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This is just an idea dump for anyone who has an idea for a Dark Mod adventure based off of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. As seen in "Down by the Riverside", which was based on the story "The Terrible Old Man". I have an idea for one. A fishing village, located by some marshes, based on Innsmouth, filled with green glowy gold, in the form of primitive armbands, headdresses, pagan god idols, and daggers. Your main objective is to steal an idol of Cthulhu, Dagon, and Hydra, whilst avoiding notice from the Fish Werebeasts and the Hybrid Townsfolks. Another one could be based on "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward", could be set in the New World, in Menoan frontier land, where a thief is hired to steal the phylactery of a lich, with said phylactery being the ground up body of the lich mixed with paint and made into a portrait of the lich. You have to sneak in through the river, where zombies have been spotted floating downstream, up through the watery tunnel, into a dungeon/alchemy lab, and creep through the castle to get the painting, whilst avoiding the undead. At the end, the lich could summon a demon like Joseph Curwen did in the book, in a last ditch escape attempt from the mob come to burn down his castle, and the player has to escape the burning mansion, while the demon massacres most of the soldiers sent to kill the lich are slaughtered, and you kill the demon by knocking a crate full of alchemy supplies on it, banishing it.

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Another idea for a mission could be based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado", wit the plot being that a wealthy nobleman finds out that his recently deceased father had, years earlier, bricked in his rival in the family wine cellar. But due to the nobleman's debts, he is losing his wealth fast, and has already sold his ancestral home. He hires the player to break into the estate, sneak into the tunnels under the mansion, steal the deed to the murdered man's prosperous shipping company, and deliver it back for a hefty profit.

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That looks awesome, demagogue. Another Lovecraftian item that would make a good Dark Mod mission objective loot would be the Necronomicon, either the Mad Arab version or the Ex Mortis edition from Evil Dead. De Vermiis Mysteriis was already used in the Thomas Porter series, right?

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I'd personally like to see a treatment of the IF game Anchorhead because it's already a Lovecraft-like story that's been gamified. IF games I think can translate decently to TDM.

What do you see when you turn out the light? I can't tell you but I know that it's mine.

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True. I never was able to finish Amchorhead. I just wandered aimlessly, never found a way past talking to the husband of the player character. Ni spoilers though, please. But a gloomy, rainy night in a seaside town with pagan history would make a good mission. On a semi-related note, I only just now learned that "The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets" has released a new album, "The Dukes of Alhazred". I'm loving it so far. The cover art is pretty hilarious and epic at the same time.

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In the same vein of topic, where else besides a fantasy version of Europe would you like to see in The Dark Mod? Would an Africa-expy be able to bring Witch Doctor type Necromancer pagans, crocodile infested waters, and temples to Pagan gods unheard of by the men of Bridgeport? What about golden idols and degenerate races of Werebeasts, that once ruled a great civilization before a Lovecraftian horror drove them into a mad frenzy of incest, rape, cannibalism, and murderous psychotic breakdown?

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