We’re very excited to welcome Leigh Carr, the newest contributor to the Games vs Play team. Check out his great review of the recently released Convicts & Cthulhu supplement for the classic horror RPG, Call of Cthulhu. Welcome to the team, Leigh, and may all your Sanity rolls be successful ones.
Review by Leigh Carr
This 100 page extension to the Call of Cthulhu Terror Australis sourcebook outlines how to play 7th edition rules set in the period England colonised Australia.
Either my public education has failed me or I have learned alot about the first colonies with over 50 pages of history, maps and information on role playing in that era. Every page is filled with easy to understand comprehensive information that will ignite a Keepers imagination, raring them to throw investigators into a situation which is already horrifying as it is! Times were tough back then and the book doesn’t sugar coat Australia’s dark past.
The historical information is to the point, allowing any Australian Keeper of Arcane Lore to quickly transport players into the relevant setting with the greatest of ease. Keepers and Investigators who aren’t familiar with Australia’s geography, climate and wildlife would be recommended to read the Cthulhu source book Terror Australis before attempting.
The Cthulhu Mythos in the colonies is outlined briefly spanning 6 pages, giving Keepers sources they can project into scenarios with ease. An introductory scenario and adventure seeds feature in the remaining 30 pages. The scenario throws investigators fresh off the boat and onto the shores of hell itself!
Now lets talk money. This high quality, well laid out book is available at a price of your choosing on DriveThruRPG. This includes the price of zero dollars, the book downloaded as a free pdf or you can buy a physical copy at the price it costs to print and mail to your location. Personally, I paid $20 for my copy not including the costs for printing and posting. That’s because I recognise the writers and creators are Australian based team CthulhuReborn. They have been producing quality free to download adventures, sourcebooks and props for years and have not ONCE asked me for anything in return. While you’re grabbing your copy be sure to browse their other wares and lob a huge stack of cash at them.