July 28, 2014 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)
One of the projects I’ve been working at, on and off, is a guide to the various cemeteries, graveyards, and burying grounds of Lovecraft Country – from Arkham’s Christchurch Cemetery to the Meeting House Burying Ground of Dunwich and every boneyard in between. While a full book will wait have to wait, I wanted to mark the 1000th download of issue 1 with some small token of appreciation to our readers for their interest and support over the last year. Here then is our way of saying thanks – a short preview of The Graveyards of Lovecraft Country, covering the Sand Hill Burying Ground on Namacknowatt Island, a setting I had created for an unfinished scenario I had been developing with the assistance of the late Keith Herber.
The finished project would have not just graveyard descriptions, but information on the development of cemeteries in New England, their upkeep and maintenance, layout (including maps), funerals and burial practices, gravestones and gravestone carvers (and loads of illustrations thereof), the Cthulhu Mythos in the Cemetery, an annotated scenario list, and all the creepy historical details you might ever want about New England’s vampires, Colonial Smallpox, Imp’s of Death, and Dagon Stones you could ever want. Plus maybe a scenario.
Feedback is encouraged; I’m interested to hear if a whole book along these lines would be of interest. I want to specifically thank Chris Huth, Galen Pejeau, and Professor Scriven for their help as well. (I hope to have an update to our next issue soon too. 🙂 )