I’m still working on a draft of my next installment of “Memories of the Orient Express”, but in the mean time I thought I might suggest two other blogs to check out whilst I’m otherwise engaged.
Top of my list is Adam Gauntlett’s Ephemera. Adam’s written for Call of Cthulhu (“Spare the Rod” and “See No Evil“) as well as for Trail of Cthulhu (“Not So Quiet“, “Flying Coffins“) but he is perhaps best known for his book reviews that appeared on the late lamented Yog Radio, “The Bookshelf“. He’s well-read and offers a lot of great ideas, especially for for Trail of Cthulhu and Bookhounds of London.
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.
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