Review: ‘Call of Cthulhu’

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer

A role-playing game I would recommend is the old school classic “Call of Cthulhu.” This game is based on Lovecraft’s mythos and follows the players as they immerse themselves in the early 20th century, investigating the occult and ancient cosmic horrors.
The game is filled with dark demonic lore, and alien gods that destroy your sanity the more you learn about them.
It is far more dark and mystery-based than games like “Dungeons and Dragons.”
In addition to player health, “Call of Cthulhu” features player sanity, which is just important.
“Call of Cthulhu” is not for everyone, and is more nerdy and nihilistic than “D&D.” You’re not a hero, but a normal human being trying to find the truth and trying to escape the dark reality you now find yourself in.
The game is just weird, and you need to be weird to get it. So I say go out to a dark and scary old house this October with some friends, and immerse yourself in this game and the dark world of the occult.