Cthulhu Britannica

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Cthulhu Britannica is a series of role-playing game supplements produced by the British game company Cubicle 7 Entertainment for use in the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game produced by Chaosium. The series allows for games to be set in the United Kingdom.

Publication history[edit]

Cubicle 7's Call of Cthulhu license resulted in the Cthulhu Britannica (2009) core book,[1][2]:432 which included five scenarios. Additional books were then released every year until 2012, including Shadows over Scotland.[1] In 2013 a Kickstarter campaign was run in order to produce a boxed set and series of supplements set in London, with the London Boxed Set set being released in the following year. [3]

Supplements[edit]

  • Cthulhu Britannica a collection of five scenarios. These are set in different time periods with the first being in Victorian London and the last being set in the future.
  • Avalon - The County of Somerset is a sourcebook detailing the county of Somerset. It includes four new scenarios as well as background information on setting games in the county.
  • Shadows Over Scotland deals with Scotland in much the same way as Avalon deals with Somerset, although it is a far larger book. Six scenarios are included.
  • Folklore details the use of British folklore in Call of Cthulhu games. It also includes nine plot hooks that can be fleshed out into larger adventures.
  • London is a boxed set which consists of three books - guidebooks for the Keeper and for Investigators and a collection of adventures. There are also four poster-sized period maps and six sheets of hand-outs for use in games.
  • The Curse of Nineveh is a campaign with seven adventures. It and its two companion books formed part of the Kickstarter campaign.
  • The Journal of Neve Selibuc is a companion to The Curse of Nineveh and is used in conjunction with that book, providing the investigators with clues and information that can help them complete the scenarios.
  • The Journal of Reginald Campbell Thompson is a second companion book to The Curse of Nineveh and also is used to provide clues.
  • London Boxed Postcard Set is a collection of nineteen-twenties style postcards to be used as plot hooks in the game with a companion book expanding on the ideas provided. The cards are written by different role-playing game writers and was available exclusively to backers of the Kickstarter. It was due for release in 2016.
  • Cards from the Smoke is a set of illustrated cards for use in the game. Each provides an illustration plus text about a location, person, threat, plot hook or other item that can be slipped into an adventure. Also part of the Kickstarter it was due for release in 2016.

Awards[edit]

Shadows over Scotland won Best Roleplaying Supplement or Adventure at the 38th Annual Origins Awards (2011)[4] and 'Gold' for Best Setting at the ENnie Awards (2012)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stuart Boon. "New Treasures: Cthulhu Britannica: Shadows Over Scotland". 
  2. ^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702- 58-7. 
  3. ^ thegaminggang review
  4. ^ 2011 Origins Award winners
  5. ^ "2012 Noms and Winners". ennie-awards.com. 20 August 2012. 

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