Cthulhu Eats the World: “Feed the Shoggoth!” card game


By Brian M. Sammons


Feed the Shoggoth!. Publisher: Squamous Studios. Designer: Badger McInnes. Players: 3-6. Ages: 14 and up. Playing Time: 30-60 minutes.


There is a running joke that Cthulhu is a lot like bacon: Just add it to anything and it makes anything better. Now there is something to be said for that — a little bit of Cthulhu goodness does spiff up a lot of things — but when you have something that gets Lovecraft and the …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Video Game Review: Cthulhu Saves the World

By Brian M. Sammons

Cthulhu Saves the World. Zeboyd Games, for PC and Xbox Live. USD $3.00.

Welcome back, gaming ghouls. Today, I’ve got another game for the spotlight, one that harkens back to old-school gaming goodness. Remember the classic 8-bit RPGs like Final Fantasy, Fantasy Star, and pretty much anything else with “Fantasy” in the title? Do you find yourself often wistfully saying, “Gee, they just don’t make ‘em like that, anymore”? Well, how cool would …

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Review: Munchkin Cthulhu: Kill-O-Meter

By Lyndsey Holder

Munchkin Cthulhu. Steve Jackson Games, 2012.

When I play games, I generally try to be a pacifist. I only attack people who’ve attacked me first. It’s hard to be nice in Munchkin Cthulhu, however. Oh, it’s definitely possible, but it takes some doing. The cards are so full of cute Lovecraft puns that you can’t just not play them right away and it’s impossible to be angry when someone’s playing one against you. My favourite …

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Supernatural Fridays: Role-Playing Games and Talk Like a Pirate Day!

By Paula R. Stiles

Arrr, matey! International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19) is just around the corner!

Okay, so what does that have to do with Supernatural Fridays, aside from the fact that both Sam and Dean sound about that coherent when they’re drunk? Well, as you all may know, already, there’s a Supernatural RPG, as well as some companion books (Supernatural Adventures and Guide to the Hunted) and a free intro game, The Hunt

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Review: Supernatural (Role-Playing Game): Guide to the Hunted

By Paula R. Stiles

Banks, Cam; Donoghue, Rob; Durall, Jason; et al. Supernatural (Role-Playing Game): Guide to the Hunted. Cam Banks and Lizz Weiss, eds. Jeff Preston, (cover) illus. Kevin T. Stein, design and layout. A.J. Buckley and Travis Wester, introduction. Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd., March 4, 2010. 128 pp. PDF. $22.99 (full price $34.99).

You want this book.

Okay, let me, um, rephrase, refine and expand that statement a bit: if you’re reading this review and you …

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Interview: Matt Jackson

Today, we sit down to chat with Matt Jackson, one of the RPG writers for the site Dice of Life:

IFP: Tell us how the Dice of Life site got started. How did you get involved with them?

MJ: A few friends and I realized that as we got older we had lots of the same problems with gaming: finding time to play, responsibilities that conflicted with gaming, and everything that resolves around real life that we did not …

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Review: Supernatural (Role-Playing Game): Adventures

By Paula R. Stiles

Banks, Cam, ed. Supernatural (Role-Playing Game): Adventures. Lizz Weis, proofreading. Dan Bryce and Nick Kremenek, illus. Digger Hayes, art direction. Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd., December 2009. 97 pp. Hardcover, PDF. $17.99 (full price $24.99).

There are two ways to use Supernatural (Role-Playing Game): Adventures: as scenarios for playing the RPG or as a tie-in collection of short stories. I’ve already reviewed the Supernatural Role-Playing Game for Innsmouth Free Press. You should read at least …

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Review: 1Page Adventures: The Innsmouth Lighthouse

By Paula R. Stiles

Jackson, M. The Innsmouth Lighthouse RPG. 1Page Adventures. The Dice of Life: July 13, 2009.

The story: The Innsmouth Lighthouse has served mariners for centuries. But in the past few days, all contact with the Lighthouse has been cut off. A law enforcement team sent in has disappeared without a trace. Cannibalistic cultists of Dagon appear to have taken over the lighthouse for a dark purpose. Your job is to stop them from completing their …

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Review: Supernatural Role Playing Game

By Paula R. Stiles

Chambers, Jamie. Supernatural Role Playing Game [Corebook]. Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd., August 19, 2009. Cam Banks, Jimmy McMichael and Aaron Rosenberg, writing and development. Alex Jurkat, ed. Liz Wilhelm, proofreader. Digger Hayes, art design. 186 pp. Hardcover, PDF. $29.99 (full price $39.99).

Chambers, Jamie. Supernatural: The Hunt Begins. Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd., 2008 (released Sept. 14, 2009). Cam Banks and M. Alexander Jurkat, eds. Jessica Banks, proofreader. Lindsay Archer, illus. Digger Hayes, art design. …

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