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The Art of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos

The Art of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos is a journey into the dark and haunting images inspired by the books and stories of the Cthulhu Mythos. Within its nearly 200 pages, some of today’s most talented artists give you a glimpse of the haunting and macabre images inspired by author H.P. Lovecraft. From the sanity-destroying Great Old Ones to the mad cultists who worship them, from the gangsters of the Roaring ’20s to the terrors of the 21st century, this book brings to life the dark and compelling images of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Trail of Cthulhu

Lovecraft based games have been around for over two decades now. The first Role Playing Game came out in the 80’s and many editions of the game have graced our shelves ever since. From the initial percentile based based system that still stands, to the Monte Cook version of the game that attempted a D20 system conversion with not terribly good results and now, the Gumshoe System that rules Trail of Cthulhu, and it does it admirably.

Lovecraftian Inspirations

There’s a lot one could say on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, but the difficulty comes in finding something to say that others — or oneself — haven’t already said on similar occasions in the past. In some sense, that’s a testament to the huge debt we all owe the Old Gent: almost anything we say about him has already been said many times before, probably more eloquently and more originally than anything we can possibly say ourselves.

The Stars Are Right

One of the main themes in H.P. Lovecraft’s horrific tales was man’s tenuous grasp on his fragile sanity. It’s pretty safe to say that this theme is carried out splendidly in The Stars Are Right. You will lose sanity points. Resistance is futile. This brain-twisting diversion is a bit of a conundrum. It’s billed as…
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