[NB This page collects together all the download links for Scenarios and other goodies that have been posted to the Cthulhu Reborn blog. Many of these PDFs are also available from DriveThruRPG. Check out our DTRPG publisher page]
Convicts & Cthulhu is Cthulhu Reborn’s groundbreaking (and culturally-significant[*]) game of Lovecraftian horror in convict-era Australia. The core book is a 96-page setting book which describes the historical and geographical details of life in the Australian penal colonies as well as the insidious ways in which the tendrils of the Cthulhu Mythos have inveigled themselves. Subsequent PDF releases — now close to 20 separate supplements — portray additional aspects of colonial life as well as provide ready-made scenarios you can use to quickly get your Convicts & Cthulhu campaign up and running … all for free (or donation).
[*] at least if the National Library of Australia can be believed.
Assorted free PDFs that tie-in with our (non-free) 1920s-Newspaper-themed product line Dateline: Lovecraft. The first batch of titles relates to scenarios in and around Arkham, each of which has ties to one or more pieces in the enormous prop newspaper that forms the core of the Dateline product.
Prop collections we’ve created for other people’s books.
We started Cthulhu Reborn with the goal of taking old (text-only) scenarios that have previously been shared for free by their authors — some of them famous — and turning those into glossy, high-quality PDF productions. Our goal is to “rescue” these amazing scenarios from obscurity and make them freely available to everyone.
Cthulhu Reborn has created a number of unique character sheets for Lovecraftian RPGs, most notably for Call of Cthulhu and Trail of Cthulhu.
Hosted Content: Arkham Investigator
Cthulhu Reborn is pleased to host Hal Eccles’ superb mystery-investigation boardgame, Arkham Investigator. Modelled after the Sleuth Publications game “Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective” this game allows a group of mystery-hunters to track down clues to solve mysteries set in everyone’s favourite witch-haunted New England town.
The Core Rules for the game (Rulebook, Large Map of Arkham, Arkham Directory) plus the first Case, A Grain of Evil, are available here as a free download. Versions are available catering to different paper sizes:
- The Core Rules (v2.1) + Case 1: A Grain of Evil; formatted for A4 Paper (ZIP file, 70MB) — downloadble from this Google Drive page
- The Core Rules (v2.1) + Case 1: A Grain of Evil; formatted for US Letter Paper (ZIP file, 70MB) — downloadble from this Google Drive page
- Case 2: The King Cometh; formatted for A4 Paper (ZIP file, 25.6MB) — downloadable from this Google Drive page
- Case 2: The King Cometh; formatted for US Letter Paper (ZIP file, 25.6MB) — downloadable from this Google Drive page
Subsequent to these files being hosted here, Hal launched a highly-successful Kickstarter to vastly overhaul his investigation game, under the different name “Mythos Tales”. You can find more information about this rebooted version of the game on Facebook or at BoardGameGeek.
Hosted Content: GEEDUNK Prop Mirror
In 2010 and 2011, Michael Fanara of Little Ferret Films created and shared a collection of high-quality prop handouts tailored to enhancing the play experience for several popular Call of Cthulhu scenarios and campaigns. These were released under the “GEEDUNK Prop Documents” banner and made available for free under a Creative Commons Sharealike license.
Since Michael’s website “went dark” over a year ago, it has been hard to get access to these excellent handout resources — in the interests of keeping them “in print” Cthulhu Reborn hosts a mirror of the full set of GEEDUNK Props. Although hosted here, these mirrored files remain the copyrighted property of Michael Fanara and are distributed under a Creative Commons license.
Miscellaneous Call of Cthulhu Articles & Resources
- Keeper’s Revenge Kit (by Jonathan Turner)
The “Descent of CoC” Skills Poster
This poster charts graphically the way in which Call of Cthulhu’s (non-combat) skills have evolved from 1st edition in 1981 to the current 7th Edition (with some side-steps into settings like Delta Green along the way).
- The Descent of Skills (as a single, gigantic page)
- The Descent of Skills (split over 12 pages, ideal substitute for wallpaper)
- The Descent of Skills (as a big image)