So what makes Adventures Dark & Deep Swords of Cthulhu different!? All day we've been talking about this? Swords of Cthulhu has a very different take on the Cthulhu mythos then the classic Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dieties & Demigods by Kuntz & Ward. First of all are the mythos races the Deep Ones & the Degenerate. These plug directly into the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons first edition system easily.The feel of Adventures Dark & Deep Swords of Cthulhu is one of absolutely fitting in with the rest of my Advanced Dungeons & Dragons collection. New classes included are the Cultist and the Scholar. The cultists are very dangerous depending upon what cult of the Old Ones they belong to! So this is going to effect where & when the cults might show up! The Scholar could be anyone from the patron who collects forbidden occult tomes to obsessive searchers after forbidden lore. There's potential here for PC's or powerful NPC patrons for adventurers. The feel of Joseph Bloch's writing is both a love for the lore & his movement into realms of the Mythos for Adventures Dark & Deep as a whole system. The Cultist (cleric subclass) and Scholar which is a magic-user “split” class seems almost to lend themselves better to NPC then PC's. With that being said I could conceivably see veteran Advanced Dungeons & Dragons players being able to play either class. The Lovecraftian spells are very evocative & downright creepy within Adventures Dark & Deep Swords of Cthulhu.
The mythos monsters section feels down right dangerous as a player reading through. As a DM there are some really cool innovations about these versions of the Mythos usual suspects. The ability to combined & scale back the Mythos monsters makes using Adventures Dark & Deep Swords of Cthulhu both different & something for the players to dread.
Does this make Adventures Dark & Deep Swords of Cthulhu as a supplement impossible to use?! Certainly not! Adventures Dark & Deep Swords of Cthulhu is a great addition to the Adventures Dark & Deep rpg product lines!
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