Unnatural Selections #60 – Reviews from R'lyeh marks 1500th review milestone reviewing Call of Cthulhu

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 20th Feb 2022

The review site Reviews from R'lyeh — a "blog dedicated to reviews of RPGs and their supplements, with an emphasis on Call of Cthulhu and other Lovecraftian inspired games" — marks its 1500th review this month with a review of the Call of Cthulhu RPG.

Reviews from R'lyeh reviewer Pookie concludes the characteristically comprehensive review by noting:

Call of Cthulhu Classic

"There is a reason why Call of Cthulhu is regarded as one of the greatest roleplaying games ever published. It is a classic piece of design that successfully emulates the singular genre it is inspired by and in doing so, introduced new ways to roleplay and tell amazing stories as well as innovations to the roleplaying hobby that are still influential today. It is always going to be the greatest horror roleplaying game there is, not just because of the Mythos, but because of its influence, innovations, and the simple fact that it can still give you a great playing experience."

In October 2019, we congratulated Reviews from R'lyeh on its 1000th Review, which was of Greg Stafford's masterpiece King Arthur Pendragon ("one of the greatest roleplaying games ever published, the perfect combination of mechanics and theme", said Pookie.)

We now congratulate Pookie on reaching this new milestone of 1500 reviews!

What is also notable is Pookie's commitment to reviewing work by independent creators (many first-time authors) in the Miskatonic Repository and Jonstown Compendium community content programs at DriveThruRPG. You can find these at Reviews from R'lyeh under the search tags 'Miskatonic Monday' and 'Jonstown Jottings'. This support of new and up-and-coming TTRPG creators is greatly appreciated!