Category Archives: Cthulhu

Symatt draws Cthulhu for us as part of his CounterSketch project

Being quite the fans of the writings of HP Lovecraft around here, when regular reader and all round nice guy Symatt asked us to suggest a topic for one of his amazing CounterSketches there really was only one thing we could say. Cthulhu. It would just have to be Cthulhu… Continue reading

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Call of Cthulhu 30th Anniversary Edition – time running out to order

First published in 1981, Call of Cthulhu has become one of the most iconic roleplaying games ever printed. It has set the benchmark for horror gothic roleplaying gaming and has introduced countless players to the world and works of HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. Since the second edition of the rules, its core mechanic has remained largely unchanged as well, putting it in a rare group of games from the 1980’s to still be using its original rule system. Now in its 30th year of publication Chaosium are celebrating by printing a special edition of the 6th edition rulebook. Continue reading

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For those of you interested in reading through the rambling thoughts of one of the world’s greatest horror writers, we direct your attention to HP Lovecraft’s Commonplace book. Wired have published excerpts from around 15 years worth of ideas, thoughts, and potential story lines from the venerable writer. They make for an enlightening read, not in the least as potential plot hooks for your own Call of Cthulhu campaign. Continue reading

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Three previously un-filmed Lovecraft stories are finally to make it to the big screen! “Arkham Sanitarium” will be the first feature film from the London based independent studio Survivor Films. They are about a week away from finishing filming, and … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered about the early years of Great Cthulhu? What was his origin? From whence did he plunge to earth, and why? Well, now you can find out, direct from the pen of the illustrious author and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman. The story is entitled “I, Cthulhu”, and contains a dictated account by the Great Old One himself to his servant Whateley. Continue reading

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If ever you were able to play with the DNA of Pikachu and Cthulhu, well… This would be the result… In plush form…

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Dice of Doom Podcast 022: Vampire: The Masquerade Review and Running an Investigative RPG

In this episode we review Vampire: The Masquerade which we have just finished playing as part of our Grand Gaming Experiment and we look at running investigative style roleplaying games. Continue reading

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Lovecraft’s Inspiration for At the Mountains of Madness: The Paintings of Nicholas Roerich

One of Lovecraft’s most famous works of literature, and certainly his longest, is the magnificent novelette At the Mountains of Madness. This work is one of the best examples of a particular facet of the Cthulhu Mythos: the survival of … Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 021: Vampire: The Masquerade, Confessions of a Newbie GM and An Introduction to HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos

In this episode our topics are Vampire: The Masquerade, Confessions of a Newbie GM and An Introduction to the writings of HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. Continue reading

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HP Lovecraft: A Cthulhu Mythos Beginner’s Reading Guide

A brief reading guide to HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos writings, along with where to get them and what to read. Continue reading

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