Questions tagged [cthulhu-dark]

For questions about Cthulhu Dark, a freely available short-form game system designed by Graham Walmsley for running minimalistic Mythos games. It uses d6s and the mechanics focus on Investigators' escalating Insight into the horror behind the universe.

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What happens if you reroll and the new highest die is lower than the original?

I was reading the Cthulhu Dark rules again, and I noticed something that wasn’t specified. The section on rerolling says, in part: If you included your Insanity die in the roll and you’re not happy ...
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Can you use the occupational expertise die to represent non-occupation-related experience?

In Cthulhu Dark, when you roll to find out how well you do, you roll: One die if the task is within human capabilities. One die if it’s within your occupational expertise. Your Insanity die, if you ...
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Can/should a player roll for failure on his own action?

In Cthulhu Dark you only run the risk of botching an action completely "if someone thinks it would be more interesting if you failed" and rolls against you; otherwise your roll indicates the degree to ...