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Old 08-01-2019, 09:42 AM   #1
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I just ran across this kickstarter and this "complete rpg," as they call it, sounds like something that could make for a fun GURPS campaign, so how to do it?

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GURPS Basic Set
GURPS Horror (for the expanded fear mechanics)
GURPS Cthulhupunk (for the monsters)
GURPS After the End (for the templates, just add an additional +150 CP?)
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:31 PM   #2
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Since I got zero replies, I just thought I'd add the bit I found interesting as a campaign premise, in case folks were simply not willing to click & read...
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The idea for Fate of Cthulhu started with a simple question: what if Cthulhu operated like Skynet? In this game you'll face down Mythos-style threats with Terminator-style action and adventure, whether as a present-day Sarah Connor type, or an agent from the future already facing the creeping effects of corruption. This is Lovecraftian roleplaying made new again, with time-traveling operatives from a future apocalypse journeying back to the present day to warn others of the coming danger (and recruit them) to try to set the timeline on a new and hopefully better course.
Not something I'd pay for in a "complete rpg," especially not a FATE-based one (personal bias,) but that's something I could see paying SJG for, if the premise had been worked out as a whole campaign for GURPS instead. Even if I'd never run that hypothetical campaign, some material would have seen use at my table.
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It's a potentially interesting premise. I could see some sort of mini-setting supplement being created for the Monster Hunters line to facilitate such a thing (though for obvious reasons it wouldn't strictly be Cthulhu-related).
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:44 AM   #4
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Looks like it might be fun to convert over.
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Looks like it might be fun to convert over.
I'm with AOTA - Let's rock this up right here for free.
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:50 PM   #6
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It's a potentially interesting premise. I could see some sort of mini-setting supplement being created for the Monster Hunters line to facilitate such a thing (though for obvious reasons it wouldn't strictly be Cthulhu-related).
Yeah, the first time I posted, I thought I'd read this was set in the future, during the ongoing apocalypse caused by Lovecraftian Horrors, which was really cool to me, and why I suggested using After the End as a base. You're right though, I think, Monster Hunters would be a better base for this set in modern times, as the kickstarter actually describes - for me though, this lost a lot of appeal when I read it right, the second time. ;)

Also, isn't Lovecraft's work Public Domain, allowing anyone to publish anything on Lovecraftian Horror or even Cthulhu Mythos?
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:59 PM   #7
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Also, isn't Lovecraft's work Public Domain, allowing anyone to publish anything on Lovecraftian Horror or even Cthulhu Mythos?
Its tricky. His mythos had several authors and some of it is public domain but not all of it. Thats why TSR pulled them out of their Dieties and Demigods book.
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I found this article which suggests that's not why TSR pulled them out exactly.
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I found this article which suggests that's not why TSR pulled them out exactly.
Second to last paragraph says they did pull it for that reason. Though it implies no certainty Chaosiums licence was solid enough to be an issue. As I said, murky which makes companies nervous. However since 1980 more rights have expired so who knows?
I'd say anyone wanting to publish something should check with a copyright lawyer who would have to do some research to verify if any particular item or phrase was in or out of public domain.
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