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Cthulhu Confidential

Cthulhu Confidential

Monday 27 April 2020
In April 2020 you had to fight alone against monstrous adversaries in our Cthulhu Confidential Bundle, a comprehensive collection of the GUMSHOE One-2-One game lines from Pelgrane Press. Guided by a Game Moderator, one solitary player becomes the sole protagonist in suspenseful investigative adventures — noir nightscapes right out of the Cthulhu Mythos and superspy espionage.

One-2-One is a fast-paced head-to-head version of the popular GUMSHOE system by Robin D. Laws. GUMSHOE games are designed for scenarios of detection and crime-solving. In a typical RPG, bad skill rolls may mean you miss a vital clue and send the entire investigation off track. In the GUMSHOE System, the player will find the clues; the important thing is figuring out what they mean. Play a mystery scenario in a GUMSHOE game and you’ll never go back.

This bundle presented the entire One-2-One line for a bargain price. There were four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $46) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete standalone 328-page Cthulhu Confidential rulebook (previously presented in our February 2018 Bundle for Two 2) and three investigations: The Howling Fog, The House Up in the Hills, and One For the Money.

Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got our entire Bonus Collection with five more titles worth an additional $53, including the complete 282-page rulebook for Solo Ops, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan’s standalone adaptation of Kenneth Hite’s vampire-espionage GUMSHOE game Night’s Black Agents; the first Solo Ops investigation, The Best of Intentions; and three more Cthulhu Confidential adventures: High Voltage Kill, Ex Astoria, and The Shadow Over Washington.

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to the pandemic-related charity chosen by Pelgrane Press co-owners Cathriona Tobin and Simon Rogers, Cochrane Reports. Cochrane maintains a Covid-19 resource page for policy developers that describes up-to-date clinical best practices in multiple languages.