Thursday 28 June 2012

Cthulhu She Wrote

You know those old ladies who also happen to be hardcore detectives, just with tea and scones instead of gin? Hetty Wainthrop, Jessica Fletcher, Miss Marple and all that jazz? Right, well I envision an RPG where each player is an old lady investigating crimes of a Lovecraftian bent.

Fewer things are as badass as that.

"I count 14 unspeakable terrors in this car alone"
If anyone's going to get to the bottom of these mythos mysteries, it's these ladies. I'd probably give the game a clever-ish name like 'Old One Gals' (you have to say that aloud to get the joke) or 'Geriatric Dears Go Insane'.

"It's pronounced 'FHTAGN', you berk"

Now, I don't have the time nor the energy to undertake such a feat of immense ingenuity, but rest assured I will be emailing Wizards, Green Ronin and Cubicle 7 with a pitch.


  1. My first exposure to Angela Lansbury was in the live version of Sweeny Todd. I'm happy she found steady work as plenty of exposure as Jessica Fletcher, but even raised on Agatha Christie, I couldn't stomach those scripts and characters.

    Now Angela Lansbury in Manchurian Candidate...the Elder Gods would find another planet, or make her their high priestess with none of that "Enter the physical plane and kill your followers first" crap...