Posted on May 24, 2008 by Matt-M-McElroy
Way back in September of last year I wrote a review of the print version of Cthulhu Live 3rd Edition.
Cthulhu Live 3rd Edition is a great book that is an easy-to-read manual with straightforward information and lots of options to enhance or run your LARP. There are plenty of photos of players in costume, as well as props and monsters, to give you a visual feel for how the game could be played. These photos help set the mood of the game, and give ideas for “how-to-build” your own stories. If you are a fan of H.P. Lovecraft or Live Action Role Playing, it would be worth it to buy this book, get together with some friends, and create some tales of your own.
This is a great book and a great improvement on previous editions. For the last several months you could only get the book in print for $20 or so, say on Amazon.com.
Skirmisher Publishing has some great support products, including House of Pain and The Old Man of Damascus available in pdf format. Both of these have made appearances in the Flash Fire Mini-Reviews section here on Flames Rising already. The Old Man of Damascus in particular is pretty awesome in that it offers up some options for playing in the year 1190, including “New arcane abilities and mystic artifacts” and plenty of ideas for costumes.
Well, finally available is the eBook edition of the Cthulhu Live 3rd Edition core book. You can get it at the Flames Rising RPGNow Shop for only $10.
This eBook features both an “on-screen” version and a “print friendly” version of the book. I’m not going to bother reviewing the book all over again, since the content is pretty much the same. However, for $10 you have the ability to cut-n-paste, print out select pages and not have to bend your book all to hell.
So, if you were hesitant about investing in a new edition of Cthulhu Live, now you can try out the new rules for only $10. So, drop by the Flames Rising RPGNow Shop and download this great LARP product.