News roundup

I’ve been lax in updating, my apologies for the delay.

Let’s hit the highlights, shall we?

  • The busy podcasting posse at the Miskatonic University Podcast have had at least one new episode since I’ve mentioned them last- this time featuring a lengthy interview with very Britishly named Graham Walmsley.  Definitely worth a listen.
  • More interviews have been added to the Cthulhu Reborn collection- Cynthia Celeste Miller and Kenneth Hite.
  • Oscar Rios (Legacy of Arrius Lurco) has joined the world of bloggers; he’s been added to the roster on the right side of the page.  Welcome!
  • Innsmouth House is clearing out all the physical merchandise (thanks postal rate increases!) by having a 50% off sale.  Even with shipping to the US, that’s some cheap fun, thought it has been picked over already, especially if you don’t have a copy of The Express Diaries… I snagged a couple issues of Dagon.
  • I’m sure I’ve forgotten something; if so, I’ll add it here.

I’ve been reading through Tales of the Sleepless City (excellent!) and Atomic Age Cthulhu (pretty good) and will post comments when I wrap them up.

 

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Books! Books! Books! (updated)

(Just after I posted this… accidentally mind you… I heard that the Unspeakable Oath released a new issue.  I’ve updated to reflect new info and fix my many typos.)

February has turned out to be very productive month for Lovecraftian gaming.  We’ve had some books-

  • Cubicle 7’s long-awaited Folklore has finally escaped from the electronic world into the medium of print and is now sitting on my night stand.
  • Chaosium also unleashed Atomic Age Cthulhu.
  • The newest issue of the Unspeakable Oath is now available. My reflections on all three shall be shared once I’ve had the chance to read them.

We also have had some podcast news and other odds and ends-

  • The gents at the Miskatonic University Podcast released another episode, this time covering prop making, problem players, and psychics (among other topics).  I want to kindly point out to my readers that they’re having a fund raiser and that for a scant $25 you can pick a topic for the crew to discuss (and for $50 you pick the main topic of an episode)… any topic.  That’s some cheap fun for the creative.
  • I’ve also been listening to Role Playing Public Radio a bit of late.  While they don’t always talk about Call of Cthulhu or other Lovecraftian games, it is hard to beat their summary of the straight to the dumpster 90s action ‘classic’ McBain.  Plus, loads of CoC actual plays are there for the listening.
  • Dean Englehart has also expanded his State of the Tentacle interviews with Graham Walmsley and Oscar Rios.
  • Medieval LARPers

    Finally, while doing some research I came across this fine site- the Medieval Macabre Gallery.  If you need something to punch up your bogus page from that 1588 Blackletter edition of the Necronomicon, here you go.  There are also links to all sorts of more mundane woodcuts