A new WWII RP world is coming soon. Its name? Achtung Cthulhu

By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Mar 26th, 2012
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Achtung Cthulhu is a name sure to catch a lot of your attentions. It’s a new RPG world that’s coming out later this year. I know I’m intrigued.

From the release:

Achtung! Cthulhu brings you a two-fisted wartime roleplaying game setting packed full of fiendish Nazi scientists, terrifying ancient mysteries, legendary German war machines, desperate partisans, gun-toting paratroopers, determined investigators, and enough writhing tentacles to pack ten Reichstags.

Discover the secret history of World War Two – stories of the amazing heroism which struggled to overthrow a nightmare alliance of science and the occult, of frightening inhuman conspiracies from the depths of time, and the unbelievable war machines which were the product of Nazi scientific genius – and how close we all came to a slithering end!

Play a huge range of classic wartime heroes such as Russian political officers, German U-Boat commanders, British commandoes, RAF pilots, US rangers, Washington investigators, London journalists, Hollywood starlets, and resistance fighters from all across Europe, who must all unite in the battle against the darker side of World War Two. Play a full campaign leading from the opening shots of the War in 1939, through intrigue and adventure in Occupied Europe, the siege of Berlin in 1945, and finally the cold wastes of Antarctica in 1946!

Featuring stunning art by illustrator Dim Martin and more artists to be announced, Achtung! Cthulhu will be packed full of evocative and inspirational scenes. The product line includes several major campaigns; Achtung! Cthulhu – The Mountains of Madness sees a return to Lovecraft’s infamous Antarctic world and is set during the opening shots of WW2. A hastily assembled Allied expedition must pursue the Nazi war machine deep into the Antartic to discover the secrets of a lost continent and confront a terrifying reality.

Imminent episodic Achtung! Cthulhu releases will set the stage for the campaigns and main setting arriving later this year. Written for several of your favourite RPG systems, Achtung! Cthulhu will thrust your characters in to the midst of a dark and desperate struggle, as Cthulhu’s minions take advantage of the chaos wrought by the Third Reich to topple civilization! The massive world-spanning Achtung! Cthulhu setting features occult conspiracies, terrifying Nazi war machines, and an ancient evil so powerful that it threatens to tear the world apart!

Achtung! Cthulhu will also be available for Expeditions, a brand new standalone roleplaying system designed to introduce new friends to roleplaying. Expeditions – Achtung! Cthulhu will feature complete rules for exciting roleplaying adventures in World War 2, as well as equipping company-sized expeditions to confront the horrors unleashed!

Achtung! Cthulhu & Expeditions are both being developed by new games imprint Modiphius founded by the ENNIE Award nominated Starblazer Adventures & Legends of Anglerre writer Chris Birch. Modiphius will be working with some familiar names in publishing to bring their digital releases to physical print, promoting great artists & writers and giving gamers some amazing worlds to play in!

If you want to know the moment we announce more information on Achtung! Cthulhu or Expeditions and get a discount when we launch simply send an email now to [email protected] and like us at www.facebook.com/modiphius to find out about other exciting Modiphius projects

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  • Soulfinger

    Sounds fun, but it’s a hard sell for me considering how beautifully Chaosium’s Basic RPG system works in their Call of Cthulhu line.

  • CaffeineBoy

    Sounds all very Hellboy/Weird War II. I like the concept and Chris Birch is a good (and prolific) author, but there is a LOT of stuff out there that covers this ground.

  • chrisbirch

    Hi guys thanks for the support, we are announcing the two major systems that we are using soon and i dont think you will be dissapointed! We are posting some of the cool art from the series on our http://www.facebook.com/modiphius page so come and check it out