Harlem Unbound 2nd Edition (Call of Cthulhu)

Harlem Unbound 2nd Edition (Call of Cthulhu)

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Back in 2017 Chris Spivey and his team at Darker Hue Studios turned the cosy world of Cthulhu on its head, with this fantastic book on the black experience of Twenties America. Lovecraft was a pretty infamous racist - he didn't hide it, it's right there on the page. He was an extreme racist, even in a pretty damn racist decade and a pretty damn racist genre, but even guys like Robert E. Howard picked him up on it.

Xenophobia was a pretty 'Lovecraft' thing.

But hey, that's not why you buy this book. 

This is a sourcebook for Harlem, a sourcebook for Black America in the jazz age, a whole load of kick ass adventures and then its crammed full of other stuff - with amazing new art and infused with a unique voice in the industry. It's really an amazing book. 

Look, I often feel Cthulhu glosses over the Twenties as a setting. Gangsters, prohibition, tentacles. Its kind of Disneyfied. Lovecraft would have hated that too - too many princesses. But this America is scary, and real, and real scary. And you get to inhabit it, rather than do the theme park version. This and Berlin make a great pair of books - and you may never sleep again, but at least you'll know that the monsters were real. 

And they were us.  

Comes with a complimentary bits and mortar pdf