Monday, April 30, 2018
The Lovecraftian Thing a Day (2018) No.120: The Yuthlugathap Swamps
Geoffrey McKinney’s The Yuthlugathap Swamps maps a further region of the realm of Carcosa. Whilst the module contains a fair dollop of the Lovecraftian weirdness for which McKinney’s original Carcosa is known, here the high strangeness is toned down a step or two, with a number of more ‘traditional’ swamp-themed D&D monsters populating the landscape. It’s not clear why McKinney has gone down this route, although it does give the setting a greater sense of coherence which might, perhaps, widen its appeal within the community of retroclone players. Not quite a classic, but a solid addition to the Carcosa canon.