Lovecraft’s racism is a difficult subject, but one that this article meets head on. When I began reading it I thought, ‘oh here we go, another rant about the old racist’. However, Jeff Grubb makes a lovely point about how we can take Lovecraft’s creation and make it our own. In many ways this has been happening since the early days of ‘mythos fiction’; other authors sharing Lovecraft’s creations for their own stories.
In this I and the players have taken it all away from Lovecraft. We have said. “No. This is not solely yours anymore. We recognize your creation, but all like creations, it has gone beyond you.”