Thursday, November 04, 2010

Sword & Sanity

So, today I'm going to link to a blog that I stumbled across. Swords Against the Outer Dark, at is a blog about combining the already closely related genres of classic swords and sorcery and "Yog-Sothothery", or Lovecraftian horror. Both of them arose out of the same Weird Tales roots, and frankly, the only difference between them was sometimes that attitude of the protagonist and the tone; in terms of elements that they include, many of the Kull or Conan stories arguably should be considered canon in the Cthulhu Mythos as is.

Anyway, although I'm not really following some of what he's doing, because his project seems to be around creating an OSR product or document that brings Yog-Sothothery to Labyrinth Lord, the Moldvay BD&D clone, I heartily approve of the idea in more general terms. I've talked plenty of times in the past about how D&D combined with Call of Cthulhu would probably be my ideal gaming mileu too. So, check it out!

1 comment:

Shane Mangus said...

Thanks, man! I appreciate the support!