Introduction

Call of Cthulhu is a horror role-playing game based upon the writings of Howard Phillips (H.P.) Lovecraft and a few others. Lovecraft wrote during the 1920s and 1930s, and he became a cult figure before dying in 1937. Since then his stature as an author has grown, and now he is generally recognized as the major American horror-story writer of the twentieth century.

The basic concept behind the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game is that the universe is much more horrifying than we can imagine. The world was once ruled by vastly powerful and totally alien beings. These beings still lurk outside the edges of the world, and contact those humans who are desperate enough to deal with them.

The majority of people in the world live normal lives, unaware of their total insignificance in the universal scheme of things. A few gain awareness of how the universe really works, and those few are the heroes of the game.

Back

Introduction

Cthulhu Supremus Est FrankSirmarco