Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.327: The Cthulhu Campaigns - Ancient Rome
Osprey - best known for their books on historical warfare - have in recent years moved into producing wargaming rules as well a rather interesting category of alternative history warfare tomes, including this: The Cthulhu Campaigns:Ancient Rome. Apparently everything you know about ancient Rome is wrong and, not to put too fine a point on it (and to purposely misquote a popular internet meme), I'm not saying it was Cthulhu. But it was Cthulhu. Yes, the birth of Rome (and its subsequent history) is built on the worship of Cthulhu - but hey, that's alternative history for you. That said, this is a cracking read, with some lovely illustrations - and probably a useful resource for those of you into Chaosium's Cthulhu Invictus setting for the Call of Cthulhu rpg.