H.P.Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu...
"The Call of Cthulhu" is one of H. P. Lovecraft's best-known short stories. Written in the summer of 1926, it was first published in Weird Tales, February 1928. It is the only story written by Lovecraft in which the extraterrestrial entity Cthulhu himself makes a major appearance.
It is written in a documentary style, with three independent narratives linked together by the device of a narrator discovering notes left by a deceased relative. The narrator pieces together the whole truth and disturbing significance of the information he possesses, illustrating the story's first line: "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents." more on Wikipedia.
Cthulhu: Death May Die
“The ritual cannot be stopped, but the cultists’ plans might still be.
The cultists have been painstaking preparing for this moment for quite some time. An Elder God, a being adrift in a different dimension, has reached out into their minds, giving them the knowledge necessary to awaken it and bring it into our own world, unleashing its hellish powers on the unsuspecting populace. Too late did the Investigators find out about it. The final ritual has begun. But with a little luck, the god might just be vulnerable for a moment after being summoned. That’s when they can shoot it in the face.
Cthulhu: Death May Die puts players in charge of Investigators looking to defeat an Elder God that is being summoned to Earth. They are running late, as the summoning ritual is already underway. But if they can collect enough clues to find a weakness, or alter the ritual just enough to cause one, they can blast the god to death before it gets a foothold. Working together, players will fight cultists, search for answers, and try to keep their already-broken minds from warping even further.” from the KS
Another very successful CMON Kickstarter, since I like Cthulhu I pledged. I was NOT disappointed, some great minis and the game plays really well too!
From left to right: Olivia Duchamp, The Kid and Ian Welles
From left to right: Ahmed Yasin, Richard Irons and Fleur Dubois
Very easy to paint, little moldlines - a pleasure!
Elder One boxes
The Hastur Elder One box includes an avatar of Hastur and 4 robed disciples. Again a pleasure to paint.
Chthonian - "Flowing tentacles and pulpy gray-black, elongated sack of a body...no distinguishing features at all other than the reaching, groping tentacles. Or was there—yes—a lump in the upper body of the thing...a container of sorts for the brain, basal ganglia, or whichever diseased organ governed this horror's loathsome life!"
Brian Lumley , The Burrowers Beneath
Hunting Horror - “And hoary Nodens raised a howl of triumph when Nyarlathotep, close on his quarry, stopped baffled by a glare that seared his formless hunting-horrors to grey dust.”
HPL , Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath
Ghouls - "The madness and monstrosity lay in the figures in the foreground- for Pickman's morbid art was pre-eminently one of demoniac portraiture. These figures were seldom completely human, but often approached humanity in varying degree. Most of the bodies, while roughly bipedal, had a forward slumping, and a vaguely canine cast. The texture of the majority was a kind of unpleasant rubberiness."
H.P. Lovecraft, Pickman's Model
Deep Ones - "The Deep Ones are an ocean-dwelling race, as evidenced by their name, with an affinity for mating with humans. They entered a contract with the people of Innsmouth to keep the fish plentiful in their area. They also seem to have a supply of gold artifacts of unearthly design. The Deep Ones worship Father Dagon and his consort Mother Hydra
H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Dark Young - "Ever Their praises, and abundance to the Black Goat of the Woods. Iä! Shub-Niggurath! Iä! Shub-Niggurath! The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young!"
H.P. Lovecraft , "The Whisperer in Darkness"
IMO the Cthulhu setting is a great addition to any Pulp era gaming. So I looked for suitable miniatures and found some from Reaper. The left mini is very fitting for any priest of the ancient one, while the right one will work fine for a smaller incarnation of the Great Cthulhu himself.
The big and the “baby” Cthulhu are from Reaper, the other monster Grenadier Nyarlathotep (now a Spawn Horror from Mirliton Nightmares range
Another Group shot with some RAFM Deep Ones.
RAFM Deep One; Lovecraft provides a description of the Deep One in "The Shadow Over Innsmouth":
“I think their predominant colour was a greyish-green, though they had white bellies. They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed. They hopped irregularly, sometimes on two legs and sometimes on four. I was somehow glad that they had no more than four limbs. Their croaking, baying voices, clearly used for articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked...They were the blasphemous fish-frogs of the nameless design - living and horrible.”
The Living Icon by Fenris
A great piece of scenery that will enhance every Pulp or Cthulhu game! You can get it from Fenris via their ebay shop!
Living Icon by Fenris and curious Professor by Pulp Minis