The Stars Are Right!

The Stars are right We’re having a special event this week at Stargazer’s World: Lovecraftian Week! The majority of the articles this week will be about gaming inspired by the Cthulhu mythos created by H.P. Lovecraft.

Call of Cthulhu is probably the best known roleplaying game based on H.P. Lovecrafts works, but in the recent years several games inspired by the Cthulhu mythos has been released. Take Cthulhutech for example which is a clever mix between the supernatural horror and the mecha genre. Another pretty recent game set into Lovecraft’s world is Ken Hite’s Trail of Cthulhu which makes use of the GUMSHOE system.

And even in some Fantasy game that are don’t refer to the Cthulhu mythos directly, influences of Lovecraft’s work can be found. Green Ronin’s Freeport is an example of a setting that contains cults, gods and creatures clearly influenced from the Cthulhu mythos.

So, stay tuned for some Lovecraftian goodness each day here at Stargazer’s World! And if you want to join the fun, just write something fitting the theme on your own blog, link back to this post and leave a comment here. It’s like some mini blog carnival this way. And feel free to use the logo I created (The Cthulhu artwork was created by DeviantArt user The-First-Magelord and was used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License) for that purpose.

Now there’s only one thing to add: “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

5 thoughts on “The Stars Are Right!”

  1. Is there any Space Opera or similar genre games that have a Cthulhu twist? Star Trek + Cthulhu for shits and giggles? P

  2. This is a cool idea and I'm glad that this happens to fall on a week where I'm on vacation so I can actually join in on the fun.

    I already posted the starting blog and linked your post. I'm going to try to make a Cthulhu related post everyday. Just leaving a comment like you said to in your post.

  3. And here we go! I’m really thrilled about this week. Lovecraft is a favorite of mine, very dear to me heart (maybe not so much to my psyche). Good things indeed.

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