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Break from D&D (sorta): Call of Cthulhu Alternate System

Something occurred to me and I needed a forum to post. Since this is the only gaming blog I maintain, my others being company-related and personal respectively, I figured this is the place. So we'll break from OD&D for a post, but at the same time still stay related.

How, you ask? Hopefully you'll see.

Call of Cthulhu is one of the longest-lived and most beloved games out there. People adore it. I myself am a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos, though I tend (as most of you have probably figured out by now) towards Howardian pulp over the weird fiction of Lovecraft. I prefer my heroes to grab a sword off the mantel and go down fighting trying to beat back the darkness one more day, than to quietly go mad, gibbering about Cthulhu Cults in an asylum.

Which brings us around to the Cthulhu RPG. It's a good system for mimicking Lovecraftian Horror, because it gets the Hell out of the way and lets you focus on story. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the sy…