“This is a great game, giving you the real Cthulhu Wars experience. If I were going to mostly be playing 2 player, I would always recommend this one. And if you’re on a budget, this is a much more viable choice.”
“Number 2 of the decade for me goes to Glorantha: the Godswar. Glorantha being the oldest richest mythology our hobby has produced full of gods and epic stories. Cthulhu Wars gets redone not as another tight strategic knife fight but as a tour de force of heavy diplomacy driven asymmetrical faction engines fully under control of players (no draw a card to discover your strategy and make the best of it here). Again it flaunts game mechanics that aren’t supposed to work but not only do but excel at what strategies they empower. Crazy asymmetry. Deep strategy. Fast playing too.” Ray (wtrollkin2000)
Sandy is one of the authors of 1986’s award-winning Ghostbusters roleplaying game. Not only was that frightfully cheerful roleplaying game the first ever RPG to use a dice pool mechanic, it was also one of the main inspirations for the Awfully Cheerful Engine — a new action comedy role playing game. We thought you’d like to see what Sandy has to say …
“I decided that before sitting down to the gruesome endeavor of writing the Awfully Cheerful Engine! foreword, I’d stop by the store and get some snacks. You know — pork rinds, crappy 7-11 nachos, diet Dr Pepper. To fortify the inner man for the task. Before I left, I called to my wife upstairs. “Hey, you want something from the store?” She was in the shower, and all I heard was “garble garble Red Monkeys burble.” Red monkeys? Must be some new thing. Maybe a brand of glue for one of her projects? Who knew.
Anyway, I walked into the store, and, having no idea what red monkeys were, walked over to the proprietor and asked, ‘Do you have any red monkeys?’
“WHAT did you ask?!” he shouted, his face turning as red as a monkey.”
What happened next?
Susurros desda la Oscuridad (Whispers from Darkness) recently took a close look at our newest book. Just click the “translate” button to read the description in your own language!
“In the end, these types of works are for the very sybarites of the subject, but I think that it is a book that not only serves to expand our knowledge about these creatures, but is also a bottomless well of ideas to create our own adventures.
The author includes for each creature some notes that will help us to use them in the games of our favorite role-playing game.”