Friday, February 01, 2013

Call of Cthulhu Quick Start Rules - Sandy Petersen and Ben Monroe

A nifty little intro package. "Welcome to Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu Quick-Start Rules, a booklet that collects essential rules for Call of Cthulhu and presents them in abbreviated form. This book comprises a basic roleplaying game system, a framework of rules aimed at allowing players to enact a sort of improvisational radio theater—only without microphones—and with dice determining whether the characters succeed or fail at what they attempt to do. In a roleplaying game one player takes on the role of the gamemaster (or Keeper, in Call of Cthulhu), while the other players assume the roles of heroes in the story. The gamemaster presents the evening's adventure, and portrays the characters who aren’t being guided by players." 3.5 out of 5