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Friday, November 18, 2011

Dr. Holmes and the Cthulhu Mythos, part III

Excerpt from Dr. Holmes' letter to Rob Kuntz, 10/22/77

Further notes on the manuscript/letters for the "Lovecraftian Mythos in D&D" (Dragon #12):

Letter from Dr. Holmes to Rob Kuntz, dated 10/20/77, 1 page
On Dr. Holmes' letterhead from USC School of Medicine. Mailed to Kuntz at TSR address.
Quote: "Here are "Lovecraftian Gods" as promised at GenCon. A little late but use it if you can."

Letter from Kuntz to Holmes, undated, 1 page
Quote: "Of course [printing this in Dragon] does not exclude it from seeing print in the next addition of GDH along with due credit to the creator, yourself. Everyone from TSR says hello!"

Letter from Holmes to Kuntz, dated 11/22/77, 1 page
On Dr. Holmes' letterhead; mailed to Kuntz at personal address in Lake Geneva.
Quote: "I'm glad you added to it - I was tempted to keep going, especially with the Derleth and C.A. Smith Gods, but decided I had to stop somewhere."

Manuscript:
1 page: Kuntz's intro paragraph, titled "The Lovecraftian Mythos in Dungeons & Dragon".
7 pages: Holmes' "The Lovecraftian Gods, the Great Old Ones".
1 page: Kuntz's descriptions for Cthuga, Ithaqua and Yig.
Each of the above is typed, with hand-written corrections/annotations, presumably by Kuntz.

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