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    Editor Sentinel Hill Press; Editor and author for The Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion; author of Machine Tractor Station Kharkov-37, 'Last Things Last' and other items.
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  1. The Arkham Gazette, as ever, is looking for submissions. Today we posted a call for a particular variety of submission - short (250-500 words) item descriptions that we've dubbed 'Curios'. Of particular interest are items connected to Kingsport, the subject of our next (hopefully soon forthcoming) issue. For more information, see here: https://sentinelhillpress.wordpress.com/2018/07/09/call-for-submissions-curios/
  2. I am happy to announce, after a long wait, that Arkham Gazette #2 is now available (in PDF only currently). The issue was written for the 6th edition of the Call of Cthulhu rules (and might be the last thing ever released as such since it was grandfathered in - Thanks Chaosium!) but a separate PDF with 7th Edition conversion notes is forthcoming as is a separate PDF for all the handouts. A print on demand option will be available in the near term. The price for the PDF of the issue is $12 for 117 pages of Innsmouth horrors of all types. Buy it now before the Deep Ones rise up to destroy us all. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/172264/The-Arkham-Gazette-2
  3. I notice that several of the first wave of Misk. Rep. submissions are set in Arkham ("classic" or modern) and that has inspired me to make the following offering: If you're interested, PM me here or send an email to arkhamgazettemagazine@gmail.com
  4. I wanted to let everyone know about our new, 10-days-only, Kickstarter campaign - THE DARE, a scenario by Kevin Ross: Originally published in 1996 (in Dwellers in Shadow, by Triad Entertainments) THE DARE was intended as a one-shot scenario in which you played a group of children trapped in a haunted house. We are updating and expanding the scenario : Revised for the 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu Rules Expanded the scenario significantly Added lots of Keeper advice for setting mood and tone (for example tips on how to modify the scenario for use with younger players) Expanded the number of pre-generated kid-investigators Commissioned all-new art by Ian MacLean Commissioned all-new maps of the haunted house. We've already funded and hit our first stretch goal (and are about $100 short of goal 2), We think this will make a great scenario for anyone looking for a Halloween one-shot. All PDF and higher backers will get a PDF of the scenario's draft immediately after the Kickstarter closes and funds are processed, so you'll have the raw scenario immediately while we work on layout (via Badger McInnes) and otherwise prettify the thing. One note - we are not including shipping in any pledges. Print copy backers will get a copy via DriveThruRPG but will be required to pay for your own shipping. Ultimately this saves you money as you won't lose a cut of your pledge on Kickstarter fees.
  5. I am very pleased to announce Arkham Gazette #1 is available for sale. This is a reworking of our 2013 version; many of the articles have been revised and expanded and there are three additional articles. All told, this version of issue #1 is about 50% longer than the original, at 75 pages long. The focus of this issue is the legendary city of Arkham itself, home of Miskatonic University. Topics covered in this issue include (I’ve marked the new articles with a *): A guide to useful locations in Arkham from published scenarios The Gladding School – an institution for mentally impaired children and other ‘undesirables’ An in-depth look at Thaumaturgical Prodigies in the New-English Canaan *An Encounter on West Armitage Street – a scene you can insert into a scenario Arkham’s Boundary Markers, a historical New England oddity The Case of the Missing Manhole Covers – a scenario seed “Reports of Delusions of an Invisible Monster” – a prop document *Arkham’s Diners, a guide to a distinctively New England style of eatery *Arkham’s Curios, odd items, mysterious and malign, to use in your games “The Bosworth House”, Ben Wenham’s scenario of personal horror, wherein madness creeps just beneath the surface An Annotated list of the more than 50 Arkham-set Scenarios, offering not only scenario summaries but notes about significant locations, entities, and tomes. All copies of the issue – POD or PDF - come with several free PDFs, including 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu conversion notes, and a complete set of handouts and maps from the issue. PDF copies are $8; Print copies are $13. (You can also pick up Arkham Gazette #0 (the Aylesbury Pike - Pay What You Want) and Arkham Gazette #3 (Witches and Witchcraft - $12/$20). The revamped issue #1 was made possible by our successful Kickstarter for Arkham Gazette #3. The issue was laid-out by Chris Huth. Chris also provided many of the issues illustrations while Ian Maclean provided artwork for our scenario. Handouts were prepared by Dean Engelhardt and maps for our diner article were created by Jef Wilkins. Contributors includes myself, Chris Huth (who wrote several of the curios and ‘An Encounter…’), Ben Wenham (who as mentioned above wrote “The Bosworth House”), the mysterious 'Aleolex' who wrote “Reports of Delusions…”, and Evan Van Elkins who contributed one of the ‘curios’. Dean Engelhardt, Graham Donald, and Charles Gerard all helped greatly with the Arkham scenario list. Proof-readers of the original and revised draft include Dean Engelhardt, Tyler Hudak, and Christopher Smith Adair. My blogs - Tomes in Progress (personal); Sentinel Hill Press (The Arkham Gazette and more) See more of Sentinel Hill Press on... G+; Facebook; Twitter; Patreon
  6. Dean (and everyone who helped on this project) does excellent work. I'm glad to have picked up a copy, and pitched in a few shillings. (I did wonder if the solider on the cover was sticking out his tongue rather than just shouting... upon closer examination it is the latter... )
  7. Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. Issue #3 is also available currently and issues #1 & #2 are being reworked for re-release (as with issue #0) hopefully soon, while we are currently working on issue #4, the theme of which is Kingsport. (And if you'd like to post a rating or review of either issue, that would be most welcome. )
  8. Just a quick update - we've added 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu rules conversion notes and a separate handout PDF to the issue #0 files on DriveThru.
  9. This issue of the Arkham Gazette was developed as a 'proof of concept' test to see if the idea for a magazine focused on the Lovecraft Country setting for The Call of Cthulhu RPG was feasible and if there was interest. First released in August of 2013, this newly revamped version of the issue has been updated to our current format, the articles within have been revised, two pieces of artwork by Galen Pejeau added, and a new article has been included as well. The theme for this issue is The Aylesbury Pike, the (fictional) road running between Arkham and Aylesbury, which forms a parallel backbone for Lovecraft Country along with the Miskatonic River. The PDF of this 43 page issue is free, a Print on Demand version costs $3 plus shipping. Contents include: New place: The Amos-Goodrich Cemetery New England's Highways, an introduction A History of the Aylesbury Pike New person: Curtis Sloan, "Encyclopedia Salesman" A Guide to New England's Petroglyphs and those found in Lovecraft Country A short encounter - Mr. Picket Goes a Huntin' **NEW** A scenario seed - The Phantom of the Aylesbury Pike SCENARIO: "The Chapochaug Tunnel Haunting" An annotated list of scenarios set on or near (or are otherwise connected to) the Aylesbury Pike. A conversion guide for using this material with the 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu rules is forthcoming, as is a separate PDF of this issue's handouts. http://drivethrurpg.com/product/172262/The-Arkham-Gazette-0
  10. Sentinel Hill Press is looking for submissions for the next issue of the Arkham Gazette. Our topic for the next issue (#4), as voted upon by the Kickstarter backers for our last issue, is Kingsport, 'the City in the Mists'. For specific details about the contents were have already lined up, that are (hopefully) in development, and thoughts on the sorts of items we are looking for, see our blog- https://sentinelhillpress.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/submissions-wanted-the-arkham-gazette-4-kingsport/ I've previously posted some links that might be helpful to those working on Kingsport material - a CoC and Mythos fiction bibliography of Kingsport & a collection of useful links related to Marblehead, the town that in many ways inspired Kingsport (both in Lovecraft's fiction and later Kevin Ross' interpretation of it for the Kingsport: City in the Mists Lovecraft Country source book. Additionally, we are always looking for submissions related to Lovecraft Country, Kingsport related or not, for future issues of the Arkham Gazette and other (cross your fingers) Sentinel Hill Press products. Submission queries (to gauge our interest in advance of submission) are welcome. Authors receive a free print copy of the Arkham Gazette and 3 cents per word after publication; art work rates vary upon the size of illustration and complexity. Our full submission guidelines can be found HERE. You can view our "demo" issue (#0) HERE as well as a preview of our most recent issue, #3, our Witches and Witchcraft issue, HERE. In other Sentinel Hill Press news, we've started a new weekly series looking at the Mythos fiction of August Derleth, focusing on what elements have been used in Lovecraft Country (if any), have started a Patreon campaign to buy research materials (so far), and continue to slowly release the remaining items from our Kickstarter campaign.
  11. Cryptids of all kinds are scattered through various CoC books. Cubicle 7's Folklore has a lot of creatures from British legend, including a few that might be counted as Cryptids Sasquatches/Big Feet are frequently equated with the Voormis (such as in Trail of Tsathoggua or The Dig); they appear in the Malleus Monstrorum. The Loch Ness monster (and other lake monsters/sea serpents) are typically explained as Lloigor (such as The Mystery of Loch Fenn) Grey Aliens show up in Delta Green, with a Mythos explanation. ditto the Men in Black. Black Eyed Children were in the most recent issue of the Unspeakable Oath. Shoggoth.net has covered a lot of lesser-known ones in their annual Octobernomicon monster series. Chupacabra (which they say differs from the Bermuda Triangle version) the Owlman a different version of the Sasquatch Men in Black the Loveland Frog the Mothman et cetera Tales of the Crescent City, I think, had stats for the Grunch, I think. I'm sure there are more, but I think that's a good start.
  12. The possibilities for an Averoigne setting book or other product was discussed on Yog-Sothoth.com a while back and it was stated that there were certain unspecified clearance issues with Clark Ashton Smith's literary estate. Since this comment came from Mike Mason I assume he knows from what he speaks, but I do not know what the precise problem was, so I do not know if there would still be a problem. http://www.yog-sothoth.com/topic/24474-averoigne-sourcebook/
  13. Forgive the blatant self-promotion, but I thought I would let everyone know that the latest issue of The Arkham Gazette (#3) is available for purchase on DriveThruRPG. This issue is 120 pages long; $12 for the PDF, $20 for a print copy (which includes a free copy of the PDF). The Arkham Gazette is a magazine focused on the Lovecraft Country setting of Call of Cthulhu but with potential items of interest for anyone playing Call of Cthulhu, BRP games, or other Lovecraftian RPGs. In this issue our focus is on witches and witchcraft in Lovecraft Country, from the possibly Mythos origins of certain witch-cults, through the witch trials of the colonial past, until the 'modern' day (i.e. 1920s). Our contributors include L.T. Barker, Dan Harms, Tyler Hudak, Chris Huth, Graeme Price, and Christopher Smith Adair; art by Trevor Henderson, Chris Huth, and Ian Maclean; handouts prepared by Dean Engelhardt. Here are the articles included with this issue: New England's Witch Trials - a look at the real-world history The Witches of Lovecraft Country - A Keeper's overview of witches in various Lovecraft Country sources Building a Better Witch - A Keeper's guide for creating memorable witch NPCs Gods of the Witches - the Mythos gods a witch might worship and how that impacts the witch in play Rat-things and Worse Horrors - All about familiars, rat-things and other even more horrible options Marked by the Devil - a physician talks about 'witch-marks', where witches would suckle their familiars Colonial Folk Magic - the actual 'spells' people used to cast in the 17th and 18th century The Dried Cat - a scenario seed using a real item of folk magic, a cat's body hidden inside a house Of Evill Sorceries Done in New-England by Daemons in No Humane Shape - all about that Mythos tome, from history to contents to availability Touched by the Fairies - Expands of Lovecraft's link between witches and ghouls based on his likely inspiration, the appendix on fairies from "The Witch-cult in Western Europe" Witches' Hollow - all about this location near Arkham from the Derleth 'colaboration' of the same name Annotated List of Witch scenarios - a list of every witch scenario in Lovecraft Country and beyond, with notes for the Keeper 'The Queen of Night' - an expansive (40 page!) scenario, set in Arkham and nearby towns, involving a dark family lineage and the taint of witchcraft. This issue was written for CoC 6, though I hope to find a volunteer to provide notes for 7th Ed. conversion. The PDF comes with a full set of handouts as well as a lengthy additional prop - the notes of an Miskatonic University student researching the so-called 'unvisited island' in the Miskatonic. I hope to re-release the earlier issues of the Gazette soon. Issue 1 was all about Arkham; issue #2 Innsmouth. i will post here when they are available. Issue #0, our demo issue, is available on the Sentinel Hill Press website.
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