Below is a collection of links to sites about magic, the Necronomicon, role playing games, and other things that may interest you...
Looking for role playing in Australia? Here is a list of sites with links to Australian role playting sites.
A category of sites with information about Australian Roleplaying clubs, conventions, designers, publishers and shops.
A flickr group of photos taken at Australian roleplaing conventions and other rpg events.
A Sydney based & set freeform. A roleplaying game that involves a great number of players, with the emphasis of play being role-playing rather than strategy. This campaign is currently in hiatus. The site remains for historical reasons.
A web ring of sites about Roleplaying within Australia. This includes sites for roleplaying conventions, clubs, large campaigns and sites with resources for Australian roleplayers.
Australian RPG Conventions
The web sites of a number of Australian role playing conventions.
A Melbourne role playing convention run each year in January.
A Canberra role playing convention run in Januarry.
A Melbourne role playing convention run at Easter.
A Melbourne role playing convention run in July.
A Victorian regional role playing convention.
A role playing convention run in December each year at Macquarie University by Maquarie University Role Playing Society (MURPS).
A Melbourne role playing convention.
An Adelaide roleplaying convention.
A Canberra role playing convention run at ANU.
The other convention organised by Shadow Games Inc. It is run on the Easter Long Weekend at the University of New South Wales.
A Brisbane role playing convention run in May each year.
A Melbourne role playing convention run in September.
Link to sites about 'magic'.
Every wondered what Tarot card you correspond to? This site tries to answer that question for you.
Sites about Cthulhu Mythos.
A new Cthulhu CCG released in 2004.
As the name suggests, Cthulhu 500 is a racing game with a Mythos theme. It's expected to be released at Gen Con (Indy) 2004, in August.
Each player chooses a car for the race, and as the game goes on can to pick up special drivers/pit crew (such as "The Fungi from Detroit"), and car enhancements (such as "Rats in the Whitewalls").
Cthulhu has left his tomb in R'lyeh for a tour of his forthcoming domain! Here's your chance to get on the good side of the Great Old One himself and help him on his fact finding mission.
An article from the Sydney Morning Herald (13/06/2002): Monsters from the deep 'heard'. Mysterious giant beasts may lurk in the darkest depths of the ocean, making whale-like noises that are baffling scientists, it was disclosed today.
Cthuugle: The search engine that man was not meant to know. The cyclopean tomb where you can search for nameless tomes.
Mythos is a CCG released by Chosium in 1990s. Mythos is one of the most difficult games to play from a starter as there are specific cards you need to score with but collecting is very easy as the cards can usually be found cheap and there are two rares in each pack.
If the minions of the mythos are going to run roughshod over the face of the earth, (come on, we all know it's coming... it's just a matter of which particular Great Old One gets the honors of stomping our planet into interstellar debris...) the question isn't whether we'll survive, but rather, What can WE get out of it?
With Arlington Wolfe Non-Euclidean Lego you can build the Cthulhoid contrivances of your most fevered imagination! No longer must your Lego constructions be confined to the standard linear spatial dimensions.
Ever wondered what Great Old One you would be? This page has a quiz to help you find out.
Sites about the Necronomicon.
Original title Al Azif -- azif being the word used by Arabs to designate that nocturnal sound (made by insects) suppos'd to be the howling of daemons. Composed by Abdul Alhazred, a mad poet of Sanaá, in Yemen, who is said to have flourished during the period of the Ommiade caliphs, circa 700 A.D.
The wikipedia entry about the Necronomicon. An overview, how to pronounce the name and what does it mean, plus other info and interesting links.
This FAQ was created as a response to the large amount of e-mail the Church of Satan continually receives concerning this book, the Necronomicon, and its history and validity. Read on and learn the truth about this controversial tome.
When someone recently asked, "What would you put in a Necronomicon?" I became intrigued by the question. Since it's been some years since I've read Lovecraft, I really don't remember how much he said about the content of the Necronomicon. Nevertheless, the following is a preliminary outline, mostly spun out no more than the name Necronomicon...
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A usernet news group about the Necronomicon. "This group is about a plot device used by horror writers and created by one H.P. Lovecraft many years ago."
An archives of paranormal information, dark art, and communities related to the same.
1973 was the year Ace brought out the paperback version of the NECRONOMICON. By February there were stacks of the slim volume in every bookstore in America...
WARNING: The NECRONOMICON'S magick is nothing to fool with and it may expose you to psycological forces with which you cannot cope. Remember if you fool with the incantations, you were warned!
Frequently, Lovecraft made reference to ancient, mouldering tomes that contained secrets man was not meant to know. Most of these were fictional, but a few of them were “legitimate” occult works...
All the things you really needed to know about the Necronomicon (or maybe not).
This, of coarse, is not a complete list but rather an inspisational sampling. Meditation upon the various things mentioned in the Mythos will permit the scholor to draw his own conclusions; research upon the etymology of both Lovecraft's and Crowley's respective literature enables the occultist to discover the ancient Names and Numbers for much of his own, familiar, material.
Our research indicates that the Necronomicon is a book of evil lore which first appeared in the works of the writer H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937). This book became so popular that people started to write more stories featuring it, creating hoaxes, and finally writing entire Necronomicons (at the present writing, almost a dozen have appeared).
A list of Yahoo Groups that are about the Necronmomicon.
Some of the other Necronomicon conventions.
Tampa Bay´s Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Convention
A Cthulhu rpg convention run in Germany.
NecronomiCon is held every TWO years on the weekend closest to the August 20th birthday of American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, creator of what has come to be called the "Cthulhu Mythos". The 2001 NecronomiCon is the fifth one to be held, because the stars are right!
TENTACLES is an international Convention dedicated to the Role-playing Games Call of Cthulhu and Hero Wars the Role-playing Game for Glorantha
A collection of domains containing the work 'necronomicon' that don't fit into another category.
Welcome to the new site for the "Necronomicon Warhammer Fantasy Grand Tournament in Orlando, Florida"...
Not sure what it is about, it is in Spanish.
Site of an only line mag that was 'coming soon' when I checked.
A site where you can get the 'real' Necronomicon, but the link to it is missing on the last page :)
Movies that feature the Necronomicon.
AKA Evil Dead 3. A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. Features Bruce Campbell as 'Ash'.
A man is trapped in a cabin with a group of strangers, while being attacked by flesh-possessing demons.
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
This film is based on four short, separate horror stories based on the works of author H. P. Lovecraft.
The web sites of bands and clubs that use the name Necronomicon.
A death metal band that goes by the name of...
"NECRONOMICON is most important brutal metal band in Japan. They play real original heavy metal influenced death/thrash metal."
Necronomicon is an electronic/gothic/industrial club in Stockholm/Sweden. We run a club that tries to increase the interest for this type of music in Sweden.
Sites with information for Cuthulhu and other role playing.
A page of ideas and tools to help you make Mythos props for your Role Playing Games.
Okay so only a very few players out there would try to charm Cthulhu. But inevitably, love and all things emotional come into play in most fantasy game worlds...
The Black Seal is a new magazine for the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game from Chaosium and the Delta Green RPG setting by Pagan Publishing. Articles will focus on supporting supernatural conspiracy themed campaigns and scenarios set in the modern day British Isles and elsewhere.