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Call of Cthulhu: Harlem Unbound 2E Reviewed on The Gaming Gang Dispatch #707

Jeff shares his thoughts about the second edition of Harlem Unbound on the latest live stream

Harlem Unbound Second Edition (Chaosium Inc/Darker Hue Studios)Title: Call of Cthulhu – Harlem Unbound Second Edition

Publisher: Chaosium Inc

Authors: Chris Spivey with Sarah Hood, Alex Mayo, Steffie de Vaan, Dr. Cameron Hays, Bob Geis, Noah Lloyd, Ariel Celeste, and Neall Raemonn Price

Artists: Brennen Reece, Alex Mayo, and Jabari Weathers

Year: 2020

Genre: Call of Cthulhu sourcebook and adventure collection

Pages: 368 pages

MSRP: $44.99 for the hardcover or $21.99 in PDF at DriveThruRPG

Jeff reviews and pages through the second edition of the Call of Cthulhu supplement Harlem Unbound from Darker Hue Studios and Chaosium Inc. Plus the latest tabletop gaming news from Wizards of the Coast, Ares Games, Cthulhu Reborn, Letiman Games, Splinterverse, and more.

12:23 Tabletop gaming news of the day
43:26 Taking a dive into the second edition of Harlem Unbound for Call of Cthulhu
1:20:31 Final thoughts and review score
1:27:26 Wrapping up

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Harlem Unbound is exactly the sort of sourcebook and adventure collection which drives the popularity of Call of Cthulhu. I love the fact Chris Spivey treats the readers as adults and never pulls any punches about the overwhelming racism and racial tension of the era while also never engaging in the sort of finger wagging or handwringing we often see in RPG books tackling difficult subjects. It's also quite an accomplishment to fill a supplement with interesting and educational material, which keeps the reader (and thus the players in turn) entertained, AND present a series of uniquely engaging adventures at the same time. I give the second edition of Harlem Unbound my highest recommendation.
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Jeff McAleer

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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