Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos Review
by Benjamin Page at Beyond the Veil
“Sandys Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos is an amazing guide to inject Lovecraftian horror into your Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition game. With simple but unique additions it valiantly elicits the feeling of a world being invaded by unimaginable horrors, as well as the ensuing mental stress. Depicted with incredible art that evokes a palpable sense of awe and wonder to the Lovecraftian terrors you’ll face. If you’re looking to inject the strange and bizarre into your D&D exploits I cannot recommend this enough.”
“The great beast emerging from the cracks in the ground lets out an earth shattering scream as it’s driven back into the blasted realm it came from. With a defiant cry you seal the portal so it can never return. As the chaos fades and exhaustion sets in, you grin, in awe of your party’s accomplishments. This unlikely band of adventurers has somehow – against all odds – saved the world from a seemingly invincible creature of legend and mythos.”
Non Zero Sum Games recently interviewed Sandy, asking some potentially sticky questions about his years in developing RPGs, that he handled with his typical transparency and dry humor.
I’ve read that you belong to the LDS Church. You were getting acquainted with D&D at the height of the so-called Satanic Panic. What is your recollection of that time and has history exaggerated the polarization of concerned parents fretting over their children’s hobbies?
No, they were pretty much up in arms over D&D. Of course they had their facts completely back to front. However, I have to say that the “Columbine Panic” hit me harder; I was doing video games in the 90s and my games (like Doom) got accused of literally murdering kids. I had politicians stand up in the Senate holding a copy of my game and denounce it.
Great Cthulhu himself revealed our 12th Day of Cthulhu surprise game last week: Cthulhu Wars: Duel!
Since then, countless reviewers have weighed in and unanimously agree that this slimmed down, affordable 2-player version of our classic hit Cthulhu Wars is just as fun, and everyone will want to add this to their collection.
CTHULHU WARS: DUEL IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR ONLY 29.99 USD!
Enter to win a free copy of Cthulhu Wars: Duel! Five lucky people will win a copy, and all you have to do to enter the contest is answer some tricky questions by Sandy! Don’t worry, all the answers can be found in the rulebook.
To enter the contest, go to their website and scroll to the section “Giveaway Contests”.
Also, do you want to be part of the conversation? Join the Cthulhu Wars: Duel forum on Board Game Geek
More Praise for Cthulhu Wars: Duel
Cthulhu Wars: Duel distils Miskatonic mayhem into a travel-ready, two-player clash. Take up the mantle of the many-tentacled dreamer Cthulhu or the fecund horror that is the Black Goat as you struggle to dominate a world already conquered by beings beyond mortal imagination.