The Troublesome Legacy of H.P. Lovecraft

Like most gamers, I got my start with Dungeons & Dragons. However, my favorite RPG is most certainly Call of Cthulhu. As I write this, there is a lot of controversy about numerous allegations that Zak S. abused women he was in relationships with. In the interests of disclosure, I find those allegations to be…

Call of Cthulhu Aboard R.M.S. Lusitania

Call of Cthulhu games often takes place in different historical eras, most commonly in the 1920s. My current game is set a decade earlier, in the 1910s, based in Boston Massachusetts. I’ve been greedily mining newspaper articles as adventure seeds – often a small police report can serve as an inspiration for an adventure. However,…

Cthulhu Mythos Sale at DriveThruRPG

In honor of H.P. Lovecraft’s upcoming birthday, DriveThruRPG is once again holding their annual Cthulhu Mythos sale. This year, there is over 1000 PDFs included and they’re discounted by 20%. Don’t miss out on grabbing some great products from some really great companies. Click the image below to check out the sale! ~ Modoc Follow Modoc on G+ or…

A New Project Idea- The Mythos Side of Charleston’s History and Folklore

As I delve ever deeper into the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and the roleplaying games inspired by his writings, I am continually haunted by the idea of creating something new and unexplored as of yet. There exists, as part of Lovecraft’s Travelogues, “An Account of Charleston” (1930). So, we know Lovecraft visited there, but aside…

Prop Ideas For Gamemasters

The other day on Facebook I saw a brief conversation about sites that lends themselves to the creation of props for games. While the conversation centered around Call of Cthulhu, I thought I would assemble a few sites I have used in the past for generating printable props and game advertisements. Need to create pulp…

Mythos Sale: Modoc’s Top 15 Picks

The mythos sale at DriveThruRPG is in full swing and with over 800 items on sale, I have taken the liberty to list a few of my favorite picks. Let me know your thoughts on these games and supplements or any other products included in the sale that you want readers to check out. My…

Celebrate H.P. Lovecraft’s Birthday – Mythos Sale at DriveThruRPG

In celebration of H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday, DriveThruRPG is a having a massive mythos sale. It’s time to stock up on all the great mythos related books and supplements on sale! Click the banner below to check it out. Don’t forget to comment about your purchases. ~ Modoc Join the Boxcar Nation on G+ or on Twitter

Reblog – New H.P. Lovecraft letter found!

A 5,000-word letter written by H.P. Lovecraft has been found by a Ph.D. student from London. What an amazing find after all these years! The letter gives some insight into Lovecraft’s mindfulness and thoughts about being published in Weird Tales. Not to mention he love and/or dislike for editors! It all depends on your interpretation…