Arkham Horror / H. P. Lovecraft Challenge

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  • @elainedimasi  Jan 27

    Love Lovecraft and need a clue to write the next song?

    Request an #ArkhamHorror challenge card! If you request a "Character" card, you'll get a character and their backstory from the Arkham Horror series of games. You can alternatively request "Location" or "Mythos" for different kinds of scene hints and foreboding. I may throw in a miscellaneous item as well. Just leave a note in this thread and on Feb 1st I'll draw the cards!

    Or go freestyle, find your inspirations in the original stories and tag them #HPLovecraft.

  • @jamkar  Jan 27

    Yes! Throw my name in the hole!

  • @coolparadiso  Jan 27

    I always game for any challenge

  • @elainedimasi  Jan 28

    @jamkar @coolparadiso do you want:
    (a) Character
    (b) Location
    (c) Mythos
    Or let me choose for you? LMK!

  • @swampjaw  Jan 28

    Oooh. I learned to play the blues on the banks of the muddy Miskatonic. Any kind of challenge, bring it on.

  • @jamkar  Jan 28


  • @thelostcartographer  Jan 28

    I'm interested!

  • @standup  Jan 28

    I almost bought the Complete Works recently in one volume. But I already have most of it in musty used-bookstore paperbacks.

    Hit me up! Mythos.

  • @fuzzy  Jan 28

    Mythos for me, please!

  • @konemake  Jan 28

    I'm interested too

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    Time I did a new series. Been through "The shadow over innsmouth" several FAWMs back. it's one of those colelctions I think afterward "how the hell did I do that?" and the answer, of course, is the pressure-cooker of FAWM!

  • @spikedirection  Jan 28

    Mythos please! Guess I just can't escape Lovecraft, my first song last year was 'Do The Dagon' 🤣😂

  • @coolparadiso  Jan 28

    Anything for me! Whatever you want you choose

  • @heuristicsinc  Jan 28

    I once did a collab (not at FAWM) based on the story The Outsider... very evocative stuff. Please do give me something... random!

  • @bithprod Jan 28

    Character, please

  • @kenficara  Jan 28

    I'll try it -- although I have mixed feelings about HPL.

  • @rkeeling75 Jan 30

    As a fan of the Call of Cthulhu RPG, a some of the board games, ok... and at least one or two of HP's stories, I guess this challenge is up my alley.

    #ArkhamHorror Character please.

  • @elainedimasi  Feb 1


    You've camped here for your pre-dawn stargazing many times. Why this feeling of foreboding? All night, you couldn't sleep. The skies were clear; yet, a persistent damp filled your tent, leaving your clothes clinging to you with chill..

    Anyway, you're up now; the coffee's on the camp stove, and you center your finderscope at the new moon to enjoy the spectacle: hanging in the sky like a string of jewels, Pluto and Saturn to the east, Venus and Jupiter to the west of the crescent.

    You decide to view Saturn first. There's nothing quite like seeing the light reflected from Saturn's enormous candy-hued rings. You look into the eyepiece - focus - and recoil in horror when the rings detatch from the planet and - fly straight towards you!

    It is 07.00 hours EST, February 1st, 2019. It is February everywhere in the world. It is time to FAWM your #ArkhamHorror!

    * a CLUE appears on your soundboard *

  • @wacha  Feb 1

    I'd love to get a card, I'm down for whatever you choose for me. Thanks!

  • @rickatfulcrum Feb 2

    Hit me up please. Otherworld encounter.

  • @cnidaria  Feb 2

    Yes yes yes yes. Sold my copy sadly when I moved...

    I would too would like an otherworld encounter.

  • @blackrose1313 Feb 2

    Can I have one too please? I love this game!

  • @phoenixash Feb 2

    #HPLOvecraft for me

  • @rkeeling75 Feb 3

    This was harder than I thought, but I have posted my attempt. It was fun!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Toss me a "location" please. I've started looking through The DreamQuest of Distant Kadath but it's currently beyond me (unless I do it at sea, always possible). ANd I'll be trying The Cats of Ulthar. But any location (other than Innsmouth please. Been there, did that, got the seachange (almost).

  • @peterfedora  Feb 3

    That sounds like a fun challenge, can I have a collection of cards please?

  • @torniojaws  Feb 3

    Well, I did a piece on From Beyond 😀 And planning to do an Eletric Wizard style song about At the Mountains of Madness once I get a new fuzz pedal next week!

  • @bithprod Feb 6

    No melody yet, but I wrote something that I can personally relate to. As a kid your greatest fear is to feel different, small, weak and alone. My means of escape was frighteningly similar to Joe's...

  • @torniojaws  Feb 6

    Ooh, just by accident I created something perfect for good ol' Cthulhu chappie

  • @torniojaws  Feb 6

    Here we go, some dark ambient set in the stormy coast with a shock-ending:

  • @saumera  Feb 6

    Is this still on the table? I'd love a character card

  • @elainedimasi  Feb 6

    Music (Environment: Online)

    Already you can hear the first strains that presage what is to come.

    * a clue appears on your soundboard *

  • @saumera  Feb 6

    Dope, thanks! I'll work on it tonight!

  • @zecoop  Feb 7

    I've never read them, but have been told a couple of times that this strange song would fit right in... It's a very creepy sounding instrumental that sounded like a subway tunnel to me. 😳

    Lost in an Ancient Subway Tunnel

  • @standup  Feb 8

    OK, got one done. I have a massive cold, so a spoken word thing seemed about right.

  • @uvejeff Feb 8

    All of the choices!

  • @saumera  Feb 8

    Just finished mine! Busted out the orchestral library

  • @jamkar  Feb 8

    @standup I am considering spoken word as well.

  • @heuristicsinc  Feb 18

    Here's my song for the prompt you sent... thanks a lot! Very inspiring.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 18

    I have done absolutely nothing on this (despite having a card) but looking to Lovecraft on the synths while I'm away and wholly offline. Who of the above horrors will still be sort-of around between 5-10 March, when i can get back to listening?

  • @jamkar  Feb 18

    @timfatchen that would be me, as I am still getting my night gaunts together.

  • @cnidaria  Feb 20

    My Arkham Horror song is in the works right and damn am I excited to share it. 😀

  • @cnidaria  Feb 25

    Here's my musical interpretation of being inducted into a primal lovecraftian cult of some sort:

  • @robotkitten  Feb 28

    Filk song for a Lovecraftian work:

  • @timfatchen  Mar 4

    I didn't get my card done, sorry @elainedimasi . There are however now three (3) underscores intended to be the start of The Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath for roleplay gaming background music (when worked up). The best of the three is

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