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A Podcast dedicated to Call of Cthulhu and other Horror and Lovecraftian Role Playing Games.

    MUP Episode 202 – #BlackLivesMatter & Dissident Whispers

    MUP Episode 202 – #BlackLivesMatter & Dissident Whispers

    This episode, Keepers Dave and Jon welcome guests Kat Welsford and Vi Huntsman. Kat and Vi helped create an amazing anthology of RPG adventures titled, Dissident Whispers, and they're here to talk about that project. Enjoy!







    The Old Ways Podcast







    The Old Ways Podcast is a weekly Call of Cthulhu actual play “slow-burn” style radio drama where a great group serves up entertainment to you using new and published scenarios. With two seasons of material, listeners begin their journey with the investigators in 1920s Chicago, as they sink into the blood-soaked ground of Windy City horror. Season two picks up as they dive head-long into Chaosium’s legendary Masks of Nyarlathotep campaign where the investigators pull at the very threads which herald the end of days. 







    With more than 35 hours of available content, they’ve got you covered for all your sanity destroying quarantine needs! The Old Ways Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and many more! Snag the RSS Feed and never miss our Mythos Monday episode drop! 







    Find them on Facebook, Twitter, or deep in the Miskatonic University library’s Restricted Section desperately hunting for the right dusty occult tome!"







    Campus Crier







    The Campus Crier is the Miskatonic University's student newspaper. This edition was collected on June 18th, 2020.







    Roleplaying giant, Wizards of the Coast, publishers of Dungeons & Dragons, has issued a statement about diversity in their game. They are modifying the types of playable characters so that certain species are not portrayed with inherent traits -- orc players do not have a penalty to their intelligence, for example. The article is informative and enlightening.







    It seems like fans can find similar conversations about diversity on a variety of social media platforms and websites, too. For example, Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG News site was also linked on Facebook with a robust conversation on the topic.







    The Good Friends of Jackson Elias podcast and its listeners are having a virtual convention, and they’re calling it The Good Friends of Jacks-Con Elias virtual RPG convention. The Good Friends themselves will be in attendance, along with hosts of the Miskatonic University Podcast, How We Roll, Ain’t Slayed Nobody, and possibly more to come.







    The convention will take place over the weekend of the 9th-12th of July 2020. People from all over the world are offering games around the clock. Game sign-ups go live on the 1st of July.







    While the main focus is Call of Cthulhu, there are plenty of other games on offer, including Tales From the Loop, Dungeon Crawl Classics, Unknown Armies, Kult, and the new Alien RPG.







    The planning for the event is taking place on the Good Friends Discord server, although by the time this episode goes out, we will also have details on blasphemoustomes.com. (Discord server link: https://discord.gg/5xzvNZj )







    And, Chaosium has just released the 2-book volume of the new Malleous Monstrorum!!! It’s huge and amazing.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    MUP Episode 201 – The Silent Clowder

    MUP Episode 201 – The Silent Clowder

    This episode, Keepers Jon and Dave play a game of Call of Cthulhu! The scenario is titled "The Silent Clowder," and it was exclusively available to backers of Goodman Games' Kickstarter to fund Keeper Jon's book, Age of Cthulhu #9: The Lost Expedition. Enjoy!







    The Old Ways Podcast







    The Old Ways Podcast is a weekly Call of Cthulhu actual play “slow-burn” style radio drama where a great group serves up entertainment to you using new and published scenarios. With two seasons of material, listeners begin their journey with the investigators in 1920s Chicago, as they sink into the blood-soaked ground of Windy City horror. Season two picks up as they dive head-long into Chaosium’s legendary Masks of Nyarlathotep campaign where the investigators pull at the very threads which herald the end of days. 







    With more than 35 hours of available content, they’ve got you covered for all your sanity destroying quarantine needs! The Old Ways Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and many more! Snag the RSS Feed and never miss our Mythos Monday episode drop! 







    Find them on Facebook, Twitter, or deep in the Miskatonic University library’s Restricted Section desperately hunting for the right dusty occult tome!"







    The Silent Clowder







    This is an unusual episode... no news, no card catalog, no listening room... just Jon and Dave as they play a quick game of Call of Cthulhu. This adventure is one of Keeper Jon's "Isolated Investigator" adventures, designed to be played with one Keeper and one investigator.

    • 2 hrs 21 min
    MUP Episode 200 – Bicentennial Bonanza!

    MUP Episode 200 – Bicentennial Bonanza!

    This episode, the whole Keeper Krew is back! Keepers Dan, Chad, Murph, Dave, and Jon talk about everything. It goes off the rails far and wide. Enjoy!







    The Old Ways Podcast







    The Old Ways Podcast is a weekly Call of Cthulhu actual play “slow-burn” style radio drama where a great group serves up entertainment to you using new and published scenarios. With two seasons of material, listeners begin their journey with the investigators in 1920s Chicago, as they sink into the blood-soaked ground of Windy City horror. Season two picks up as they dive head-long into Chaosium’s legendary Masks of Nyarlathotep campaign where the investigators pull at the very threads which herald the end of days. 







    With more than 35 hours of available content, they’ve got you covered for all your sanity destroying quarantine needs! The Old Ways Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and many more! Snag the RSS Feed and never miss our Mythos Monday episode drop! 







    Find them on Facebook, Twitter, or deep in the Miskatonic University library’s Restricted Section desperately hunting for the right dusty occult tome!"







    Campus Crier







    The Campus Crier is the Miskatonic University's student newspaper. This edition was collected on May 21st, 2020.







    (Former Keeper) Chad and a co-host from his mysterious past named Jason have launched HyperLab Omni, a podcast that uses Omni magazines as a lens to examine the weird, sci-fi nature of our present. Recording started more than a year ago, and about 15 episodes are already in the can. It'll be one "season" that covers Omni issues from 1979, with all kinds of riffs on short stories, art, philosophy, science, and high weirdness. We might end up with about 20-25 episodes for the season. They run so far on average about 40 minutes. An electronic music composer from the Bay Area created an original intro theme for the show AND original underscore music that uses AI and generative processes to make freaky, spacey stuff. Check out the super weird side of Keeper Chad at HyperLabOmni.com. Sound design and music is by Nathan Moody. Visit nathanmoody.bandcamp.com to hear more from him. 







    Pelgrane Press just published a cool set of tables on the News page of their website that they’re calling “More Hideous Randomness.” Keepers can use the tables to generate a Mythos mystery for the investigators to explore. Don’t expect a cohesive mystery from a set of randomized tables, but they can be used to energize and kickstart the Keeper’s imagination. 







    Reanimator Incorporated is a graphic novel being funded on Kickstarter now. At the time of this recording, it has 26 days remaining, and it’s already fully funded, and then some. Quoting from the Kickstarter, “Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West - Reanimator’, Reanimator Incorporated: Chapter One is a complete reimagining of the original story. Taking inspiration from Lovecraft’s original text, and from Gordon’s 80s movie adaptation, this 72-page graphic novel modernises West’s machinations, whilst weaving literary mythology (Lovecraftian and beyond) into the tale. Think Reanimator meets From Beyond, with a splash of Dante’s Inferno, a dab of King’s Pet Sematary… And then some…” 







    No surprise, if you haven’t already heard, both a href="https://www.gencon.com/press/gen-con-2020-cancellation?

    • 1 hr 56 min
    MUP Episode 199 – Light of Midsommar

    MUP Episode 199 – Light of Midsommar

    This episode, Keepers Jon, Dave and Murph talk to friend of the show, movie buff, and Discord regular, Ambermancer. We talk about the movies The Lighthouse and Midsommar, and how to use elements from those movies in your Call of Cthulhu game.







    Noble Knight Games







    This episode is generously sponsored by Noble Knight Games. They have the largest selection of out-of-print games in the world. Including a huge selection of Lovecraftian RPG game books. They even stock Age of Cthulhu books! If you're collecting any of Chaosium's new or vintage Call of Cthulhu game books, then you really need to check out Noble Knight Games. During these times of actual pandemic crisis, now is a perfect time to game online with your friends.







    Campus Crier







    The Campus Crier is the Miskatonic University's student newspaper. This edition was collected on May 7th, 2020.







    Chaosium just released “Mansions of Madness - Vol.1: Behind Closed Doors.” It contains a total of five scenarios, two updated classics and three brand new mysteries. The included scenarios are: The Corbitt House, The Crack’d and Crook’d Manse, The Code, The House of Memphis, and The Nineteenth Hole. Listen to our previous episode, #198, to hear Mike Mason discuss this new book. And, keen-eyed MUP students may recognize a couple of MUP faculty names in the Special Thanks section of the book. 







    RPG.net is having a membership drive on IndieGoGo. They are currently running a funding campaign for the RPG.net website, by selling elite membership perks for their site. RPG.net is an independent news and review website for tabletop roleplaying games.







    Oh man! The Lovecraft Country teaser trailer released, and it looks amazing!







    Robin Laws recently released a video on Pelgrane Press’ YouTube channel that walks new players through character creation in the Yellow King RPG. A rare opportunity to get a walk-through video like this straight from the author. 







    Chaosium just announced their release of the roleplaying game, Würm - The Ice Age Roleplaying Game. Würm is a system-lite modified d6, players roll 2d6 versus a threshold and can add an extra d6 to their roll for Strengths they may have, or subtract 3 from the total for any weaknesses. The magic system is interesting focussing on Shamanism and Spirits and is entirely possible to bring Mythos characters over into the setting, although I’ve never done it myself. The game is set in the last period of the Ice Age 35,000 years ago. 







    Some of you might remember that this was a successful Kickstarter from Nocturnal Media & Emmanuel Roudier back in 2015 for the initial translation and release. That book was delivered in 2018 to backers and Chaosium is now acting as distributor for the product. I have that previous PDF of Wurm and it is a good product. I have not seen the PDF or book that Chaosium is selling,

    • 1 hr 44 min
    MUP Episode 198 – Mike Mason Through the Ages!

    MUP Episode 198 – Mike Mason Through the Ages!

    This episode, Keepers Jon, Dave and Murph talk to Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu Line Editor, Mike Mason, about the upcoming releases from Chaosium and playing Call of Cthulhu in different time periods.







    Noble Knight Games







    This episode is generously sponsored by Noble Knight Games. They have the largest selection of out-of-print games in the world. Including a huge selection of Lovecraftian RPG game books. They even stock Age of Cthulhu books! If you're collecting any of Chaosium's new or vintage Call of Cthulhu game books, then you really need to check out Noble Knight Games.







    Noble Knight Games has generously offered a special discount code for MUP listeners. If you go to their website, you can use the code NOBLETONIC for 10% off your entire order. This code is valid through 5/9/2020. During these times of actual pandemic crisis, now is a perfect time to game online with your friends. And you can get your gaming materials from Noble Knight Games at a discount!







    Campus Crier







    The Campus Crier is the Miskatonic University's student newspaper. This edition was collected on April 23rd, 2020.







    Chaosium has released another SRD, this time for the HeroQuest system originally designed by Robin Laws, and is called QuestWorlds. The system can now be used by creators as a base for different genre packs that can be written for the base ruleset.







    From the files of the “Strange but True” news desk we have discovered a Cthulhu Suncatcher is currently being funded on Kickstarter. Actually, this project is already funded, so it is going to happen. It is a sculpture of Great Cthulhu poking his head through a R’lyehian portal. It will be cast in a color-tinted resin so sunlight can pass through it. This sculpture was created by the artists of Mythos Monsters.com. 







    If you’re stuck at home during this time of pandemic, and you’re eager for some entertainment, then be sure to check out Chaosium’s YouTube channel, where there are several multi-part actual plays of some of their published and soon-to-be-published adventures, including A Cold Fire Within and The Dead Within. 







    In that same vein, be sure to also check out the Into the Darkness YouTube channel. They have an impressive catalog of Call of Cthulhu actual plays for you to choose from, including Masks of Nyarlathotep, The Two-Headed Serpent, and The Pipeline. 







    Just released on YouTube is the latest Investigative Roleplaying Masterclass, by Pelgrane Press’ Kenneth Hite, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Cat Tobin, Ruth Tillman, and it’s moderator Robin D. Laws. They talk about how to conduct an investigative roleplay game, and it features examples from the GUMSHOE line of tabletop rpgs. 







    Also listen to Keeper Murph play in the Peru Chapter of Masks of Nyarlathotep on the How We Roll Podcast!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    MUP Episode 197 – ‘Lo That From the Dark Ages!

    MUP Episode 197 – ‘Lo That From the Dark Ages!

    This episode, Keepers Jon, Dave and Murph talk to author, Chad Bowser, about the new 3rd edition of Cthulhu Dark Ages.







    Noble Knight Games







    This episode is generously sponsored by Noble Knight Games. They have the largest selection of out-of-print games in the world. Including a huge selection of Lovecraftian RPG game books. They even stock Age of Cthulhu books! If you're collecting any of Chaosium's new or vintage Call of Cthulhu game books, then you really need to check out Noble Knight Games.







    Noble Knight Games has generously offered a special discount code for MUP listeners. If you go to their website, you can use the code NOBLETONIC for 10% off your entire order. This code is valid through 5/9/2020. During these times of actual pandemic crisis, now is a perfect time to game online with your friends. And you can get your gaming materials from Noble Knight Games at a discount!







    Campus Crier







    The Campus Crier is the Miskatonic University's student newspaper. This edition was collected on April 9th, 2020.







    Reckoning of the Dead’s Matt Ryan has a brand new podcast that he’s doing with his family. Matt is running his wife and daughter through the adventures in the House of R’lyeh book as a loose campaign. His new podcast is called Reckoning of the Dead Radio, and it’s available on Spotify and iTunes. Matt’s calling his actual play episodes, “The Ryan’s in R’lyeh!”







    Chaosium has released their BRP SRD. The BRP Systems Reference Document (SRD) contains guidelines for publishing content under the BRP Open-Gaming License.







    The Miskatonic Repository continues to grow with some amazing content. Including, A Tableau of Red, by Helen Yau. This is an amazing modern adventure set in Barcelona. The teaser blurb for the scenario: “For the past few weeks, summer school artist Cesar Dominguez has been dreaming of a strange world. Walking through a landscape of vivid colours and patterns, his vision pulsates in time with discordant melodies and whispers. Strange moving shapes in the corner of his sight have been urging him to share his visions with others, so they too can join in the harrowing beauty.” The PDF is less than $5, and the production quality is outstanding. Check it out. 







    With physical conventions off the table for the moment, Pelgrane Press is cooking up a series of virtual panels over on our newly bustling YouTube channel. To kick things off Ken and Robin entered the Dreamlands of Zoom to take questions from a crew of stalwart volunteers. Now you too can watch as they nerdtrope the 100 Years War, share online RPG play tips, blackguard Joseph Campbell, praise Charles Portis, contemplate socially distant game snacks, and more.







    The COVID-19 virus has impacted another convention; the Origins Game Fair has been postponed to October, and Origins Online is now scheduled for June. Fans and attendees should consult the Origins website for further details.







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    • 1 hr 4 min

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