Plot Hook: Books of the Cthulhu Mythos

Good fodder not only for roleplaying but for writing, too…

Gaming Hooks

I’m reading through Pelgrane Press’ Cthulhu Confidential at the moment and I’m really loving the thought and care they’ve taken in building a RPG focused on a 1 GM and 1 player setup. More significantly for this post, one of the sections within the GM section of the book got me thinking about the origin of the various books that appear in the Cthulhu mythos. Specifically, wouldn’t it be cool to build a game or adventure around the creation of one of these tomes?  Here are a few ideas for usin this idea to build games around some of the more obscure texts of the Mythos!

  • The Celaeno Fragments – The Celaeno Fragments appear in August Derleth’s novel The Trail of Cthulhu. The book is based on the discoveries of Professor Laban Shrewsbury who visits the planet Celaeno several times as he escapes Cthulhu’s minions. This is a great…

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