Lovecraftian Tales of the Great Race and Time Travel

By Published On: November 9, 2010


The planet Yith is the home of the Great Race, a place inspiring H.P. Lovecraft and other authors to pen classic tales of travel through time and space. In “The Shadow Out of Time” (here with new, purified text) there is implicit a very different view of Homo Sapiens’ origins, derived directly from the modern mythology of the Theosophical Society. Lovecraft often mentioned Theosophy as a kind of foil and precedent for his own Mythos in his stories. This collection includes tales of Yith both famous and obscure, replete with time travel, mind-exchange, and thrilling vistas of primordial history set in context that enables new readers and long-time Lovecraftian fans alike to enjoy them.

Includes short stories by H.P. Lovecraft, August W. Derleth, Richard L. Tierney and many others.


Soon Nyarlathotep’s plans will come to fruition. Then the world will be irrevocably changed —but not quite yet. Pesky human investigators have learned much, but they must survive long enough to make sense of what they know, and take resolute action.

Masks of Nyarlathotep is a roleplaying classic, a series of linked adventures forming one long and unforgettable Call of Cthulhu campaign. Horrifying deeds and dangerous sorcery dog those who dare attempt to unravel the fate of the Carlyle Expedition. The non-linear narrative keeps players baffled and on their toes. Action is the byword as the player-characters evade or combat cultists, magic, mad men, and the dread powers of the Outer Gods.

We offer this unforgettable Call of Cthulhu campaign in two bindings: the retail paperback edition or a limited-edition hardcover. The harcover features a sewn binding, cloth-covered endboards, and the title embossed on the front cover and spine in gold foil.

Yithians will also change our clocks this weekend!
The Folks at Chaosium

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