The Cthulhu Hack: The Haunter of the Dark

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The Cthulhu Hack: The Haunter of the Dark

Postby PaulB » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:08 am

The Cthulhu Hack: The Haunter of the Dark takes HP Lovecraft's final Mythos tale of doomed writer Robert Blake and guides you, in clear steps, through the process of turning it into an adventure for The Cthulhu Hack. With that approach in mind, you can then use the same tools and guidance to create classic adventures in mystery and horror.

This supplement includes:

  • an adventure outline—a sort-of-sequel to The Haunter of the Dark, Lovecraft's final solo Mythos story—which takes you through the steps of outlining and structuring an adventure;
  • sets down clear thoughts, advice and guidance on breaking up (or down) a story into gameable content;
  • furnishes you with 9-pages of carefully crafted random content tables, to help spark your creativity or create new content for your adventures on the fly; and
  • an annotated version of the HP Lovecraft's original suspenseful story of the doomed artist and writer, Robert Blake. Filled with highlighted thoughts, margin annotations, and clear highlighting, it picks out the potential game content as a guide to doing that same yourself.

Very interesting and worthwhile read for anyone who wants to take Lovecraftesque stories and turn them into adventures for any system. Good reading of The Haunter of the dark exploring its themes in a number of directions. Well worth reading and stealing for story ideas and reviewing methods for any analysis of stories.

Along with other general books like Stealing Cthulhu, The Haunter of the Dark is recommended to anyone trying to write an adventure in a true Lovecraftian style. --- RPG Geek


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