DriveThruRPG are celebrating the birthday of none other than the great master of the Cthulhu Mythos, Howard Phillip Lovecraft, by holding a sale on thier Cthulhu RPG stock which includes publishers such as Chaosium (naturally), Modiphius (Ennie 2014 winners), Monolith Graphics, ARC Dream Publishing, and many more.
Selected titles are 25% off all week. Just click on the banner (above or below) to take you to the sales page.
Included in the sale are
Call of Cthulhu
But don't wait too long the sale ends on 25 August (Derleth - see what we did there?) 2014
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (20 August 1890 – 15 March 1937) — known as H.P. Lovecraft — was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction.
Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life. His father was confined to a mental institution when Lovecraft was 3 years old. His grandfather, a wealthy businessman, enjoyed storytelling and was an early influence. Intellectually precocious but sensitive, Lovecraft began composing rudimentary horror tales by the age of 8, but suffered from overwhelming feelings of anxiety. He encountered problems with classmates in school, and was kept at home by his highly strung and overbearing mother for illnesses that may have been psychosomatic.
In high school, Lovecraft was able to better connect with his peers and form friendships. He also involved neighborhood children in elaborate make-believe projects, only regretfully ceasing the activity at 17 years old. Despite leaving school in 1908 without graduating — he found mathematics particularly difficult — Lovecraft had developed a formidable knowledge of his favored subjects, such as history, linguistics, chemistry, and astronomy. Although he seems to have had some social life, attending meetings of a club for local young men, Lovecraft in early adulthood was established in a reclusive 'nightbird' lifestyle without occupation or pursuit of romantic adventures.
In 1913 his conduct of a long running controversy in the letters page of a story magazine led to his being invited to participate in an amateur journalism association. Encouraged, he started circulating his stories; he was 31 at the time of his first publication in a professional magazine. Lovecraft contracted a marriage to an older woman he had met at an association conference.
By age 34, he was a regular contributor to newly founded Weird Tales magazine; he turned down an offer of the editorship. Lovecraft returned to Providence from New York in 1926, and over the next nine months he produced some of his most celebrated tales including "The Call of Cthulhu", canonical to the Cthulhu Mythos. Never able to support himself from earnings as author and editor, Lovecraft saw commercial success increasingly elude him in this latter period, partly because he lacked the confidence and drive to promote himself.
He subsisted in progressively straitened circumstances in his last years; an inheritance was completely spent by the time he died at the age of 46. - Source:Wikipedia