Our friends across the pond, at Cubicle 7 Entertainment, have an interesting roleplaying game currently up for crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Unspeakable: Sigil & Sign flips the script on standard conventions of Cthulhu Mythos RPGs as players will represent servants of various cosmic horrors rather than characters who oppose those evils. The project runs through May 22nd and you can reserve a copy of the digital edition for $37.00 (expected delivery March 2018) or in print (expected delivery June 2018) for $76.00.
From Cubicle 7:
Unspeakable: Sigil & Sign is a roleplaying game that challenges some of the more traditional conventions of the hobby. In this RPG you assume the role of the cultist, servant, cast-off, or misbegotten child of the Old Ones. In this game you are of the Mythos.
In Sigil & Sign, you are not the all-too-ordinary human. You are the Outsider.
From Great Cthulhu to the King in Yellow, from the Crawling Chaos to the Black Goat, they are the Old Ones… and they are no myth. They were here on Earth long before the rise of civilized Man, and some — maybe even all, depending who you ask — never left at all. Something keeps the Old Ones’ interest tethered to our planet, and for those people who simply want left to live their ordinary lives in peace, the baleful aims of such entities can only portend doom.
You are not one of those people.
As an Outsider, you are caught between two worlds: the mundane world of humankind and the dark and alien world of the Mythos.
You might have been truly human once, but no longer. Or perhaps you’ve never known what it means to be human: many Outsiders are now some generations removed from their origins as homo sapiens.
Unspeakable Sigil & Sign challenges Narrator and player alike to inhabit the protagonists of that secret world; people whose personas, conflicts, themes, views, and philosophies might well stand in stark contrast to those held by the players depicting them. You’ll face stark choices and challenges as you attempt to navigate your way through the twin minefields of mundane human existence and cult life.
You might be a true loyalist, a member of what your people call the Oathbound. You might serve in an active capacity, and be called upon to perform strange tasks or investigate even stranger places, all in the pursuit of the greater glory of your otherworldly patron.
Your character might instead be one of the Outcaste, a group of Outsiders who forsake the suffocating structure of their central cult to follow their own path in service of their deity.
Whatever your personal, spiritual, or philosophical bent, you are an Outsider, and with that inescapable reality comes the dark Primogeniture of the Mythos. With it comes being marked of the Great Sigils: Change, Chaos, Darkness, Death, Madness, Ruin, or Silence.
To be Outsider is to be burdened with difference and with increasingly horrid Aberration. But it also signifies that you are truly gifted of the Old Ones and of their eldritch power, capable of wielding some small portion of that power, able to call upon unearthly Bequests and perform rituals so dark that none dares conduct them in the light.
Rivalries run deep, and the cults often work at cross purposes with one another, so the capacity for mystery, intrigue, and explosive violence waits around every corner.
Come… the Convergence is upon you. There is no time to lose.
And your god is waiting.