Due for publication Winter 2014/2015 the Modiphius fiction line is being edited by John Houlihan, former editor-in-chief of Computer and Video Games.com and writer of the first Achtung! Cthulhu novella The Trellborg Monstrosities.
Modiphius has already signed up a host of established sci-fi, fantasy and horror writers to bring this Achtung! Cthulhu collection to life including:
David J Rodger: The best-selling author of Cthulhu novels includingThe Social Club and The Black Lake as well as RPG Yellow Dawn: The Age of Hastur, brings a strange tale of inter-dimensional horror set amidst the ice and snow of the Norwegian fjords in Shadow of the Black Sun.
Martin Korda: The BAFTA award winning writer of Fable: The Journey, The Movies and Black & White 2 contributes a spine-tingling tale of madness and malevolence set deep in the forests of Czechoslovakia at the dread castle of Cierna Brana in Terror of Tribeč
Richard Dansky: Acclaimed author of six horror novels includingFirefly Rain and Snowbird Gothic and chief writer of numerous video games including Splinter Cell: Blacklist, explores the strange world of D Company of The 603rd camouflage engineers as they encounter their most challenging and chilling assignment yet.
Further tales also await from a host of emerging and established talent including: Patrick Garratt (VG247.com), Jonnie Bryant(drozbot.com), Will Salmon (SFX, Comic Heroes), Jake Webb(Belvedere Writing Project), Paul Cunliffe (Belvedere Writing Project),Dan Griliopoulos (Funambulism.com), Mick Gall and Jason Brick.
John Houlihan, who has taken editorial duties for the compilation says, “We’ve secured some amazing and supremely talented writers for Dark Tales and it’s been intriguing to see how each has taken the fascinating Achtung! Cthulhu universe and made it their own. I can promise a set of strange, horrific and savage stories to tease and tantalise horror and Cthulhu lovers and World War 2 fans alike. You should make an appointment to explore the shadowy world of the secret war later this year."
“Bringing our universe to life through fiction is one of the sure fire ways of introducing more people to the world of Achtung! Cthulhu”added Chris Birch, “and John has already lined up a highly creative group of writers who have put their own dark touches to the storyline!”
Modiphius ran the hugely successful kickstarter campaign for Achtung! Cthulhu in 2013 which raised over £177,000 and has already published the Keeper’s and Investigator’s Guides, several stand alone adventures Three Kings and Heroes of the Sea, The Trellborg Monstrosities and Kontamination. A further nine major books for Achtung! Cthulhu are being released through this year, a wide range of 28mm scale Secret War Mythos miniatures are now on release and the official licensed boardgame, Shadows over Normandie by Devil Pig Games is due out this Christmas.
Achtung! Cthulhu is a terrifying World War Two gaming universe featuring a roleplaying setting for the popular Call of Cthulhu and Savage World games systems, boardgames, miniatures game and audio stories. Drawing on inspiration for its characters, worlds and creatures from HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, Achtung! Cthulhu transplants them into the setting of mankind’s finest and darkest hour, the second World War. In short it’s ‘World War Two with tentacles!'