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This is one to listen to the entire backlog of. Keepers Chad, Dan, John, and Murph engage in interesting and informative discussion about Call of Cthulhlu as well as other horror roleplaying and general horror topics. Their discussion often revolves around taking a general idea, like creating a new piece of alien technology for investigators to use/have used against them, and fleshing it out while providing suggestions for how you could do the same thing for your own games. I've made use of their advice in other, non-horror game systems and I think the games I run are better off for it. The hosts are actively engaged with their listeners. One or the other of them will often be present and participating in discussions on their discord server. Definitely worth a listen and a subscribe. Go Pods!

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Totally listenable, engaging hosts, with a great format. Scratches that unspeakable itch.

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Outstanding, ENnie Award Winning Podcast

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This is one to listen to the entire backlog of. Keepers Chad, Dan, John, and Murph engage in interesting and informative discussion about Call of Cthulhlu as well as other horror roleplaying and general horror topics. Their discussion often revolves around taking a general idea, like creating a new piece of alien technology for investigators to use/have used against them, and fleshing it out while providing suggestions for how you could do the same thing for your own games. I've made use of their advice in other, non-horror game systems and I think the games I run are better off for it. The hosts are actively engaged with their listeners. One or the other of them will often be present and participating in discussions on their discord server. Definitely worth a listen and a subscribe. Go Pods!

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Totally listenable, engaging hosts, with a great format. Scratches that unspeakable itch.

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MUP Episode 180 – TV Horrors in Spaaaace

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This episode, all four hosts are back for a rare quorum, and we’re taking sci-fi tv shows and Mythosifying them. This episode was recorded on August 15, 2019. This is

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Aug 27 2019

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MUP Episode 172 – Becoming a Believer

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May 06 2019

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MUP 152 – Beyond From Beyond

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a href=http://165.22.188.228/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MU-Shield_320.png/aThis episode, we’re talking about the Tillinghast Resonator and other ideas that spawn From Beyond. This episode was recorded on July 19, 2018.br /
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The Campus Crier is Miskatonic U's student paper. Here's where we go through Mythos related news and feedback to the podcast. This episode was recorded on July 19, 2018.br /
a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcdream/delta-green-the-labyrinth?ref=nav_searchresult=projectterm=delta%20greenDelta Green: The Labyrinth/a - Delta Green co-creator John Tynes presents a sourcebook of threats, allies, and mysteries to deepen the terrors of your campaign.br /
a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasgames/over-the-edge-a-roleplaying-game-of-weird-urban-da?ref=thanksOver the Edge/a - Return to the island of Al Amarja in this new edition of Jonathan Tweet's freeform roleplaying game of paranormal chaos.br /
Tails of Valor for Cathulhu has funded! It wrapped up at $16,380 with 320 backers (a the time of recording it was just past the $12,500 goal with 228 backers), and unlocked six stretch goals, including extra interior art and fiction stories, sinister seeds, and bookmarks.br /
Also, Sentinel Hill Press did a a href=https://sentinelhillpress.com/2018/07/14/golden-goblins-and-kingsport-cats/QA with Oscar/a about the project, mostly on the Kingsport Council feline investigator group and Grey in the Dark”, a scenario also set in Kingsport. You can check that out in the show notes!br /
Check out a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cmon/cthulhu-death-may-die?ref=enworldCthulhu: Death May Die/a, a cooperative board game for 1 to 5 players willing to take on the Cthulhu mythos like never before! Cultists are summoning one of the Elder Ones to consume our world, and it is up to the ragtag group of investigators to face the nightmarish forces and disrupt the ritual long enough to make the Elder One vulnerable. And then kill it dead.br /
Jon was a guest on a href=http://spellburn.com/Spellburn/a! Spellburn is a podcast that focuses on the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, and episode 70 is all about using the Cthulhu Mythos in your DCC fantasy game. Jon talked about his Cthulhu Mythos inspired DCC adventures and the upcoming Cthulhu Alphabet book coming soon from Goodman Games.br /
Amazon Studios has greenlit, “a href=https://www.thewrap.com/amazon-series-matt-reeves-sci-fi-tales-from-the-loop/Tales from the Loop/a,” an hour-long science-fiction series executive produced by “War for Planet of the Apes” director Matt Reeves. The series is based on the famous artwork of Simon Stålenhag. A co-production with Fox 21 Television Studios, the eight-episode series will be helmed by executive producer Nathaniel Halpern, with Mark Romanek directing the pilot episode. “Tales from the Loop” explores the town and people who live above “The Loop,” a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe — making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction. In this fantastical, mysterious town, poignant human tales are told that bare universal emotional experiences while drawing on the intrigue of genre storytelling.br /
a href=https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/245747/Punktown--A-Setting-Book-for-Call-of-Cthulhu-and-Basic-Roleplaying?affiliate_id=5769Punktown is out in PDF/a! Originally a Kickstarter from Miskatonic River Press in 2012...

Jul 31 2018

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MUP 148 – Lisa Padol of Golden Goblin Fame

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a href=http://165.22.188.228/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MU-Shield_interview_1200.jpg/aThis episode, we have the third installment in our series of interviews with women in the horror-RPG realm, with Lisa Padol, staff editor for Golden Goblin Press. Plus, a Campus Crier catch-up, listener segments and feedback. The intro and Crier was recorded on June 7, and the interview was recorded a few weeks back on May 17, 2018.br /
Please don't forget to check out the a href=http://womenintabletopgaming.com/index.php/about-women-in-tabletop-gaming-month/Women in Tabletop Gaming Month/a website, and catch up on a href=https://www.chaosium.com/blog/Lynne Hardy's blog posts/a about women creatives at Chaosium!br /
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There’s an update on Miskatonic River Press's a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1799183063/punktown-an-rpg-setting-for-call-of-cthulhu-and-brPunktown Kickstarter/a, (now nearing 5 years since it was launched in November 2012). Last year backers received a PDF of the first half of the book, and Angus Abranson of Chronicle City was overseeing completion of the second half. a href=https://www.chaosium.com/blogupdated-statement-about-punktown-kickstarter/Chaosium has recently received/a the finished, laid-out book for final review. Angus has advised backers that printing and shipping is slated to start in mid-June.br /
Call of Cthulhu books a href=https://www.chaosium.com/blogcall-of-cthulhu-releases-win-2018-uk-games-expo-awards/Down Darker Trails and The Two-Headed Serpent/a were named as recipients of 2018 UK Games Expo Awards. The two were picked from over 200 nominations. The Two-Headed Serpent garnered Best Roleplaying Adventure and Down Darker Trails landed the Best Roleplaying Expansion award. The winners were announced at UK Games Expo on Sunday 3rd June.br /
Seth Skorkowsky has reviewed Jon’s Age of Cthulhu scenario Transatlantic Terror on a href=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtFcxCeFY8wSeth’s YouTube channel/a. It’s a nice thorough look at the adventure with some spoilers, FYI. But check it out if you’re thinking about running it.br /
Issue #3 of a href=http://www.darkconspiracytherpg.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/The-Dark-Times-Issue-3-May-2018.pdfDark Times Magazine/a has been released. That’s the fanzine that picked up the ball from Protodimension. Lots of great articles and adventure seeds and content. Check it out, and if you have any inkling to write this stuff, submissions are rolling, contact the excellent humans behind the veil of secret history at a href=mailto:darktimesfanzine@gmail.comdarktimesfanzine@gmail.com/a.br /
Pre-Ordera href=https://store.hplhs.org/products/dark-adventure-radio-theatre-masks-of-nyarlathotep?utm_source=HPLHS%20Customersutm_campaign Dark Adventure Radio Theatre/a - Masks of Nyarlathotep from the HPLHS - a href=https://store.hplhs.org/products/masks-of-nyarlathotep-gamer-prop-setMasks of Nyarlathotep - Gamer Prop Set/abr /
2018 a href=https://200wordrpg.github.io/200 Word RPG Challenge/a - fun contest, Max I have entries. Max: Jordan: a href=https://200wordrpg.github.io/2018/rpg/2018/05/22/JordanALifetimein1Hour.htmlA Lifetime in One Hour/a, mine is a href=https://200wordrpg.github.io/2018/rpg/2018/05/26/TortureTrapsTheLasttoDieWins.htmlTorture Traps: The Last to Die, Wins/a!br /
BY THE WAY, a huge thank you to MAX, who is graciously editing this episode.br /
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Jun 18 2018

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MUP 144 – Darkness, Deliver My Players Unto Thee

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a href=http://165.22.188.228/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/E144-IMAGE.png/aIn this episode Dan, Jon, and Murph talk about the green eye in the sky, everyone’s favorite god of the caves, Cyaegha, and we also have some listener feedback to respond to. Plus, we have another addition to the Card Catalog, and two more listener submitted segments. This episode was recorded on April, 27th , 2018.br /
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a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/329574091/call-of-cthulhu-leather-campaign-journalsCall of Cthulhu Leather Campaign Journals/abr /
The Kickstarter completed only hours before the recording of this episode.br /
a href=https://www.pcgamesn.com/mansions-of-madness-mothers-embrace/mansions-of-madness-release-dateClassic Lovecraftian boardgame Mansions of Madness is coming to PC./abr /
Fantasy Flight’s award-winning board game Mansions of Madness is getting a video game adaption, which is due for release next year.br /
a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/448333182/miskatonic-university-the-restricted-collection-boMiskatonic University: The Restricted Collection boardgame/abr /
FUNDED IN 16 HOURS, now graduating through Stretch Goalsbr /
a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744629938/hellboy-the-board-game?ref=nav_searchresult=projectterm=hellboyHellboy: The Board Game/abr /
Inspired by the visionary comics by Mike Mignola, Hellboy: The Board Game is a thrilling co-operative experience for 1 to 4 players.br /
a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stephaniemcalea/new-tales-of-the-miskatonic-valley-2ed-for-call-of?ref=user_menuNew Tales of the Miskatonic Valley 2ed for Call of Cthulhu/abr /
'New Tales from Miskatonic Valley' 2nd Edition produced under license for the Call of Cthulhu RPG by Chaosium Inc.br /
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a href=http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/DarkholdThe Darkhold/a ran as 9 issues for a comic book when they tied in the supernatural comics in the Marvel Universe into the Midnight Sons in the ‘90s. Each page of the book was a spell, and many of the spells had escaped as separate pages and a Group was trying to collect them together. It had a very Friday the 13th The Series feel and was a decent read, worth picking up since it was only a short run before being ended.br /
Oh, and there was a dark little person associated with handing out the pages, this could be a servant of Nyarlathotep spreading discord.br /
From: Keeper Michaelbr /
Subject: Podcast and beginner keeper thoughtsbr /
Hi everyone, I am a new keeper, though have had many years playing “that other medieval fantasy game” for over 20 years. A friend in my group turned me on to c.o.c. About a year ago and was instantly hooked!br /
I listened to a few of your actual gameplays, and loved how taking a basic introductory adventure like The Haunting and turned it upside down on its head. Sadly you didn’t have time to finish it, but was curious about the table in Corbitts basement that had some random astrological stuff, books,etc.br /
I am running this for the first time and would love to get some ideas as to how to spin what’s on the table into another adventure. I was thinking, if successful with this, to go either into dead mans stomp, or dead light, unless perhaps you think there may be something better to tie this into something just as creepy?br /
Keep up the great work guys,

May 07 2018

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MUP Episode 175 – How Adair You

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p style=font-size:23px class=has-text-color has-drop-cap has-white-colorThis episode we’ve got Christopher Smith Adair in the guest chair to discuss sundry projects, including a newly released (to PDF) Pulp Cthulhu campaign, a scenario for Golden Goblin Press's An Inner Darkness, and much more. This episode was recorded on June 6, 2019./pbr /
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pa href=https://www.yog-sothoth.com/index.html/news/the-deep/Yog-Sothoth.com/a is going deep. After 21 years, the site will now be available only by direct access to the 20,000+ members. In the announcement, founder Paul Maclean said the move would mean we will have less of an issue with spammers and bots and more importantly it may also help foster a more club-like atmosphere (which remains open to all new members). We are far from the first to do this, but we're probably one of the largest in what we cover. A natural concern is that by becoming part of the Deep Web we may miss potential members, however it's become clear over the past year that this should not be the case. The most powerful form of promotion is word of mouth. /pbr /
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pOur own Jon Hook has a new adventure available on the Miskatonic Repository. It’s called “a href=https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/278700/Spark-of-Life?src=hottest_filteredSpark of Life/a,” and it’s designed to be played with the Keeper and one player. He is coining a term for this style of game: “An Isolated Investigator Adventure.” /pbr /
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pMark Morrison is releasing on Drivethru RPG his second-ever scenario for Call of Cthulhu, called a href=https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/278144/The-Saltwater-Inheritance The Saltwater Inheritance/a, which was for a competition in White Dwarf Magazine around, and though it was a runner-up in the contest, the adventure never saw print. /pbr /
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pWe have wrapped up our first contest on the MUP Discord Server. The prize was a brand new copy of the Miskatonic University: Restricted Collection board game. Participants had to write a Lovecraftian or Cthulhueque haiku in the Contest_1 channel. There were a ton of great entries, so thank you to everyone who participated. The winner of the board game is… Tic! And his winning haiku goes like this… /pbr /
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pThe cold void yawns wide. Breaking my feeble mind on, Dread reality. /pbr /
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pJon was recently a guest on the amazing literary and gaming podcast, a href=https://appendixnbookclub.com/The Appendix N Book Club/a. This podcast is dedicated to reading all of the literature referenced by Gary Gygax in Appendix N of the Dungeon Master’s Guide, (old school ADD). Jon was invited to read and speak about The Lurker at the Threshold, by August Derleth and H. P. Lovecraft, on Episode 48. /pbr /
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pWant to check out the Discord server? Here an invite link: a href=https://discord.gg/vNjEv9Dhttps://discord.gg/vNjEv9D/a /pbr /
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pEpisode 2 of The Journals of Laura Logan. By the way, the reader, Kerrie TC, is available for voice-over work if anyone has leads, please send them to a href=mailto:kerrietcrpgs@gmail.comkerrietcrpgs@gmail.com/a./pbr /
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pFrom Danial: I was thinking of this topic with regards to video games, which typically prevent you from killing NPCs, and in the ones that don’t, you’ll usually be killed in retaliation in pretty short order. The “You Died” scenario could be resolved in CoC with the flashback technique you guys mentioned, but perhaps we could take a page from the games that prevent you from doing bad things in the first place.  Say the guy wants to shoot the kid in the street.

Jun 18 2019

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MUP Episode 164 – Hello the Edge of Darkness My Old Friend

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This episode, all four hosts are back together to delve back into scenario analysis with a classic, The Edge of Darkness! This episode was recorded on January 3, 2019.br /
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Delta Green Shotgun Scenario Contest. The winners are:br /
First Place (shared) - Rendezvous in Rama or Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder by Marco Menarinibr /
First Place (shared) - Mairzy Doats by James Estesbr /
Third Place - Yummy Yummy in My Tummy by InterstellarOwlbr /
Also, for the first time, a new award. Handler's Choice. This was awarded to Ed Possing’s, (the 2018 Handler), personal favorite of the scenarios that didn't place. This author is awarded a $5 gift certificate to DTRPG. And that winner is: Don't Forget by Colleen Sellaybr /
It was a record-breaking 58 entries in this year’s contest.br /
Ua href=https://www.chaosium.com/blogupdate-about-ditions-sansdtour-regarding-preorder-customerspdate about Éditions Sans-Détour/a regarding preorder customers. From Chaosium: Please be advised we have told Éditions Sans-Détour to cease all presales of Les Masques de Nyarlathotep (Masks of Nyarlathotep) and Le Jour de la Bête (Day of the Beast) on their website. As the license has been withdrawn due to non-payment of royalties and other cardinal violations of the contract, ESD has no legal right or authority from Chaosium to continue presales, or offer these books for retail distribution, or elsewhere.br /
Bret Kramer of Sentinel Hill Press a href=https://www.patreon.com/posts/21703737announced/a in December that issue #4 of the Arkham Gazette is that the issue will be split into two. Both halves will cover Kingsport, but will loosely focus on a different ‘side’ of the city. Issue #4 will be “Kingsport: Dreams”. Highlights include new locations, The Hall School, a private school for girls, a look at the Cape Verdean community of Kingsport, 100 Items from Neal Hazlitt’s shop (Charles Gerard wrote a few of them, plus a profile of Neal himself), “Bones of Contention” – A short Call of Cthulhu scenario by Kingsport: City in the Mists author Kevin Ross! It’ll clock in at about 80 pages, and it’s still in the works. Issue #5 already has 12 articles lined up, including a new scenario by Christopher Smith Adair. A cover preview shows that it is to be called “Kingsport: Nightmares.”br /
Also from SHP, artist Galen Pejeau has sent along a revised, color version of the cover for the Keeper's Guide to Lovecraft Country Scenarios. It’s now in the layout phase. The initial PDF release will be just scenarios from Chaosium books, then it will expand to include licensees, magazines, MULA monographs, Miskatonic Repository works, and oddities as possible. Check the link in the show notes.br /
Golden Goblin Press last month unleashed a “Free but Vicious Nemean Lion” to celebrate the holiday season. It’s a creature from the Cthulhu Invictus setting. The link to download the PDF is in the a href=http://bit.ly/2RgY1Kiblah dee blah/a.br /
Check out the Chaosium YouTube channel to see a new video series to mark the release of the CALL OF CTHULHU STARTER SET. The videos are hosted by someone named “Jess,” and they are specifically pitched to newcomers to roleplaying games and Call of Cthulhu, with very basic topics like What is an RPG?, What is Call of Cthulhu?, How to Play, The Starter Set, and What Next?br /
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Jan 15 2019

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MUP Episode 165 – Rethinking Cosmic Horror With Sam Riordan

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This episode, Sam Riordan of MetaArcade joins Jon, Chad and Murph for a discussion about the interactive storytelling game Cthulhu Chronicles, as well as new angles on cosmic horror.br /
And we’re happy to announce that this episode is sponsored by Squamous Studios, and we’ll have some more to say about that in a little bit. Thanks to Squamous Studios for the support!br /
This episode was recorded on January 17, 2019.br /
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Thanks very much again to Squamous Studios for signing on as official sponsor for Episode 165. We’re pleased to announce that the company has launched the first expansion of Feed the Shoggoth: Morsels of Madness! Feed the Shoggoth!: Morsels of Madness will include 42 cards, featuring: New Cult Factions, New Artifacts, New Spells, New Minions, Rules Summaries for the players, and more!br /
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The ENWorld forum had a poll for favorite gaming podcasts, and the results were announced on the Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk podcast. They did 10 of each in the categories of Talk and AP podcasts. Go listen to their podcast if you want to hear the whole list.br /
For the Talk category:br /
#1 Good Friends of Jackson Eliasbr /
#2 Grognard Filesbr /
#3 Fear the Bootbr /
#4 Ken and Robin Talk about Stuffbr /
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#1 Adventure Zonebr /
#2 Glass Cannonbr /
#3 Androids and Aliensbr /
#4 Dungeons and Randomnessbr /
a href=https://thecampaignermagazine.com/product/issue-26THE CAMPAIGNER magazine #26/a has a 8 page special feature about Call of Cthulhu, with a long interview with line editor Mike Mason. The digital edition is just $1, and well worth a read!br /
Chaosium is a href=https://www.chaosium.com/bloglooking-for-gms-for-forthcoming-cons/?fbclid=IwAR386mmIXrz8X0Ms9XjSmyq-ZWSMO5dGpHtGZKVKZdGq-wYlcXAcjoKO2Uwlooking for GMs/a for the upcoming year.br /
Chaosium announces latest CoC licensee - a href=http://www.dogmight.com/chaosium%0A#CallOfCthulhuDog Might Games/a, who make wooden Keeper screens and dice boxes.br /
Golden Goblin Press has posted a teaser about an upcoming Kickstarter. The project is called An Inner Darkness. “The dark and malevolent forces of the Cthulhu Mythos mostly ignore humankind. But these entities are also shrewd opportunists. Many of them see humans as a resource to be harvested, corrupted or enlisted for their dark plots. Humanity, with all its noble aspirations, has many flaws. Greed, lust, envy, hatred and fear are ripe fruits for these forces to exploit. Division and separation makes the humans easier to control. As investigators square off against the worst aspects of mankind, they also find themselves entangled with the parasitic powers of the Mythos.”br /
Also, a new free downloadable PDF has been added to the GGP website, it’s called a href=https://www.goldengoblinpress.com/store/#!/Free-Offerings/c/33065361/offset=0sort=normalThe Adepts of Teris/a, it’s a group for Cthulhu Invictus. Also, there’s a tip jar on the company website now.br /
a href=https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/192444/We-Have-Been-We-Are-We-Will-Be?fbclid=IwAR3AMP80rk8d5moqXPt2oTe9Fa2K74-eoP1XCG6FdKRyLTuLTwLrDny8BSgStygian Fox has announced/a the release of an overarching campaign framework written by by Jeff Moeller that ties together scenarios in The Things We Leave Behind. It was a backer-only reward for the Kickstarter, but now that it’s been fully delivered that mini-campaign frame is now released pub...

Jan 28 2019

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MUP Episode 158 – Your Feet Are in The Past, My Friends

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a href=http://165.22.188.228/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/MU-Shield_300.jpg/aThis episode, Murph, Chad and Jon concoct and stew over a few of our own new Great Old Ones. This episode was recorded on October 15, 2018.br /
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Once again, heartfelt condolences go out to friends and family of Chaosium founder Greg Stafford, who passed away on October 11 at the age of 70.br /
There is a condolence thread on the Chaosium site, a href=https://www.chaosium.com/blogvale-greg-stafford-1948-2018?fbclid=IwAR0F0RWH7vwP97l97m6s39p_E93wEWrsGxNb4DDrV765ELciihVT6iTKL8gwhich you can find here/a.br /
Chris Lackey has announced that he is working on a CoC supplement for Chaosium called Cults of Cthulhu. He said on YSDC’s News from Pnakotus that it involves using Cthulhu cults as antagonists an comes with three scenarios across different eras. Look for it “vaguely next year.” No more details have been released.br /
There’s a new novel by Ben Monroe, who is the originator of the Monterey Jack character. a href=https://www.amazon.com/Belly-Beast-Cthulhu-Wars-Novel-ebook/dp/B07H84R27KIn the Belly of the Beast and Other Tales of Cthulhu Wars: A Cthulhu Wars Novel/a - it’s inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and the game Cthulhu Wars, published by Petersen Games. There are eight short stories and a complete novelbr /
a href=https://sentinelhillpress.com/2018/09/30/grave-tober-an-overview/Grave-tober/a: Bret Kramer of Sentinel Hill Press has been posting an item a day for the whole month of October - you may remember previous “Octoberganza” posts. This time, each item is a New England gravestone of particular interest to him, for reasons of artistic value or insight into some facet of history or folklore. They’re each short, around 250 words, but there are weird and horrific carvings nuggets like stones carved with undead imp creatures bearing darts, and freaking a href=https://sentinelhillpress.com/2018/10/14/grave-tober-14/skulls with extra rows of teeth/a...check it out.br /
a href=https://forbiddenfutures.net/lovecraft-means-never-having-to-say-youre-sorry.htmlCody Goodfellow/a wrote an interesting piece about Lovecraft’s legacy and ongoing controversies about his racism. It recaps some of the upheaval in the community over the last few years, including his once-friend Robert Price’s comments and the World Fantasy Award statue - as well as more recent conflicts it’s a nice thoughtful read that adds something new to the convo.br /
Sean Hillman of ENWorld a href=http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5651-Diverse-Voices-An-Interview-with-Chris-Spivey-of-Harlem-Unboundinterviewed Chris Spivey/a of Darker Hue Studios about various projects. It’s a cool rundown of work in both Cthulhu and non Cthulhu realms, and his work process, his influences, his goals. Good read.br /
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LATE-BREAKING - Sentinel Hill Press is offering a bundle of Print-On-Demand softcover books PLUS PDFs for all four Arkham Gazette issues on DriveThru RPG at a significant sale price of $45, which is down from a $78 cost to purchase all of them separately. Check it out!br /
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This episode, a second installment from the cold files of Agent Dinos - this time, we’re looking at a strange item from the Istanbul station...br /

Oct 22 2018

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MUP 142 – Tome Much of a Good Thing

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a href=http://165.22.188.228/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/MU-Shield_300.jpg/aIn this episode, Dan, Jon and Murph dive into the old Special Collections vault to talk about tomes as story points. Plus, we have more audio segments from contributors, news and more! This episode was recorded on March 29, 2018.br /
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The Campus Crier is Miskatonic U's student paper. Here's where we go through Mythos related news and feedback to the podcast. This episode was recorded on March 29, 2018.br /
Chaosium announced last week that they will be Kick Starting a new board game by Reiner Knizia and Greg Stafford. a href=https://www.chaosium.com/blogget-ready-to-enter-the-miskatonic-university-restricted-collection-very-soon/Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection/a is the company’s first foray into board games in 37 years. Thanks to Chaosium’s continued a href=https://www.chaosium.com/blogmu-admissions-office-is-open-sign-up-and-well-let-you-know-when-the-kickstarter-launches/pre-launch updates/a we have also got some looks at the game mats in their final form. The Kickstarter is set to launch in April, and you can find links to everything in the show notes as always.br /
This just in from Bret Kramer of Sentinel Hill Press: “a href=http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/172264/The-Arkham-Gazette-2The Arkham Gazette 2/a has been raised up from its essential saltes and is now available on DTRPG. This issue was about Innsmouth and for $12 you get a pdf with over a dozen articles and a scenario. Print version coming soon” Also, Bret has a new $3 patron level on his Patreon page. a href=https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-backer-level-17761672Vile Minions/a will get all the lower level Sentinel Hill Press rewards plus an occasional post-card, short letter or possibly a few pages from an upcoming release. Links to find out more about both are in the show notes.br /
Reports are coming in that the a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1375282718/raiders-of-rlyeh-horror-adventure-rpg-and-mythos-sRaiders of R’lyeh RPG/a, which launched back in August of 2013 and we covered initially on Episode 38, has started showing up in people’s hands in the last few days. So if you are a backer be on the lookout. Congrats to creator a href=http://raidersofrlyeh.com/Quentin Bauer/a for getting it out the door finally.br /
Modiphius has released the next installment of their Living Campaign for a href=https://www.modiphius.net/collections/achtung-cthulhuAchtung Cthulhu/a. The scenario is called The Blessed of the Wind and is by Richard August, and centers around a Nazi troopship that is anchored in a nearby fjord. The scenario is free and available to members of the a href=http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/new-installment-for-achtung-cthulhu-living-campaign-released/Living Campaign at Modiphius/a.br /
A new kickstarter for a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikegnade/maximum-apocalypse-gothic-horrors-expansionMaximum Apocalypse: Gothic Horrors Expansion/a, for the popular card game Maximum Apocalypse, has been funded in two hours. The update will allow player to “[f]ace off against life draining vampires, ghouls and werewolves in a classic monster set or try and stop a bunch of cultists from summoning Cthulhu or other unspeakable Lovecraftian horrors.”br /
They have already funded and are just chasing stretch goals for the remaining 27 days.br /
Last episode Chris Spivey mentioned that a shop in Bro...

Apr 09 2018

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MUP 140 – Mike Mason, Midnight Shambler

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a href=http://165.22.188.228/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MU-Shield_interview_1200.jpg/aIn this episode, all four hosts talked to Mike Mason about the Miskatonic Repository and all kinds of tips for beginning writers. We also ended up revisiting a certain kleptomaniacal monster. The interview portion was recorded on March 3, and the Crier was recorded on March 8, 2018.br /
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First, a big apology. Back in late 2016, we switched our feedback email over from an old MU website address that wasn’t working to a gmail account. mup.feedback@gmail.com. Due to a couple of tech glitches and a communication train wreck on our part, that address has gone unchecked since November 2016. We recently discovered - with complete dismay - that there were almost 40 unanswered feedback emails in the inbox. To all of you who sent something in only to hear resounding silence from us, we are very sorry. We have since contacted all of you that sent in an email, but if you think you have been overlooked, then please contact us again and let us know.br /
Among the items we completely missed the boat on:br /
From December 2017 Glenn emailed us and let us know about a a href=https://www.patreon.com/InfiniteBlackPatreon/a for a Lovecraftian RPG that is currently in development called Journey to the Tree of Sorrows.br /
A little more than a year ago a href=https://www.rpgcoasters.com/cthulhu-coasters/RPG Coasters/a did a campaign to launch hardwood drink coasters themed specifically for Cthulhu RPG. These are pretty cool - they include investigator professions like parapsychologist and antiquarian so your game group can maybe have a special coaster for each party member. You can also have the text customized to say what you would like. I bought one of the Keeper coasters and will update us when it arrives.br /
We also got a nice bit of feedback from a blogger who runs a href=http://brawlofcthulhu.blogspot.com.au/p/index.html?m=1Brawl of Cthulhu/a, where they have a blog post about each of the monsters in the Malleus Monstorum.br /
New News:br /
The a href=https://www.chaosium.com/blog/masks-of-nyarlathotep-expansion-for-eldritch-horror-now-out-in-general-release/Masks expansion/a for Fantasy Flight Games’ Eldritch Horror is now out for general release.br /
And has Chaosium a href=https://www.chaosium.com/blog/masks-of-nyarlathotep-the-darkness-is-near/announced/a that the Masks rewrite is behind schedule and is now expected “later in 2018.”br /
There is a new Kickstarter out for a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eloylasanta/h-p-lovecraft-preparatory-academy-tabletop-rpgLovecraft Preparatory Academy/a, which seems to be a mash-up of Lovecraft, Miskatonic University, and Harry Potter. You can get the game in PDF for $15. The link is in the show notes.br /
Yann Demange Enters “a href=http://bloody-disgusting.com/tv/3487048/yann-demange-enters-lovecraft-country-jordan-peele/Lovecraft Country/a” for Jordan Peele! In his U.S. TV debut, British helmer Yann Demange is set to direct and executive produce the first episode of HBO’s high-profile straight-to-series drama “Lovecraft Country”, from newly minted Oscar winner Jordan Peele (Get Out) and his Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television.br /
Friend of the show Matt Puccio has released “a href=http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/235449/A-Light-in-Darkness?src=hottest_filteredA Light in Darkness/a” - A dark,

Mar 12 2018

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MUP Episode 157 – That Old Timey Science

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In this episode, all four hosts gather to discuss classic vintage sci-fi and how to add an infusion of Mythos. This episode was recorded on September 27, 2018.br /
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a href=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.metaarcade.cthulhu.chroniclesCthulhu Chronicles is now available on Android/a - Cthulhu Chronicles brings the terror and thrill of Chaosium’s award-winning role-playing game Call of Cthulhu to life on your mobile device. It emulates the tabletop experience, giving you choices to make, enemies to fight and mysteries to uncover. Mystery, intrigue, horror, and madness await your investigator, who can gain insights and lose sanity as they chart their way through Arkham City’s various interactive stories. Each story presents its own challenges and also plays a part of a larger campaign, which unfolds around you as you play. It is a great way to introduce yourself to the thrill of Call of Cthulhu, or, if you are already a player, to dive into a game and get a touch of Mythos on your own!br /
a href=https://cthulhureborn.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/dateline-lovecraft-released/Cthulhu Reborn/a has released Dateline Lovecraft #2 - Help Wanted by Jo Kriel on RPGNow as a pay what you want release. This is a 19 page extra scenario designed to work with the broadsheet styled newspaper released in Dateline #1. I’ve downloaded it and have started reading through it, and it is awesome.br /
Retro Style Horror RPG 'Cthulhu Mythos RPG -The Sleeping Girl of the Miasma Sea-' English ver. is Released on a href=https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2018-09-27/retro-style-horror-rpg-cthulhu-mythos-rpg-the-sleeping-girl-of-the-miasma-sea-english-ver-is-released-on-dlsite.com-and-steam/DLsite.com/a and Steambr /
https://store.steampowered.com/app/938240/Cthulhu_Mythos_RPG_The_Sleeping_Girl_of_the_Miasma_Sea/br /
a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1918458549/the-sassoon-files?The Sassoon Files/a is a kickstarter that is set in Shanghai in the 1920s. They have already funded with $14k of a 5k goal.br /
A creator called a href=https://www.2d6.io/home/call-of-cthulhu-masks-of-nyarlathotep-peru-props2d6.io/a has created printable props for the Masks of Nyarlathotep campaign to represent two of the artifacts investigators may encounter during the prelude adventure in Peru. They include something called “The Golden Mirror” and “The Golden Ward.” These are STL/3D-Printer Files, and they are all available on thingiverse for free! This person is planning to continue making stuff for the campaign, so stay tuned. Link in the show notes.br /
The a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/195095939/the-props-of-nyarlathotep-the-peru-chapterProps of Nyarlathotep, the Perù chapter/a. Handcrafted props for the whole new prologue created for the awarded Call of Cthulhu RPG Campaign : the Masks of Nyarlathotep.br /
a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1705501617/something-is-wrong-here-a-roleplaying-game?Something is Wrong Here/a is an RPG based on the films of David Lynch, specifically Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, and Lost Highway. Do we really need more of a reason to back this? This has already been funded by the time you hear this, but it is worth a mention in case it drops on shelves near you.br /
Golden Goblin update: By the time this airs, a href=https://www.goldengoblinpress.com/store/four Golden Goblin products/a will be newly available for download on the company’s site. Two game products and two fiction products. That includes Riot at Red Plank and the Guide to the Caribbean, after those are released to backers, and then Tails of Terror fiction and the Further Tales of Cthulhu Invictus - all available for for download. And probably the 7th Ed conversion rules for the De Horrore Cosmico - the first Invictus book that they did - will be available for free download. Also, the new Cthulhu Invictus book is scheduled to arrive ...

Oct 08 2018

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MUP Episode 170 – The Glamorous Gatsby

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MUP Episode 153 – Jon and Murph Go 'Off Topic'

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/aIn this episode - honestly I have no idea. This is Keeper Chad. Oh right...MUP won an ENnie! Go Pods! A big thank you to all who voted. While Dan and I were in Indy...Jon and Murph were minding the store and...br /
[FYI, this one is explicit af.]]]

Aug 13 2018

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MUP 127 – I am the Very Archetype of a Pulpy, Tough, Professional

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a href=http://165.22.188.228/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/MUP_127-I_am_the_Very_Archetype-800.jpg/aIn this episode, a skeleton crew of Dan and Chad start to pour through the Pulp Cthulhu book, piece by bare-knuckled, cliffhanger-loving piece. This episode was recorded on, July 10, 2017.br /
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♞ Big YSDC news: a href=http://www.yog-sothoth.com/articles.html/_/main/the-fall-of-the-wall-the-greatest-call-of-cthulhu-sale-in-historyIt sold as a set/a!br /
Paul’s CoC collection has in fact sold to a single buyer. And what’s better, it’s someone that Paul knows, so he knows it’s going to a good home. While we feel the loss of the treasured collection, this did end with the best possible outcome. Note: sold for “four figures.” Now comes the dimensional origami that comes with packing such a tremendous trove of items.br /
♞The Yellow King RPG from Pelgrane Press is now as $157,590 pledged of $29,657 goal, with 10 days of this recording. (Check out a live update in the widget below.)br /
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a href=http://www.kenandrobintalkaboutstuff.com/index.php/episode-247-so-fair-it-shines-as-a-marketing-quote/KIYRPG on KARTAS/abr /
Murf sent this cool find from Reddit - a href=http://tzimoulis.eu/#The%20AwakeningThe Awakening/a - a challenging stand-alone investigation role-playing scenario loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu and set in a near future dystopia. The players assume the roles of law enforcement agents tasked to investigate the death of Thomas Angell, professor emeritus of computational linguistics. Soon they discover that the late professor was publishing a blog detailing sinister findings, a massive conspiracy hiding in plain sight and that nothing is as it seems.br /
Here’s a Lovecraftian Monster from a href=https://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3445316/heres-lovecraftian-monster-xavier-gens-cold-skin/Xavier Gens’ ‘Cold Skin’/a!br /
Cold Skin takes place on the edge of the Antarctic Circle, in the years after World War I, a steam ship approaches a desolate island far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young man, on his way to assume the lonely post of weather observer, to live in solitude for a year at the end of the world. But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. The rest is forest, a deserted cabin, rocks, silence, and the surrounding sea. And then the night begins to fall…br /
a href=https://uploadvr.com/call-of-cthulhu-vr-support/Call Of Cthulhu From Cyanide Studios/a may eventually get VR support.br /
Chris Spivey of Darker Hue Studios has a href=https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPNQ4jUS5hdNScq2T5DfwLEYshC6ilg_HCDqhNpYmSU6Gpxw/viewformput the call out/a for diverse creatives.br /
ENnie Voting is Open!br /
Call of Cthulhu and related items are all over the place this year!br /
Best Adventure - Doors to Darknessbr /
Best Aid/Accessory - Call of Cthulhu – Keeper’s Screen Packbr /
Best Art, Cover - Call of Cthulhu – Investigator Handbookbr /
Best Art, Interior - S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrorsbr /
Best Cartography - Call of Cthulhu – Keeper’s Screen Packbr /
Best Monster/Adversary - S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrorsbr /
Best Production Values - Call of Cthulhu – 7th Edition Slipcase Setbr /
Best RPG Related Product - Call of Cthulhu: The Coloring Bookbr /
Best Supplement - Pulp Cthulhubr /
Best Electronic Book: The Things We Leave Behind from Stygian Foxbr /
Product of the Year: Doors to Darknessbr /
ENnies Voting takes place from July 11 - July 21. Here is the voting page: a href=http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017 target=_blank rel=noopener noreferrerhttp://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017/abr /
MUP Fundraiser!br /
We’re doing a little fundraising of our own to help with the NecronomiCon expenses. This will be exciting things like food, hotel,

Jul 18 2017

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MUP Episode 155 – Where Are We and What Is That?

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a href=http://165.22.188.228/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/800_E155-IMAGE.jpg/aThis episode, Murph, Jon and Chad put peanut butter into the chocolate as we mix together random monsters and random global coordinates. This episode was recorded on August 30, 2018.br /
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[Keeper Chad joins the show late]br /
a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stephaniemcalea/occams-razor-a-collection-of-scenarios-for-call-of/descriptionOccam's Razor/a, a collection of scenarios for Call of Cthulhu by Brian Sammons! This is a collection of modern scenarios that have a dark tone, “more akin to True Detective and American Horror Story and is written for Mature Gamers Only. The scenarios look into the dark heart of humanity and the mythos... but this book has a twist.” The twist is that the scenarios seem to have link to the Cthulhu mythos but they have mundane causes and outcomes.br /
a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grimandperilous/main-gauche-a-zweihander-grim-and-perilous-rpg-supZweihander/a is about to kickstart a new supplement called Main Gauche, which looks dark and weird as hell on their page.br /
a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/69204320/doctor-cthulittle-illustrated-lovecraftian-adventuDoctor Cthulittle/a - an illustrated tale. This is a completed Kickstarter from December 2017, but Jon got it from his local comic shop - and it is amazing!br /
a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darknaga/dark-naga-osr-haunting-of-hastur-modulesHaunting of Hastur/a available in print or at DTRPG. The Haunting of Hastur just had a successful KS to produce the 5e and OSR 4-part adventure scenarios in print. But many of them you can get now on DTRPG.br /
A big Salute to a href=http://www.cthulhu.me/2018/08/500-eternal-lies-01.htmlSKYPE OF CTHULHU/a for 500+ episodes!!!br /
And a big thank you goes out to..wait...to DAN this time for editing the show! Thankorry very much Dan for editing this one.br /
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This episode, let’s kick it off with an installment from Mr. Tyler, with a deep dive into a seminal weird fiction story: The Derelict.br /
Then, we have the first episode in Season Two of Glimpses into the Empire. Let’s gaze up at the timeless stars for a story about the surprising fate of one Roman Astrologer.br /
Once again, if you have any interest in producing a segment for the podcast, please contact a href=http://mup.feedback@gmail.commup.feedback@gmail.com/abr /
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We have some audio feedback from Ritterton. The Google transcription is just too weird to post.br /
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Riffing on a randomly generated monster in a randomly generated place. Here's what we used:br /
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Sep 10 2018

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MUP 139 – Stirring the Genre Stew

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a href=http://165.22.188.228/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MU-Shield_320.png/aIn this episode, Jon, Murph and Chad try a little mashup magic by randomly combining Lovecraftian horror with other RPG genres. This episode was recorded on February 15, 2018.br /
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Correction: In episode 137 Chad said that the DM’s Guild allows creators to write content for multiple versions of DD. a href=https://support.dmsguild.com/hc/en-us/articles/217029298-Content-and-Format-QuestionsIt doesn’t/a. It only allows 5th Edition. And (for now) it only allows the Forgotten Realms and Ravenloft settings only.br /
Delta Green is a href=http://www.delta-green.com/2017/12/a-night-at-the-opera-hardback-pre-order/releasing/a a book of six scenarios called “A Night at the Opera” in hardback. It’s now available for preorder. They are doing a kind of ransom model where they had to get 300 preorders before they would send the thing for print.br /
The Fall of Delta Green, the Ken Hite adaptation of the setting to Trail of Cthulhu, set in “the blistering 1960s” is a href=http://www.delta-green.com/2018/01/the-fall-of-delta-green-in-pdf/available in PDF/a to backers of the Kickstarter. The Fall of Delta Green will be available for further orders from Pelgrane Press “soon.”br /
There is a Punktown update from January: Basically, they a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1799183063/punktown-an-rpg-setting-for-call-of-cthulhu-and-br/posts/2113031have character sheets/a to add to the book from Dean Engelhardt.br /
Check out The Pallid Mask: King In Yellow a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jchaffin/the-pallid-mask-king-in-yellow-tiki-mug-and-rpg?ref=new_friend_backingtiki mug RPG/a.br /
Billy Joel meets HP Lovecraft - a href=https://soundcloud.com/julianvelard/hp-joelcraftlisten here/a!br /
Feedback:br /
iTunes review by drummerdave from USA on January 12, 2018:br /
Fantastic and funny, Great conversation and in-depth analysis on Cthulhu RPGs and horror themes in general. Funny, unique and interesting. Must subscribe!br /
Topic - The Genere-rator!br /
Here is a table we used for generating mashups with Lovecraftian horror. Roll 1d12:br /
1. Superheroes (VV, Marvel, Godlike)br /
2. Espionage (Top Secret, Nights Black Agents)br /
3. Martial Arts (Bushido, Feng Shui, Legend of the Five Rings)br /
4. Swashbuckling (7th Sea, Flashing Blades, 50 Fathoms for Savage Worlds)br /
5. Traditional Fantasy (DD, DCC, 1 million others)br /
6. Conspiracy (Esoterrorists, Delta Green, Kult)br /
7. Cyberpunk (Cyberpunk 2020, Punktown, Corporation)br /
8. Space Opera / Space Adventure (Traveller, Star Wars, Star Trek, Star Frontiers, Star Star)br /
9. Post Apocalyptic (Gamma World, Car Wars, Mutant Crawl Classics)br /
10. Transhuman (Eclipse Phase, Nova Praxis)br /
11. Romance (Monster Hearts, Breaking The Ice, Kagematsu)br /
12. Western (Boot Hill, Deadlands, Down Darker Trails)br /
And here is an extra D6 if you want to add a time period or tech level to the settings:br /
1. Stone Agebr /
2. Ancient/Medievalbr /
3. Contemporary/Post Industrialbr /
4. Near Futurebr /
5. Far Futurebr /
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a href=http://165.22.188.228/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MU-Shield_interview_1200.jpg/aThis episode, we catch up with Chris Spivey of Darker Hue Studios to talk about Harlem Unbound and upcoming projects. Then we riff a bit on how to pull Mythos ideas from TV shows. This episode was recorded on March 15, 2018.br /
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Golden Geek Awards have been a href=https://rpggeek.com/thread/1955324/12th-annual-golden-geek-awards-winners-2017announced/a for stuff released in 2017, and Tales from the Loop got best RPG. It also got runner up for Best Artwork Presentation. That’s the most notable horror-adjacent winner on the list. Check out the rest of the winners on the RPG Geek website - we’ll post a link in the thingy.br /
Jon talks about a new ‘zine about Dungeon Crawl Classics that is available on DriveThruRPG called a href=http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/234617/Crawlthulhu-Issue-1?src=hottest_filteredfilters=220_0_44544_0_0Crawl-thulhu/a. This ‘zine is written and produced by John Potts, and introduces a Sanity mechanic and DCC stats for 1920s firearms. It also includes an adventure titled “A Horrible Day at the Dunwich Fair.” This is all DCC compatible. If playing Call of Cthulhu with DCC rules interests you, then go check out this ‘zine quick. The advertised cover price is $8, but at the time of this recording it is on sale for $3.br /
Chaosium has announced winners of the a href=https://www.chaosium.com/bloghere-are-the-cult-of-chaos-scenario-writing-contest-winners-for-2018/Cult of Chaos Scenario Writing Contest/a - there are seven of them and we’re not going to read them all, but there are two notable winners from MU Nation, including David Larkins for Wailing Woman for Down Darker Trails, and Shannon Mac for The Search for Brian Boru, Cthulhu Dark Ages scenario. Congratulations to all of the winners!br /
There is a Kickstarter in progress for is a horror detective comic based on the works of HP Lovecraft called a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1026913243/hellcraftHellcraft/a. The blurb reads: “Private investigator Hank Hellcraft must contend with a troubled family past, while becoming engulfed in mysteries that reveal indescribable horrors hidden just beneath the surface.” a href=http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/hellcraft/list?title_no=57031Check it out/a!br /
Adam Crossingham posted some updates about SixtyStone projects on YSDC. The SixtyStone website is currently down, so after some speculation about the fate of the company, Adam posted updates on the forums. He says his top priority is getting the MONC KS finished, he’s still converting Colonial Mythos Country to 7e, the next two Investigator Weapons books have gone back to “Hans” for 7e integration, there are a lot of corrections to make on the Cthulhu by Arclight layout files, and he hasn’t decided whether to convert it to 7e or to DG. Other books will basically be done when they get done. More details are in the conversation thread a href=http://www.yog-sothoth.com/topic/31954-whats-up-with-sixtystone-press/#entry337636on YSDC/a.br /
Golden Goblin Press is holding a a href=https://www.goldengoblinpress.com/store/Spring Cleaning Sale/a, so you can get 20% off all physical items, an 30% off orders over $60 in for physical items. That includes RPG and fiction material. That sale runs until April 15th. The discount code is: G0blin$pr1n6.br /
The Brazilian-Portuguese version of Call of Cthulhu successfully Kickstarted back on February 2 at about $71,000 (231,000 Brazilian Real). Behold: “a href=https://www.catarse.me/chamado_de_cthulhuChamado De Cthulhu/a”!br /
Chaosium has released a href=https://www.chaosium.com/petersens-abominations-pdf/Petersen’s Abominations/a in PDF and Hardback. As always, the PDF is free with a Hardback purchase. These are a href=https://www.chaosium.com/petersens-abominations-hardcoverfive of the modern-day con-games/a that Sandy P...

Mar 27 2018

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MUP 143 – Cop Talk and Other Effluvia

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a href=http://165.22.188.228/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/MU-Shield_300.jpg/aIn this episode, all four hosts are back together again to tackle a topic suggestion from Uncle Tim about how to use law enforcement without disrupting the flow of your game. Plus listener segments and more! This episode was recorded on April 12, 2018.br /
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A new 12-page Delta Green scenario by Dennis Detwiller called “a href=http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/237654/Delta-Green-SweetnessSweetness/a” is available via DriveThruRPG in both PDF and Print on Demand. Blurb: “The Bernier family of Tampa, Florida, has been terrorised by a fire and weird graffiti. Police suspect a hate crime. The mark on the door, carved with a horn or a claw and smeared with blood and effluvia, makes Delta Green think otherwise. One of their experts says it's the symbol of Kore, queen of the underworld, goddess of an ancient mystery cult.”br /
A new a href=https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/236360/Rats-in-the-Walls-artfree-versionrules-lite Lovecraftian-style roleplaying game/a from Les Livres de l'Ours is available on DriveThruRPG. The makers say the system was inspired by Advanced Fighting Fantasy, Traveller and others. This version is 34-pages and “art-free” at a pay-what-you-want price. Promo copy “So grab a character sheet, 2D6, pick a profession and a reputation and go fight the Old Ones or die screaming.” The money made by this version will pay for the art of the final version.br /
a href=https://syrinscape.com/Syrinscape /aand a href=https://www.chaosium.com/blogcall-of-cthulhu-coming-to-syrinscape/?mc_cid=552a8b6016mc_eid=bfc4477d55Chaosium /ahave announced a new partnership to release “official sounds” for the Call of Cthulhu RPG. Syrinscape is an app that creates movie-like, immersive sound for tabletop games.br /
There'a a Kickstarter for a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/329574091/call-of-cthulhu-leather-campaign-journalsCall of Cthulhu leather campaign journals/a to enhance your gaming experience. Be the dread author of your own story.br /
A new edition of a href=https://chaosium.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3792dc30db9982558880998cid=37a49e4d5be=af46d112acAlone Against the Dark: Defying the Triumph of the Ice/a is out now from Chaoisum. This has been revised and updated to 7th Edition and is by Matt Costello.br /
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From Michael O'Brien: The launch date for our Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection Kickstarter has been set—April 17th. And they say they are excited to be launching our first Lovecraftian board game since 1987!br /
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Apr 23 2018

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MUP Episode 162 – Plumbing the Magic Depths

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a href=https://blasphemoustomes.com/2018/07/10/the-good-friends-of-jackson-elias-discuss-masks-of-nyarlathotep-with-spoilers/Episode 134 – The Good Friends try on more Masks of Nyarlathotep/abr /
BBC Radio 4 has released a fantastic audio drama, “a href=https://www.bbc.co.uk/search?filter=programmesq=the+case+of+charles+dexter+wardThe Case of Charles Dexter Ward/a.” It is not a reading of the story, but instead it is a full cast radio drama that reinterprets the story as a podcast. The podcast hosts have a show called “The Mystery Machine,” and they do reference a lot of pop culture in the show. It is 10 episodes long, and they each average less than 30 minutes long. It is very well produced and the writing also pulls in many other Lovecraftian elements. This is an amazing production.br /
At the time of release of this episode, a href=http://fairfieldproject.wikidot.com/shotgun-scenarios#toc16voting is now open in the 2018 Delta Green Shotgun Scenario Contest/a. In a change from previous years, all of the entries were required to be no longer than 1500 words. So it shouldn’t be too difficult to skim through and read many, (if not all), of the submitted scenarios. Our own Keeper Jon has a scenario in this year’s contest, but he hasn’t revealed which one is his, even to us! We hope you roll a crit-success on your Luck, Jon.br /
Squamous Studios is about to launch a Kickstarter for the first expansion-Feed the Shoggoth!: Morsels of Madness! It will include 42 cards, featuring: New Cult Factions, New Artifacts, New Spells, New Minions, Rules summaries. And it’s worth mentioning - Chad made the semi-animated intro video for it!br /
The Yellow King RPG by Robin D. Laws update - The latest Kickstarter update contains both good news and bad. The Good: The PDFs for the four core books, one game supplement, and one novel, (depending on your backer level), are available for download. Backers should check their emails. The Bad: Pelgrane Press is having some printer issues, but they are working hard to resolve them. For more details, the backers can check the Kickstarter Updates.br /
The Miskatonic University: Restricted Collections board game Kickstarter. The manufacturing is complete, and will begin shipping from China very soon. Backers should expect an update that contain the names of the cargo ships bringing the goods!br /
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Dec 17 2018

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Special Announcement – Keeper Chad

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Hello MU Nation. This is a short special report to cover some podcast news. Keeper Chad has decided to step down as cohost of the show at the end of

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Nov 21 2019

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MUP Episode 186 — Dateline Malleus Mike Mason

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Campus Crier Jon talked about Robert Bloch’s story, Black Bargin’, in our previous episode, which centered on a malevolent shadow — well, he has created a new spell and a

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Nov 20 2019

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MUP Episode 185 – Pilfering Storytime

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Campus Crier Have you guys seen The Birch on Facebook Watch yet? It’s a great horror story available exclusively on Facebook, and it’s produced in partnership with CryptTV, (who have

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Nov 04 2019

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MUP Episode 184 – Ooky-Spooky Halloweeny!!!

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The Campus Crier The Campus Crier is Miskatonic U’s student paper. Here’s where we go through Mythos related news and feedback to the podcast. Check out Keeper Jon on the

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Oct 21 2019

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MUP Episode 183 – Chris Spivey, Haunted West, and Puppies of Tindalos

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Discord server invite link >> Campus Crier Berlin the Wicked City is available now in hardback direct from Chaosium – stock is now available warehouses in the US, UK, and

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Oct 07 2019

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MUP Episode 182 – NecronomiQuiz – The Recap Show

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This episode, Jon and Murph talk with Oscar Rios about his Kickstarter for a book focused on holidays in Lovecraft Country, and together they each recap highlights of their time

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Sep 23 2019

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MUP Episode 181 – PODCASTING CAGE MATCH! Live Show at NecronomiCon with Some Good Friends!

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This episode is our 2019 NecronmiCon live show in Providence, when The Miskatonic University Podcast and The Good Friends of Jackson Elias girded for a battle royale that will pit

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Sep 09 2019

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MUP Episode 180 – TV Horrors in Spaaaace

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This episode, all four hosts are back for a rare quorum, and we’re taking sci-fi tv shows and Mythosifying them. This episode was recorded on August 15, 2019. This is

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Aug 27 2019

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MUP Episode 179 – I Cast Summon Scenario

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p style=font-size:23px class=has-text-color has-drop-cap has-white-colorThis episode, Chad, Dan and Murph are casting spells to conjure scenarios. A big thank you to Golden Goblin Press for sponsoring this episode! This episode was recorded on August 1st, 2019. /pbr /
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pCorrection one. Some foreign correspondents have expense accounts. Vanishingly smaller numbers over the last few decades, but yes, it is a thing. On big stories, normally you get a budget for reimbursement, and it’s usually paltry, and you have to show receipts for everything, even when you are a full-time correspondents. It has been like that for a very long time. brCorrection two. Listen. Vampires are horror. Yes. No argument there. /pbr /
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Aug 12 2019

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MUP Episode 178 – Mythos in Your Apocalypse, Swordplay, and Cultist Hijinx!

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p style=font-size:23px;text-align:left class=has-text-color has-drop-cap has-white-colorThis episode, Murph, Jon and Chad are digging up some non-Cthulhu material from other games, to practice the fine art of ripping things off. A big thank you once again to Type40 and Golden Goblin Press for sponsoring this episode! This episode (most of it) was recorded on July 18, 2019. /pbr /
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pA quick minor correction. There is actually already a Foreign Correspondent profession outlines in the Investigator Handbook, page 80. “Foreign correspondents are the elite of news reporters. They work on salary, enjoy expense accounts, and travel the globe. In the 1920s, the correspondent may work for a large newspaper, a radio network, or a national newsgroup. Modern-day reporters might also work freelance or be employed to file reports for a television network, an Internet news provider, or international news agency. The work can be very varied, often exciting, and sometimes hazardous as natural disasters, political upheaval, and war are the primary focus of the foreign correspondent.”/pbr /
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pAs of this recording, NecronomiCon Providence 2019 is only 5 weeks away. When we recorded at first the daily schedule of gaming events and panels had not been finalized, But now it is! a href=http://necronomicon-providence.com/core-schedule/NecronomiCon Panels Link/a/pbr /
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pCthulhu 1968: Black Sun Tabletop Skirmish Game --- Just like the title says, this is a 28mm scale miniatures wargame. It looks like it is set during the Vietnam War; it has a US Army faction, a Deep Ones faction, a strange (maybe lost relic holdover) WWII German faction that has allied with Ghouls, plus a weird Bug faction and a Golem faction. Looks cool painted. They’re about halfway funded with another 20 days to go as of this recording. a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1313980061/cthulhu-1968-black-sun-tabletop-skirmish-gameLink here!/a/pbr /
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pModiphius has started their Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition Organized Play Campaign. The first scenario will be the upcoming Fall of London which they expect to have out in PDF before Christmas. a href=https://www.modiphius.com/organised-play.htmlSign up here/a/pbr /
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pThe Yellow King RPG from Pelgrane had some bumps in the road. There were delays in shipping, and Simon managed to track down the Managing Director of the company at UK Games Expo. Their print liaison had left the company rather suddenly due to mental health issues, leaving a lot of money owed and contracts breached, in his wake. They discovered that the books were all printed, but had been put into storage, with no understanding of who they were for or what was to be done with them.TL;DR - they are hoping to be able to start shipping everything in early August./pbr /
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Jul 29 2019

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MUP Episode 177 – An Ounce of Experience is a Pound of Roleplay

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p style=font-size:23px class=has-text-color has-drop-cap has-white-colorThis episode, all four hosts are in the house to talk about experience packages for your investigators. Plus we go over ENnies nominations, news updates, Listening Room segments, and more. This episode was recorded on July 4, 2019./pbr /
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MUP Episode 176 – Board It Up!

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p style=font-size:23px class=has-text-color has-drop-cap has-white-colorThis episode we’ll be looking at our game shelves and asking - can I use a board game for my role playing game? And we have Edwin joining us on the horn to help us out. Thanks to Type40 for sponsoring this episode. This episode was recorded on June 20, 2019./pbr /
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pOur Crier was a little short this week. We'll be back with more next show. The NecronomiCon Providence convention is only 60 days away, (as of this recording), and the a href=http://necronomicon-providence.com/core-schedule/list of panels/a is now available for fans to review. So if you’re going to be in Providence in August, check out the list to figure out what panels you’d like to attend. a href=https://discord.gg/vNjEv9DCheck out our Discord server here /a Thank you to Edwin for editing AND guest-hosting the show!/pbr /
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pThanks once again to Type40 for sponsoring this episode! Type40 is a maker of all manner of high quality gaming props and items, lots of them specifically for Call of Cthulhu. One kind of tempting item they make are their a href=https://type40.com.au/product/ltd-edition-signed-set-of-leather-call-of-cthulhu-campaign-journals/campaign journals/a. They are bound in leather, and they have designed stamped or tooled into the covers. So you have one for a href=https://type40.com.au/product/call-of-cthulhu-campaign-journal-the-dunwich-horror/The Dunwich Horror/a, with a Miskatonic University shield on it, you have one for At the Mountains of Madness, an official Chaosium one, with detailed art work from the HPLHS. They're selling a set of them now signed by Mike Mason. Check out Type40's whole catalog when you get a chance via the link in the show notes./pbr /
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pThis week we've got Episode 3 of “The Journals of Laura Logan!” Once again Kerrie TC is available for voice over work if anyone has leads, please send them to a href=http://kerrietcrpgs@gmail.comkerrietcrpgs@gmail.com/a. Next up, Mr. Tyler is back with a new installment of his detention hall diatribes. Let’s crack open our text books and turn to page...witchcraft./pbr /
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p2. Board game (or card games) that have mechanics that could be used for horror RPGs. Mentioned in episode: Fury of Dracula Firefly Eldritch Horror Risk/Axis Allies Tannhauser Illuminati card game Flux Pandemic/p

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MUP Episode 175 – How Adair You

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p style=font-size:23px class=has-text-color has-drop-cap has-white-colorThis episode we’ve got Christopher Smith Adair in the guest chair to discuss sundry projects, including a newly released (to PDF) Pulp Cthulhu campaign, a scenario for Golden Goblin Press's An Inner Darkness, and much more. This episode was recorded on June 6, 2019./pbr /
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pa href=https://www.yog-sothoth.com/index.html/news/the-deep/Yog-Sothoth.com/a is going deep. After 21 years, the site will now be available only by direct access to the 20,000+ members. In the announcement, founder Paul Maclean said the move would mean we will have less of an issue with spammers and bots and more importantly it may also help foster a more club-like atmosphere (which remains open to all new members). We are far from the first to do this, but we're probably one of the largest in what we cover. A natural concern is that by becoming part of the Deep Web we may miss potential members, however it's become clear over the past year that this should not be the case. The most powerful form of promotion is word of mouth. /pbr /
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pOur own Jon Hook has a new adventure available on the Miskatonic Repository. It’s called “a href=https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/278700/Spark-of-Life?src=hottest_filteredSpark of Life/a,” and it’s designed to be played with the Keeper and one player. He is coining a term for this style of game: “An Isolated Investigator Adventure.” /pbr /
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pMark Morrison is releasing on Drivethru RPG his second-ever scenario for Call of Cthulhu, called a href=https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/278144/The-Saltwater-Inheritance The Saltwater Inheritance/a, which was for a competition in White Dwarf Magazine around, and though it was a runner-up in the contest, the adventure never saw print. /pbr /
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pWe have wrapped up our first contest on the MUP Discord Server. The prize was a brand new copy of the Miskatonic University: Restricted Collection board game. Participants had to write a Lovecraftian or Cthulhueque haiku in the Contest_1 channel. There were a ton of great entries, so thank you to everyone who participated. The winner of the board game is… Tic! And his winning haiku goes like this… /pbr /
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pThe cold void yawns wide. Breaking my feeble mind on, Dread reality. /pbr /
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pJon was recently a guest on the amazing literary and gaming podcast, a href=https://appendixnbookclub.com/The Appendix N Book Club/a. This podcast is dedicated to reading all of the literature referenced by Gary Gygax in Appendix N of the Dungeon Master’s Guide, (old school ADD). Jon was invited to read and speak about The Lurker at the Threshold, by August Derleth and H. P. Lovecraft, on Episode 48. /pbr /
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pEpisode 2 of The Journals of Laura Logan. By the way, the reader, Kerrie TC, is available for voice-over work if anyone has leads, please send them to a href=mailto:kerrietcrpgs@gmail.comkerrietcrpgs@gmail.com/a./pbr /
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pFrom Danial: I was thinking of this topic with regards to video games, which typically prevent you from killing NPCs, and in the ones that don’t, you’ll usually be killed in retaliation in pretty short order. The “You Died” scenario could be resolved in CoC with the flashback technique you guys mentioned, but perhaps we could take a page from the games that prevent you from doing bad things in the first place.  Say the guy wants to shoot the kid in the street.

Jun 18 2019

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MUP Episode 174 – Truth and Consequences

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This episode, Murph, Dan, and Chad talk about how to deploy interesting consequences for PCs who color outside the lines (of your group's play-style coloring book, oops the metaphor just broke...). This episode was recorded on May 23, 2019.br /
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Brendan Sterling sought answers in experimental past-life regression. Unfortunately, his mind isn’t the only one seeking answers in the past.... Out in PDF later this month* —A COLD FIRE WITHIN. A new complete six-part #PulpCthulhu #rpg campaign by Christopher Smith Adair.br /
Director of the former San Pedro Lovecraft Festival, Aaron Vaneck, will be directing a a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/372215552/hp-lovecraft-film-festival-and-cthulhucon-san-pedr-0/posts/2514913?ref=ksr_email_backer_project_update_registered_usersnew feature film/a based on a particular flavor of Cthulhu-esque spy-type roleplaying game that is similar to First Items First , written by friend of the show Bret Kramer. The script has been written by Adam Scott Glancy, and is about two government agents who investigates some supernatural shenanigans while trying to cleanse a former agent’s home a href=https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0889016/after his death/a.br /
a href=https://m.facebook.com/notes/golden-goblin-press/the-lovecraft-country-holiday-collection-teaser/2749576218446710/Kickstarter coming September 2019 from Golden Goblin Press/a. New expanded 7th edition versions of the classic Call of Cthulhu holiday themed adventures, Christmas in Kingsport and Halloween in Dunwich. Stretch Goals include two original scenarios, Easter in Arkham, and Innsmouth Independence Day.br /
a href=https://www.patreon.com/stygianfox/overview?fbclid=IwAR1bMp0qRCU069pqw-JKy44PVshjf_3YaBiBEYrFz0xPCLhfau7vvwXnZ6QStygian Fox is launching a Patreon/a. The company is going to produce one or two-part adventures each month in PDF format for you to use at your gaming table. Every 4 months we'll put those adventures up on DriveThruRPG in order for you to buy Print-On-Demand copies.br /
Out now from Arc Dream: a href=https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/270434Delta Green: The Complex/a offers 21 new dossiers for federal agencies and important contractors to enhance your Delta Green campaign. Each dossier describes the entity’s budget, operatives, organizational structure and history, mandate, areas of friction with other agencies, suggested professions for Delta Green agents, and what it’s like to work there.br /
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(From May 12) Dear Campus Cryer,br /
Thinking about Call of Cthulhu settings I recently published an article on an artist (Jordan Baseman) who is reproducing the era of the Spanish Influenza outbreak through daily radio broadcasts (podcasts etc).br /
Spanning the period of 1918 to 1919 the audio art piece allows the reader to get into the progression of events of 100 years ago as they unfolded day to day. Concluding later this year, listeners get a sense of how the outbreak spread and how it affected communities at time. In as much as the story of the Spanish flu is a narrative on geography, mortality and statistics it is also a very harrowing human story. People came to terms with infection and the outbreak as an social entity in a variety of ways, sometimes nobly with understanding and empathy. But not always.br /
More info: https://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/psychohorology-jordan-baseman-on-using-time-as-a-canvas/br /
As a theme I'm sure that the Spanish Flu outbreak has been covered before but I thought your listeners might like the opportunity learn a bit more about that period. Who knows what ancient eldritch horrors sought to change the course of human history to benefit their nefarious appetites!br /
I love your podcasts and along with The Good friends of Jackson Elias and The Lovecraft Geek the ur...

Jun 03 2019

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MUP Episode 172 – Becoming a Believer

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May 06 2019

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MUP Episode 171 – Beware of Sebek’s Minions!

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Apr 22 2019

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MUP Episode 170 – The Glamorous Gatsby

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Apr 09 2019

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MU Special Report – Chaosium Announcement with Michael O'Brien

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In this special report, Keeper Murph talks to Chaosium Vice President Michael O'Brien about a few news updates, as well as a big announcement and an addition to the Chaosium team. a href=https://www.chaosium.com/blogjohn-wick-joins-chaosium/John Wick Joins Chaosium/a]]

Apr 02 2019

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MUP Episode 169 – Scum and Villainy

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This episode we’re gonna be baaaaad! Jon, Murph, and Chad workshop how to make good bad guys. This episode was recorded on March 14, 2019. We want to hear from you!

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Mar 19 2019

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MUP Episode 168 – Dark Projects and Golden Ages with Oscar Rios

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a href=http://165.22.188.228/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MU-Shield_320.png/aThis episode, Chad, Jon and Murph talk with Oscar Rios of Golden Goblin Press about a Kickstarter project that’s about to launch (check this space in a few days after the episode launches). And we also talk about a couple of episodes of a weird/horror/drama podcast that Oscar suggested, called Archive 81, and ways to draw possible game inspiration from that well. This episode was recorded on February 28, 2019.br /
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Murph is a player on an Actual Play with a href=http://www.howwerollpodcast.com/How We Roll/a of the a href=https://www.chaosium.com/blogjoin-an-allstar-cast-on-chaosium-twitch-this-saturday-for-masks-of-nyarlathotep/Peru prequel chapter of Masks of Nyarlathotep/a on a href=https://www.twitch.tv/chaosiumincChaosium's Twitch channe/al!br /
The latest Hudson Brand Kickstarter a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stephaniemcalea/hudson-and-brand-shadows-of-the-past?ref=project_tweetShadows of the Pas/at has completed by the time this has been released, at the time of recording the had raised $34,739 of a $7,981 goal.br /
Friend of the show, and previous guest, Becky Annison has just gone live with the KickStarter for a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackarmada/bite-me-a-game-of-werewolf-pack-dynamics?ref=user_menuBite Me! - A Game of Werewolf Pack Dynamics/a. This Powered by the Apocalypse game is centered around building and fleshing out the emotional, and often violent, relationships within the werewolf pack.br /
The Wrestlenomicon card game features lush illustrations by Kurt Komoda. The core game features one Cthulhu deck and one Hastur deck, but if our Kickstarter reaches our stretch goals, we’ll be able to add more Great Old One decks like – Itlagua the Wendigo, Tsathoggua, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth, Yig. You name it, they’ll fight it!br /
Arc Dream Publishing has a new Kickstarter going live on March, 5th for their new humorous Mythos card game, a href=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcdream/580240352?ref=553942token=1e636024Wrestlenomicon/a. The art in this looks really cool, and made me, Jon, laugh.br /
This comes to Kickstarter on March 5th (already underway).br /
Oscar chimes in to mention that there is new free material on the Golden Goblin website. Behold, a new Mythos tome, a href=https://www.goldengoblinpress.com/store/#!/Rituals-of-the-Eternal-Mother-FREE-Grimoire-for-Cthulhu-Invictus/p/131340170/category=33065361Rituals of the Eternal Mother/a.br /
Type40 has a href=https://twitter.com/the_tardis_guy/status/1100924262469136384announced/a on their Twitter stream that they are a go for shipping Reiner Knizia’s Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection Kickstarter. I believe that Jon has already received a shipping announcement and speculates that he will have it in hand within a fortnight.br /
According to the @HPLHS Twitter feed, The Super Deluxe Limited Edition of Masks of Nyarlathotep is officially shipping! You can check out the photo of a href=https://twitter.com/HPLHS/status/1101192699791601664boxes in a storeroom here/a.br /
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This episode, we’re back in the listening room to queue up a report from Agent Dinos with a return to the Thule air base....br /
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Mar 11 2019

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