For more than a decade Dean Engelhardt at Cthulhu Reborn has produced high-quality free scenarios, prop and handout packs, and graphics templates. In August 2020 Cthulhu Reborn published its standalone Lovecraftian survival-horror RPG Apocthulhu, followed in December by a System Reference Document (based on the SRDs for Mongoose’s Legend and Arc Dream’s Delta Green RPG) that opens the familiar percentile-based ruleset under the OGL. This offer includes the Apocthulhu rulebook, its new campaign sourcebook Terrible New Worlds, and its SRD, as well as the many titles in Cthulhu Reborn’s Convicts & Cthulhu line of historical scenarios.
There were four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $40) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 330-page Cthulhu Reborn Apocthulhu rulebook of post-apocalyptic Lovecraftian survival horror (plus the Apocthulhu Quickstart and the Apocthulhu System Reference Document); the first two issues of the new Mythos magazine to watch, Bayt al Azif (issue 1, issue 2); and Cthulhu Reborn’s historical sourcebook of penal-colony Australia, Convicts & Cthulhu, plus all its many “Tickets of Leave” supplements collected in The Misery Archive.
Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $67, including the minimalist Tiny Cthulhu from Gallant Knight Games based on Tiny Dungeon; Kenneth Hite’s Hideous Creatures, a huge bestiary for Trail of Cthulhu; the new Apocthulhu campaign sourcebook Terrible New Worlds, with four more post-apocalypse settings; and the new Tiny Cthulhu scenario Sister of Yhanith’lei.
Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to this offer’s pandemic-related charity, Direct Relief. Direct Relief gets protective gear and critical care medications to health workers, with emergency deliveries to medical facilities across the US and to regional response agencies across the world.