The Arkham Gazette is an awesome magazine produced by Sentinel Hill Press devoted entirely to the explication of “Lovecraft Country” for gaming purposes.
I have had an involvement with the magazine almost from its beginning, albeit mostly in the capacity of offering moral support (and occasionally research and proof-reading). But when the magazine “went pro” after obtaining a “Call of Cthulhu” publishing license from Chaosium, I was asked to step in to enhance some of the handouts that appeared in early issues of the magazine (now to be re-issued in more beautiful form). I was also very pleased to be able to contribute some of the graphical extras that served as stretch goals to the highly successful Kickstarter campaign run by Sentinel for the production of Issue #3.
Here are the pieces I have contributed.
You can see larger versions of all artwork, just by clicking on it.
For Issue #0, my contribution has been the creation of “enhanced” handouts for the scenario which appears in the magazine.
For Issue #1, my contribution has been the creation of “enhanced” handouts for the scenario which appears in the magazine as well as an article typeset to appear like an academic journal paper from the 1920s.
For Issue #1, my contribution has been the creation of “enhanced” handouts for the scenario which appears in the magazine.
Handout 2: Handwritten Research Notes
Handout 4: Page from a Doctor’s Journal (1840)
Bonus Scenario (Bones of Contention), Handout 1: Newspaper Article
Handout 1: Clipping from the Arkham Gazette
Handout 2: A Page from the 1696 edition of Prodigies in the New England Canaan
Handout 4: An Extract from the 1727 edition of Prodigies in the New England Canaan
Handout 5: Two extracts from the 1727 edition of Prodigies in the New England Canaan
Handout 6: Typed Notes
Handout 7: Clipping from the Bolton Republican
Handout 8: Clipping from the Kingsport Chronicle
Handout 9: Clipping from the Kingsport Chronicle
Handout 10: Clipping from the Arkham Advertiser
Handout 11a: Clipping from the Arkham Gazette
Handout 11b: Clipping from the Arkham Advertiser
The $2250 stretch goal from the Kickstarter for Arkham Gazette #3 was the inclusion of a series of the newspaper mastheads of Lovecraft Country. Creating these was an interesting exercise in researching both real-world newspaper typography from the 1920s and also the newspapers of Arkham and elsewhere.
Innsmouth Courier (a vintage paper … which stopped publication in 1846, when the town of Innsmouth was “overrun”)