February 13th, 2011
|02:19 am - More on Eldritch Skies + Blurb|
My beloved amberite has written some short fiction pieces for Eldritch Skies, and she just wrote me a rockingly wonderful back cover blurb:
It is 2030. The Gilman-Hawking drive has given us access to the stars. But we are not alone.
They're out there: aliens, gods and monsters. They're also down here. The Miskatonic Antarctic Expedition found the elder ones' city in 1931. The mi-go crashed in Roswell in 1947.
In 1958, as quietly as possible, not knowing what we were doing, we bent occult powers to our hands and took the step to Mars. The third time, the men who made that step could not step back. We fled back into our cave for a while.
But rocketry, and the Soviets, brought us back out soon enough. Competition took us to the moon. Uneasy teamwork saved the astronauts who would have died there among cyclopean, immemorial ruins.
In 1994, human scientists cracked alien technology and overcame the lightspeed barrier. They brought us the stars. They also brought us the madness that lies between them, the mind-twisting undarkness of hyperspace.
The future is here. Machine-made telepathy, augmentations, and unprecedented levels of automation have changed the face of Earth. But the science of sorcery, and our primitive understandings of what lies outside, have changed more than our minuscule planet. They've begun to let humanity out.
We walk amongst giants. Tread carefully.
This book is a complete role-playing game of Lovecraftian science fiction that uses the Cinematic Unisystem. It contains all rules needed to play, and requires no additional material beyond your imagination and a few dice.
Current Mood: pleased
How do you do Lovecraft and keep the game from going into apocalyptic doom? Lovecraft seemed to specialize in that.
|Date:||February 13th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)|| |
Actually not so much. That's been much more the work of later authors working with his Mythos. Also, it's very much what the Call of Cthulhu RPG specializes in.
That's awesome. Very nicely written.
And I love the idea of taking the science fiction side of HPL and turning it into a coherent setting.