Articles By Author - Joshua Stevens

The Red Eye of Azathoth: a Public Report

Open Design’s very first Call of Cthulhu patronage project, The Red Eye of Azathoth, is shredding minds like you wouldn’t believe. Mighty Azathoth Stirs Azathoth, the blind idiot god, slumbering as he has for eons untold in the darkness between the stars, has been disturbed. Should he awaken and open just one of his uncaring red eyes, all of creation will be unmade. But such terrible beings are not awoken easily . . . And the Red Eye of...

The Red Eye of Azathoth: a Public Report

As the second project in a series of public updates on Open Design’s current batch of patronage projects, KQ.com presents The Red Eye of Azathoth, Open Design’s first Call of Cthulhu project. The Harbinger Star Nears The Red Eye of Azathoth project is now in full swing. The first adventure (of five) in this anthology has been selected by the patrons, and I’m pleased to announce that it will be written by none other than fan favorites Tim...

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Secrets of the Servants

From the very beginning of the order, the Servants have been preparing for the end of the world, putting contingencies into place in the event that the 5 blackest rites mentioned in the Codex of the Harbinger Star ever come to pass. Several nearly complete reproductions of the Codex exist in the Servants’ vaults for study (written in various dead languages), however, none of them are complete in that they do not include the Codex’s final...

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The Servants of Man

Part One : A History of Service For over 3,000 years, they have waited patiently in the shadows, acting swiftly and silently when needed to thwart man’s destruction at the hands of unknowable horrors. They are the Servants of Man, a clandestine order zealously obsessed with preventing occult forces from bringing about the enslavement or extinction of mankind, regardless of the costs or collateral damage caused. Of greatest concern to the...

Monday Monster: the Lyeflesh Zombie

The blackened mass of dead flesh and charred bone standing before you was human . . . once. The reek of burnt sinew, scorched flesh and smoking hair hangs heavy about the thing’s lank frame, nauseating those who inhale its stench. A patchwork of immolated flesh, the color of greasy tar, hangs over its decaying remains. Eye sockets empty of any orb stare menacingly, reflecting the deepest pits of the Abyss. The corpse’s open sores fester...

Tuesday Traps: the Price of Greed

Not all traps are deadly, some are just insidious. The kobolds of Zobeck have long since grown weary of manlings stealing away their carefully mined silver. To discourage the big folk, a consortium of devious kobolds versed in clockworks and alchemy recently created a substance called “Silverlust” to trap their silver troves with, an alchemical substance invented for the sole purpose of punishing greedy humanoids. [More…] Silverlust traps...

Monsters: Spring-Heeled Jack

London, UK (WKQ – London News): The investigation of the vicious attacks on Samantha Grey, 27, and Catherine Hulme, 32, last week in Greenwich has taken a strange turn. Their mysterious assailant, dubbed the “Leaping Man,” is now believed to be re-enacting the Spring-Heel Jack mystery of the 1800s. In related news, Professor Robert Enthel of the University of Essex claims that these attacks have occult connections. As proof, he points to...

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