Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The Lovecraftian Thing a Day (2018) No.149: Pulp Cthulhu
Decades in the making, Pulp Cthulhu finally surfaced in 2017 with the release of the 7th edition of the Call of Cthulhu rpg. Like yesterday’s offering, this gorgeously-illustrated, full-colour hardback volume continues Chaosium’s ascendency as an rpg publisher.
The book itself offers a ‘new’ way to play CoC - although some might argue that the game has always had something of an Indiana Jones-style globtrotting pulp element to it; regardless, this equips the Keeper and players with the tools and mechanics for playing a variety of shades of action-oriented, two-fisted pulpiness, making even such deadly and total-party-killing campaigns as The Masks of Nyarlathotep survivable.