miskatonic.co.uk was set up in early 2000 as a way for me to keep in touch with a close group of friends and colleagues and as a medium through which to share my interest in roleplay games.
Since then it has undergone a number of evolutions and today it continues to fulfil that original concept whilst having a much broader audience.
Many people have over the last eight years asked “why Miskatonic?”, what is that all about? So I will start by answering that - I’m a big fan of the writings of HP Lovecraft and of the role-playing game “Call of Cthulhu” published by Chaosium Inc. In Lovecraft’s tales we are introduced to a number of mysterious places, among them Arkham, Massachusetts which sits on the Miskatonic river. It is from the river that Arkham’s University, Miskatonic, takes its name. Its from here that I drew the inspiration for my site name.
I hope you enjoy your visit to this site, I’ve had a lot fun putting it together. In the main I’ve used these pages as a way of keeping in touch with a group of friends, but it is also a way for me to meet new people and to share thoughts and ideas. If this site gives you any ideas, drop me a line. I’d be pleased to hear from you.