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    Hideous Creatures: A Bestiary of the Cthulhu Mythos


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    My latest scrape of the internet reveals that Hideous Creatures: A Bestiary of the Cthulhu Mythos for Trail of Cthulhu has been released.

     

    Kind of.

     

    Hideous Creatures... is officially on pre-order at Pelgrane's web site, but an article comment reveals that you'll receive the PDF as soon as you place the pre-order for the print edition. – That means it's out. – The content is there for you to purchase and peruse now; the fact it's digital bits rather than the 352 page hardback doesn't alter the content (just the way it may be consumed).

     

    If you're after a new bestiary of Cthulhoid creatures then have a look at Hideous Creatures... Pelgrane promises you something a little different.

     

    For historical info. and discussion see: [Hideous Creatures] A Quick Thought on this Series

     

    Hideous Creatures: A Bestiary of the Cthulhu Mythos

     

    In Hideous Creatures: A Bestiary of the Cthulhu Mythos, we [Pelgrane] present a comprehensive look at Lovecraft's hideous creatures, from as many angles as we can. Our goal is contradiction, surprise, and most especially the uncanny: the recognition of something familiar as something weird. As in the "Gods and Titans" section of the Trail of Cthulhu core book, this book deliberately contradicts itself, blurring boundaries and erasing certainties in the name of the uncanny. In your campaign, these variant truths might be misunderstandings, legends, heresies, or deliberate lies spread by the creatures to lull their foes into a false sense of familiarity.

     

    Hideous Creatures: A Bestiary of the Cthulhu Mythos is the Trail of Cthulhu bestiary written by Kenneth Hite, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Becky Annison, Helen Gould and Ruth Tillman, in the tradition of the award-winning Book of Unremitting Horror and the 13th Age Bestiary. Creatures are not just antagonists to fight or flee from; they are entire adventures by themselves, leaving physical traces, occult clues and madness in their eldritch wake.

     

    Featuring seven new creatures [for ToC]: Bholes, Colour Out of Space, Elder Things, Flying Polyps, Moon Beasts, Night-Gaunts and Spawn of Yog-Sothoth, and full write-ups of nine Foul Congeries, opening the books on Lovecraftian monsters that have never taken stat-block form before in any game: Bat-Things, Black Winged Ones, Gaseous Wraiths, Medusas, Raktajihva, Ultraviolet Devourer, Vampirish Vapour, Worm-Cultist and Y'm-bhi.
     
    New art and in-world documents for each of the fifteen original Hideous Creatures: Byakhee, Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath, Deep Ones, Ghouls, Great Race of Yith, Hounds of Tindalos, Hunting Horrors, Lloigor, Mi-Go, Rat-Things, Serpent Folk, Shoggoths, Star Vampires, Tcho-Tchos and Wendigo.


    Authors: Kenneth Hite et al., Artists: Gislaine Avila et al.

     

    Price: £40 (includes PDF)

     

    Source: http://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/hideous-creatures-a-trail-of-cthulhu-bestiary/

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    Pelgrane are adding another eight pages to the index, so if you have a pre-order PDF, look out for an update later this month.

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