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  1. GBSteve

    A map of our Dreamlands

    In 1918, Bernard Sleigh, a Pre-Raphaelite, published An Ancient Mappe of Fairyland, Newly Discovered and Set Forth. It includes all his favourite faerie stories and myths. There's a very detailed download here (410MB, plus some lesser versions): https://www.loc.gov/resource/g9930.ct007669/?r=0,-0.059,1,0.406,0 Although it doesn't necessarily resemble this, in my Fearful Symmetries campaign, Faerie Land exists and is accessible to those who know. It is inspired more by folklore than by the Mythos, which doesn't make it any less dangerous.
  2. Black-Seal-Editor

    Zoogs and Darts

    H.P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands says zoog weapons are Bite, Knife and Dart (page 132). OK, I can deal with this but I query the Dart entry. Is it a thrown dart, or a blowpipe dart, or some sort of other dart? Given the zoogs' natural jungle habitat I'm leaning towards a blowpipe dart, does the hive mind of Yog-Sothoth have an opinion?
  3. klecser

    Map of Ulthar?

    Can anyone advise as to which supplement I would find a map of the City/Town of Ulthar? I swear I saw one in a supplement that I own and was reading recently, but I looked through the most recent Dreamlands book, Cathulhu, and Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man and can't find one. Help? My goal is a "canon" address for one of the Cotswold-esque brick lane roads leading into town for an NPC.
  4. Pegana Press is pleased to announce the release of "The Moon-Bog" by H.P. Lovecraft; an early tale of the old lands of Ireland and the forces they contain... With a superb new frontispiece illustration by Jim Pitts. Limited to 55 numbered copies letterpress printed and sewn onto brown french covers as a chapbook. We invite you to our website for more information and images. https://peganapress.com/h-p-lovecraft ft
  5. Hey new friends, While I've been role-playing for a while, my buddies and I just recently picked up CoC for the first time, and I get the pleasure of being Keeper. I've been crafting a campaign set in Arkham in the 20s, and the couple of books we bought have been great resources for most things- but there's an idea I have for an adventure that I can't find much to help me build. I want to create a Dreamland adventure or some kind of dimension like that, and I was wondering if you had any suggestions on what Gods/creatures might govern/reside in such a realm? Something more than just Cthulu influencing dreams or whatever haha. I want to create something really trippy. And I guess there are artifacts like the Crystilization of Dreams that might get my investigators there? Any and all suggestions would be appreciated! Or if you have any ideas pertaining to the Dreamland outside the scope of what I'm asking. Thanks!
  6. Hello my dear fiends, I'm running Christmas in Kingsport with my group. We started this evening, and will finish it up later this week. A few questions came up about the Dreaming skill. If an investigator is forcibly awakened (failing the Idea roll to stay asleep), and then fails the Idea roll to remember what happened, do they forget everything they learned about the Dreaming skill while in the Dreamlands? Does it cost Magic Points to use the Dreaming skill to return to the Dreamlands? Can an investigator (who has been abruptly awakened by another investigator) use the Dreaming skill to immediately return? My group has really been enjoying the group of young cousins. Halloween in Dunwich was a lot of fun. Thank you for any help with my questions. Spooky Mizu
  7. Hi fellow YSDCers!! For the last few years I've been designing a Lovecraft-meets-Lord-Dunsany RPG called "Dreamland." I'd love to run it at YSDC Games Day, but sadly I'm on the West Coast of the USA and won't be able to make it over. Since I won't be there personally, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in GMing a playtest of the game at Games Day? The awesome @Shimmin Beg (hi Shimmin!! Hope you're well!!) has playtested the game in the past, but I believe he's also going to be far, far overseas this year and unavailable for Game Day. Anyway, if anyone is interested in doing this I'd be happy to send you some posters I've drawn & stuff as thanks!! And I'm also looking for just general playtesters, if someone won't be at Game Day but is just curious to read it and try it out! Many thanks, Jason Thompson (@mockman)
  8. ACallBeyond

    The Dinner Party

    Before him was an incredibly long mahogany table. Twelve matching chairs, upholstered with fine dark green fabric, were lined up on either side, with one more at each head of the table. The table itself had a fine bone china place setting at each seat, complete with crystal goblets to drink from and genuine silverware. There were three silver candelabras, dull from not being polished, spread evenly across the length of the table. Judging by the piles of dried wax built up on the table, they had been burned with reckless abandon. Frank wondered how many dinners had been hosted at this table by Pickman for his fine art pals. He couldn't fathom the idea that anyone from Boston would have ventured to Arkham, but he may have had friends in the small town itself. On the far wall, just behind the head of the table, hung a crude painting of the Last Supper. It was a perversion of the original work, with Jesus offering his actual flesh to his acolytes, all of whom were painted as hungrily devouring it, their eyes aglow with devilish fire. It unsettled Frank as he looked at it. He wasn't a religious man, but even to him, it felt blasphemous. He shivered. Maybe from the cold of being soaked to the bone, maybe from the artwork. Flesh of my flesh. Literally. Jesus. The left side of the dining room was lined with windows. The thick curtains, which matched the fabric on the chairs, were drawn. Frank moved to the center window and yanked the heavy curtain open, letting moonlight spill into the room. The rain was still dumping outside. “What a beautiful night,” he muttered to himself. At the end of the dining room on the right side of the room was a white swinging door with a round glass window eye-level in the center of it. The kitchen, perhaps? Frank moved to it and pushed through to the other side. The stench hit him first and was potent enough to make his eyes water. He gagged and brought his forearm up to his nose to filter some of the stink. His stomach burbled and it took all of his resolve to not vomit. “drat me,” Frank retched. Flies buzzed wildly around the room. The center island of the kitchen was covered with rotted food - meats, vegetables, fruits, and cheeses. All of it was green and spotted with white fuzz. Maggots squirmed freely out of the meats and cheeses and swarmed along the counters. A pot on the stove had something unnatural growing out of it. The sinks were messily piled nearly to the ceiling with disgusting dishes and pots and pans. He made a second quick sweep of the room with his flashlight, covering his nose for dear life. There was a door at the far end of the kitchen, which Frank deduced went back out into the entrance hall. Nothing else seemed to be of interest, and he didn't know how much longer he could stand being in the disease-ridden room. He stepped back into the dining room. Inhaling deeply, Frank coughed heartily to clear his lungs of the funk he breathed in from the kitchen. He took in a few more deeps breaths of clean air and began walking back to the door leading to the entrance hall. Lightning struck with a strobe effect, and he was suddenly no longer alone in the dining room. Frank stopped walking. He turned slowly to face the dining table. A figure was now seated in the darkness at every chair of the table, except at the head nearest to the entrance hall. They didn't speak. They didn't move. They just sat there, their heads all turned towards Frank's direction. Another flash of lightning rippled across the sky and the fluorescent light lingered long enough for Frank to get a better look at his new table guests. They were dead. Every single one of them, and judging by the varying states of their decomposition, most of them had been dead for a while. Both males and females were present at the table, dressed in the finest formal wear and fluffy dresses from the previous century. This isn't real. None of this is real. It's all in your head. “If you say it enough times in your mind, are you able to convince yourself?” the near-mummified man adorned with a top hat at the head of the table inquired aloud. Frank's jaw dropped and his heart damn near imploded in his chest. He didn't say anything. He couldn't. He was consumed by fear. Fear, and shock. He was suddenly very aware that everyone at the table was staring at him through the black holes where their eyes should have been. He could feel it in his very soul, if such a thing existed. “I asked a question, good sir. Don't be rude,” the corpse with the top hat continued, grinning wildly. It was not a friendly gesture. Frank closed his eyes. This isn't happening. You're imagining this. Don't lose it. Not here. Not now. Snap out of it! Come on, Frank. Come on. You're going to open your eyes on three. When you do, they'll be gone. One...two...three. Frank opened his eyes. The candles were now all lit, casting ghastly shadows over his ghoulish company. “We're still here, Frank,” the top-hatted corpse said. There was a hint of malice in his voice now. “Won't you join us?" With a sickening sound of snapping bone, the thing in the top hat motioned to the empty chair at the other end of the table. “And if I don't?” Frank asked, unable to hide the weakness in his voice. One of the women at the table stabbed a knife into the wood in an eruption of violence. “It's rude to refuse your host!” the angry thing hoarsely screamed. Her jaw detached with a wet rip of muscle and dropped onto the plate in front of her. She didn't move to pick it up, leaving a corroded tongue horrifyingly flopping about the gaping hole where her mouth should have been. Frank moved to the end of the table and took a seat as requested, not taking his eyes off of the ghoulish dinner party. “Splendid,” said Top Hat. “Let the feast begin!” Top Hat clapped his hands dryly together with a sound that reminded Frank of a set of leather gloves slapping against one another. Undead servants paraded out of the kitchen, one after the other, with trays loaded with spoiled food. The platters were lined up along the length of the table and the fiendish guests piled their plates with a disgusting array of moldy sustenance. They dug in, eating hungrily and sloppily without silverware, gripping the filth with their fetid hands and ripping into it with their putrid maws. Sounds of slurping and grunting and crunching made Frank's stomach churn as he watched the unholy feast before him. He was stuck to the seat, frozen in the nightmare. His brain couldn't fathom what his eyes bore witness to. He wanted to scream. He wanted to flee. He wanted to do anything else but sit in that chair and watch this macabre orgy of food and death, but he couldn't tear his eyes away. And the smell. My god, the smell! It was worse than the revolting sounds the monsters were making with every bite they took. Calcified bones, stripped of their meat, were tossed listlessly to the floor. Rancid juices spurted into the air and dripped down gangrenous chins as sour fruits and vegetables were chewed into. The ravenous party feasted for what seemed like an eternity. It was hypnotizing. Frank's head spun as a cold sweat ran down his face. His knuckles were white from gripping the handles on his chair so tightly. His breathing became shallow and his vision grayed as he fought the urge to pass out. This is madness! Then, all grew quiet. Frank's head cleared, and he realized that the entire dinner party had their eyes fixed on him once more. Half-chewed rot hung from their diseased gums and blackened teeth. They were watching him again, waiting for something. “Well?” Top Hat asked. “Aren't you hungry?” Frank looked down at his plate and gasped. Two eyeballs accompanied by a set of ears and a severed tongue sat on his plate amid a pool of blood. Top Hat raised his goblet, which was filled with a vile black liquid. The others did the same. “A toast!” Top Hat cheered. “To our esteemed guest. May he dine with us here in this hall...forever!” Every candle went out in a wisp of smoke. All of the dinner guests were suddenly on their feet, looming over the table towards Frank. Lightning seared the sky, filling the dining room with blinding white light. Frank covered his eyes from the flash with his arm. When he lowered his arm, the dinner party had vanished. - Excerpt from A Call Beyond
  9. How have other keepers used the Dreamlands in their campaigns? I’ve been reading about the setting quite a bit recently since I’m a fairly new keeper. I just introduced a couple of investigators to the Dreamlands via a recently deceased NPC. Currently I am running the Auction and from there it’s on to HotOE. I know there are a couple of scenarios in HotOE involving the Dreamlands. I’m interested to know if some of the optional scenarios could be introduced using the Dreamlands as well. From what I could tell so far the Dreamlands seem to be a medieval type world. Has anyone ever ran it as something else? Could Reign of Terror be set there possibly? How about investigators access? Is it a simple dreaming skill roll to gain access to the world of dreams or is it more complicated? Its stated several times to make the Dreamlands your own, I’m just looking for a frame of reference.
  10. In my campaign an NPC was recently killed, I decided he was able to live on in the Dreamlands. I used this NPC to introduce two investigators to the land of dreams. He came to them in their dreams individually and guided both of them separately to the seventy steps. One of the investigators feels responsible for his death, she is trying to figure out if it’s possible to bring him back to the waking world. Is this possible? I’ve been looking through the Grand Grimoire to see if there’s a spell to do this, I’m only at the Ms and haven’t seen anything yet. I have read about the various items associated with the Dreamlands, none of them seem to fit the bill. The Crystallizers come pretty close, but have strings attached which may be the point I guess. If it’s possible at all, there should obviously be a cost involved. What do do you think, possible or not, and what would be an appropriate cost?
  11. We don't seem to have a thread devoted to "historical" (by that, I don't mean "historically accurate", but sources/ideas/"facts" drawn from actual historical texts) Egyptology to use as plot/game ideas for pastiches and RPGs. When it comes to "Egypt and the Mythos", this is the thread, IMO: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/topic/29903-nephren-ka-and-company-possible-spoilers/?hl=nephren-ka This thread is (primarily) for accounts by people at the time talking about Egypt and its past. This stretches all the way from the Old Kingdom to the Jazz Age. Maybe an arbitrary cut-off, but all of these sources would be the ones HPL, Smith, Howard etc might have read somewhere. Manifold were the legends, traditions and books bruited about regarding Egyptian history. Whether it was the Book of Thoth or the Bible or the Talmud or the Quran, all of these added to the crushing weight of lore that is the legacy of Egypt. What I want to do with this thread is gather together sources to be referenced/name-checked/used in pastiches and RPGs. Believe me, "truth" is stranger than (most) fiction and why make up something with no foundation when one can base a tale on actual books and accounts? HPL did exactly that and "reinventing the wheel" has never been a virtuous nor worthwhile act. "Nophru-Ka", anyone? Occasionally, I could see posting about fringe/pseudo-scientific "news" that relates back to the sources on this thread. Without further ado, here are pertinent links to Jason Colavito's blog. He's fairly famous as a debunker of pseudo-science/archaeology (he's also an HPL fan), but he holds an abiding interest in searching out the sources of various "esoteric" views today: http://www.jasoncolavito.com/al-maqrizi-on-the-pyramids.html#.V0-B3lQrK1s http://www.jasoncolavito.com/medieval-pyramid-lore.html http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/medieval-pyramid-lore-and-the-hermetic-wisdom http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/the-remarkable-influence-of-a-wrongly-attributed-quotation-about-the-pyramids http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/did-hermes-deposit-tarot-cards-in-the-great-pyramid http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/the-strange-claim-that-aristotle-built-the-pyramids Jason has plenty more, but I'll stop there, for now. The various legendary factoids that could be worked in are there. A veritable cornucopia. The Sphinx, of course, is the center of HPL's "Beneath the Pyramids/Imprisoned with the Pharaohs". Its history is millennia-deep and quite convoluted. The Arabs called the Sphinx "Abu al-Hawl" or "Abu-Hol": the "Father of Terror". Lovecraft never referenced this, but that appellation was quite well-known at the time. I've googled accounts from the 19th century and the name is still current today in Egypt. This is an interesting book on the long cultural history of the Sphinx: https://books.google.com/books?id=oOUyS8jODLEC&pg=PA6&lpg=PA6&dq=sphinx+arabic+terror&source=bl&ots=nDTTLQX5dr&sig=nLv7v7RSt1TJmK50_BO6nyiSNFA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjB_sSwjoPNAhUXMFIKHQanCQ8Q6AEIXjAM#v=onepage&q=sphinx%20arabic%20terror&f=false One can scroll up/down and read most of the text.
  12. Dear All, I present you an original heroic fantasy-Lovecraftian horror themed setting, that also offers miniatures playables for any kind of Mythos game: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/346391200/spoils-of-kadath-miniatures-game More of the minis on the website: http://www.grim-forge.com/spoils-of-kadath/miniatures-preview/nggallery/page/1
  13. Over at AH.com DValdron an author and scholar of Mythos and other speculative fiction suggested that Brown Jenkin might have been a zoog, what do you guys think?
  14. I am prepping to do a Horror in the Orient Express-inspired game for my players. I plan to make the Dreamlands Express a significant part of their journey. The module lacks artwork for the exterior and interior of the train. I'm sure that this was due to a need to finish the module for the Kickstarter and there may not have been an artist or the funds to pay at that time. Does anyone know of any artwork for the Dreamlands Express that you have used for your game? Google image searches haven't turned up anything. At worst I can just use descriptions in the actual module. I have a player group that very much enjoys visual aides. At least, for some of the train.
  15. HelplessBystander

    Can I write this scenario? in media res?

    Alright, so recently, a few of my PCs had a near-death experience; luckily, we were using Pulp rules, and they had spent all of their luck to escape from what would've been a tragic end at the hands of one of the servitor races. Now, I have a scenario in mind where the PCs pay the price for their blunder and the price will be...amnesia. So I was thinking of building a scenario where I confiscate their character sheets and rediscover their skill proficiencies and their character's backstory as they head off on an epic journey through the Dreamlands, places they've been to before, and talking with NPC acquaintances while also solving a mystery. Can such a In Media Res situation be done? I've heard of RPGs that baked these core concepts into their very game mechanics, but I don't know whether this could be done with COC Mechanics.
  16. Once again Studio WonderCabinet brings you the strangest Christmas cards for this Holiday season. In the past we’ve done the Cthulhu Mythos and the King in Yellow, this year we present H. P. Lovecraft’s The Dreamlands filled with fantastic monsters - the split faced gugs, the faceless nightgaunts, moon beasts, ghouls, men of Leng and of course cats. There is also Cthulhu wrapping paper to make all your gifts a little bit more horrible. Now only on Kickstarter until November 2nd. Dreamlands Kickstarter Link
  17. Defenestrator

    HotOE question (Spoilers) - Claws

    My players are doing the "Murder on the Dreamlands Express" adventure, and when we left off this past week, someone who'd examined the victim wanted to know who all they've seen on the train with claws. I have to admit, it was a good question, and luckily, came at the end of the session, so I need to find out "Which creatures in the book have claws" to answer the question. Cats have been ruled out because of the wounds and the victim, So thus far, the only ones I've been able to think of are the Beings of Ib and The Ghoul Who Was Guillame. I figured I could spend the next few days poring over the Dreamlands book and the Petersen's Guides to give them a list, or I could just ask here: So, anyone know of others on the train that I've missed?
  18. Gaffer

    Dreamlands Gates

    Does anybody know of any reference for a gate between the Waking World and the Dreamlands? Or is there anything that specifically precludes it?
  19. Kael

    Dreamlands - Mission

    Hi guys i have a problem managing Dreamlands in my current campaign. I hope to have been clear and receive some help. Thanks Edit: I found other info on Cthulhu Through the ages. "This usually requires a Successful Cthulhu Mythos rolls to look out and pass the Gateway To Dream, although it is known to those who have heard of the Dreamlands to simply find themselves there" So a player that has been in the Dreamlands may enter again without any roll... Really?
  20. Defenestrator

    Weapon question

    Running HotHE tomorrow, players might hit the Dreamlands section. (Sorry if that's a spoiler. I couldn't figure out a way to say HotHE Spoiler without also saying "But now you know there's a Dreamlands part.) If not now, the session after. First time doing any Dreamlands stuff, have never actually read the books, but I know what happens to guns when you pass into the Dreamlands. I also know my players, and the first thing they're going to try to do with the Dreaming skill is Dream their guns back. How does that work, or does it? In addition, the HotHE section on the Dreamlands had a line that concerned me about weapons transformed in the Dreamlands maintaining their Dreamlands state. Does this mean that the one player's elephant gun that became a crossbow in the Dreamlands has permanently become a crossbow in the real world? That'd p*** me off as a player if that cool gun I bought is now a crossbow forever.
  21. pegana

    Book of Dark Dreams

    The Book of Dreams Took a trip to the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair over the weekend and had a great time showing off this display prospectus for the new Deluxe Lovecraft edition Dark Dreamlands from Pegana Press. Dealers in the supernatural and fantastic were especially excited about Michael Hutter's illustrations. We've got samples coming of the dark charcoal linen cloth we expect to be binding the book with and the marbled end papers from India are on their way as well. We'll be doing a test binding in the coming weeks and will post some images as the book takes shape. More information and how to advance order this deluxe and very limited edition of Dark Dreamlands by H.P. Lovecraft can be found here on our website.
  22. Jsirhc

    Dreamworlds in Delta Green

    I've been wondering lately how the Dreamlands figure in the modern world of Delta Green. In Lovecraft's tales they are strange, medieval realms of fantasy. In comments on the Delta Green rpg kickstarter, someone suggested they may be more like the Renaissance in technology, or straight out realms of terror like in Hellraiser. Any ideas?
  23. This is the region of the Dreamlands known as the Six Kingdoms. It is a loose coalition of the regions of the central Kingdom (The Kingdom of Men), the western valley (The Kingdom of Women, Thorabon, Zakarion, The Shattered Coasts and The Coastal Kingdom of Shyskabyl. The region around Dylath Leen might qualify as a Kingdom (it's a 'Grand-Satrapy'), but it doesn't want formal political relationships with the Kingdom. I am still in the (glacially slow) process of painting the below map, but my PC can no longer handle it, so I am functionally stuck (I need sponsors!). The central (Kingdoms) map is 12000 by 10000 pixels, over 10 Gigabyte and is composed of 48 layers. Email me for inquiries at khannea.suntzu@gmail.com. https://www.artstation.com/artwork/0aJWe
  24. JoshSothoth

    Dreamlands mechanically?

    Over in the "padding out a scenario" thread, one of the suggestions was to include dreamlands segments, and kinda described how to get there and back. I know the dreamlands book has more information, but I can't afford it at the moment so I had a few basic questions. Can you die in the dreamlands? Or does falling unconscious or dying just mean you wake up? Is San loss in a dream consistent? What exactly does dreamlogic consist of? Do investigators have any control over the DreamWorld itself?
  25. Hi all! I have some doubts about a Dreamland Scenario, part of a big Campaign. 1. This scenario is divided into three parts and the investigators return to the Dreamland in different moments during the Campaign. The Dream-Location is a timeless evocation of a train and passengers from different eras of both the Waking World and the Dreamlands will, travel together, and depart, each to return to their own time stream. How can I manage the replacement of an investigator? I was thinking the following solution: the new investigator has already traveled on that train of Dreamlands and goes back on board one of the stops when the dream begins again. How does it look? 2. In the scenario and the manual rules it says that the effects of nightmares apply when an investigator suffers a Temporary insanity. But also is any Bout of Madness included due to the Indefinite Insanity (as a result of 1 SAN loss). And if so, you must pass an INT roll or the Bout is automatic? In the manual it seems that the bout of madness is automatically triggered by any loss of 1 SAN. Or do the effects of nightmares only come for a loss of 5 SAN and after a success in a INT roll ? 3. About Nightmare Effects, where can I find the rules for 7ED? I like the ones of the previous edition, but do not know how to adapt. I hope I was clear enough, my English is very bad
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