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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 9:16 a.m. PST

.. I can sculpt tentacles!

Mutant Q18 Mar 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

I'm a cosmic nihilist who enjoys watching humanity squirm as we learn just how insignificant we truly is when compared to the rest of the universe.

Roderick Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Fezian18 Mar 2017 9:36 a.m. PST

Carrying high-powered military ordnance is considered "normal", and even "wimpy".

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 10:01 a.m. PST

Because it gives life/form to the the dark places in my mind.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 10:01 a.m. PST

Exactly! It's all about the tentacles.

ChrisBrantley18 Mar 2017 10:19 a.m. PST

The answer to the question is in this book…lets look and….gibber, gibber, drool, drool.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART18 Mar 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

I love the Laundry files.

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 10:32 a.m. PST

What's not to like about six foot tall blind albino penguins?

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 11:26 a.m. PST

"I'm a cosmic nihilist…."….hmmph…I used to be into nihilism….but that all seems so pointless now…

Personal logo War Panda Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

I'm a sucker for tentacles myself

Tekawiz18 Mar 2017 2:17 p.m. PST

for me it's more about the story and how weird things can get versus the survival of the characters.

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 2:45 p.m. PST

If it's Cthulu the characters don't exactly survive unless they have been… changed.

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 3:40 p.m. PST

Because Nyarlathotep can be such an assuming guy… just your Joe Average middle eastern guy, maybe a little grey-skinned, but the he breaks out the Mind-Wrenching Cosmic Power and turns people into clay.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 3:59 p.m. PST

never understood how one gamed madness.

Pyrate Captain18 Mar 2017 5:07 p.m. PST

The stars are right.

thosmoss18 Mar 2017 6:23 p.m. PST

It justifies carrying really cool emergency gear in the trunk of your car.

Zargon Inactive Member18 Mar 2017 6:23 p.m. PST

He lies dreaming.

Parzival18 Mar 2017 6:26 p.m. PST

… I'm afraid not to, lest the darkness consume me.

Coelacanth18 Mar 2017 9:02 p.m. PST

Let us not forget that Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu RPG was a beautiful thing.

Ron

langobard Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 3:38 a.m. PST

Tentacles, monsters and madness. So much more heroic than mere dragons and treasure hunting…

Jim Selzer19 Mar 2017 2:40 p.m. PST

because no one ever says the eyes aren't the right color or that shade of flesh is off

Oberlindes Sol LIC19 Mar 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

Because it's such a pleasant surprise when, once in a while, my character survives a game and still has some SAN points.

I kind of like role-playing insanity. There are a couple of people I worked for long ago that I use as a basis for an insane character.

Dr Argent20 Mar 2017 10:27 p.m. PST

As the Game Master, if the players push for more description, you can always say "The Thing cannot be described – there is no language for such abysms of shrieking and immemorial lunacy, such eldritch contradictions of all matter, force, and cosmic order."

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

. . .There's a chance I will be eaten first:

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ChrisBrantley21 Mar 2017 4:42 p.m. PST

Or if the players push for more description, you can also say "it appears to be an eldritch contradiction of all matter, force, and cosmic order, the closer examination of which causes you to lose 2 Sanity."

Whemever1 Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2017 5:53 p.m. PST

I liked the musical: link

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