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March 2017

When your tool is Cthulhu, everything looks like the Mythos

Already a while ago, I got myself a copy of Elegy for a Dead World, a game which is aimed towards animating the player to write a story about worlds they explore. All the worlds have one thing in common: They are home to ruins of dead or abandoned civilization. …

The Day Cthulhu ripped off the Roof of my House

There is a proverb, possibly American in origin (I never came across it in the UK anyway) and I first heard it on an early season of The Simpsons: “God does not close a door without opening a window.” This proverb needs some adaption in the case of my situation …

80 years ago today… Not dead, only dreaming

On March 15th, 1937, H.P. Lovecraft left this realm to dream forever with Cthulhu in his house or build his own palace in Celephais or splendid Cathuria. Rest in Peace, Sir. Image (c) unknown. Firstname David, fair use

The joys of a growing fictional world

Over the last six months I have been working on my novel Das Obsidiantor, which I wrote in German, my first language and just self-published over a Amazon. While I was in the final stages of finishing the novel, I parallelly wrote a short-story for a sword-and-sorcery anthology in English. …

Cthulhu goes Lego – Please support! Iäh!

Oh ye Great Old Ones! My most venerable friend Matthias (who is also one of the pillars of Austrian Steampunk) just submitted a project to Lego Ideas that deserves a big Iäh! The Call of Cthulhu as a Lego Set! Yes, you heard that correctly! If this project takes off, …

Tatooine might be out there!

The good news on Star Wars in the real world does not cease. After one of the Mars rovers clearly spotted the Mos Eisley Cantina Band, it now also seems like a planet like Tatooine might actually exist. Tatooine famously orbits a binary star (see header image) and it was …