Category Archives: Cthulhu Confidential

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The Chair in the Attic

A scenario hook for Cthulhu Confidential Embittered washout businessman Ralph Dillion approaches hardboiled Los Angeles detective Dex Raymond hoping he will dig up evidence to support a gnawing theory. For years Dillion has struggled to establish himself in this city of fast-risers. Whether it’s real estate, oil, or finance, all of his surefire opportunities have […]

The Plain People of Gaming: Fear Yourself

Roleplaying games are fascinatingly mediated. In almost every other storytelling medium, the audience perceives the action directly. They see the actors on the stage or screen, the characters in the computer game, the voices in the radio play. In prose, true, the author can play tricks with an unreliable narrator or writing in a very […]

Cthulhu Confidential Problem & Edges deck

Fill your hardboiled detective’s hand with luck and doom! As Cthulhu Confidential investigators navigate the intertwined worlds of crime and cosmic horror, they accumulate Problem cards marking the hits they take along the way. Fortunately they also pick up Edge cards, which they can parlay into useful advantages against gangsters, gamblers and ghouls. This accessory […]

The Shadow Over Washington

Spine-Tingling Washington, D.C. Mythos Noir from the Casefiles of Langston Wright You are Langston Wright: a scholarly WW2 veteran, fighting for room to breathe in wartime Washington under the shadow of the Jim Crow laws. Equipped with your smarts, your test tubes, and your determination to help people, your job is to scour the streets of the […]

High Voltage Kill

Spine-Tingling L.A. Mythos Noir from the Casefiles of Dex Raymond You are Dex Raymond: a hard-boiled L.A. private eye with a nose for trouble. Equipped with your smarts, fists, and just maybe a code of honor, your job is to walk the streets of this dirty town and uncover its darkest secrets. But when your production designer […]

One For the Money

Spine-Tingling Washington, D.C. Mythos Noir from the Casefiles of Langston Wright You are Langston Wright: a scholarly WW2 veteran, fighting for room to breathe in wartime Washington under the shadow of the Jim Crow laws. Equipped with your smarts, your test tubes, and your determination to help people, your job is to scour the streets of the […]

The Howling Fog

Spine-Tingling New York Mythos Noir from the Newsfiles of Vivian Sinclair You are Vivian Sinclair: a sharp-dressing, straight-talking, New York investigative journalist. Equipped with your smarts, your notebook, and your unerring nose for a good story, your job is to scour the streets of the City of Dreams and dig up its darkest secrets. Chasing a scoop, […]

Cards on the Fly in One-2-One

Cthulhu Confidential and other upcoming One-2-One games recommend using physical cards (or the digital equivalent) in play. Giving a player something to hold onto has several benefits. It’s a reminder. In a multiplayer game, key plot elements get discussed endlessly at the game as players speculate about what’s going on, how they rid themselves of […]

Cthulhu Confidential: The Terror on Page Eight

Those of you receiving your Cthulhu Confidential books will notice an unsettling difference between the print version and the PDF: an empty, white void at the top of page eight. The missing text is a bit of GM advice that’s repeated in all our other books, and it’s in the PDF version of Cthulhu Confidential. […]

The Confidential Armitage Files

The Armitage Files is Robin D Laws’ groundbreaking adventure of improvised Mythos investigation. Cthulhu Confidential is Robin D Laws’ groundbreaking game of solo Mythos investigation. Putting two groundbreaking products together is hazardous for Gamemasters. You run the risk of collapsing the ground beneath you. However, the risk can be worth it: improvised play supports the […]

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