Thanks to the over-generous Stickfight, I am now the happy custodian of a full set of gorgeous CthulhuTech rulebooks.
CthulhuTech is a role-playing game based in a future sci-fi world where giant robots and mutants and psychics fight against Lovecraftian horrors.
There are evil cults and secret societies and spies and ninjas and spells and aliens and bugs and giant robots fighting giant monsters.
It is a bit like the movie Pacific Rim, with added conspiracies.
I don’t play roleplaying games, but I love reading the rulebooks. CthulhuTech is particularly good because they have lots of short stories in the books to give you a feel for the world and the kind of adventures you can have.
It also has some lovely artwork.
Here we have giant robots fighting giant Cthulhu monsters:
More giant robots fighting Cthulhu monsters (these look like Migou bug-monsters):
You can play agents or soldiers, or occult scholars, or mutant shapeshifters:
The world is like Bladerunner, with bars and cafes and nightclubs and rundown technology, but it also has magic and aliens and creatures from other dimensions:
You can pilot giant robots (called ‘mecha’) like these:
And battle against Bosch-like horrors like these:
There are many atmospheric illustrations accompanying the rules and short stories.
Government agencies use advanced technologies to combat the threat.
Monsters lurk around every corner.
There are seven books with all the expansions and add-ons. I am slowly working my way through them.