Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Call of Cthulhu (for Beginning Readers)

Dr. Faustus at DeviantArt

When I saw this Artist Creates Horror Books for Children in Dr. Seuss Style over at The Escapist, I went back to his site and I nearly… Well let’s just say it made me happy to see he has continued his work.

Years ago I linked to his work on The Call of Cthulhu and went so far as to make a booklet pdf and print it out for myself. I liked it that much, to spend hours cutting and pasting in MS Publisher. It looked like shit in greyscale but I loved it anyway. So what brings me to post again?

I see that he is in process of having The Call of Cthulhu (for Beginning Readers) printed by none other than Chaosium. Click on the cover to go to his site on Deviant Art and see all of creations. You can go directly to his The Call of Cthulhu Gallery here, but I strongly recommend you look at everything he has created. It just boggles my mind.

Update to 1977 Character Sheet

White Box Original D&D Character Record

Original D&D Character Record 1977 Front

Woops.

I didn’t realize until today that my previous version of Quentin Caps was not embedding properly. I procured a new version that properly embeds and have since rebuilt the sheet. I’m sorry that I hadn’t caught it sooner. You can download the new version from either this post or the original.

Original Dungeons & Dragons Character Record 1977 UPDATED

White Box Original D&D Character Record

Original D&D Character Record 1977 Front

So when I was looking for character sheets to use with my new OD&D Reprint Box Set, I had found several. I didn’t bother to mention that I had also found the official sheet from 1977, but it was blurry. So, I spent the better part of the weekend building a new one that mimicked it. This one was much more difficult because none of the measurements were working out very well. Plus I never fully identified the font. I ended up using a font called Highway Gothic Wide/Expanded that once manipulated in Publisher, worked fairly well.

White Box Original D&D Character Record

Original D&D Character Record 1977 Back

Like my previous OD&D sheet I made only very slight variations with this one. The only one to note is that I changed the ‘Gold’ box to read ‘Treasure’.

Anyway, I like how this one turned out so I hope you enjoy it as well. Click on either picture to download the PDF. The borders are between 1/4 and 3/8 so if your printer can handle it, I would recommend you print it at actual size, not sized to fit.

MASSIVE UPDATE: Unbeknownst to me, my previous version of Quentin Caps was not embedding. Using Microsoft’s Typography Font Extension I found that the version I had been using restricted embedding. I have since procured a version that will embed and have since uploaded a new version of the character sheet. Sorry for not catching this sooner.