Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cthonian Stars, Lovecraft meets Traveller

Coming this summer, from the guys that produce CthulhuTech, Cthonian Stars is Lovecraftian sci-fi using the Traveller game system. This could be interesting, although I confess I find the Traveller system a little bland, with its emphasis on combat avoidance. It may be realistic, but not especially heroic or exciting. Of course, until CthulhuTech came along, rpgs that revolved around the Cthulhu Mythos tended to have a similar emphasis. I suppose my interest in Cthonian Stars will depend largely on how the guys at Wildfire chose to present it. I'm also somewhat hesitant to buy a product published by Mongoose. My first copy of the CthulhuTech core rulebook, an original Mongoose edition, fell to pieces in a matter of hours. I had never seen such a poorly-bound book before. I have heard they have improved their quality since then, but once bitten, twice shy.


cross-posted at Rognar's Space Horror RPG Blog


A Paladin In Citadel said...

Sounds really neet actually.

Never thought of putting Cthuhlu together with SciFi, but it kinda actually makes sense.

I went and bought Event Horizon on DVD on Chgowiz' recommendation, which is a scifi-horror movie.

Might be interesting to run Event horizon as a Cthuhlu adventure.

Rognar said...

Man, I love that movie, although I know a lot of folks don't care for it, including our own Obiri. Space horror is one of my absolute favourite genres. I have a whole blog dedicated to my endless search for the perfect space horror rpg setting. I will probably look for Cthonian Stars when it comes out, since CthulhuTech and Eclipse Phase aren't quite giving me what I want and Septimus d6 seems to be withering on the vine.