Deities & Demigods

What happened to Cthulhu? Was it a curse? Did TSR finally go to far? Did Chaosium steal the fire of the gods? Was it banned? Was it burned? On this week’s Vintage RPG Podcast, we reveal the shocking true story behind Deities & Demigods and the removal of the Cthulhu and Melnibonean mythologies. Actually, we don’t, because it was never a big secret and most of the details have been floating around the internet for decades, but there are lots of misconceptions about this book and its history and it seemed like we should do our part in helping to clear them up. The truth isn’t scandalous at all but, ultimately, it’s probably more interesting!

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