Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Arrives!

Wow, this was a while coming! I’ve just received my contributor’s copies of the full range of Achtung! Cthulhu books, dice, and accessories and I have to say they are glorious!

Seeing your words and ideas made into such impressive physical form is always a supreme thrill and this is the culmination of over two year’s work, re-birthing Achtung! Cthulhu for Modiphius’s 2d20 system—giving a pulp, cinematic, action-adventure spin to the classic Modiphius series.

Achtung! Cthulhu is Modiphius’ oldest original TTRPG and it helped launched the company some eight years ago when that first iconic Kickstarter, bought a WW2 setting to the Call of Cthulhu and Savage Worlds systems.

While those are great games, Achtung! Cthulhu needed revising and updating to make it more fun, accessible, and pacy and to appeal to both traditional audiences and capture new ones using our in-house 2d20 system.

I worked with so many fantastic people at Modiphius to make this happen, from original creator Chris Birch, to the army of writers, designers,  artists, editors, play testers, project and production managers who supported the project all the way.

It was a real team effort and I learned so much about bringing ideas and concepts from initial draft to final form and learned new skills like art briefing and art direction but most importantly got to work on narrative and game design, my two favourite areas.

But this is just the beginning in many senses and now the core books and accessories are complete and out in the wild, we’ll be embarking on a major new adventure, with a host of missions already available and more to come and big plans for further books, supplements and accessories in the next few years.

Keep your eyes open, agents, further details will follow!


Massive Damage Adventures

It’s always marvellous to have a chat about my work as an RPG narrative designer and I joined the splendid Meric Moir from Massive Damage Adventures for an extended Q&A where we discuss the forthcoming release of Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20. We cover all kinds of material including the factions, lore, and much much more in […]


The Constellation of Alarion Launches!

It’s The Constellation of Alarion launch day and my brand new collection of sci-fi short stories is now available to buy in paperback and e-book! It’s available on Kindle and paperback on Amazon UK and US, in PDF and paperback on DriveThruRPG, in PDF from Modiphus.net and also on Smashwords! Some early reviews are in, […]


Constellation: Carers

Well, as you may have noticed, it’s launch week for The Constellation of Alarion and to celebrate, I thought I’d give you another chance to have a listen to one of the stories. This is Carers, the first short story in the collection, which was written for and originally performed at Virtual Future Fictions. Release […]


The Constellation Shines!

It’s always a seminal moment when the book you’ve spent so long writing, editing, reading, re-reading, plotting, planning and preparing finally arrives and sits plumply in your own fair hand. So  here it is, the first proof copy of The Constellation of Alarion and Other Stories! Release is set for Thursday 24th June, so just […]


The Constellation of Alarion

The Constellation of Alarion is finally here! My new collection of sci-fi short stories can finally be revealed and you can see it’s brand new cover above.

The ebook pre-order is live right now on both Amazon UK and US for Kindle lovers and Smashwords for all other ebook and retail formats, with the print paperback to follow on June 24.


Nyarlathotapp

More fun today as the long awaited Nyarlathotep anthology from Stygian Fox makes its debut on Amazon. I’m always tickled to be part of any anthology and for this one, I contributed Nyarlathotapp, an original short story.  Nyarlathotep has always been a fascinating figure within mythos circles: the dark pharaoh, the crawling chaos, the herald […]


Q&A on Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer

It’s always enjoyable to be able to talk about my writing and I’m really pleased to have been interviewed by Adam from the awesome Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer, one of the best fantastic fiction sites around.   In this extensive Q&A, we chat about all manner of shenanigans including my Seraph Chronicles and Mon Dieu […]


Innsmouth Book Club

What splendid fun I had last week joining Rob Poyton and John Chadwick for the Innsmouth Book Club, join us for a chat which encompasses books, Achtung! Cthulhu, computer games, the revenge of the nerds and the inexorable rise of interest in HPL and the Mythos.


Weird Tails and Year’s End

Well, look what just turned up in the post, my author’s copy of Weird Tails, a brand new compilation of Mythos fiction, which is inspired by both HP Lovecraft and horror fiction’s ongoing fascination with all things feline. It’s a fantastic folio of freakishly feline fables and features an array of authors from the Innsmouth […]