Call of Cthulhu

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.[1] 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.

I got interested in Cthulhu only recently. 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 unknown...

Another Group shot with some Deep Ones.

Some 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

 

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