In the (e-)Mail: THE IRON MAIDEN Dark Adventure Radio Theater production.

THE IRON MAIDEN is the HPL Historical Society’s latest Dark Adventure Radio Theater (DART). It’s not based on a Lovecraft story, because they’re out of those; but the good folks of the HPLHS have their little ways to bring something into the Mythos, yes, they do. I’m listening to it right now; the props will come in a few weeks. As always: check it out.

The new DART from @HPLHS (THE IRON MAIDEN) is now on preorder!

THE IRON MAIDEN isn’t coming out until March 20th, but you can pre-order it now: “Dark Adventure Radio Theatre® presents an adaptation of Prosper Mérimée’s classic weird tale “The Venus of Ille” as a Nate Ward adventure! The story bounds to life with a cast of professional actors, thrilling sound effects and an original orchestral score by Reber Clark.” Looking forward to it!

Note: the cover found on the website is temporary concept art, not the final product.

In the Mail: the Illustrated THE DUNWICH HORROR.

This is the English edition of the French book illustrated by Francois Baranger. It is beautiful, it is haunting, and it is rather large. The illustrated THE DUNWICH HORROR is a coffee table book, for an appropriately esoteric value of ‘coffee table,’ and the large size definitely lets you appreciate the detail and flow of the illustrations. 10/10, will be getting the other books Baranger has done.

No Amazon link: you should pick this one up at the HPLHS Store.


The @HPLHS THE TEMPLE OF JUPITER AMMON DART is available for download.

The CD isn’t ready yet, but if you ordered THE TEMPLE OF JUPITER AMMON, you should be getting a download notification. Not everybody got notified at the same time this time, though. Check your emails, and check your spam folder.


The HPL Historical Society has announced its next Dark Adventure Radio Theater: THE TEMPLE OF JUPITER AMMON. “Celebrated treasure hunter Count Byron Khun de Prorok leads an expedition into the Libyan Desert in an attempt to find the lost tomb of Alexander the Great at the Temple of Jupiter Ammon. Can the Count succeed where countless others have failed, and recover one of history’s greatest archeological finds? Or are some secrets buried with good reason, and those who seek them doomed to be met with madness and disaster? For this episode, the Dark Adventure team has taken a real historical expedition from the 1920s and pumped it full of horror, action, and thrills worthy of a dark adventure.” They have, alas, more or less run out of HP Lovecraft stories to do at this point, but that’s all right. There’s plenty of weird tales out there.


Behold! The ARKHAM INVESTIGATOR’S WALLET PROP SET, complete with adventure for using said wallet. The impressive thing about this? There’s tons of stuff in it that is not used in the provided adventure. You can customize this item for your own scenarios (they have a website where you can download printable PDFs of many of the blank items). Very nifty, and going to be my next con game.

It hardly needs to be said that the production values and attention to detail are up to the HPL Historical society’s usual high standards, but I’ll say it anyway.

The @HPLHS makes the DART for THE LURKING FEAR available for HPL’s birthday.

I already have this, but if you’re curious as to how the DARK ADVENTURE RADIO THEATER recordings go, this is a good time to try one out:


So, the ARKHAM INVESTIGATOR’S WALLET PROP SET was a little rich for my blood. Even if it did come with a printed Call of Cthulhu adventure that used the wallet (and was suitable for convention games). But then I realized that I had a ridiculous amount of store credit with the HPL Historical Society: as in, suddenly this was half off. So…