“It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth’s dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests…”

–H.P. Lovecraft

The Call of Cthulhu, Illustrated

Sandy Petersen presents an illustrated publication of the S.T. Joshi version of H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous story, “The Call of Cthulhu.” This story is considered the pinnacle of Lovecraft’s work, inspiring countless other horror writers in the 20th and 21st centuries. The publication includes 5th edition D&D statistics for two of the characters in the story, Old Castro and the Esqimaux Shaman.

About H.P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft was born in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island, where he lived most of his life. He wrote many essays and poems early in his career, but gradually focused on the writing of horror stories, after the advent in 1923 of the pulp magazine Weird Tales, to which he contributed most of his fiction. His relatively small corpus of fiction–three short novels and about sixty short stories–has nevertheless exercised a wide influence on subsequent work in the field, and he is regarded as the leading twentieth-century American author of supernatural fiction. H. P. Lovecraft died in Providence in 1937.


About Eytan Bernstein

Eytan is the editorial director at Petersen Games. He’s been working in the gaming industry for 20 years and has written or edited over 80 RPGs and board games, and over 100 articles. Eytan also writes fiction, with 7 short stories and 1 novella published, and 2 novels in progress. He worked for many years in educational publishing and in tech, and now he is very happy to work from home making games. Eytan lives in the New York area with his dog Hiro and far too many books. His favorite monster is the zoog, and when no one is around, that is one of the many names he calls Hiro.