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  Call ofCthulhu
Read more about Cthulhu, the elder gods, and the background behind the game.
This forum is for the discussion of the Cthulhu universe.
VGGEN.com has posted their review of Call of Cthulhu, saying, "...the reason it's so effective is that it affects the player directly; when he hears things, you hear things, and you question what you're really hearing and what you just thinks you're hearing." Midland Daily News has also posted a review.
www.callofcthulhu.com   (250 words)

  Cthulhu - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Cthulhu (Beginning of Time-2008) is the name of the new creature formed after the merging of a giant white whale and a large squid.
The Cthulhu (from the Latin for "sheath" or "scabbard") is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female mammals, or to the cloaca in female birds and some reptiles.
Cthulhus are known to have tentacles, giant wings, and a parrot-like beak.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Cthulhu   (2141 words)

 Cthulhu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lovecraft transcribed the pronunciation of Cthulhu as "Khlûl'hloo"
Cthulhu is depicted as having a worldwide cult centered in Arabia, with followers in regions as far-flung as Greenland, Louisiana, and New Zealand.
Cthulhu is described by some of these cultists as the "great priest" of "the Great Old Ones who lived ages before there were any men, and who came to the young world out of the sky."
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cthulhu   (2037 words)

 Cthulhu Who?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Cthulhu is a monstrous entity who lies "dead but dreaming" in the city of R'lyeh, a place of non-Euclidean madness presently (and mercifully) sunken below the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
Cthulhu appears in various monstrous and demonic forms in early myths of the human race.
Cthulhu is the high priest of the Great Old Ones, unnatural alien beings who ruled the Earth before humanity formed, worshipped as gods by some misguided people.
www.cthulhu.org /cthulhu/index.html   (573 words)

 Call of Cthulhu CCG
We know they fought a protracted war with Cthulhu and his kin, so they were clearly not in that faction.
The insane aesthetic of the King in Yellow would be also anathema to the rational Elder Things; they could hardly worship the sick fecundity of Shub-Niggurath when they were so adept at scientifically creating their own forms of life; and they could hardly be allies with humanity.
This vision is something I have taken to calling “movie poster Cthulhu.” I say this because, while working on the background of the game, I have always had a very distinct movie poster image in my head.
www.cthulhuccg.com /coclang.html   (4157 words)

 The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
There lay great Cthulhu and his hordes, hidden in green slimy vaults and sending out at last, after cycles incalculable, the thoughts that spread fear to the dreams of the sensitive and called imperiously to the faithfull to come on a pilgrimage of liberation and restoration.
Slowly, amidst the distorted horrors of that indescribable scene, she began to churn the lethal waters; whilst on the masonry of that charnel shore that was not of earth the titan Thing from the stars slavered and gibbered like Polypheme cursing the fleeing ship of Odysseus.
Cthulhu still lives, too, I suppose, again in that chasm of stone which has shielded him since the sun was young.
www.dagonbytes.com /thelibrary/lovecraft/thecallofcthulhu.htm   (10716 words)

 The SF Site: A Look at Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu - Part 3
The Dreamlands were intimately connected to Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos fiction and a considerable amount of his writing as they pertain to dreams.
Cthulhu Now takes the essence of Call of Cthulhu and transports it to the 1990s.
As a result, any reader of Cthulhu Mythos fiction is inevitably going to encounter a story which makes reference to something in another story which they will not have read.
www.sfsite.com /02a/chao26.htm   (2021 words)

 Action Figures, Gifts and Collectibles at Entertainment Earth
Cthulhu (alternate spellings: Tulu, Cthulu, Ktulu, and many others) is a fictional character in the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft.
Although the cycle of stories written by Lovecraft, his protégés, and his literary successors bear the label Cthulhu Mythos (a term invented by August Derleth and never used by Lovecraft), Cthulhu is arguably one of the least terrible creatures in the pantheon.
Cthulhu himself debuted in Lovecraft's short story The Call of Cthulhu (1928)—though he makes minor appearances in a few other of Lovecraft's works.
www.entertainmentearth.com /hitlist.asp?theme=Cthulhu   (190 words)

Cthulhu is a large green being which resembles a human with the head of a squid, huge bat-wings, and long talons (true, that doesn't really resemble a human, but bear with me here).
Cthulhu is dead but not truly dead, as he and his fellow inhabitants of R'lyeh sleep the aeons away.
(Cthulhu is generally thought of as a "he" for some reason.) From time to time R'lyeh comes to the surface, and Cthulhu's dreams influence sensitive individuals across the globe to depict his image, slay, and found cults dedicated to him.
www.necfiles.org /part1.htm   (3333 words)

 Call of Cthulhu CCG
In addition to an updated list of promotional cards, both the Cthulhu card coffins and the fearsome Yithian deck will be available for order.
We are very proud of the game as it has developed, and we know you enjoy playing it.
While you are an obviously rabid coterie of fans, the Call of Cthulhu CCG has not developed the critical mass necessary to sustain our current level of support for the game.
www.cthulhuccg.com   (1475 words)

 Yes, Virginia, there is a Cthulhu [rec.humor.funny]
He exists as certainly as the cold unfeelingness of the cosmos exits, and you know that this meaninglessness abounds and gives to your life its highest absurdity.
Nobody sees or knows of Cthulhu, but that is no sign that there is no Great Cthulhu.
And it is this, that makes the Great Cthulhu as true and as real as any veil we place on the chaos beyond.
www.netfunny.com /rhf/jokes/97/Jan/cthulhu.html   (603 words)

 Campus Crusade for Cthulhu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
We are sponsored by the ancient Cthulhu Cult, which predates all history.
Ever since we were pre-men, the Cthulhu Cult has served the Great Old Ones, the unspeakable horrors of legend.
The history of our club is a strange and wonderous one; early on in this century the ever growing Cthulhu Cult founded the Campus Crusade at Miskatonic University, the hallowed center of learning located among the misty hills of Arkham, MA.
www.locksley.com /cthulhu/index2.htm   (889 words)

 Chronarchy.Com: Essays: Chaos Pages: A Cthulhu Working   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
I invoked the presence of Cthulhu and was awed by it, and feared it.
I was awakening Cthulhu in R'lyeh, and I could see his dream-crusted eye opening to gaze out onto the world again.
The thought of the tentacles made me giggle harder as Cthulhu was relegated to a simple anime tentacle monster, attacking schoolgirls at the bus stop.
www.chronarchy.com /essays/chaos/cthulhurite01.html   (1932 words)

 Cthulhu WebRing (Fans Of H.P. Lovecraft)
The Pit of YogSothoth is a site dedicated to the memory of HP Lovecraft as well as the continuation of his set of Mythos Stories by other, new writers and a general gathering place for lovers of his works.
Triad is a small publishing house that produces licensed scenario booklets for the Call of Cthulhu role playing game, as well as anthologies of horror fiction, and even T shirts.
This is the Official Homepage of the University of New Mexico Chapter of the Campus Crusade for Cthulhu.
v.webring.com /hub?ring=cthulhu   (2038 words)

 The Call of Cthulhu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cthulhu Mythos scholar Robert M. Price, in his introduction to The Cthulhu Cycle, points to Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "The Kraken" as a major inspiration for Lovecraft's story.
Lovecraft's latest story, 'The Call of Cthulhu', is indeed a masterpiece, which I am sure will live as one of the highest achievements of literature," Robert E. Howard (the creator of Conan) wrote in a letter to Weird Tales.
His research notes on the worldwide Cthulhu cult were discovered after his death by his nephew, Francis Wayland Thurston.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Call_of_Cthulhu   (2390 words)

 WizKids Games
Standing almost 16-inches tall at the wings, Great Cthulhu towers over all other figures, inspiring a mixture of awe and terror that is most appropriate in the presence of an Ancient One.
Working from Lovecraft’s description of Cthulhu in the short story “The Call of Cthulhu,” Dugas mixed elements from many different sources to create the sculpture.
Brian’s use of shadows and tones bring Cthulhu’s trademark tentacles to life, and he added the sickly ichor and blood dribbling from a couple of superficial wounds that the Ancient One might have suffered in its slumber.
www.wizkidsgames.com /wk_article.asp?cid=40709   (581 words)

 Amazon.com: Cthulhu Dark Ages (Cthulhu Dark Ages) (Cthulhu Dark Ages): Books: Stephane Gesbert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
CTHULHU DARK AGES is a complete roleplaying game, using the intuitive and flexible Basic Roleplaying System also used in our Call of Cthulhu game.
CTHULHU DARK AGES presents the era of the Dark Ages (c.
"Cthulhu Dark Ages" opens up a new doorway on the world of "Call of Cthulhu" role-playing, providing a venue for players and Keepers who want to explore a time when the amenities of the post-Industrial Revolution world do not exist even in the wildest of dreams.
www.amazon.com /Cthulhu-Dark-Ages/dp/1568821719   (1254 words)

 www.myspace.com/jamestowncthulhucult   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Dread Cthulhu, Lord and Master of the Great Old Ones who lived ages before there were any men, and who came to this world out of the sky.
It is he who shall raise the from his dark house in the mighty city of R'lyeh under the waters, shall raise and bring the Earth again beneath his sway.
You are MIGHTY CTHULHU, the Great Old One, one of the creatures who arrived on Earth before even the dinosaurs and now lies imprisoned in his ancient temple of R'yleh deep under the Pacific Ocean.
profile.myspace.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=55178743   (1101 words)

 Give Me Toys Cthulhu 12 Inch Plush Inspired by HP Lovecraft
This is a very cuddly representation of the Cthulhu depicted by H.P. Lovecraft.
Cthulhu is one of the most popular and haunting characters in Lovecraft's horror novels.
This Cthulhu plush is 12 inches tall and filled with plush and beanies.
www.givemetoys.com /product/TVCTH_MED_CTH_PLUSH   (174 words)

 GameSpy: Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is a first-person horror game that allows for dynamic gameplay with a unique mix of investigation, puzzle solving, exploration and combat as gamers are faced with the seemingly impossible task of battling evil incarnate.
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (05/13/04) - One year later and this game is scarier than ever.
Call of Cthulhu : Dark Corners of the Earth (06/02/06) - This disturbing slice of Lovecraft's America is well worth the time to visit, even with a few missteps.
pc.gamespy.com /pc/call-of-cthulhu-dark-corners-of-the-earth   (344 words)

 Scriptorium - H.P. Lovecraft
This statement – emphasizing the fundamental amorality of his fictional cosmos – was made in conjunction with the resubmittal of "The Call of Cthulhu" (1926) to Weird Tales; and there can hardly be a doubt that that tale marks a watershed in Lovecraft's work, although perhaps not exactly in the way many think.
To be sure, it marks the debut of Lovecraft's convoluted pseudomythology, dubbed by August Derleth the "Cthulhu Mythos"; but in truth it reveals that Lovecraft has taken not merely the world but the cosmos for his backdrop.
This essay presents a close reading of Lovecraft's seminal story “The Call of Cthulhu.” It focuses on the link drawn between tropes of madness and tropes of the apocalyptic, and examines Lovecraft’s use of textuality and intertextuality.
www.themodernword.com /scriptorium/lovecraft.html   (8944 words)

 HPLA - The Cthulhu Mythos
The “Cthulhu Mythos” is a name given to the superficial elements of Lovecraft’s fiction: the extraterrestrial “gods,” the magical grimoires, and the fictional New England towns.
However, Lovecraft never used the term “Cthulhu Mythos,” on rare occasions referring to this series of connected stories as his “Arkham cycle.” The term “Cthulhu Mythos” was probably coined by August Derleth (or perhaps Clark Ashton Smith) after Lovecraft’s death.
These superficial elements have been used by a multitude of writers, several of them members of the “Lovecraft Circle.” The “mythos” has so captured the imaginations of people that it is perhaps better known (and more widely read) than Lovecraft’s own work.
www.hplovecraft.com /popcult/mythos   (270 words)

 Cthulhu UnderGround
Some of the most interesting being the games growth from two gameplay areas to eight, and the inclusion of a new environmental system to produces realistic weather effects, such as leaves blowing in the wind.
The new game will be called Call of Cthulhu: Beyond the Mountains of Madness, which is likely to be available for both PC and XBOX.
The site seems to be full of new content, including a forum, a number of new screenshots/new art, character info and pictures, as well as a few info related topics like the FAQ, the story, the gameplay, Lovecraft, Chaosium, and future releases.
www.3dactionplanet.com /cthulhu   (483 words)

 Marathon's Story... Facts and puzzling things about   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
This may have been inspired by images of the Cthulhu itself.
Cthulhu is a "Great Old One" but he is of a race called, for lack of a better name, the "Spawn of Cthulhu").
We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of fl seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
marathon.bungie.org /story/cthulhu.html   (1228 words)

 Oh, the Horror | Film | The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper
Gildark and Cogswell explained how the "latitude of the horror genre" and the "huge metaphors" that other horror films have exploited will allow the film to take on even broader themes, from suburban sprawl to free-floating anxiety about politics in this country.
Cthulhu is the first feature film for both filmmakers, who have spent the last decade pursuing vastly different kinds of projects.
Cogswell is best known for his participation in local politics, from spearheading the original monorail initiative to a failed run for Seattle City Council in 2001, but he's also published poetry and is currently a writer in residence with Richard Hugo House.
www.thestranger.com /seattle/Content?oid=23128   (592 words)

 Neil Gaiman - “I Cthulhu,” a long-lost story by Neil Gaiman
We all lived in the water in those far-off times, and before you could say Cthulhu fthagn I had them building and slaving and cooking.
Nice to see “I Cthulhu” in print at last: the only other Lovecraftian article I plan on doing at some point is annotating some correspondence that has come into my hands relatively mysteriously.
Which is to say, it is not generally known that the H.P. Lovecraft letters we know and love are incomplete in one important respect.
www.neilgaiman.com /exclusive/shortstories/chulthhustory   (2247 words)

 Cthulhu Coffee Legal Jargon Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Since Cthulhu Coffee is a parody site, we often wind up walking a fine line when our jokes involve use of copyrighted materials, characters, and photos.
Cthulhu Coffee occasionally draws from other copyrighted/trademarked materials for purposes of parody (we are humorists, after all).
The.pdf files of the Cthulhu Coffee posters may be printed for personal use only.
www.cthulhucoffee.com /legal.html   (956 words)

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