8 responses to “Ever Get Lost On The Streets Of Arkham?

  • Shelby

    I am impressed. This was indeed a good thing to provide to the community. I will definitely return the favor by purchasing Dateline: Lovecraft, as a result of your participation in the community as much as for any other reason. Kudos.

  • Mark Morrison

    What a lovely resource. Thanks, Dean! A delight to see Keith on the cover too.

    • deanadelaide

      Thanks Mark … if you flick through the Arkham-O-Pedia you’ll find that one of your vintage scenarios (“The Hills Rise Wild”) also gets mined for Arkham references.

      The cover pic BTW is a rare photo of Keith visiting Arkham on one of his fact-finding trips back in the very early 1990s … 🙂

  • Stuart Boon

    Absolutely an amazing resource and I can see how much work went into it. Dean, was any thought given including Lovecraft’s own references to specific peoples, places, etc. in Arkham in the resource? Or was that considered just a step too far in terms of workload? I would be very interested to see such a reference.

    • deanadelaide

      That’s an intriguing idea, Stuart, and not something I’d actually thought of doing. I assumed that HPL’s own references to Arkham all somehow got woven into Herber’s depiction of Arkham back in 1990 … but it would definitely be interesting to line them up side-by-side and see how well the game version of Arkham agrees with the details dropped by Lovecraft into a long list of stories.

      Perhaps something for a future revision of the Arkham-O-Pedia. Thanks for the idea!

      • Shelby

        I seem to recall from the Arkham CoC materials that there was some mention of attempts to reconcile as best they could. Meaning that it wasn’t necessarily completely in accord with the HPL fiction.

  • Graham

    Good job, it makes me want to dig out that database of Arkham street numbers I created a few years ago. From memory the street numbers in the scenario (At least the ones that are presented.) turned out to be pretty consistent.

  • Looking Back at 2018; and Forward | Cthulhu Reborn

    […] During the development of Dateline: Lovecraft, we went back and took a very detailed look at Keith Herber’s game depiction of Arkham (first published as Arkham Unveiled in the 1990s). The reason for this is that we wanted our newspaper to feel like a continuation of the town that was depicted by Keith — right down to having consistency in the way that street numbers were assigned and phone numbers allocated. The result of that research was a series of reference indices which we used extensively when writing newspaper copy for our product (as well as creating scenarios). Because we figured that some other writers might also find it handy, we also released it as a free book: The Herber Arkham-O-Pedia. […]

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