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An Offer to Miskatonic Repository Authors

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January 5, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

Are you thinking of submitting a scenario to Chaosium’s Miskatonic Repository program?

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I would like to offer my assistance as an expert on Chaosium’s Lovecraft Country setting to anyone who is working on a submission to the Miskatonic Repository program.  As the editor of the Arkham Gazette I think I know Arkham, Kingsport, Dunwich, Innsmouth (and more) as well as anyone and I’d like to put that specialized knowledge to the use of the wider Call of Cthulhu community.

What I offer:

  • Extensive knowledge of established setting materials (and scenarios).  Why invent a pharmacy for Arkham when there’s already Bryant’s Apothecary (A-441A) and a Walgreens (701)?  (Yes, I do have a an index of all the numbered locations and I’m happy to share.)  I’ll also give you a heads-up if you’re covering similar ground to a previous scenario.  I can also point you towards scenarios that might be of interest.
  • Familiarity with the fictional sources that inspired Keith Herber and Kevin Ross (and others) in their development of Lovecraft Country.  I can point you towards the story where, for example, the Larkin Institute (A-902 by the way) was mentioned, or in which story Lovecraft described the Old Wooded Graveyard (A-405).
  • Expertise in New England folklore in history and suggestions on how to tie your scenario into those source of Lovecraft’s inspiration.  While I don’t know every detail of New England history, I can at least direct you to a good source or two for you if you need to know more about, say, mining or the Massachusetts State Police.
  • Very general feedback.  I’m happy to give my general impression but I won’t edit your scenario (see below).

What I’m not offering:

  • Proofreading.
  • Detailed scenario feedback.
  • Editing work.

What I ask:

  • A copy of the PDF when the scenario or project is released.
  • A thanks to ‘Sentinel Hill Press’ in the credits.

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