Lovecraftian Horror Meets Ancient Rome in Modiphius’ Cohors Cthulhu, Coming Soon to Kickstarter

The mighty warriors of Rome and their brave barbarian rivals across the empire must put aside their hatred and join forces to battle nameless horrors from beyond space and time!

Today, Modiphius Entertainment is excited to announce that the Kickstarter campaign for Cohors Cthulhu, a 2d20 tabletop RPG set in a Lovecraftian version of Ancient Rome, is launching on October 3, 2023! The campaign includes the Players Guide, Gamemaster’s Guide, a campaign book set in Germania, Gamemaster Screen, and the first wave of physical and 3D-printable miniatures.

The Kickstarter campaign introduces the first stage in the vast Cohors Cthulhu storyline, set in Germania, with future expansions taking adventures to Rome, Aegyptus, Britannia, and the Eastern Empire. Novels are planned to further expand the Cohors Cthulhu world, telling the story of the heroes caught up in the chaos.

The Player’s Guide includes the full core rules, character creation and more, while the Gamemaster’s Guide includes all the rules for GMs to muster ancient mysteries, foul cults, dangerous creatures and true cosmic horror set in the age of the Roman Empire. A complete Germania campaign offers GMs a series of adventures set in the troubled frontier region. Alongside other accessories, two sets of dice will be available to choose from: a player’s set featuring a granite design, and a Hidden War set featuring a blue crystal effect.

Modiphius will also offer both physical and 3D-printable miniatures with a selection of 28mm scale characters from across the empire along with some heroic legionaries. The range is compatible with other popular historical ranges, and will expand with the launch of the Cohors Cthulhu miniatures game following the launch of the RPG.

Set in the same timeline as Achtung! Cthulhu, Cohors Cthulhu expands the Against The Gods Themselves universe being developed by Modiphius Entertainment. Players will take on the roles of diverse heroes from across the Roman Empire and put aside prejudices to make allies of former enemies in order to confront Eldritch horrors. Powerful as these adversaries may be, there is a reason humanity is coveted by entities that can swallow entire stars — their limitless potential threatens even the gods.

It falls to players to achieve that potential by plundering forgotten ruins, seeking strange allies, exploring untamed forests where cultists prowl, and delving lost temples and forgotten cities, all to empower themselves against the Mythos. They may find weapons such as Atlantean relics, become transformed by Hyperborean armories, or earn the blessings of more benevolent gods.

And so, ordinary mortals can aspire to rise as demigods and make a stand against the darkness. There are many epic tales yet to be told, including yours…

Players can get their first look at Cohors Cthulhu via the Quickstart Guide, and sign–up for the latest news, teasers, fiction and more by visiting

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