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H.P. Lovecraft

Postby KingCrab » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:46 am

I'd always heard good things about him but it was only last christmas that I decided to dive into the worlds of the Mythos. I bought three omnibus books with pretty much all his stories in and I have been reading them on and off since then. What I have read so far has mostly been excellent with a few stories that drag on a bit or being so over descriptive that it becomes a bit of a chore to read. He also uses a lot of words that were, even for the time, outdated and no longer used which can be confusing.
Aside from this most stories are masterful examples of progressive horror. He leaves a lot to the imagination, giving suggestions of 'things' and letting your mind fill in the rest which would usually annoy me in a book but its brilliant when he does it. A lot of his stories are only 5 or 6 pages long and each one of these shorter stories is a gem to be treasured like 'Dagon' and 'The white ape'. Stand out longer, novella length stories are 'At the mountains of madness', 'The case of charles Dexter ward' and 'Through the gates of the silver key'.

I'm also a fan of overcomplicated boardgames and when I learned of a game based on the Cthulu Mythos I had to get it. Its called 'Arkham Horror' and its a lot of fun, only played it once with the mrs and we got our asses handed to us. Its really interesting how it works as all the players are working together to stop the awaking of one of the old gods(Cthulu etc) and the game plays itself as the 'bad guy'. Proper good game. Incidentally that battle card game that Me posted the other day has taken all its artwork and symbols and stuff directly from the boardgame. Anyway its well worth a look.

Just wondering if there are any other fans of Lovecraft out there and what their thoughts are.
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Postby KingCrab » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:49 am

Well I thought there would be at least one person with something to say on Lovecraft. Dissapointing.
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Postby Quietman » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:52 am

Doug left :(
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Postby KingCrab » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:10 pm

Why did he leave? Do you think if I mention Cthulu enough times it will draw him from the ether?

Would be nice to discuss Lovecraft with another fan.
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Postby Me » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:20 pm

He was very into the Cthulu stuff. I have a passing interest based on looking at wikipeida ¬_¬

Oh, you can play the card game in flash, I posted a link to it in GD somewhere.

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Postby Gibby » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:34 pm

Link again!

I love Lovecraft. I shall post more thoughts when I can be bothered to make a decent post. ¬_¬

Doug got me into it, though. It may have been pruned, but there was a huge thread about it somewhere.

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Postby Me » Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:09 pm

The Necronomicon
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/453509

In this thread
http://forum.preys-world.com/viewtopic.php?t=23953

Only two people played it ¬_¬

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Postby KingCrab » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:29 pm

I played it as well but it didnt really click for me probably cos i've played the boardgame which is immense. It was a good effort though.
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Postby Gibby » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:23 pm

My girlfriend got me the board game for my birthday today! :D

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Postby KingCrab » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:38 pm

Arkham horror? If so then wayhey! Its ace.

Come on though Gibby, Lovecraft...talk to me!
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Postby Feet » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:54 pm

Gibby wrote:It may have been pruned, but there was a huge thread about it somewhere.


I'm thinking Doug probably deleted it, or had it deleted by request. This folder has never been pruned, not enough threads to bother with doing so. He was the OP so I'm pretty sure he could delete a thread if he wanted even with other peoples posts in it.
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Postby KingCrab » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:55 pm

Why would he delete it?
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Postby Crowley » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:59 pm

Because he was Doug, and did stuff like that.

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Postby Feet » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:12 pm

Pretty much.
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Postby KingCrab » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:14 pm

Oh ok.
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