TRF’s Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 1, Cthulhu

On the First Day of Christmas
My GM gave to me,
Dread Cthulhu dreaming ‘neath the sea.

Cthulhu rises in the ocean, towering over a ship

As the holidays approach, we wanted to continue a TRF tradition we began last year, spending the 12 Days of Christmas celebrating things we love in RPGs. This year our carols focus on our favorite monsters, creatures, and adversaries to bring into our games. Next year, I’ll finally figure out how to make the whole song about dice.

So many of the games we love to play are based on Cthulhu Mythos, so I’m not sure how much of an introduction he really needs. We started out the show trying to cram him and the mythos into everything we did, now we’re giving him a little more room to breathe. Cthulhu has been through many iterations as he has come more into public awareness, from Kawaii Cthulhu to Political Cthulhu, but hopefully we’ll never be foolish enough to stop fearing him. If we do, I’ll be sure to run a game that culminates in the party seeing him, in all his indescribable  glory and watch as their sanity finally slips away.

TRF’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Megan loves RPGs, cephalopods, robots, dice, and Kickstarter campaigns related to the above. She is a co-founder of The Redacted Files and runs our Numenera, Pathfinder, and Horror on the Orient Express campaigns, as well as the Trail of Cthulhu one-shots.

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