One of my goals in life is to eventually read through all of H. P. Lovecraft's stories, along with any others written by other authors that are set within the Cthulhu Mythos. Being a huge fan of Arkham, I really love the idea of reading the stories that mention the characters/monsters/themes that I encounter in Arkham all the time.
I just read "The Call of Cthulhu" and absolutely loved it. Reading about John Legrasse after seeing his card numerous times while playing really put a smile on my face.
So, I was wondering if anyone knew of any compendium of information or anything of the sort that details what elements from Arkham are taken from which stories, whether from Lovecraft or not. Also, does anyone know if any of the characters or elements were designed specifically for Arkham and not taken from anything?
I'd love to read about characters like "Ashcan" Pete and Monterey Jack, but I have no idea if they're actually characters from the Cthulhu Mythos or if they were designed by the folks at FFG.
Any info would be much appreciated! Also, feel free to discuss some of your favorite stories and perhaps how it affects your gameplay.