Aug
19
2017
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Book of the Week: The Starry Wisdom Library.

I bought this one back in April; but it’s been a slow week, so I’m catching up on stuff. The Starry Wisdom Library: The Catalogue of the Greatest Occult Book Auction of All Time is indispensable for anybody doing Cthulhu Mythos gaming or writing. So indispensable, in fact, that I’m just going to use it as the definitive source for Mythos tomes from now on; there is no point in trying to improve on its entries, given how well it was put together originally.

And so, adieu to the Lost Fleet.  Which was excellent, all the way through.

Apr
09
2017
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In the Mail: The Starry Wisdom Library.

This is not yet a Book of the Week… yet.  What The Starry Wisdom Library: The Catalogue of the Greatest Occult Book Auction of All Time is is quite possibly one of the few absolutely-required supplemental materials needed for pretty much any Cthulhu Mythos campaign.  The conceit is that it is a facsimile of a 19th Century catalog for the auctioning of the Church of Starry Wisdom’s occult library, which apparently had every significant book ever mentioned in the Mythos inside of it.  What makes thus book so indispensable is that each tome inside it is physically and memorably described as a book; this gives it a genuine ring of authenticity. It’s also a dry delight to read.

A must-have for Call of Cthulhu GMs looking to establish verisimilitude, or looking for a quick MacGuffin for driving his players mad.

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