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Operation Wallace – a race against time versus the enemy within for Achtung! Cthulhu

Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Operation Wallace

Modiphius has announced the release of a brand new Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Mission, as Operation Wallace makes its debut.

This mission is available on Modiphous.net, Modiphius.US, and DriveThruRPG.com as part of their respective Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 collections.

Here are the details on this new encounter, which sees more studious agents given their chance to shine, as they confront a notorious cult and an ancient horror during the terror of the Blitz.

A Race Against Time Versus the Enemy Within!

At the height of the Blitz, mysterious coded radio messages are drifting across London’s airwaves, and Section M’s analysts at Clemens Park want to know why.

With no front-line troops readily available, a group of more academically-minded agents are drafted in to investigate. The signals are traced to an anonymous North London terraced house and a daring raid reveals the presence of an ancient anti-monarchical cult, who are using the confusion of the Luftwaffe’s nightly bombing raids to further their own dark agenda.So begins a desperate race against time, as Section M’s studious operatives trace radio signals to their source, employ code and cipher breaking, and embark on a desperate chase across London to piece together the evidence, which leads to the terrifying discovery that the cult intend to conduct eldritch rites in the capital itself.

As the Luftwaffe’s bombs start to rain down during another night raid, can the agents find the rite’s location, foil the plans of this sinister cult, and prevent the return of a native horror which has lain dormant down the ages?

Features

  • Operation Wallace is a 29-page PDF adventure for 4-6 players in both standard and printer-friendly formats. It can be run as one-off adventure or easily incorporated into an ongoing campaign
  • Comprises a thrilling domestic adventure made for less combat-oriented agents
  • Explore the mysteries of London during the height of the Blitz
  • Battle the malevolent order of Saint Cailtram and face an ancient horror from the long dark

Requires the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 core books to run.

Acthung! Cthulhu 2d20 PDFs deploy for action!

Modiphius has announced the release of the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 PDFs with the Player’s GuideGamemaster’s Guide, and Gamemaster Screen & Toolkit all available right now as part of the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 collections on Modiphius UK and DriveThruRPG.com. There’s already a selection of ready made Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 adventures to enjoy including: Operation VanguardUnder the GunSeventh-Innings Slaughter, and Operation Falling Crystal with more on the way!

Stock is in the warehouse and Modiphius is shipping out to pre-orders customers as quickly as they can and following that, you’ll be able to buy the full range of print products too. These include print versions of the Player’s Guide, Gamemaster’s GuideBlack Sun Exarch Collector’s EditionGamemaster Screen & Toolkit, and Black Sun, and Blauer Kristall dice sets with free PDFs of all print products.  There’s also an array of awesome value bundles including the Complete BundleBlack Sun ExarchGamemaster’s, and Player’s Bundles, to help you make the most of your gaming dollar. If you’ve not tried Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 yet, check out the FREE quickstart, to get a feel for our most cinematic, pulpy version of the 2d20 system.  Now on with the PDF details!

https://www.modiphius.net/collections/achtung-cthulhu-2d20/products/achtung-cthulhu-2d20-quickstart

Player’s Guide PDF

Welcome to the Secret War in this fast-paced pulp-influenced rollercoaster of an RPG that nimbly mixes the sanity-challenging terror of Lovecraftian cosmic horror, with the chaos and heroism of World War II. Inside this 178+ page full color US letter sized PDF you’ll find:

  • Complete rules for playing Achtung! Cthulhu, using a custom version of the cinematic 2d20 system to create thrilling scenes, awesome adventures, and epic campaigns.
  • A complete step-by-step guide to building your Secret War operative which mixes archetype, background and characteristic to create a truly unique agent.
  • Use singular talents, powerful weapons, and mighty vehicles to take the fight to the Nazis.
  • Explore an innovate new magical system which allows you to wield powerful sorcery. Play as a Celtic druid or Norse Runeweaver, or harness the uncanny power of the mind as a psychic operative.
  • Created by a team of Lovecraft adepts and second world war aficionados who have crafted an RPG which is easy to pick up and play, but boasts huge depth and flavour!

Gamemaster’s Guide PDF

Gamemaster’s Guide PDF

As a gamemaster you will bring to life this pulp-influenced world of brave Allied heroes and dauntless two-fisted adventure, guiding the heroic actions of players while also directing the twisted might of the Nazi occult: the Cult of the Black Sun, who wield foul magic and summon captive horrors and Nachtwölfe, their rivals who place their trust in Atlantean technology and weird science. Inside this 260+ page full color US Letter sized PDF you’ll find: 

  • Dedicated advice on the art of gamemastering including managing the game economy and specific tips for creating memorable characters, adventures and campaigns to thrill and delight your players. 
  • Major new lore and detailed background information on the six major factions contesting the Secret War: Section M, Majestic, Black Sun, Nachtwölfe, the Deep Ones and Mi-Go including their backgrounds, history, hierarchy, secret bases and missions and goals. 
  • A vast repository of hidden lore and forbidden magical knowledge including new Mythos books and tomes, powerful ritualistic magic, plus the damnable spellbooks of Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth and dread Cthulhu himself! 
  • Arm your players with a wealth of new weapons and espionage devices from secret government labs and classified research departments with the Secret Weapons of the Secret War chapter. 
  • Complete profiles and statistics for the powerful heroes and villains of the Secret War, the men and women who do battle for the fate of mankind, plus a huge bestiary brimming with all the terrifying gods, monsters and entities of the Mythos themselves.

Gamemaster Screen & Toolkit PDF

Gamemaster Screen & Toolkit PDF

This handsome PDF Gamemaster Screen contains four portrait-oriented panels, with stunning artwork from Boris Martsev, while the interior features useful tables and charts from the core rulebook, as well as quick references and rules summaries to help the GM keep the action flowing.

The Gamemaster’s Toolkit will also help GM’s create memorable characters, adventures and campaigns to thrill and delight their players. Inside the booklet are a host of new tables, tools and suggestions for planning and creating detailed, compelling adventures, or improvising encounters on the fly, as well as advice, tips, and suggestions to present a veritable GM masterclass.

  • A mighty four-panel PDF GM Screen featuring dramatic action-packed artwork depicting the heroes and villains of the Secret War.
  • Places a host of handy at-a-glance rules, tables, resources, and guidance at the GM’s fingertips.
  • The GM’s toolkit booklet contains advanced advice, expert tips, and tactics to help GMs hone their craft.
  • A host of tables and charts help GMs structure and plan their adventures and campaigns, or create exciting encounters and NPCs on the spur of the moment.
  • Created by a team of Lovecraft adepts and second world war aficionados, who have created this toolkit to bolster every GM’s Secret War ambitions!

Discover the Secret of Skellen Island with Operation Vanguard for Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20

Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Operation Vanguard

Modiphius has announced the PDF release of Operation Vanguard, the first of our monthly Missions for Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20. A direct sequel to the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Quickstart, this 29-page full-color PDF is available on Modiphius.net as part of the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Collection, and on DriveThruRPG.com

Discover the Secret of Skellen Island!

It is August 1940 and from the small Dutch fishing town of Nermegen, reports reach Britain’s Section M of a strange installation being constructed on the nearby Skellen Island. They also confirm the presence of Nachtwölfe, the Night Wolves, a Nazi occult organisation devoted to weird science and eldritch technology, who are said to rival Black Sun itself.

Seizing the opportunity, Section M dispatches a covert team by submarine to learn more about Nachtwölfe’s plans. Once in situ, the agents must contact the fledgling local resistance and gather detailed intelligence. Why are Nachtwölfe here? What happened at the forbidden site near the Arn river? What are these Night Wolves doing at St Olaf’s lighthouse?

The agents must piece together several component parts of this mystery, before finding a way to approach the heavily guarded Skellen Island itself. There, they’ll encounter advanced technology, strange, modified creatures, and face a deranged Nachtwölfe commander, intent on completing a bizarre bio-experiment, before confronting the horrifying truth which lies at the heart of Installation 41 itself.

Overshadowing all, is the malice of an ancient undersea race, who, provoked beyond measure by the unwise machinations of man are now ready to strike—a fearsome foe to contend with in Operation Vanguard, a brand new mission for the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 RPG!

  • Operation Vanguard is a sequel to A Quick Trip to France, the FREE Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Quickstart and follows directly on, for GM’s looking to run a linked narrative campaign.
  • Features a 29-page full colour PDF, with a daring mission for four to five audacious agents set deep behind enemy lines with full enemy profiles, NPCs, maps, and handouts.
  • Action, investigation and mayhem abound, as players first cross swords with Nachtwölfe and become embroiled with the Deep Ones, a major Mythos power.
  • Playable with the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Quickstart rules, although the full Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 core books are recommended.

Nazi Occultists, Secret Agents, and Tentacles! Achtung! Cthulhu 2D20 RPG Quickstart Available Now!

Achtung! Cthulhu 2D20 RPG Quickstart

Modiphius Entertainment has launched the long-awaited Quickstart rules for its World War II-themed alternate-history Achtung! Cthulhu series. Previously an incredibly popular setting for Savage Worlds and Call of CthulhuAchtung! Cthulhu is now available as a standalone TTRPG, using Modiphius’ own cinematic-styled 2D20 system. The Quickstart rules are available for free via Modiphius’ Achtung! Cthulhu 2D20 website. This Quickstart ruleset will give players everything they need to get started with the world of Achtung! Cthulhu ahead of the game’s full launch. The free Quickstart PDF contains:

  • A complete starter rule set for Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 with plenty of hints and tips for new GMs
  • Begin your journey into The Secret War with the exciting adventure, A Quick Trip to France
  • Five pre-generated characters so you can pick up and play the game straight away
  • Battle the special Nazi occult forces and save humanity from the malign power of the Mythos!

Achtung! Cthulhu started out as a setting for Lovecraftian roleplaying — taking place during an alternate history World War II. A secret war is being fought as the Nazi’s forge alliances with ancient and terrible gods, unearth arcane technologies and unleash nightmares on the battlefield. Players must discover the truth behind the Mythos’ influence as conflict engulfs the globe during the most significant conflict in world history.

In this pulp-influenced world of brave Allied heroes, secret agents, mysterious mystics, and dauntless two-fisted adventure, players take on the roles of Allied servicemen and women, secret agents, members of the French Resistance, or even hapless civilians caught up in the wider conflict. All stand firm against the twisted might of the Nazis and their occult forces, including the Cult of the Black Sun, who wield foul magic and summon ancient horrors in their bid to unleash Yog-Sothoth and Nachtwölfe, the Night Wolves, who place their trust in weird science and wonder weapons to prevail.

Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Gets a Quickstart

Modiphius has announced some new developments in the Achtung! Cthulhu universe.

Next month sees the launch of the FREE Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Quickstart, your first chance to see the game in action. In the intriguing adventure “A Quick Trip To France”, you’ll confront the evil lurking in Saint Sulac.

Elsewhere, work continues apace on the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Player’s Guide and GM’s Guide as final playtesting and proofreading commences. These exciting new books which will be launching this spring.

Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Quickstart

Mi-Go Expedition is Out Now for Achtung! Cthulhu and Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish

Modiphius has announced the release of a brand new miniatures set for Achtung! Cthulhu and Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish. The Mi-Go Expedition is now available on the Modiphiuswebsite.

This intriguing new set reintroduces the Mi-Go as a major force in the Achtung! Cthulhu universe ahead of our 2d20 version of the game and these nine models can also be used for both tabletop and wargaming adventures. Here are the details on the new Expedition set!

The Mi-Go are a strange marriage of sentient fungus and subjugated insectoid from beyond the far reaches of the solar system and they came to earth millennia ago, establishing hives in the remoter corners of the planet for their own strange purposes: benign or malevolent who can truly say for the Mi-Go’s motivations are almost unknowable to the minds of men. 

The most commonly encountered Mi-Go force in the Secret War is an Expedition, a combined force of Drones and Augmented Mi-Go, a small but potent battle group who are dispatched to secure artefacts, land, or perhaps even specimens for the Mi-Go’s bizarre, unholy bio-experiments.

This force comprises four standard Drones and five Augmented Mi-Go. The Drones are formidable enough foes in their own right with savage claws and pincers, but the Augmented Mi-Go boast an array of additional armour and powerful weaponry, it only the brave or the foolish who would stand in their way!

Mi-Go Expedition

Modiphius’ Achtung! Cthulhu’s Month of Madness Sale Ends Soon!

The summer’s drawing to a close and ModihpiusAchtung! Cthulhu Month of Madness, where you can get up to 70% off a whole bunch of core books, supplements, guides, accessories and miniatures in the Achtung! Cthulhu Collection.

This is your last chance to pick up an Achtung! Cthulhu bargain and there’s still time to take advantage, with all these books and many others still on sale.

The sale ends on September 1st, so make you dive in and secure your Achtung! Cthulhu bargains today, a whole world of adventure in the Secret War awaits!

Gen Con 2015: Modiphius’ Pre-Orders, and Thunderbirds!

Modiphius Announces Official John Carter Gaming LineModiphius is heading to Gen Con and will be showing off the Thunderbirds board game prototype on the Modiphius stand every morning.

Modiphius is offering web pre-orders so you can buy online before or during the show and pick up from the Modiphius Gen Con stand at the same great show prices they’ll be offering on the growing range of Achtung! Cthulhu, Mindjammer, Cogs Cakes & Swordsticks and Mutant: Year Zero books including recent releases:

  • Mindjammer – Hearts & Minds: The first adventure for the FATE based sci-fi RPG
  • LUGU: A storytelling card game best described as DIXIT meets Rory’s Story Cubes. It’s a perfect convention game!

They’ll be located at booth #2530.

Achtung! Cthulhu… the Movie!

achtung cthulhu movieModiphius Entertainment has announced they are working to bring their tabletop gaming universe Achtung! Cthulhu to the big screen. The company has signed script writer Dirk Vandereyken and director Raine McCormack to work on the film adaptation.

The Achtung! Cthulhu setting uses the writings of H.P. Lovecraft – arguably the most influential horror author ever – and the events unfolding just before and during World War II as source material to unveil the horrific secret history of what was actually going on behind the scenes. It presents a nightmarish alliance of science and the occult, frightening inhuman conspiracies from the depths of time and unbelievable war machines created just as much by the infernal ovens of the German factories as by dark incantations chanted by a select group of immoral, Cthulhu-worshiping Nazi researchers. It also features the heroes of the time, flawed but courageous human beings making a stand in the idle hope of postponing the inevitable demise of humankind foretold in antediluvian manuscripts tucked away in hidden corners of the world’s greatest museums.

Many of the characters, villains and creatures in the film are drawn from the pages and inspirational graphic art of the critically acclaimed Achtung! Cthulhu books and will also be making an appearance in Dark Tales, an anthology of short stories set in the same universe, whilst Modiphius has just launched a large range of collectible miniatures based on the universe.

Modiphius Entertainment was launched in 2013 with the Kickstarter hit for Achtung! Cthulhu, a tabletop roleplaying game, raising over £200,000 in funding, and unlocking 11 books and over 2000 pages of storyline inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. A subsequent Kickstarter by Paris-based Devil Pig Games this Summer raised £150,000 for a licensed boardgame based on Achtung! Cthulhu which showed the brand has huge potential and Modiphius has also raised £150,000 for the reboot of the massive 90’s gaming brand Mutant Chronicles. Modiphius recently announced a co-operative boardgame based on the Thunderbirds license with designer Matt Leacock at the helm.

The team is already in talks with film investors and have begun preliminary casting. Achtung! Cthulhu – The Secret War will be following the usual process for feature film funding, with  shooting slated for Summer 2015. Modiphius is considering a Kickstarter in the Spring of 2015 to top up the budget as well as funding a series of roleplaying supplements and other games tied in to the storyline of the movies. Achtung! Cthulhu is envisaged as a series of films following the exploits of various characters through the Secret War and will be accompanied by a special web series for fans.

Skirmish With Cthulhu

Spartan Games and Modiphius Entertainment have announced a team-up to bring us some new projects starting in 2014, the first of which is Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Game, to be launched in Spring 2014. Building on the massive range of Cthulhu creatures, Allied Investigators and Nazi Villains funded by the Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter, Spartan Games will launch a full-blown skirmish game line under license from Modiphius.

The Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Game will utilise the fast-paced, action-packed rules used in Spartan’s Dystopian Legions game, and plans for the range include starter sets, faction sets, hero sets, large creature sets and experimental vehicles, as well as a full-colour stand alone rulebook.

The first range of 49 miniatures, sculpted by Russ Charles, will be extended to include more Mythos creatures, Nazi Villains, Allied Heroes and strange experimental vehicles. Spartan plan to utilise their hugely popular laser-cut scenery line to add some stunning battlefield scenic accessories so that players can bring to lifesome of the stranger aspects of the Achtung! Cthulhu world, whilst Spartan’s high quality resins will allow some truly larger-than-life Cthulhu creatures and war machines to dominate the battlefield.