This week we chat about how we discovered Lovecraft, became fans of the Call of Cthulhu RPG and ended up writing for it and other RPGs. If you fancy listening to a couple of middle-aged men and one young whippersnapper talking about the good old days, this is the episode for you!

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8 comments on “How We Got Into Lovecraft

  1. The sound is much clearer this time, nice job.

  2. Glad to hear that, Steve. We recorded it at the same time as the other one, but I played around with it in Audacity afterwards to boost the levels. It’s good to know that it helped.

  3. RogerBW Jul 26, 2013

    Interesting — I didn’t notice mention of the Grafton/Granada Lovecraft reprints of the Lovecraft Omnibus anthologies (three thick paperback volumes: At the Mountains of Madness, Dagon and Other Macabre Tales, The Haunter of the Dark) which came out in the mid 1980s in the UK and which were very popular among the people I knew (we’d mostly never heard of Lovecraft before then). CoC contributed to their sales, I’m sure, but they also got people like me into Lovecraft and hence CoC.

  4. raildave Oct 16, 2013

    Came late to your Podcast’s so I am catching up….but I really enjoyed this Episode because it brought back memories….and I even said Fantasy Archives before Scott even mentioned the name…I remember going once to the Fantasy Archives with Scott & Sol…..and then you mentioned the games at your parent’s house….boy do i remember them!!! Especially when you first started the Call of Cthulhu sessions. I am hooked on these Podcast’s now…

    • I’m glad you’re enjoying the podcasts, David!

      Those were wonderful days in New York and I still look back at them fondly.

  5. I first heard about HPL via the Illuminatus books by Shea & Wilson:!_Trilogy

    Anyone else read these?

  6. Oh gosh, yes! I’ve read Illuminatus! three times and it’s still one (or three) of my favourite books. I read it for the first time shortly after reading all of Lovecraft’s stories, so the references delighted me.

    Have you read Wilson’s Schr√∂dinger’s Cat trilogy? I seem to remember there are more Lovecraft references in those books as well.

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