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From publisher's blurb:

"[H]e went back to Arkham, the terrible witch-haunted old town of his forefathers in New England, and had experiences... which made him seal forever certain pages in the diary of a wild-minded ancestor."

HP Lovecraft - "The Silver Key"

Welcome to the latest issue of The Arkham Gazette, the magazine all about Lovecraft Country for the Call of Cthulhu© role-playing game.

In this issue we dig deep into the charnel secrets of Lovecraftian witches and witchcraft, including:

New England's real witch trials
Witches in Lovecraft Country
Keeper's advice for making witch NPCs
The (Mythos) Gods of the Witches
The hidden link between ghouls and witches
Rat-things, Familiars, and the ghastly secret of their birth
The dark truth of Witches' Hollow
A bibliography of witch scenarios for Call of Cthulhu
The nightmarish witchcraft of our jumbo scenario "The Queen of Night"
and much more

120 pages of material for the Keeper to enrich their gaming experience in Lovecraft Country and beyond.

Issue comes with a PDF of high quality handouts prepared by Dean Engelhardt, including a bonus 9 page journal from a Miskatonic University student about the "Unvisited Island" in the Miskatonic (written by Chris Jarocha-Ernst) and a set of Call of Cthulhu 7th Ed. conversion notes (prepared by Dan Kramer).

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New England’s Witch Trials
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An overview of witch trials and witchcraft beliefs in colonial New England.

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Witchcraft in Lovecraft Country
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An overview of witches and witchcraft appearing in previous Lovecraft Country books, scenarios collections, and in

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'Goody Fowler'
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A prop document, supposedly taken from Winthrop's "A Historical Sketch of Old Arkham", discussing the

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Building a Better Witch
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Keeper's advice for the creation of witch NPCs and using said NPCs in play.

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Gods of the Witches
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An examination of the gods, Cthulhu Mythos and otherwise, that witches might worship with suggestions for how this

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Rat-Things and Worse Horrors
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An examination of the possible origins and nature of rat-things and other familiars, including suggestions for

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Marked by the Devil
Article

A look at the 'blew marks' witches were thought to posses that allow them to suckle a familiar, with an eye

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Colonial Folk Magic
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A look at the real folk magic practiced in colonial New England (and elsewhere)

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The Dried Cat
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A scenario seed involving the discovery of a mummified cat hidden inside the floor of an old house in Arkham;

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Of Evill Sorceries Done in New-England by Dæmons of No Humane Shape
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An in-depth examination of the Cthulhu Mythos tome "Of Evill Sorceries Done in New-England by Dæmons of

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Touched by the Fairies
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This article expands upon the link between witches and ghouls hinted at by H.P. Lovecraft in the story

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Witches’ Hollow
Setting

Describes the region of Witches' Hollow, a place west of Arkham, from the August Derleth story of the same name,

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The Queen of Night
Adventure

An expansive scenario set in Arkham, wherein the investigators discover that some family's have a darker past than

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Annotated Scenario Bibliography: Witches and Witchcraft
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An annotated list of every scenario in Lovecraft Country (and greater New England) with some significant

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