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Cthulhu, Gaming, and You!

In his house at Ry'leh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all it’s contents 
H.P. Lovecraft, Call of Cthulhu (1926)

For me, October is all about horror.  This is due mostly to everybody’s favorite pagan holiday most endearingly referred to as Halloween.  It can be said that if we as gamers would have what could be called an unofficial mascot of horror and madness,  our guy would be Cthulhu (ka-thu-lou).  Born of from the imagination of one H.P. Lovecarft back in the 1920’s, he is a major part of and figure head of what is now an extensive Mythos filled with unseen and overwhelming horrors.  You can see his influence both directly and indirectly in a lot of tabletop games, video games, and movies even still today.  So why not get into the spirit, hit the jump, and look over some suggestions for immersing your self in the madness of the Mythos.

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