Please note, the final contents of this product have evolved since we first conceived it. The information below is accurate, regardless of what we may have said previously.
The HPLHS has created the ultimate Masks of Nyarlathotep experience for fans of the game, fans of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre, or people who just can't get enough vintage props. We believe this is the most extraordinary prop collection ever assembled to accompany a role playing game or vintage-style radio play.
We have dramatized Chaosium's celebrated game into a stand-alone 1930s style radio drama (no gaming experience necessary). This seven-hour show is a globe spanning Lovecraftian adventure as hapless investigators attempt to thwart the machinations of the dark god Nyarlathotep and his nefarious worshippers. Our DART Deluxe edition contains the following:
- The Dark Adventure Radio Theatre show of Masks of Nyarlathotep, featuring a tale so massive it requires 6 CDs to hold it. You'll also get a free digital download of the show so you can listen on your phone or other device.
- All of the prop documents from our Standard DART edition for Masks of Nyarlathotep - you'll get the 20 great vintage documents that accompany the standard version of our show.
- Virtually all of the prop documents from our Gamer Prop Set. Enjoy 41 more props from the story including large-format maps, newspaper clippings, photos and much more.
- Even More Props! We designed 24 more props which are only available in this Deluxe Edition. Experience this massive story with an international collection of vintage documents (plus a few surprises) all bundled up in a special metal edged file box built to conveniently contain everything!
Others have tried and failed to produce a collection of props for this game. Our Gamer Prop Set has been showered with accolades by critics and delighted fans. The HPLHS delivers a premium experience.
We appreciate that this is an expensive collector's item that may not be within everyone's reach. We do have some less expensive offerings in our line of Masks of Nyarlathotep products.
- Dark Adventure Radio Theatre (DART) Standard Edition - enjoy the story as a seven hour long 1930s style radio play!
- Gamer Prop Set - created specifically for players of Call of Cthulhu, this collection of props gives amazingly realistic props to take your gaming to the next level
- And for the truly deranged prop fiend, there's our Super Deluxe Limited Edition
Should you wish to upgrade from a pre-order of our Standard Edition to the Deluxe Edition, simply order the Deluxe and notify us - we'll cancel your previous order and refund it in full.
Everything else you ever wanted to know about Dark Adventure Radio Theatre is right here.
Q: If I order, when will I get it?
A: Because this edition includes the radio play which is not yet complete, the Deluxe edition will not begin shipping until it's done. Even then, each set contains a lot of hand made items which have to be made, torn, cast, mangled, assembled, etc... We will ship them out in the same sequence that they're ordered, so when you get yours will depend on your place in line. Please be aware - this collection of items does not come to us ready made from some overseas factory. Each set is hand made at the HPLHS by craftsmen dedicated to making each set perfect. We go as fast as we can. All that said, we anticipate we'll start shipping these mid-November.
Q: Does this include the cool artifacts too?
A: The props in this edition are mainly documents of many different types. If you're craving artifacts, you need to go see our Super Deluxe Edition.
Q: Wait, isn't there some other Masks of Nyarlathotep prop project?
A: We're neither the first nor last people to make props for this great story. But we deliver on what we promise and our props are unmatched for authenticity and pure awesomeness.
Q: Why is shipping so frickin' expensive?
A: Our DART Deluxe Edition weighs more than 4 lbs. It contains a set of 6 CDs and more than 100 props in a custom box. If we could find a way to ship it to you for less, we would.
Q: Will my set look exactly like these photos?
A: These photos are of our working prototypes. We may make some small adjustments to some of the props as we put together more and more sets. But what you'll get will be very much like what you see here.
Q: What's the difference between this and the Gamer Prop Set?
A: There are some props that exist in both collections, but there are things that happen in the game that do not happen in the episode, and vice versa. The props in this collection are specific to events and characters that appear in the radio show, and omit things that only happen in the game. The GPS also includes many handouts for players which are not applicable here.