Monthly archives: December 2001

New Free Cthulhu Mythos Game: FIEND

Fiend is an action/adventure along the lines of Alone in the Dark and it is greatly influenced by the stories of HP Lovecraft. In the game you play the role of Nick Cane, a mine-inspector, sent to a little town outside of Boston to do a mineral inspection. At first it is seems like a routine job, but you soon find out that the village hides blasphemous secrets.

Get it at http://fiend.cjb.net

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Q&A Time with Daniel Harms

In the latest in our series of interviews, we got to chat with Daniel Harms. Mr. Harms is an anthropologist and one of the leading scholarly researchers in the field of Lovecraftia. Or, at least, the only one I’ve heard of. He’s written two books that seem to get bought up so quick that you barely have a chance to get ahold of your own copy: The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana and, more recently, The Necronomicon Files.

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I of the Storm

It’s been looking back at me for hours. I can smell its fetid breath now as it draws ever nearer, hear its grumbling and moaning as if it were in the next room.

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Parchment

Once I gloried in the smell of old books, their crumbling, mildew-stained pages reminding me of the ancient and forgotten mysteries I beheld nightly within their covers. But no longer, for it was my fate to survive the most primal of terrors, and to find myself beyond the shroud of ordinary existence for a while…a destiny I shall relate in this account.
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Twelve Investigators

For the last installment of “Twelve Days of Cthulhu”, I thought I’d bring it back around to the most important aspect of any Call of Cthulhu adventure, the Investigators, and provide a more inwardly focused scenario. Please check your rotten fruit at the door.

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Eleven Changeling Children

Do you know what Lovecraftian critter just doesn’t seem to get enough credit? The Great Race of Yith. I mean, here they are, living five hundred million years in our past, yet swapping minds with people in our own world. They even have a cult that helps them out. This vast secret society, and not even Delta Green has a commentary on them. Well, it’s about time we gave the Yithians more credit, and help them learn the meaning of Christmas in the process.

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Ten Evil Toys

And now, because you had to have seen it coming a mile off: The obligatory Puppet Master rip off. Because when you think about Christmas, you think about toys, and when you think about toys in horror, you think, “Puppet Master!”

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Nine Killer Snowmen

Genius strikes in the most unlikely of places. Newton allegedly got the whole idea for gravity from a falling apple. Who would imagine that the idea for the next cool military weapon would come from a lame 1990s horror flick…

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Eight Tainted Eggnogs

It’s the 21st century, and the Fungi from Yuggoth have a Christmas present for the people of Investigatorville! Yummy eggnog, everyone’s favorite Yuletide beverage. There couldn’t possibly be anything wrong with it, could there?

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Seven Grinches Grinching

Everyone gets just a little sick of the holidays these days. The blatant commercialism is enough to suck the life out of anyone. But what if this Yuletide apathy were to take on physical form and smite the citizens of Townsville (Or wherever the Investigators happen to live)? So, let’s take a moment to meet little Ms. Tabitha Elliott…

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