It’s Halloween this coming Friday, and that traditionally means we’ll be getting together with our friends to eat sweets, do awful zombie impressions and play a horror-themed game to scare ourselves witless.
World War Cthulhu
Like Call of Cthulhu itself, World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour is rooted firmly in the real world of the 20th century, but one in which another war runs in parallel to the Second World War we all know. The Mythos is a threat to all humanity, regardless of which side of the conflict they are on, and players are pitched into conflict with both the Axis and far darker powers.
The scenarios themselves are usually grim, desperate and bloody missions, inspired by the missions of the real Special Operations Executive. In this version of history, a secret network exists within the British establishment, under the leadership of the shadowy spymaster N, using SOE resources to combat the Mythos alongside military missions. N’s agents will often find themselves behind enemy lines, hunting cultists and alien entities, while in turn being hunted by the Gestapo or collaborators. While N’s agents are cunning, well-equipped and trained in the techniques of sabotage, infiltration and assassination, the dangers they face mean any victories will be hard-won indeed.
World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour is a World War 2 setting book for Call of Cthulhu from the multi-award-winning team of Dominic McDowall, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Jason Durall, Stuart Boon, Martin Dougherty & Ken Spencer (writers) and Jon Hodgson, Paul Bourne, Scott Neil, Scott Purdy & Steffon Worthington (artists).
If you're fans of horror movies set during wartime, or of new settings for Call of Cthulhu, make sure you pick it up in the DriveThruRPG Halloween Sale.
And, while you're there, you can pick up a copy of Europe Ablaze too, a collection of six ready-to-play scenarios for World War Cthulhu, each set in a different European theatre of war.
Take a walk through the World War Cthulhu rulebook in this video: