CthulhuTech is a roleplaying game developed by WildFire LLC and published by Catalyst Game Labs (formerly published by Mongoose. Well folks, it’s been a long time coming. Welcome to the Cthulhutech review. For another exploration of the book and discussions of its quality. Enter a world rich and strange – even the cover art suggests this even before you read a word! But it’s stranger – and scarier – that you might.
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The result is then added to a “base” consisting of a related attribute score bought by the player at character creation. The setting features futuristic elements such as the architecturally efficient and futuristic arcologiespowered armor and mechaenergy weapons, and bio and nano-technology.
NEG players will fight the cults and the alien Mi-Go using mecha and military technology out in the battlefields or sorcery, wits, and investigative ability cthulhutwch the futuristic urban arcologies.
I read all the books, and I’m not sure I could run the system as written even before you get into how messed up the setting is. The church of the fish-god scours the world for lost occult secrets to unleash terrible forces. Of the twelve that did this only three survived to found the Eldritch Society. Tagers do lose some of their Orgone: Rules These rules can be viewed in greater detail here.
The CthulhuTech companion book Vade Mecum introduced three new playable races, two of which are results of Nazzadi and Human coupling and are referred to as “Xenomixes. The setting is Earth in the year during a worldwide conflict known as the Aeon War, from the Necronomicon quote: Please help by moving some material from it into the body of the article.
The multiple d10s system was interesting too. It’s got all those edgy elements, like the slut vaginal depth thing, but it doesn’t do anything with them, doesn’t use them to say anything, doesn’t try and transgress or make the reader think about them.
The core cthulhhutech is drawn from the works of HP Lovecraft and others. Female characters are also automatically impregnated, which is a terminal condition. Unfortunately, a vicious storm has blown in, trapping the investigators and knocking out both electricity and telephone. The book they are featured in even has an adventure where the players are railroaded into a furry gang rape.
But it is a horror game. After three months of trying everything, the global scientific community was forced to cthulhuutech that the things were legit. These Cultists have been quietly biding their time until they could strike – and that time is now! If you’re going to run a game of FATAL ala bad movie night, you gotta use the character generator to make it easier because nobody needs to experience the mathematical nightmare of making a FATAL character more than once.
Anywhere from five to seven different weapon types have been observed between the various types of Tager, and all are upgraded when a Tager undergoes metamorphosis, becoming more deadly as well.
If not is there a better mecha game? Also that “if you’re skeeved out by sex in an rpg, don’t play this game. It is a horror game and this is a monster. All of the oceans and most of the coasts of the world are fpg controlled by the Esoteric Order of Dagonwho use sea beasts, monstrous Deep Ones and Hybrid soldiers, brainwashed or conscripted humans, and their own brand of oceanic mecha in their search for R’lyehthe lost underwater city of Cthulhu.
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Tagers combat the powerful and nearly all-encompassing Chrysalis Corporation, a front for a terrible cult known as the Children of Chaos, who worship Nyarlahotepand create shapeshifting super soldiers called “Dhohanoids” to accomplish their ends. Efreet become proud and righteous, Spectres are aloof and resolute, Echoes are predatory cthulhutehc love to chew on hard things and so on.
CthulhuTech was featured in Yog-Sothoth. Yes, I know there’s more to Bliss Stage than underage sex – just like there are other things going on in the Cthulhutech setting besides rape. It’s a bit of an unbalanced mess, but if your players are familiar with struggling against overpowered enemies and losing sanity quickly I’d say it’s okay.
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Want to add to the discussion? CthulhuTech is a lot of pretty art, random setting ideas some good, some notand generally unplayable since for one the designers never bothered to describe what a game would actually look like in such an expansive world with really disparate character types.
The discovery revolutionized the world and sent her mad. You can say there’s more going on than just the underage sex, but the dev himself states the sex was the beginning design intent for the game.
The Shadow War focuses on the secret Eldritch Society’s fight against the insidious Chrysalis Corporation, the servants of Nyarlathotep. The reviewer also goes through Framewerk, finding it easy to pick up, especially for those with experience in the White Wolf Storyteller System.
As the pilots have to spend emotional anchors to unlock powers of the mecha.
There is even at least one monster that has not just one, but cthulhutecch “Save vs Rape” abilities. Factions include the “Tagers,” a group of warriors who work for the mysterious Eldritch Society and bond with alien symbionts that produce alien-like suits of flesh over their bodies, giving them enhanced strength and other abilities.
Secrets of the Void. Frankly I see more of a basis to criticize anything based on HPLs work than to cthulhhutech this one in particular. If you don’t like horrific worlds you probably don’t want anything Cthulhu, so that will determine how much you should listen to the feelings of others talking about the setting.
If the only thing that turns you off is the “edgy” content it’s pretty easy to not include that in a Pacific-RIm version. Despite this being a feature suited mostly to players, important Non-Player Cthulhutechh also possess drama points to make them tougher or represent their importance.
If a player gains too many points of insanity, the character will be forced out of the game — but can recover with proper psychological attention over a period of cthlhutech. Your goal is to be the last monkey standing, who is also the cleanest one.