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Three Kings – the ‘Zero Point’ campaign for Achtung! Cthulhu

April 7, 2012

Achtung! Cthulhu coverA couple of years ago, I wrote a pitch for a World War Two supplement for Call of Cthulhu called “World War Cthulhu”. Since then, the idea has gone through many be-tentacled mutations, and I’m absolutely chuffed to bits that it’s going to see the light of day at last in the awesome Achtung! Cthulhu, published by Modiphius, the new imprint by my colleague and oftimes co-conspirator, Chris Birch. Achtung! Cthulhu looks set to be a huge line of adventures and supplements, and Chris has been stunningly busy recruiting an army of truly awesome writers, artists, layout and graphics specialists, to take your Cthulhoid adventures to a terrifying new level!

I’m delighted to be writing the first product for the Achtung! Cthulhu line – the fiendishly oppressive yet action-packed Three Kings, which takes place on the eve of the Second World War in occupied Czechoslovakia. Three Kings is the first of a series of linked adventures set during World War Two in a campaign called Zero Point, which we’ll be releasing once a quarter for the next couple of years. The theme of the Zero Point campaign is ‘Cthulhoid investigations during World War Two’ – it aims to keep the dark and suspenseful atmosphere of RPGs like Call of Cthulhu, Trail of Cthulhu, and so on. You can play it as gritty or as two-fisted as you like, and play academics, investigators, agents of the OSS, British Intelligence, or even the Ahnenerbe – and of course Resistance fighters or World War Two soldiers sucked unwittingly into nefarious Cthulhoid intrigues!

I’m so excited about the whole Achtung! Cthulhu line – it’s been a hell of a lot of research over the past couple of years, but the theatre of World War Two is just screaming for an action-packed Lovecraftian treatment, and I hope we’re going to give you that with the awesome line of products coming for Achtung! Cthulhu.

Three Kings is in layout right now, and should hopefully be available for purchase in a matter of weeks. I’m currently writing the second episode of the Zero Point campaign, Heroes of the Sea, and it should be available this summer.

All together now:

“Broadsword calling Danny Boy… Castle appears swathed in a dark mist… We’re going in… Wait! Those soldiers… they aren’t… no, that’s impossible… Arrgh… For God’s sake SOMEBODY HELP ME….!!”

“Danny Boy calling Broadsword. Are you receiving me? Come in, please? Danny Boy, are you there? Over…”

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