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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. As some who, very fortunately, has a pretty good collection of older CoC books, I'd love to see some genuine rarities included in this reprint drive - for example Australia's Cthulhu Conglomerate produced some great tournament scenarios in the mid 80s to early 90s (a few of which, like "Taterdamalion" were published in Chaosium books). I've only managed to ever pick up one and I've looked (though I found a few outside my budget). On the plus side, most of the people involved are still around (and like Mark Morrison, still making things for Call of Cthulhu). There was even a list of them in Dagon #25 Crack'd and Crook'd Manse [already in Mansions of Madness] Plague Dogs The Bride of Abhoth Black as Coal [published in an Australian gaming magazine] The Dark Continent Haitian Horror [published in Australian gaming magazine] Better Dead His Master's Voice Abhoth Omnipotens In Memory Yet Green Who Mourns for Adonis? Untimely Ripped Plus a few more from after that article was published... Tatterdamalion [published in Fatal Experiments] The Devil's Children [published by Pagan Publishing] Persons Unknown The Secret of Smuggler's Cove
  2. The "weird shark thing" covered book is Dark Designs, which was a 3-scenario collection for Gaslight (that is a by the way.) There was one other regular release Gaslight scenario collect - Sacraments of Evil - that had six scenarios. There are a scattering of Gaslight scenarios in others books (most recently in Nameless Horrors, which had 2 I believe) plus licensee materials like The Golden Dawn (very very unlikely to ever be reprinted) and several projects from Stygian Fox (Hudson and Brand, several stand alone scenarios), and a handful of magazine scenarios. Fan-materials add more scenarios, either in older MULA monographs or more recently for the Miskatonic Repository. There was even an all Gaslight issue of the fanzine The Whisperer. Cthulhu Dark Ages came out during a period of very few products being released in any given year by Chaosium (and the 1st edition was a translation of a German book called 1000AD) so there weren't any regular releases for CDA. Instead there were some monographs (sourcebooks like The Abbey), a couple scenario collections (all Viking-related I think), and a scattering of individual scenarios in monographs and magazines - first in Worlds of Cthulhu and then again more recently in Bayt al Azif. There are only one or two Misk Rep. Dark Ages releases.
  3. For the past several days I have tried several times to reply to a private message on the site or to send a new one. I can compose a message (and fortunately they are still autosaved) but when I hit send nothing happens. This is also true of newly created messages. I have tried this on my desktop computer and using a smart phone. UPDATE - Another user sent me a message successfully and, for reasons beyond my ken, I was able to finally reply to other messages again. Thanks!
  4. The Dagon of Innsmouth ≠ the Canaanite Dagon. It was more a New England Puritan shorthand for “Paganism” (in the sense of not being Christian, not the Gardnerian Wiccan variations). See - https://sentinelhillpress.com/2015/10/23/october-ganza-day-23-dagon-in-new-england/ (or issue 2 of the Arkham Gazette for a revised and expanded take.)
  5. One thing to remember is that contemporary ideas of Hastur, with the King in Yellow being an avatar of that being, has a complicated evolution Chambers references Hastur as a place or a character in some of his stories mentioning the King in Yellow (Hastur being first mentioned by Ambrose Bierce) Lovecraft reads Chambers and name-drops Hastur and the Yellow Sign in "The Whisperer in Darkness" and a few other places August Derleth, trying to create his own Cthulhu Mythos god, latches onto Hastur and makes it a rival of Cthulhu. Derleth often blurs the line between his fiction and Lovecraft's, creating the impression that some of Derleth's ideas are Lovecraft's. Call of Cthulhu writers weave these elements together so we have both the creepy play of Chambers and the squishy octopus/corpse thing (we get the "don't say Hastur 3 times or it appears" meme from AD&D by the way) John Tynes rolls back most of the Derlethian elements in his article "Road to Hali" (as mentioned above) and later Delta Green products build off this. He describes the King in Yellow as being personification of Entropy. True Detective (season 1) sparks an expanding interest in all things King in Yellow (as part of a general rise in informational and memetic horror in genre fiction and related hobbies), so we get KiY-like horrors such as The Hanged King in the shared-SCP Foundation. So you can have three different versions of the same horror in Call of Cthulhu (and related games) - the very Derlethian horrors of "The Evil Stars" (in Cthulhu Now), the hybrid King in Yellow with Derlethian elements of The Tatters of the King campaign, or the "there's no such thing as Hastur" tone of the Delta Green campaign Impossible Landscapes. All start with much of the same inspiration but have very different interpretations
  6. While @krossknows far better, I can add some information about Escape from Innsmouth It was the only “core” Lovecraft Country book that wasn’t updated in the d20 reprints (“HP Lovecraft’s...”) from 2003. Instead its second edition was in 1997(? Working from memory here). That 2nd edition includes a new raid objective - the Marsh Refinery - as well as another scenario by Kevin Ross, “The Crawford Inheritance”. I think the 2nd ed lacks the fine fold-out map but that might just be my used copy. The Raid mega-scenario was divided into sections, each with a different author. I may have misunderstood your comments, but they were not meant to be 1-on-1 scenarios between a Keeper and one investigator; instead, the regular investigators are divided between raiding parties. Anyone whose investigator is not in that party takes on other raiders - Marines or Federal Agents. I assume this was run as a convention event at some point, but don’t for certain know.
  7. Here is the list - last updated April 30 - for all of the products submitted: https://ennie-awards.com/2021-submissions/
  8. They only have cross-sections but this site has just about every other detail about U-boats one might need. https://www.uboat.net/wwi/
  9. I think it is of similar quality to BB1; some of the scenarios are excellent, and almost all are adequate and provide a fun emulation of various horror genres. Wasn’t a 3rd volume in the works?
  10. Happy to cater to your nostalgia:) https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/220315/The-Dare
  11. It is out of print and you’d have to find a copy on eBay or another secondary retailer. Uttati Asfet (set in 1991) is available on DriveThru - https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/1656/Utatti-Asfet A Resction of Time (a two part short modern campaign) is likewise there https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/1656/Utatti-Asfet Finally, Unseen Masters (it won a Stoker award!) is there too: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/82500/Unseen-Masters
  12. It's not Escape from Innsmouth, but you may find our list of Deep One scenarios (and guide to all Innsmouth-set scenarios) from Arkham Gazette #2 of interest. It covered everything I could find as of time of publication in 2018. The whole issue is about Innsmouth and related topics, so ideally there would be some other articles of interest too. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/172264/The-Arkham-Gazette-2
  13. I outline the differences a little more in our Miskatonic Country scenario guide, but in a nutshell: Scenarios - AU has “A Little Knowledge” which was later moved to the 2003 Miskatonic University book. HPLA’s has, as mentioned, “The Books of Uncle Silas”. It is not a scenario I find especially engaging. Numbering. Between thr release of Arkham Unveiled and the Compact Arkham Unveiled (not a bad purchase option if scenarios aren’t an issue as they were omitted in tCUA) Chaosium reworked many of the location numbers. This only truly matters if you are like me and like to reference them as a Keeper. See this for a list - https://cthulhureborn.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/herber-arkham-o-pedia-v1.1.pdf Neighborhood maps - AU has a number of neighborhood (and smaller) street maps that include details not mentioned in the text. Art - AU has hand drawn illustrations that aren’t great but mostly serviceable. HPLA, to me, look too much of early 3D computer animation and are not as visceral. “Dreams in the Witch House” in HPLA. Layout. AU is cleaner and easier to read and more compact.
  14. We are working on an errata / correction sheet (to be incorporated into a revised 1.1 version of The Dare). I hope to have it ready shortly and will announce its availability widely when it is out. Purchasers will also get a notification from DTRPG.
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