To put it simply, the Call Of Cthulhu: Horror Roleplaying game is a Dungeons & Dragons game based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Instead of fighting orcs or barbarians in castles or dungeons within medieval worlds you are more likely to find yours battling ghosts, cultists, or even the mighty Cthulhu itself throughout an adventure set in 1920’s New England. You role play investigators with careers instead of Monk’s or Paladins. In my first game I played a middle aged down on his luck drifter… but you still have a character sheet with damage, dexterity, luck and hit points, but in Lovecraft’s world you also have a sanity meter that ticks down as you encounter stranger and stranger phenomena.
In addition to the rules the book comes with some pre-built quests you can run to get a feel for the game. The game is simple to grasp and as fun as your imagination will allow it to be. If the idea of attempting to stop a cult from raising a soul devouring elder god this role playing game is probably right for you, so grab your bag of dice, a pen and paper, and a few friends and investigate the haunted world of Lovecraft.