Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Lovecraftian Cults & You - Using SURVIVE THIS!! What Shadows Hide - Cthulhu Sourcebook For Fun & PC Murder

 “The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age. ”
― H.P. Lovecraft

If you've been following our little romp with this mini campaign then you know that the supernatural & occult isn't going to be any stranger to our PC's. And that let me to start to think about the cults of celebrity & 'religion' or the cults of the Lovecraftian gods. This let me down the rabbit hole of using SURVIVE THIS!! What Shadows Hide - Cthulhu Sourcebook for fun & PC murder. 

The two classes that we're looking to use for the 'opposing' celebrity priests are the priest of light & the priests of the void. The idea of the interstellar holo networks covering these two Lovecraftian forces is an interesting mirror to the news & celebrity driven culture that we have. 
Wretched Space has more then it's  fair share of opportunities for Lovecraftian cults to take center stage disguised as self help groups, exploration societies, and more in the annals of interstellar weirdness. And within the vastiness of space there's plenty of places for Lovecraftian cult colonies to hide. 

Wretched Space has a lot of opportunities to hide a cult colony of like minded & dangerous cultists. Cultists who are just waiting for PC's to find them. 
And why find them in the first place?! There's of course is the natural resources that the universe has to offer. And Wretched Space itself has its Hellraiser like demonic entities within it. 
And these demonic entities also fit pattern laid out within  SURVIVE THIS!! What Shadows Hide - Cthulhu Sourcebook. 

The 'What Shadows Hide' rpg does the investigative horror aspect very well. And add this into an interstellar scene. It works very well as both interstellar & horror rpg system. 

And they also fit in Wretched Flesh Postcards from Alvildad & these entities of the Beyond play a major part in this mini campaign. But not before the Lovecraftian cults come to play & the interstellar scene is rife with them. These entities have infiltrated into Lazarus 3 & throughout our version of the  Vigilante City universe. 

And this ties back into the Ballerina murders from yesterday.  The Lovecraftian cults are operating both in the shadows & right out in the open. 

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