Camping is a thing in the summer, right?

S’mores!

Gather ’round children, and let us tell a tale of gaming news…

Chaosium’s website revamp has finally been completed (though there appear to be a few hiccups). They’ve got a new BRP sourcebook for using varieties of Western magic in a game.

The Miskatonic University Podcast crew have put out a new episode (sans Keeper Murph, no doubt out harvesting wild mushrooms or building a brass war-golem, the usual stuff) providing their usual news roundup, Gef the talking mongoose, rat-things (including a source of inspiration I proposed), and the hosts discuss what draws them to the Cthulhu Mythos.

Feed the Shoggoth met its initial funding goal. Woot.

Golden Goblin Press’ Tales of the Crescent City backer release got a very favorable review from DieHard GameFan. They also had a preview for one of the stretch-goals for their next Kickstarter De Horrore CosmicoTerror on the Borderlands, a series of four loosely connected scenarios set in the Near East.

Yog-Sothoth.com is having a fundraiser to cover travel expenses and to supply new material for good old Yoggi.e

I’ve added entries for the Arkham Gazette to rpggeek.com; give it a look and rate the magazine if you’re a member.

A Crescent City arrival and other news

Cover: Tales of the Crescent City

A unsettling email arrived today from Golden Goblin Press bearing a malign link to a most diabolical document… my back PDF for Tales of the Crescent City arrived!  Very pretty (and the first professional CoC release of the year!) It’s a gorgeous book and I look forward to seeing in in print.

In other news, I posted a possible link of interest regarding a potential real-world source of inspiration for Devil Reef on the Sentinel Hill Press blog.

“That old lie…”†

(to die pointlessly in a pile of French or Belgian mud, Turkish sand, Iraqi muck, or what have you)

Prolific (and skilled) Trail of Cthulhu author Adam Gauntlett has had a trio of his World War One scenarios bundled up and released in printDulce et Decorum Est collects “Vaterland”, “Dead Horse Corner” and “Sisters of Sorrow” (only the last previously released as a PDF). As with all of his work, I highly recommend it. To date in 2014 Adam has had a hand in creating 3 of the 8 releases I’ve listed on my “New Releases” page. Well done!

Oddly I’ve had the outline of a scenario called “Pro Patria Mori” floating around for over a decade now, though set after the war, since my remit has mostly been the 1920s. Perhaps I should dust that off…

† If you’re unfamiliar with where the collection’s title (or my post’s title) originate, A) call your former schools and complain and B) look here.

We All Live in Ulthar Now…

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Sixtystone have released their first book of the year… Cathulhu

From the blurb –

Welcome to Cathulhu, the Call of Cthulhu alternative setting where feline sleuths investigate the horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Cats are mysterious, self-contained creatures. Both wild and domestic in nature, they are silent observers of all that goes on around them.

In Cathulhu, discover the secret life of the cat as a Dreamlands warrior and a Waking World sleuth. Cats are the secret allies of humanity in the fight against cosmic horror; confronting overlooked machinations orchestrated from the sewers, tracking down sorcerers and cultists in the Waking World, and taking the fight to Nyarlathotep’s minions in the Dreamlands with the Cat Armies.

Fully compatible with 6th Ed CoC. Catnip not included.

UPDATE : Dean Engelhardt, who laid out the book and provided much of the art shares more on the book, including some page previews on his blog.

(not to be confused with The Call of Cathulhu)

News roundup (yee-ha?)

Sorry to have been so remiss in my posting.  I’ve been focused on wrapping up the first regular issue of the Arkham Gazette as well as another writing project (more on that soon, I hope); when compounded with pressing real-life necessities, the blog had to take a pause.  That being said…

My copy of Island of Ignorance arrived (slightly dinged sadly), making Golden Goblin Press the first publisher to keep a deadline for any Kickstarter I’ve joined.  Nicely done.  The book’s great too; hopefully I can put together a review at some point.

Podcast news: