I’ve seen that you’ve added a bucket of articles on Mythos RPGs, and I’d like to ask a question or two.
Ever since I started actually reading the material, I’ve wanted to play an RPG game based in the Mythos. My roleplay experience is extensive, but at the same time limited: I played WHFR a lot in my teens, and White Wolf games for about 10 years after that (Mage, Vampire, and briefly Changeling, Werewolf and Wraith. Mostly Mage and Vampire though), and that’s about all. So I currently have one person in my group who’s up for playing a Mythos game, with another 2-4 who could be converted. Personally, I would like to do something with Achtung Cthulhu or Cthulhu Invictus, but what do you think would be the best game to get my friends excited about? (Also bear in mind that my funds are limited at the moment, so I can’t buy multiple books and see how it pans out).
To be honest it all depends as to what you are looking for in a RPG. Cthulhu Invictus would be slower paced and be more along the lines of the traditional Cthulhu Mythos game, with you and your friends in the role of investigators. Achtung Cthulhu is basically the same, depending on how you play it or it can be more fast paced with varying levels of small unit combat, perhaps even being in the middle of a battlefield (e.g. Stalingrad, talk about the possibilities).
For myself I prefer CthulhuTech. It combines both Japanese style anime (mecha heavy) and cyberpunk, two sci-fi genres that I love (though not as much as Star Wars or Marvel Comics (especially X-Men)). It's more along the lines of Palladium's Rifts or Warhammer 40K depending how you play it. At best its a crapsack world with elements of W40K grimdark.
You can do the investigator scenario but it's going to be far darker than anything you can do with Call of Cthulhu. Odds are good of heavy action, as in huge explosions, psionic storms, energy beams, smoke, noise, and collapsing buildings. Lots of blood and gore, odds of survival for a someone new to the game, low as they become grease marks within minutes or an hour or two at most.
Hmmm, personally neither cyberpunk nor steampunk does anything for me these days (aside from Malifaux). I gave away my Rifts books a few years back (I was trying to save space, only had 8 of them, loved the backstories, but couldn’t find anybody to play the kind of games i wanted to run- also the normal vs mega damage bothered me).
So, I reckon I’ll go for Achtung Cthulhu then, seems to have space for the 2 guys that are into WWII combat. Thanks for the input dude!
It's true that it might be a little heavy for phone users to that much images. But on the other hand most of those images seem very relevant to me and from vastly different sources so I don't think we should get rid of them.
As a solution, I'll create Template:ImageLink to be put on top of articles. It will link to the image category of the article; as done by the Doctor Who wiki.
I'll keep both of you informed, when it's implemented and added to the Manual of Style but you can continue as before.
Apologies, I should have put in a more detailed comment. What I meant was that the number of images might be troublesome for mobile users. If that can be addressed, then I really have no problem with the number of images. Personally, I enjoy seeing visual interpretations of the Mythos that I’ve never seen before, and Esparza is providing that in droves.
Again, I’m sorry if my first comment came across as non-constructive,
As a post script, I very briefly met a gentleman on Saturday at Claymore who used to work for Modiphius, and who I was later told had a small part in the splatbooks for Achtung Cthulhu.
Well, i can't speak for Espaza but I did thought you were probably talking about mobile users already.
On that note, I implemented my template replacement for the gallery on some pages (on Azathoth and Nyarlathotep).
For it to work, you'd need the images to be in a category beforehand (e.g. Category:Nyarlathotep images). I'll be going through the wiki files to add those categories before removing the gallery section of heavy pages.
I saw you were building pages of Cthulhu Mythos stuff associated with Marvel Comics.
Don't hesitate when you do so to add the links to the relevant pages on the Marvel Fandom Database, same way I'm doing there towards this wiki and the Yellow Site (a wiki associated more with the Carcosa/Hastur mythos).
Did you created this page the same way you created the others (visual or source editors)? I also noticed today that one of my posts was displayed only 15 minutes after I posted it on the wiki, maybe that was an issue with fandom's servers. They are currently updating the software according to their communications so that might be it.
In any case, I did not change the settings for what it's worth.
I was going to make one for male characters and add the male ones to that category. Haven't gone around to doing it yet. Since I've been adding a good number of human characters, decided to organize them further. Most of the fandom wikis I work on (e.g. Marvel, Shadowrun, DC, Villains, Heroes, etc) have categories dividing male and female characters, so I guess out of habit I created the female character category.
Don't know. I think it can be either. Originally I planned it only for human or humanoid characters. Kind of hard on the Great Old Ones. Some of them are implied to be feminine, some masculine, and it's not clear on a whole bunch of them as to what gender they are if any. I think it's best to keep the female characters category and later the male characters category to humanoids or humanoid like entities, and any alien characters. Great Old Ones and Outer Gods are by their nature, unfathomable eldritch entities. In reality, such entities don't have a gender.