The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Book 01: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Beginner Game
RPG Solo
Star Trek Adventures Core Book
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Mansions of Madness (2nd Edition)
AC10: Bestiary of Dragons and Giants
Microscope
Torchbearer
Star Wars: Force and Destiny Core Rulebook
Crawling Under A Broken Moon (Issue 1 - Jun 2014)
The One Ring Roleplaying Game
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
Monster Manual (D&D 5e)
Storm King's Thunder
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (Second Edition)
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (First Edition)
White Dwarf (Issue 69 - Sep 1985)
CM6: Where Chaos Reigns
Castle Thrax
Numenera
Westward: Core Rulebook
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 5e)
Mouse Guard (2nd Edition)
The End of the World: Revolt of the Machines
RIFTS: The Tomorrow Legion Player's Guide
Deliria
Al-Qadim Land of Fate
Adventure!
The 1920s Investigator's Companion
Well of Worlds
Castle Drachenfels
B4: The Lost City
PHBR5: The Complete Psionics Handbook
Cute and Fuzzy Seizure Monsters
Double Exposure
The Pokéthulhu Adventure Game (3rd Edition)
N3: Destiny of Kings
Book 0: An Introduction to Traveller
Legend of the Five Rings (Third Edition)
White Mountain, Black River
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set
Dash-in Dungeons Basic Set
Fiasco
Season 01: Undermountain: Halaster's Lost Apprentice
Hard Light
The Secret Fire
Lesserton & Mor
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game
Information
Primary Name
Trail of Cthulhu
RPG System
RPG Mechanic
Honors
Alternate Names
ToC
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 452
Description Edit | History

"That is not dead which can eternal lie.
And with strange aeons, even death may die."
- The Necronomicon

You uncover mysteries in dusty libraries and bloody crime scenes. You walk the mean streets of Chicago or hack through the jungles of the South Pacific. You battle vile cults, or recoil in terror at the alien enormities they worship. You follow the clues wherever they lead, whatever the cost in life or sanity. But do you dare to follow...

The Trail of Cthulhu

Trail of Cthulhu is a complete game of investigative horror set in the 1930s based on the work of HP Lovecraft. The game uses an adpated and enlarged version of GUMSHOE system which offers a laser-like focus on investigation, with characters driven to explore and investigate, even at the expense of their own health and sanity.

Using the revolutionary GUMSHOE investigative roleplaying system, this game features:

- Sanity which measures your blissful ignorance of the true nature of reality, and Stability which defines how robust your mental health is.
- Investigative abilities such as Cop Talk, Interrogation and Occult which help you find the awful crypt, and maybe even tell you what you might find there.
- Drives such as In the Blood and Arrogance to get your character into that crypt at night.
- General skills such as Sense Trouble, Filch and Scuffling to get you out again.

Keepers are offered:

- Rules you can tune to Purist cosmic despair, or to lurid two-gun Pulp
- Comprehensive support for adventure and campaign creation, as well as suggestions for improvisation.
- Three exciting campaign frames, for tweedy academics, jut-jawed G-men, or grimy traffickers in the eldritch, plus "The Kingsbury Horror," a complete introductory adventure.
- Techniques to run the game and maintain the atmosphere of mystery and malice.

And we reveal a new view of the Mythos:

- Gods, tomes, and magic, presented with mystery and drama in mind, and including Cthulhoid lore never before revealed in any game
- Alien races, including their spoor, their killing techniques, and the forensic clues their victims reveal.
- The original grim horror setting - the 1930s - set against depression, looming war and totalitarianism.

More Information Edit | History

Awards

Trail of Cthulhu RPG fan
Microbadge: mb

Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Category: Genre:
Pg. 1 of 9 » 9
Rank 0
Num Ratings 4
Average Rating 8.25
Num Owned 27
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 3
Wishlist 7
Comments 1
Year Published 2011
Rank 506
Num Ratings 28
Average Rating 7.58
Num Owned 100
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 10
Comments 6
Year Published 2009
Rank 1437
Num Ratings 12
Average Rating 7.48
Num Owned 69
Prev. Owned 3
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 3
Wishlist 8
Comments 4
Year Published 2010
Rank 103
Num Ratings 44
Average Rating 8.26
Num Owned 166
Prev. Owned 7
For Trade 3
Want in Trade 8
Wishlist 28
Comments 18
Year Published 2010
Rank 5013
Num Ratings 6
Average Rating 6.67
Num Owned 24
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 4
Comments 2
Year Published 2011
Rank 1586
Num Ratings 11
Average Rating 7.52
Num Owned 40
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 6
Comments 3
Year Published 2010
Rank 0
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Num Owned 17
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 5
Comments 2
Year Published 2014
Rank 2443
Num Ratings 14
Average Rating 7.18
Num Owned 84
Prev. Owned 4
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 3
Wishlist 13
Comments 6
Year Published 2011
Rank 1470
Num Ratings 11
Average Rating 7.59
Num Owned 88
Prev. Owned 4
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 3
Wishlist 20
Comments 9
Year Published 2007
Rank 142
Num Ratings 45
Average Rating 8.05
Num Owned 180
Prev. Owned 7
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 7
Wishlist 29
Comments 17
Year Published 2010
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
RPG Rank: 3
Num Ratings: 170
Average Rating: 8.13
Standard Deviation: 1.35
Num Views: 21998
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 2.5
Fans: 67
Personal Comments: 17
Users Owning: 280
Users Wanting: 5
Users Trading: 1 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 124
Plays This Month: 1
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
1 Summary sheet of stability and sanity loss
Here is my attempt to summarise how sanity ans stability interact within pulp and purist games. Any errors please feel free to comment.
English
2016-06-27
0 Ocupações e Habilidades Investigativas
Spreadsheet for ready access to the choices of Investigative Abilities by Occupation, in Portuguese. When put together, the info is a bit surprising.
Portuguese
2014-10-16
0 Ocupações e Habilidades Investigativas
Spreadsheet for ready access to the choices of Investigative Abilities by Occupation, in Portuguese. When put together, the info is a bit surprising.
Portuguese
2014-10-16
3 Trail of Cthulhu Condensed Rules
Download made available by Pelgrane Press, summarizes all mechanics in a 28 page PDF.
English
2014-08-17
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.