Space May Be Big, But Cthulhu Will Still Find You

Just when you thought it was safe to venture back on DriveThruRPG … we are back with yet ANOTHER iteration of the Cthulhu Eternal ruleset. This time around, we are tackling the entire vast genre of futuristic space-faring settings infused with Lovecraftian horror. We call this the Cthulhu Eternal Future SRD … and it is available right now as a Pay-What-You-Want title on DTRPG.

The localization work — which in this case was quite a significant task — was performed by the incomparable Paul StJohn Mackintosh who has been a big supporter of our earlier Cthulhu Eternal rulesets. Paul is also an accomplished game publisher in his own right, most famous for his M.R. James RPG “Casting The Runes”.

This version of Cthulhu Eternal is specially designed to support Lovecraftian games set in star-faring future eras, anywhere in the known (or unknown) cosmos. It particularly aims to support gritty types of horror/sci-fi crossovers which hint at terrifying alien vistas, baffling mysteries of unexplained lost races, and dark and corrupt human motives to bend the universe to humanity’s profit. If you have ever had the urge to run a claustrophobic bug hunt on an infested deep space trawler — and give it the tagline “In Space, No One Can Hear You Say Iä!” — then this game is for you.

As with all our other SRDs, this ruleset spans to 110+ pages of rules text, all the nuts and bolts needed to run a Lovecraftian game session in a futuristic setting. All of it is open content, distributed under the WotC OGL license. The SRD also comes with a snazzy character sheet, provided in both a fillable version [works with desktop Adobe Reader] and a non-fillable version (for printing out). We also bundle information about our “(Re)-Animated By Cthulhu Eternal” license, which is a free license for using a version of the Cthulhu Eternal logo that signifies your work is compatible with our rules.

We really hope that some inventive folks out there can make good use of these rules, either as the basis for a truly creepy space-based adventure to terrify their usual crew … or to build something awesome to inflict upon the broader gaming world.

The Great Old Ones may always say they “come in peace” … but can you ever believe them? Download the CE Future SRD and start telling the story for yourself!

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