First off, welcome Spring! Please clean up after your Ostara sacrifices people – that altar to Yog-Sothoth, hewn from the very basalt of the lost Eiglophian Mountains is a privilege, not a right. (Well, it’s a rite, but, you get my point.)
Vast and sundry apologies for the sporadic updates to the blog. I’m still hip-deep in finishing up the next issue of the Arkham Gazette and I’ve done my best to focus on wrapping that up rather than taking care of other things. If I owe you an email, this is why. Fortunately being but hip deep means that A) I am no longer neck-deep, and B) I can slowly move about doing other things while I finish it up.
There have been several Lovecraftian RPG releases so far this year. I’ve been trying to keep up to date with them in my page about new RPG material but I don’t think I’ve mentioned any of them here. Let’s bullet point these, shall we?
- Chaosium has released the PDF versions of the 7th Edition Investigator’s Handbook and the 7th Ed. Keeper’s Screen; in the case of the latter, I suspect what you get as a PDF isn’t the screen so much as the two scenarios “Blackwater Creek” and “Missed Dues”, both set in Lovecraft Country, as well as some color maps.
- They also released two PDFs – Cthulhu Through the Ages and Alone Against the Flames.
- Sixtystone released Investigator Weapons vol 2: the Modern Era.
- Cubicle 7 have Cthulhu Britannica: London and the campaign The Curse of Nineveh. The later is available currently only to Kickstarter backers but is expected to have a general release soon.
- Innsmouth House Press have just released the limited edition print version (50 copies only!) of The Long Con. Written by Adam Gauntlett for Trail of Cthulhu’s Bookhounds of London setting, this scenario is a fund raiser for Yog-Sothoth.com.
- There’s also a new issue of Protodimension magazine.
I must confess that, given the research needs of the Gazette (today’s book is Poisons: Their Effects and Detection by Alexander Wynter Blythe (1895) I’ve barely had time to even look at most of the books, save Investigator Weapons v. 2, which is great, and Alone Against the Flames… which was… eh… adequate but underwhelming. Perhaps I’ll discuss it more at some point? It was free.
On the podcasting front there have been too many new episodes to summarize, from Ken and Robin, the MU Podcast, RPPR, the Unspeakable Oath (though I covered that one!), the Good Friends of Jackson Elias – hell, even the old Yog Radio gang might be up to something.
I am sure there is more to cover, but that’s all for now. Was I supposed to mention a Kickstarter?