Category Archives: Trail of Cthulhu

Boundary of the Darkness

The modern age began with Enlightenment, and Enlightenment exposed the darkness. The time is the 18th century, and the place is Britain – a land just discovering new sciences and creating new technologies. But these new sciences discover mind-shattering truths; the age of the Earth, the impermanence of living species, the sheer scale of the […]

Call of Chicago: Through the Gates of the Silver-Gelatin Process

“He had lately become a devotee of the William Mortensen school of photography. Mortensen, of course, is the leading exponent of fantasy in photography; his monstrosities and grotesques are widely known.” — Robert Bloch, “The Sorcerer’s Jewel” (1939) William H. Mortensen, the “leading exponent of fantasy in photography,” was born in Park City, Utah in […]

The Trail of Cthulhu Theme

The following article originally appeared in an earlier iteration of See Page XX in June 2008. You can find James’s soundtrack work for Trail of Cthulhu here, for Night’s Black Agents here, and for Esoterrorists here. by James Semple James Semple has written the Trail of Cthulhu Theme to go with his inter-scene stings. He’ll […]

Sea Transport in the 1930s

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in February 2008.  You can also read Simon’s articles on 1930s Rail Transport and 1930s Air Transport. an article for Trail of Cthulhu by Simon Carryer While by the 1930s, diesel engines were revolutionising rail transport, and giving birth to a burgeoning flight industry, […]

Stings for Trail of Cthulhu

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in February 2008. Media composer James Semple has created some musical stings for use with Trail of Cthulhu. James has worked with Cthulhu before (in a manner of speaking), creating the intro to the excellent Yog Radio, and he composed a Trail of […]

Call of Chicago: Pot-Hounds of Spiro

“When you ask who built this mound, the only answer is the echo of your own question within the vault that has been hidden in darkness within this mound for no one knows how many centuries. The dead past has surely buried its dead within the mound.” — artifact collector J.G. Braecklein, quoted in the […]

Rail Transport in the 1930s

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in December 2007.  You can find Simon’s previous article on Air Transport in the 1930s here, and Sea Transport in the 1930s here. an article for Trail of Cthulhu by Simon Carryer The 1930’s was a period of great innovation in rail technology. The […]

Interview with Kenneth Hite

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in October 2007.  An Interview with writer Kenneth Hite Kenneth Hite is designing Trail of Cthulhu – a licensed version of Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu. Here, Ken answers questions posed by our redoubtable forum members. 1. How will sanity and madness be handled- especially as they […]

Air Transport in the 1930s

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in October 2007.  An article for Trail of Cthulhu players by Simon Carryer The 1930s were known, for good reason, as the “Golden Age of Flight”. Technical advances in aviation technology fuelled by the Great War, combined with swiftly developing mass-production, and […]

Call of Chicago: Runing Down a Dream

“Professor Webb had been engaged, forty-eight years before, in a tour of Greenland and Iceland in search of some Runic inscriptions which he failed to unearth …” — H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu” Instead of “Runic inscriptions,” in 1860 Professor Webb finds Cthulhu in West Greenland, on a rocky ledge in the cold. But […]

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