Pokethulhu!
Yes, this really is a thing: Lovecraft and Pokemon get the mash-up treatment in this light roleplaying game published by Dork Storm Press. I believe that a set of Pokethulhu miniatures were also released by Steve Jackson Games. I'm not really into the mash-up genre (especially where Lovecraft is concerned) and I have never played this - but it does look quite fun; I especially like the map that plays on various Lovecraftian locales (and which forms the game's setting), as well as the cut-out standees which emulate those found in the first edition of the Call of Cthulhu rpg. And, frankly, what's not to find appealing about a game in which, as the cover informs us, 'the monster in your pocket is...itching for action'? Nice.