112 episodes

Under the Library,an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictions) 1942 Los Alamos NM and follows the misadventures of Boone (Chris), Jo (Emily), Culligan (Scott), Bello (Rick), Rutherford (Wayne), and Franny (Artur). We focus on narrative, improv, and character building. We may stick our heads in front of a train because that’s what our character would do, and when we look under the bed even the Keeper may not know what we’ll find. We’re crafting a story, creating flawed characters, suspenseful events, and fulfilling revelations. Call of Cthulhu is a horror TTRPG; characters die horribly graphic deaths. It’s for mature audiences, but played by immature people.

Under the Library - A Call of Cthulhu Podcast Under the Library

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Under the Library,an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictions) 1942 Los Alamos NM and follows the misadventures of Boone (Chris), Jo (Emily), Culligan (Scott), Bello (Rick), Rutherford (Wayne), and Franny (Artur). We focus on narrative, improv, and character building. We may stick our heads in front of a train because that’s what our character would do, and when we look under the bed even the Keeper may not know what we’ll find. We’re crafting a story, creating flawed characters, suspenseful events, and fulfilling revelations. Call of Cthulhu is a horror TTRPG; characters die horribly graphic deaths. It’s for mature audiences, but played by immature people.

    UtLS4E32: There's a Dynamite Range

    UtLS4E32: There's a Dynamite Range

    On this episode of Under the Library, a Call of Cthulhu Podcast:
    In the tunnel, Colette and Amanda find themselves at a 3-way intersection and head west to the center of town. At the next intersection they turn south towards the mysterious building where two guards had turned Johnny away. As they arrive beneath the building, they hear voices from above.
    Buddy find’s Sam at Doc’s and confronts him about his disturbing sketches. They part ways as Buddy heads to Lloyd’s store to find a hacksaw and Sam asks Sheriff Coddington to keep an eye on Amos. However, Sam discovers that Cheryl recently stopped by the sheriff’s office, so he instead heads back to Bawdy Bill’s.
    Lancelot sees Mr. Loman head upstairs in Bawdy Bill’s as he approaches the bartender to ask for Randy’s passcard. He doesn’t have the card and instead directs Lancelot to Randy’s office in the back. After completing his business in the office, Lancelot follows Mr. Loman’s path upstairs.
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    Under the Library, an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictitious) 1942 New Mexico and follows the misadventures of Collette (Emily), Eddy (Scott), Sam (Rick), Lancelot (Wayne), and Buddy (Arthur). We focus on narrative, improv, and character building. We may stick our heads in front of a train because that’s what our character would do, and when we look under the bed even the Keeper may not know what we’ll find. We’re crafting a story, creating flawed characters, suspenseful events, and fulfilling revelations. Call of Cthulhu is a horror TTRPG; characters die horribly graphic deaths. It’s for mature audiences, but played by immature people. Find us at https://underthelibrary.com.
    Background art on YouTube courtesy of the brilliant artist Andrii Shafetov.
    https://www.artstation.com/andriishafetov & AzDimension Virtual Technology from their game The Last Dead End available on Steam.


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    • 47 min
    UtLS4E31: Plus a Spudbar

    UtLS4E31: Plus a Spudbar

    On this episode of Under the Library, a Call of Cthulhu Podcast:
    Colette checks in with Amanda and together they explore one of Lancelot’s “significant places in town.” They manage to break the concrete and rebar lid with some creative levering, and then descend into the tunnel.
    In Sam’s room, Buddy talks to the book about Sam’s horrifying sketches and then feels compelled to talk to Sam directly. At the same time, Sam is in the clinic sharing a breakfast with Amos. Doc checks his back and finds that it’s infected, so he administers another shot.
    Finally, at Bawdy Bill’s, Lancelot orders the special drink they give to residents who need to relax. The bartender asks him if he’s seen Randy and Lancelot wonders out loud if he’ll ever see Randy again.
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    Under the Library, an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictitious) 1942 New Mexico and follows the misadventures of Collette (Emily), Eddy (Scott), Sam (Rick), Lancelot (Wayne), and Buddy (Arthur). We focus on narrative, improv, and character building. We may stick our heads in front of a train because that’s what our character would do, and when we look under the bed even the Keeper may not know what we’ll find. We’re crafting a story, creating flawed characters, suspenseful events, and fulfilling revelations. Call of Cthulhu is a horror TTRPG; characters die horribly graphic deaths. It’s for mature audiences, but played by immature people. Find us at https://underthelibrary.com.
    Background art on YouTube courtesy of the brilliant artist Andrii Shafetov.
    https://www.artstation.com/andriishafetov & AzDimension Virtual Technology from their game The Last Dead End available on Steam.


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    • 46 min
    UtLS4E30: I Don't Even Get the Cool Point

    UtLS4E30: I Don't Even Get the Cool Point

    On this episode of Under the Library, a Call of Cthulhu Podcast:
    In the Garden of Arts, Lancelot seems to have regained his identity. He leads Randy to the pond in the back of the garden and tries to force Randy to reveal the location of his passcard. Randy attempts to reset Lancelot again, but the trigger phrase fails and Randy loses control of the situation.
    Later, Lancelot changes back into his normal clothing and heads to Bawdy Bills to return Lou Ellen’s outfit. Upstairs in her room, Lancelot once again finds himself craving a whiskey.
    Buddy checks on Sam, who is covered in blood with a huge gash on his back. He and Johnny retrieve first aid supplies from the nearby camp, treat Sam, and head back towards town and the clinic. With Amos in the other room Doc sews Sam’s back wound, but he doesn’t believe a bit of the story of the Beast of Bloodstone.
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    Under the Library, an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictitious) 1942 New Mexico and follows the misadventures of Collette (Emily), Eddy (Scott), Sam (Rick), Lancelot (Wayne), and Buddy (Arthur). We focus on narrative, improv, and character building. We may stick our heads in front of a train because that’s what our character would do, and when we look under the bed even the Keeper may not know what we’ll find. We’re crafting a story, creating flawed characters, suspenseful events, and fulfilling revelations. Call of Cthulhu is a horror TTRPG; characters die horribly graphic deaths. It’s for mature audiences, but played by immature people. Find us at https://underthelibrary.com. 
    Background art on YouTube courtesy of the brilliant artist Andrii Shafetov.
    https://www.artstation.com/andriishafetov & AzDimension Virtual Technology from their game The Last Dead End available on Steam.


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    • 42 min
    UtLS4E29: Do You Remember Freddy's Name?

    UtLS4E29: Do You Remember Freddy's Name?

    On this episode of Under the Library, a Call of Cthulhu Podcast:
    Buddy rushes to help Sam, who had collapsed after discovering Cheryl’s absence from the camping group. JD assures Buddy no other groups are currently camping. He suggests Cheryl left Sam on purpose and says they could check the nearby town Deadwood, or perhaps back in Bloodstone.
    In the doctor’s office, Lancelot feels confused and his memory is fuzzy. He no longer knows his name and thinks he serves at Bawdy Bill’s. He heads straight there, walks upstairs to former employee Lou Ellen’s room, dons her clothing, and returns to the common room. She’s the focus of attention in the room (but interprets the stares as positive), and orders whiskey while playing a round of blackjack. Randy the foreman approaches Lou Ellen and leads her out into the street. He convinces her to walk with him to the garden, where Lancelot begins to regain his identity.
    From above, the cries of a goat interrupt the conversation with JD and then the sounds abruptly stop. Sam shoots into the sky as a large shadowy mass barrels into his side. He feels a rip in his side and falls from his horse as Johnny shoots at the shadow. The muzzle flash reveals a creature, unlike anything they’ve ever seen.
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    Under the Library, an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictitious) 1942 New Mexico and follows the misadventures of Collette (Emily), Eddy (Scott), Sam (Rick), Lancelot (Wayne), and Buddy (Arthur). We focus on narrative, improv, and character building. We may stick our heads in front of a train because that’s what our character would do, and when we look under the bed even the Keeper may not know what we’ll find. We’re crafting a story, creating flawed characters, suspenseful events, and fulfilling revelations. Call of Cthulhu is a horror TTRPG; characters die horribly graphic deaths. It’s for mature audiences, but played by immature people. Find us at https://underthelibrary.com.
    Background art on YouTube courtesy of the brilliant artist Andrii Shafetov.
    https://www.artstation.com/andriishafetov & AzDimension Virtual Technology from their game The Last Dead End available on Steam.


    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    • 54 min
    UtLS4E28: Goat Lantern Rock Rope

    UtLS4E28: Goat Lantern Rock Rope

    On this episode of Under the Library, a Call of Cthulhu Podcast:
    West of town, Buddy, Johnny, and Sam return a goat to Edwin the shepherd. Edwin does not think much of his neighbors in New Bloodstone, but he’s at least willing to direct the three toward a regular caravan route that seems to be in the same direction as the vultures Buddy saw previously. Sam speaks cryptically to Edwin about leaving a goat out and Edwin seems to understand, finally sending his goat off with the group. From Edwin’s response Johnny theorizes connections between Los Alamos and New Bloodstone.
    After a lengthy game of goat lantern rock rope, Sam leaves the goat behind as they head off in the direction of the vultures, passing through the plateaus.
    Spotting a campfire, Sam rushes forward to find a group of people sleeping. He speaks to the lookout and learns that this is indeed the New Bloodstone group, but Cheryl is not with them.
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    Under the Library, an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictitious) 1942 New Mexico and follows the misadventures of Collette (Emily), Eddy (Scott), Sam (Rick), Lancelot (Wayne), and Buddy (Arthur). We focus on narrative, improv, and character building. We may stick our heads in front of a train because that’s what our character would do, and when we look under the bed even the Keeper may not know what we’ll find. We’re crafting a story, creating flawed characters, suspenseful events, and fulfilling revelations. Call of Cthulhu is a horror TTRPG; characters die horribly graphic deaths. It’s for mature audiences, but played by immature people. Find us at https://underthelibrary.com.
    Background art on YouTube courtesy of the brilliant artist Andrii Shafetov.
    https://www.artstation.com/andriishafetov & AzDimension Virtual Technology from their game The Last Dead End available on Steam.


    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    • 42 min
    UtLS4E27: Incomplete Thoughts

    UtLS4E27: Incomplete Thoughts

    On this episode of Under the Library, a Call of Cthulhu Podcast:
    As Buddy explores one of the significant locations Lancelot mentioned, Johnny checks on Jimmy and then rejoins the group to share that Colette decided to stay in town. Sam speaks to Earl the bartender, who warns them again about the Beast of Bloodstone.
    The three gather supplies and get horses from Jaker, who’s name is actually Steve, before heading out to search for Cheryl. Steve/Jaker gives them vague directions to the campsite west of town.
    Soon after leaving town Sam picks up a stray goat that he ties to his saddle. Buddy sees vultures circling in the sky to the north, as Sam sees smoke and flame to the west. They approach the campsite and find only one person sitting at the fire.
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    Under the Library, an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictitious) 1942 New Mexico and follows the misadventures of Collette (Emily), Eddy (Scott), Sam (Rick), Lancelot (Wayne), and Buddy (Arthur). We focus on narrative, improv, and character building. We may stick our heads in front of a train because that’s what our character would do, and when we look under the bed even the Keeper may not know what we’ll find. We’re crafting a story, creating flawed characters, suspenseful events, and fulfilling revelations. Call of Cthulhu is a horror TTRPG; characters die horribly graphic deaths. It’s for mature audiences, but played by immature people. Find us at https://underthelibrary.com.
    Background art on YouTube courtesy of the brilliant artist Andrii Shafetov.
    https://www.artstation.com/andriishafetov & AzDimension Virtual Technology from their game The Last Dead End available on Steam.


    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Jeb Shrub ,

Great listen!

Under the Library and the players have a great balance of thoughtful horror, and easier moments of levity. There’s a lot of improv talent at the table, and it seems like every player has their share of great character moments.

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