Tag Archives: Kenneth Hite

Call of Chicago: H.P. H.P. Halloween

“Then Hallowe’en drew near, and the settlers planned another frolic—this time, had they but known it, of a lineage older than even agriculture; the dread Witch-Sabbath of the primal pre-Aryans, kept alive through ages in the midnight blackness of secret woods, and still hinting at vague terrors under its latter-day mask of comedy and lightness.” […]

Call of Chicago: The Ravensrodd Horror

A land that is thirstier than ruin A sea that is hungrier than death Heaped hills that a tree never grew in Wide sands where the wave draws breath. — Algernon Swinburne, “By the North Sea” (1880) At some point around 1230 (perhaps during the “St. Luke’s Storm” of 1228 when the people of London […]

Call of Chicago: The Summer of DELTA GREEN

Many of us ride winter and summer, but the ultimate thing for us would be to have an endless summer. The only way to do this is to travel around the world. — Narrator, Endless Summer (1966) When older DELTA GREEN agents reminisce – when the painkillers and the bourbon hit at the same time, […]

Call of Chicago: When Flipper Met Dagon

“But let us turn to the Tyrrhenians while they still remain; for under the maddening power of Dionysos the forms of dolphins are creeping over the Tyrrhenians — not at all the dolphins we know, however, nor yet those native to the sea. One of the men has dark sides, one a slippery breast, on […]

Call of Chicago: To Bi or Not To Bi That Is The Question

“He handed me a chunk of green stone, almost too heavy to hold in one hand. … The inscription was in curved characters, not unlike Pitman’s shorthand; the face in the midst of them could have been a devil mask, or a snake god, or a sea monster.” — Colin Wilson, “The Return of the […]

Fall of Delta Green Creature Preview – Ghouls

Ken is working hard on Fall of Delta Green, due to be released in summer 2017. Here’s a sneak preview of one of the creatures from it – ghouls. — Ghouls Rubbery, loathsome, foul-smelling humanoids with semi-hooved feet, pointed ears, and claws, ghouls dwell in graveyard warrens, subway tunnels, and the like beneath many human […]

Call of Chicago: 13 True Ways The Hellenistic Era Is Fantastic

“We have digressed on these matters, not out of a desire to criticize Herodotus, but to show that wondrous tales tend to prevail over truthful tales.” — Diodorus Siculus (c. 60 BCE), anticipating John Ford by 2,000 years Not that we normally have any truck with wondrous tales here in this here column, no sirree. […]

Call of Chicago: OFTEN Is A Word They Seldom Use

“Do you realize that this project concerns human evolution, and that it’s one of the most important questions the human race has ever dealt with? And here these damned fools are thinking in terms of espionage and counter espionage and murder …” — Colin Wilson, The Black Room (1971) The 1970s are not the official […]

Call of Chicago: 13 Olympikons

Next, glad-hearted Hermes dragged the rich meats he had prepared and put them on a smooth, flat stone, and divided them into twelve portions distributed by lot, making each portion wholly honorable. — Homeric Hymn to Hermes That, you will be gobsmacked (or perhaps even godsmacked) to know, is the earliest reference known to the Twelve Olympians, and it’s not […]

Call of Chicago: John C. Lilly, One-Man Mythos

“Cosmic Love is absolutely Ruthless and Highly Indifferent.” — John C. Lilly There are not enough pages in any rulebook, and especially not enough in the Fall of Delta Green chapter that looks like it will have to suffice for both 1960s history and backgrounder and scenario seeds, to tackle even a fraction of the […]

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