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Michael Stachiw
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...or are some created by the creators? (I've read some Lovecraft in the past and absent minded on this question... or is it madness!?!)

I read a post on throwing a themed Arkham Horror party where guests are in character. This sounds like a great idea. I'm going to move in a few months and start bigger game nights at the new digs.

I thought if I can give each person a story where the character's are from before we meet up that'd be cool but if not can just send them character card scans.

Thanks in advance.
 
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I don't have the game in front of me, but I believe only the allies originate from mythos sources. As far as I know all the characters were created for Arkham Horror.
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I have not run across any of the investigators as his characters. Allies and people you encounter typically are. But the investigators are copied off the characters from the RPG.
 
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The Martial Artist is definitely NOT a Lovecraft style character.
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right. I do not think any of the characters come from the mythos stories.
I just know about one:

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/content/894-Monterey-Jack-or-How-...

there are certainly other similar fun stories to dig out.

Like Carl Sanford that actually comes from Carl Sanford Peterson (Sandy Peterson
 
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Are you trying to tell me that Lovecraft didn't create an adventuring archeologist with a whip and name him after a cheese?

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Tadpoleface wrote:
Are you trying to tell me that Lovecraft didn't create an adventuring archeologist with a whip and name him after a cheese?



Makes me wonder if the people who made "Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers" were fans of CoC, or coincidentally used the same process. Oh, and if they enjoyed male strip clubs...
 
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Tadpoleface wrote:
Are you trying to tell me that Lovecraft didn't create an adventuring archeologist with a whip and name him after a cheese?


something like this
 
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