Cover Artists: Rich Longmore
Hideous Creatures: Deep Ones
HIDEOUS CREATURES: DEEP ONES dives deep into the myth of the batrachian denizens of Innsmouth. Are they human hybrids, or alien implants? Telepaths or psychopaths? Mermaids or monstrosities? From the legends of the Japanese kappa to the “kulullu” carved on the walls of Babylon, the spoor of the Deep Ones lingers everywhere.
The amphibious humanoid species known as the Deep Ones moves with alarming speed on land, and with predatory grace and power under water. Their teeth and claws are razor-sharp, and their skin combines scales with a thick subdermal layer for efficient protection against injury and cold. Ducts and nictitating membranes keep their large, black eyes moist
Hideous Creatures: Deep Ones includes,
- Four unique scenario seeds
- Keeper clues for every Trail of Cthulhu Investigative ability
- Eight mythic echos from across the world
- Twelve Deep One variations
- Ten new powers, with GUMSHOE statistics
In this series, Kenneth Hite looks at the creatures, species, and monsters of the Cthulhu Mythos from every non-Euclidean angle. Alternate versions and new explanations provide the same jolt of mythic bisociation that the gods and titans receive in the TRAIL OF CTHULHU corebook. Hite traces these foul things through their legendary history, and provides further clues for any Investigator to follow. Horrific scenario seeds burst and bloom, story spines protrude and deform, in a blasphemous garden any Keeper can harvest.
Praise for Hideous Creatures:
“a brief injection of Hite-ian awesome … they’re just about the right length to digest in a single sitting, and full of amazing ideas that will make anyone’s game into a flavourful occult gumbo.” – High Trust, High Drama Blog
“I consider this series a wake-up call to the lacklustre, to remind them tales of the Mythos, using whatever system, should instill uneasiness, upset and fear. Grasp the potential of the unearthly and inhuman…” – Paul Baldowski
Hideous Creatures: Deep Ones is the the first installment of Ken Writes About Stuff Volume 1.