Today’s topic is Favorite Horror RPG. Another genre that I’ve played quite a bit, and I have a number of games which I’ve played and really enjoyed over the years — the various games of White Wolf’s World of Darkness line would probably be more aptly described as “dark fantasy”, rather than “horror”, given the focus of player-as-monster, but I was also a big fan of the original Hammer-films-esque Chill RPG (far more so than the Clive-Barker-ish second edition).
But my favorite horror RPG is no surprise, and it’s one you’re going to see mentioned over and over again today: Call of Cthulhu (especially appropriate given that today would have been Lovecraft’s 125th birthday). I’ve played this game set in the Victorian Age, the 1920s, the 1930s, World War 2, the modern day, and the near future. I’ve even used the game for entirely non-Lovecraftian horror adventures, throwing the players up against “mundane” monsters like ghosts, werewolves and vampires. When I think of running any sort of horror, my mind goes to Call of Cthulhu first and foremost, before I consider any alternatives. If that’s not an indication of “Favorite Horror RPG”, then I don’t know what is.
So there’s my response (and the response of the majority of folks posting today, I’ll bet).
Here’s Dave Chapman’s video entry for the day, with special guest Derek Stoelting from Eden Studios…