I’ve been meaning to mention Cthulhutech for some time, namely around Halloween, but never got around to it; in the meantime I’ve been being lazy, doing real work like exams and papers and compiling lists of what I consider the best ’80s music. So, anyway. Cthulhutech. Read this and tell me it’s not the coolest thing you’ve heard lately:
CthulhuTech is an innovative storytelling game that started out as a combination of two popular genres. The first was that of cosmic horror, made popular by H. P. Lovecraft and culminating in the modern day with elements of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy and John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness. The second was that of giant mecha Japanese animation, made popular by such series as Robotech, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Rahxephon. But the setting has grown far beyond what it started out to be. CthulhuTech is now a truly unique hybrid of genres – cosmic horror, anime, post-apocalypse, traditional horror, and science fiction blended together seamlessly.
Hotness! I can’t wait to get my grubby paws on a copy of this. And, to top it off, there’s a ton of supplements for it, too. High-quality and hot, yet I haven’t heard anything about its system yet other than that it uses a bunch of d10’s and is pretty cinematic and awesome–hence, a selling point for me. Think of it–fighting off the Mi-Go in your very own Veritech? Getting your mecha swarmed by some shoggoths? I’ll admit, I wouldn’t consider the genres they pulled from to be, well, related (as it were), but the originality and the awesome combination have been sticking points. This definitely puts a new spin on Lovecraftian horror, and a welcome one at that.
Look into it! Read the website! Highly endorsed.