Looks like we’re going to go into another extended Let’s Study on Monday! This coming week, we’ll be taking a look at Achtung! Cthulhu, the WW2 plus Cthulhu Mythos setting from Modiphius Entertainement.
This is going to be a little different from my usual Let’s Study articles since 1) Achtung! Cthulhu is primarily a setting book rather than a corebook, and 2) Achtung! Cthulhu is designed for no less than 3 different systems as of this writing: Call of Cthulhu 6th Edition by Chaosium, Savage Worlds by Pinnacle Entertainment Group and most recently the Fate Core rules by Evil Hat Productions.
That aside, World War 2 is one of those periods in history that is ripe with opportunities for gaming. I’ll try to cover as much as I can in this Let’s Study which will span both books: the Investigator’s Guide and the Keeper’s Guide.
World War 2 is an enormous event, and one that has a very strong emotional weight for a lot of people on both sides of the war. I’m looking forward to checking out Achtung! Cthulhu’s take on it, and seeing where they fall on the Realism vs Fantasy spectrum of treatment of fiction set in this era and how they’ll inject Cthulhu into it.
As someone born in a country that was occupied by the Japanese during the war, I’m curious to see how the game will tackle the pacific theater, but I guess I’ll have to wait until I move on to a review of the supplement covering that theater of war, the Guide to the Pacific Front.
For now, I’ll focus on the first book, the Investigator’s Guide, starting Monday.
For those interested, you can get a copy of the Achtung! Cthulhu Books in PDF format from DriveThruRPG
- Investigator’s Guide (Savage Worlds and Call of Cthulhu version) $14.99
- Keeper’s Guide (Savage Worlds and Call of Cthulhu version) $22.99
- Investigator’s Guide (Fate Core version) $14.99
- Keeper’s Guide (Fate Core version) $22.99
- Achtung! Cthulhu Guide to the Pacific Front (Savage Worlds and Call of Cthulhu version) $14.99