Guest Comic – Geekthulu!
Guest Comic – Geekthulu!

In all LARPs, there’s things that work and things that don’t. I have yet to see a really good Cthulu (nor would I want to! I have precious few san points left!), and apparently, neither has Mark or Sarah. Though, you do have to give Dustin points for trying.

Today’s fabulous guest comic is by NJ Huff of Emergency Exit and Orion Gates of Beyond Reality. May you both be eaten first when the Deep Ones come!

News: Posted March 7th, 2008 by Alina

^ 3 Comments to “Guest Comic – Geekthulu!”

  1. Lord Bounty Says:

    Believe it or not, I’ve seen a GREAT Cthulu LARP. The key is to remember that it’s not a game about fighting Gods, it’s a game about not getting eaten by a world that regularly eats things, especially those that notice it’s eating.

    The local Game was kinda of a ‘play-when-you-can’ deal. You wanted a scene for your character, you contacted the ST, and told him you wanted a scene, and he told you when and where to go for it. Best scene ever, he told a guy to meet in the mall, in the elevator, between 7 pm and 9 pm.

    The ST showed up at 6:50, found a comfortable seat, and sat down to watch the elevator. Since it was glass, and the mall is crowded, he could do this without the player seeing him. At 8:45, the poor guy’s been on the elevator for almost two hours, you can see him checking every person who gets on or off, never knowing if they’re just at the mall, or if they’re playing the game. Then the ST gets EVIL. One of the other players had a 6 year old daughter, so the ST got him to bring her to the mall, dressed in a scarlet dres sand pig tails. Then the ST gave her and envelope, and pointed ou tthe guy on the elevator, and told her to get on , ride up and down, stop off again. Then as the doors close, hand him the envelope and say “you know you’re all going to die.”

    She did, and the player was so freeked out by the scene, he quit the game. You know you’re running a good hooror LARP when the nightmares of the game keep people from coming back.

    Posted March 7th, 2008 at 2:33 pm
  2. Weston Harper Says:

    I know a crew that runs a one-shot Call of Cthulu larp every year at Rice University’s Owl con. They usually get pretty good reviews from participants, but I don’t know what all types of monster they’ve tried to do.

    http://www.owlcon.com/events_larp.php#Cthulhu%20Live%20Action%20(custom)

    Posted March 7th, 2008 at 3:03 pm
  3. fionn320 Says:

    The two Cthulu inspired LARPs I’ve been associated with worked on the premise “if you actually see the Great Old Ones, it’s too late.” The key was having fun on the way down into the abyss.

    Posted March 8th, 2008 at 3:22 am