Tagged With call of cthulhu

Welcome to the Gaming Shelf, io9's new roundup of tabletop gaming news, releases, updates, and interesting crowdfunding campaigns—focusing on sci-fi and fantasy releases, with the occasional exception of course. This week, we’ve got a board game centred around cereal box monsters, news of Mutant: Year Zero getting a Westworld-style expansion, and a Kickstarter for a tabletop RPG that’s since become a Live Action Role Play phenomenon.

Lovecraftian horror is something I only really discovered earlier this year. Sure, I'd seen the superhero episodes of South Park, where Cartman teams up with a My Neighbour Totoro-style Cthulhu, but it wasn't until recently that I started diving into the stories and mythos -- as well as the legacy they left behind. One of my favourite ways the now-public domain sub-genre has continued to this day is the Lovecraftian roleplaying game.