Tag Archives: Cthulhu City

Operation YANKEE IREM

In the autumn of 1967, a highway patroller radios in a report of a multi-vehicle automobile collision just outside of Ipswich, Massachusetts, on the Great Arkham Highway. There’s no such road. Over the next few days – before DELTA GREEN closes down the area – there are more reports of strange incidents. A motorist is […]

The Plain People of Gaming: The Fall of Cthulhu City

   where we wake up electrified out of the coma by our own souls’ airplanes roaring over the roof they’ve come to drop angelic bombs the hospital illuminates itself    imaginary walls collapse     – Allen Ginsburg, Howl Cthulhu City slides into The Fall of Delta Green like a cartridge into a chamber. As written, Great Arkham’s […]

Cthulhu City Limited Edition

Enter a place born from all of Lovecraft’s creations, and governed by servitors of the Old Ones.­­ Great Arkham – the Cthulhu City. We have produced just 100 copies of this faux-leatherbound limited edition of Cthulhu City. 50 will be made available to customers in the US & Canada, and 50 will be made available to […]

Capes of Cthulhu City

To a season of political and social upheaval was added a strange and brooding apprehension of hideous physical danger; a danger widespread and all-embracing, such a danger as may be imagined only in the most terrible phantasms of the night.  – Nyarlathotep The lurid heightened reality of Cthulhu City, with its gasmasked police, impossible skyscrapers, […]

The Plain People of Gaming: The Masks of Great Arkham

Since the first outbreak in 1905, the city of Great Arkham has struggled to contain the spread of an unusually virulent and dangerous form of typhoid. All vehicles leaving the city must be inspected by the transport police. These officers wear heavy gas masks and protective clothing to minimise their exposure to the toxic disinfectant […]

The Tentacle Beat

One of the suggested campaign frames in Cthulhu City casts the investigators as journalists on Newspaper Row, working for one of Great Arkham’s competing newspapers. Let’s borrow a page (yellowed, and a little stained) from Bookhounds of London and look at the mechanics of playing a journalist. Newspaper Credit Rating Each newspaper has a Credit […]

The Plain People of Gaming: From the Sylvanus St. Flea Market

Cthulhu City is written, if not finished, and the final book is overstuffed with Mythos gribbles and haunted architecture. There are so many cults and sorcerers lurking in there, not to mention weird Yithian machines, that I had to remove certain blasphemous tomes and cryptic relics to the virtual pages of page XX. Consider these […]

Happy International Pelgrane Day!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of GUMSHOE we invited fans and Pelgrane pros all over the world to play their favorite Pelgrane Press games today! Here’s a sampling of the day’s goings-on and shenanigans thus far. Games were streamed: Upcoming books were playtested: Designers shared their work: Monstrous Dramaturgy: Kostroma Adventures were had: Campaigns launched: Heroes made (and their […]

The Plain People of Gaming: Sects in the City

A Dispatch From Cthulhu City.  Cults are a major part of Cthulhu City. The setting mashes Arkham, Dunwich, Innsmouth and Kingport together with the Mythos’ other great cities – the City of the Elder Things, the City of Pillars, Carcosa, Pnakatos, Rlyeh, the Marvellous Sunset City of the Dreamland – and each of those cities […]

Cthulhu City

Enter a place born from all of Lovecraft’s creations, and governed by servitors of the Old Ones.­­   Great Arkham – the Cthulhu City. There is – by certain unreliable and maddening accounts, and now by your own dreadful experience – a city on the eastern seaboard of the United States, in northern Massachusetts. You […]

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