The Eyes of a Stranger
“That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die.”
The setting of Call of Cthulhu is a darker version of our world, based on H.P. Lovecraft’s observation that, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” There are three primary eras of the original (non d20) game: the 1920s, the setting of many of Lovecraft’s stories; the 1890’s Gaslight supplements, a blend of occult and Holmsian mystery and mostly set in England; and modern conspiracy (Cthulhu Now). Recent additions include 1000 AD (Cthulhu: Dark Ages), and Roman times (Cthulhu Invictus). The protagonists may also travel to places that are not of this earth, represented in the Dreamlands.