Celebrating 5th Anniversary
Posted by William Niebling on October 12, 2018 @ 12:43 pm CT
Achtung! Cthulhu combines the world of H.P. Lovecraft with World War II history, imagining a “Secret War” fought in the shadows of the real war, between the special forces and intelligence operatives of Britain’s “Section M” and the United States’ “Majestic.” Investigators, represented by the players, confront the plots of Nazi Germany’s occultists, the cult of the “Black Sun,” and the “Nachtwolfe.”
The new edition will expand and enhance the background material for the game, including new lore for Cthulhu monsters such as the Deep Ones and the Mi-Go, expanded history on the Secret War, information on the resources available to the heroes, and bios of the game’s iconic characters.
The new game will be built on Modiphius’ 2d20 System role playing game, developed by Nathan Dowdell (Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of, Star Trek Adventures). The project is being headed by John Houlihan (Tales of the White Watchman), and will feature new artwork by Dim Martin, the original artist for Achtung! Cthulhu.
Modiphius will offer a preview of Achtung! Cthulhu: 2d20 Edition at the Dragonmeet convention in London on December 1. The game is expected to release next spring.
The company also plans to release updated versions of the Investigator’s Guide and Keeper’s Guide that will be compatible with the latest edition of Call of Cthulhu.
In 2016, Modiphius launched a tabletop miniatures game based on the setting (see “‘Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish: Commander’s Set’”). A computer game is also in development (see “‘Mansions of Madness,’ ‘Dized,’ ‘Codenames,’ ‘Terraforming Mars,’ ‘Fighting Fantasy Legends,’ More”).
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