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    Lovecraft Country TV series (and book)

    This should be made into an adventure for FantasyGrounds! Secure the rights and I will start immediately!

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6905686/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovecraft_Country_(novel)

    Very good - deals with racism as well as Cthulhu mythos.

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    I'm gonna expand on this without giving spoilers.

    It has got characters that all have different skill sets, including a soldier and a journalist and I suppose Letitia could be a dilettante. One of these characters gets a letter that needs investigating and some other people tag along on the journey to investigate.

    There are chases (several including a car chase and running from something that would overwhelm a human. Then more investigating and unravelling the plot leads to more chases and enounters, sneaking around etc.

    The author of the book must be a huge Lovecraft fan and possibly plays the game too.
    Last edited by Jiminimonka; December 31st, 2020 at 12:14.

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    Also trying to be light on spoilers, but those things the teen daughter started seeing?? Holy crap they freaked me out!

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    Yes its great isn't it. I bought the book now.

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    Cthulhu Mythos is not "all about racism".
    There is a lot of racist content by HPLovecraft but the majority of it does not reference race in any way.
    Much of the Cthulhu Mythos was also written by other people.
    To the best of my knowledge no Cthulhu Mythos within the official Call of Cthulhu products contains racist material.
    If it does please point it out and we will discuss with Chaosium and have it removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickT View Post
    Cthulhu Mythos is all about racism.
    I strongly disagree. Yes the author had racist views, especially when viewed from nearly a century later. But saying "Cthulhu Mythos is all about racism" is completely untrue. In fact, your very next sentence blew that out of the water " all those stories about degenerate Polynesian tribes, and inbred white trash in Innsmouth" - in this case HPL treated both Polynesians and Caucasians the same - all in the interest of great horror storytelling with the protagonists feeling up against it wherever they went.

    Quote Originally Posted by NickT View Post
    I haven't written this to shock or offend and I apologise if it has done either.
    It makes me think why did you write this at all? You've tagged onto someone else's thread about Lovecraft County TV and started with an only vaguely related inflammatory, and inaccurate, statement.

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    H.P. Lovecraft may have been racist (and I don't know, nor does anyone else here because we never met him) doesn't make the mythos racist. It does of course makes squids out to be very evil, so maybe it's squidist.

    Also, saying no offense meant does excuse the offense.

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    OK, I should have been more precise with my wording. At no point did I mean to imply that Call of Cthulhu as portrayed in Chaosiums books or FG shows any racist leanings, if I gave that impression, I apologise. The point I was trying to make was that HPL was a product of his times, and as you read his books there is an element of incidental racism in them, in reading those books we need to be aware of this.

    Jiminimonka, I did not mean to cause offense, it was only when I re-read what I had written that I realised that it was open to misinterpretation. What I hoped to do was start a thread that talked about the historical environment that HPL lived in when he wrote his books.

    In the circumstances most likely it is best to delete this thread, and forget I ever spoke ;>)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickT View Post
    OK, I should have been more precise with my wording. At no point did I mean to imply that Call of Cthulhu as portrayed in Chaosiums books or FG shows any racist leanings, if I gave that impression, I apologise. The point I was trying to make was that HPL was a product of his times, and as you read his books there is an element of incidental racism in them, in reading those books we need to be aware of this.

    Jiminimonka, I did not mean to cause offense, it was only when I re-read what I had written that I realised that it was open to misinterpretation. What I hoped to do was start a thread that talked about the historical environment that HPL lived in when he wrote his books.

    In the circumstances most likely it is best to delete this thread, and forget I ever spoke ;>)
    No need to delete anything. Only thing that should be deleted from forums is dodgy spam messages and real abusive stuff.

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