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Van Richten's guide to Eldritch horror. 
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Post Van Richten's guide to Eldritch horror.
So......please tell me that this is something that could still come to pass. I keep reading about the projects that were in development, and I know they should see the light of day.

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Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:12 pm
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Post Re: Van Richten's guide to Eldritch horror.
I would expect that to be the next Van Richten Project to be tackled after the Sea Creatures Guide.....but it has been some time since THAT project was announced, so who can say? It might be more advantageous to start thinking what you could produce yourself for the next Quoth the Raven.

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Post Re: Van Richten's guide to Eldritch horror.
This is one of those books that wouldn't have been easy for the Fraternity four or five years back.

As ArtHaus/ Swords & Sorcery Ravenloft books were done under license with Wizards of the Coast, they could easily bring in all the creepy Lovecraftian monsters, like Mind Flayers, nothics, koa-toa (who are basically the Deep Ones from Shadow over Innsmouth), and others.
We can't really do such a product under the OGL.

It's certainly something that could be done on the DMs Guild, though. But there's pretty much no chance it'd be done by the original authors or the writers who planned the book. They're all long gone from the industry.

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Post Re: Van Richten's guide to Eldritch horror.
Such a shame, I believe it would have been marvelous.

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Post Re: Van Richten's guide to Eldritch horror.
Perhaps appropo of nothing, but if one were to insert a Miskatonic University like agency into Ravenloft (to wit, an institute of learning that just so happens to have a large collection of mythos lore in its faculty and libraries) might I suggest the Academie d'Richemulot? They are a university that studies psychology, theology, and philosophy. Its a cinch they would have collected rare and macabre texts on the mind or warped manuscripts akin to the Necronomicon. Also, Richemulot by its very nature is basically one huge domain begging for a Rats in the Walls kind of scenario.

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Post Re: Van Richten's guide to Eldritch horror.
It's funny that you should mention that. My PCs are in Richemulot now. For an extended stay...

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Post Re: Van Richten's guide to Eldritch horror.
Brown Jenkin vs. Jacqueline Renier.
Any bets? ;)

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Post Re: Van Richten's guide to Eldritch horror.
Normally, I would never bet against a Lovecraft villian. The absolute viciousness that Jacqueline displayed when dispatching her Grandfather, however, leads me to believe that she would come out ahead.

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Post Re: Van Richten's guide to Eldritch horror.
Depends on what the "villain" actually is in a Lovecraft story. The actual elder things aren't beaten so much as survived. But many stories involve "lesser" horrors that CAN be killed or overcome, often by knowing the proper lore (not unlike many Gothic monsters, really). And if the villain happens to be a person, then their life expectancy is basically nill. Either they fail to achieve their goals, usually meaning their death at the hands of some learned yet hapless scholar or author (H.P. didn't like his heroes to have careers diverging far from his own) or they SUCCEED and go completely insane or get eaten by some unknowable thing.

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