Among tabletop RPG players and in particular among Call of Cthulhu players, Masks of Nyarlathotep
is often held to be the gold standard for adventures. A sprawling mystery that begins with a murder in New York City and takes the investigators on a world-spanning chase to London, Cairo, the interior of Kenya, outback Australia and Shanghai, trying to prevent the opening of the Great Gate and the return of the elder gods who will end the world, it does not lack for ambition. Created by Larry DiTillio
with editorial assistance from the late Lynn Willis
, Masks is rated #1 by a wide margin of the 4,254 adventures reviewed on RPG.net
. The Call of Cthulhu website Yog-sothoth.com
, to celebrate the site's fifteenth anniversary, is making available a pdf of the Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion
: 570 pages of behind-the-scenes info for running the campaign. [more inside]
What if Edward Gorey illustrated Lovecraft?
It'd look like John Kenn Mortensen's work
, that's what. Except Mortensen makes his art in his spare time, on post-it notes. He has an art book.
Randolph Carter received an interesting proposition over email.
A Nigerian politician offered the scholar a once in a lifetime business opportunity that could provide wealth for both parties if Carter could make a small initial investment. Carter needed the money to finance his research into obscure Polynesian cultures, especially references to a strange god named "Cthulhu"... [more inside]