To celebrate moving warehouses and offices, and the sunny weather in general, we’re holding a massive summer blockbuster sale on all physical items over at our webstore – a veritable salesplosion - giving you the chance to try out our new service, and giving our staff some extra exercise too!
But with so much great stuff on offer, how do you know what to pick up? To help you out, we asked some of the Cubicle 7 team to pick their favourite books to recommend to you. Today, Walt Ciechanowski picks his favourite game: World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour.
Walt Ciechanowski: "One of my favourite books is World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour! Three things really stand out with this awesome setting. First, it neatly solves the problem of campaign play in a genre where investigators often die or go insane - continuity is preserved because they are part of a secret department, Network N, making it effortless to swap in new investigators or switch them from scenario to scenario.
Secondly, the World War II setting is evocative while driving home the point that the creatures of the Mythos really don't care about the activities of humanity - the investigators are usually engaged in a regular war mission, with a secret Mythos mission to also complete.
Finally, if you have played in the default setting of Call of Cthulhu (the 1920s), then World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour enables you to rejoin a much-loved investigator later in their life, as they get caught up in the Mythos all over again, even play one of their relatives as a son or daughter delves into the mysteries that challenged the sanity of their forebears.
World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour is definitely worth adding to your horror bookshelf!"
You can order World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour from our webstore, where it's currently 25% off in our Summer Salesplosion.
About World War Cthulhu
Like Call of Cthulhu itself, World War Cthulhu is rooted firmly in the real world of the 20th century, but one in which another, more secret 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 you won’t find any Nazi sorcerers commanding undead minions or military alliances with deep ones here; the Axis have as much to lose as the Allies when they encounter eldritch forces.
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 is a setting book for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game - you will need a copy of Call of Cthulhu to use it.
We’ve just finished moving our US fulfillment to a shiny new warehouse near Atlanta, Georgia, and setting up our own UK and Rest of the World fulfillment centre here in sunny Swindon, England.
To celebrate, we’re holding a massive summer blockbuster sale on all physical items over at our webstore – a veritable salesplosion - giving you the chance to try out our new service, and giving our staff some extra exercise!
Simply go to our webstore, enter the following coupon code at the checkout and receive 25% off your items:
•Paying in Pounds? SUMMERP25
•Paying in Dollars? SUMMERD25
We don’t want anyone to miss out, so make sure you share this image far and wide – on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Google+!
The sale is running from now until 1st July. We’re currently well stocked, but we anticipate this will be popular so get in now to avoid disappointment later!
Buy World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour at the C7 store
Get the World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour PDF at DrivethruRPG
Pre-order The SOE Handbook at the C7 store
Europe Ablaze at the C7 store
The World War Cthulhu Fiction Anthology at DrivethruFiction