Thursday, July 25, 2013

Primeval Thule: Swords and Lovecraft

IO9 has a nice interview with the Richard Baker, whose new company, Primeval Thule "blends the sword and sorcery of Robert E. Howard with the cosmic horror of Lovecraft. This heady blend of pulp action and horror will be available for Dungeons and Dragons 4E, Pathfinder, Pelgrane Press' 13th Age, and the Call of Cthulhu RPG."

They have a kickstarter going on at the moment to check out.

As you can imagine, I find myself intrigued at this setting for Lovecraftian adventures, although it is yet another setting drawn from a largely Eurocentric sensibility, and I don't particularly think the mythos function well as just a campaign of wandering from wasteland to wasteland slashing these entities apart. But it's possible the rules will address this and we can all find a happy medium where the formless spawn aren't just another set of stats to whack.

But for now, give it a look and see what you think.

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