I got paid for my Holmes D&D inspired BlueHolme Journeymanne work (which I will release as an art bundle once it ships) and spent some of it on, well, Holmes.
I also did a little work for the Holmes inspired Zine Exciting! Imaginative! Fantastic!
The biggest windfall of inspiratory source material was an 18 volume set of Grolier’s mid seventies encyclopedia of esoterica, The Supernatural, which I picked up from a street vendor for twenty bucks. The woodcuts of dragons alone was worth it!
I have already laden my game with cults, using the DF15 cultist frequently, along with inspiration from Dark Albion’s Cults of Chaos, and Dark Naga’s Hastur Cult as seen in the Temple of Forgotten Evil.
I had run a modern day GURPS Horror game in the nineties that featured real cults from the seventies, like the snuff trading, LSD selling Process Church of the Last Judgement. That game ran quite a few years, and included a character who was an albino were-python cab driver, a surgeon discovering the physiological effects of being a zombie, a filthy rich dilletante who later became a vampire, and an FBI agent.
Ah, good times then! Let’s see what is in store for my players now!