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The Masks We (and Cthulhu) Wears… It’s #CthulhuThursday

September 14, 2017

Welcome once more to Thor-sday, a day named after a god of thunder when we look into the works of other, darker, gods. We start with an image of Nyarlathotep, noting it’s always hard to depict things who text descriptions are often based on them being, well, hard to depict…

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Nyarlathotep by Henlp (Source)

On theme, the Companion to the classic Call of Cthulhu RPG ‘Masks of Nyarlathotep’ has been released. The Lovecraft eZine has a review:

Lary DiTillio and Lynn Willis’s Masks of Nyarlathotep: Perilous Adventures to Thwart the Dark God is probably the single most celebrated campaign ever created for Chaosium’s unhallowed-groundbreaking Call of Cthulhu RPG. Recipient of a Best Roleplaying Adventure award, Masks of Nyarlathotep remains, as its credits declare, “a roleplaying classic,” over two decades after its first appearance in 1984. It’s also immensely long: Writer Jim Hauser tells of one complete playthrough that took 1 ½ years. … The Companion is as gargantuan as you’d expect, given that it’s almost four times as long as the original text…

Back to another image now. This one is the ‘namesless city’ and I like the vibe going on here…

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Nameless City by Will Pottorff (Source)

Finally I want to post a link (I think again?) to a review of Alan Moore’s Providence (Pt1). I’ve read parts one and two and am waiting for three. Then I’ll pen my thoughts. This is a good review, but note it has spoilers!

Many of you reading this will have seen all of the individual issues by now, so you will know if I’m correct in assuming that Providence is – on the evidence of this volume – -shaping up to be one of Alan Moore’s most important works.

(Cthulhu Thursday is a dose of Mythos to brighten darken your week. More on the idea can be found here and a list of posts thus far, here. Also some upcoming Cthulhu news, sign up to the Auroch Digital’s newsletter. Enjoy!)

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