I was interviewed and the Good Friends of Jackson Elias talk about the Masks Companion

J.P. Chapleau has posted an interview I did with him about the Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion and the Arkham Gazette:

Additionally the Good Friends of Jackson Elias released their latest episode, in which they talk about Masks of Nyarlathotep and its Companion and interview Adam Crossingham as well as Keeper Steve Ellis, who talks about his experiences porting MoN into 7th edition (and using the Companion).

(Sorry for the lack of updates recently – I’ve been using up all my spare time wrapping up issue #3 of the Arkham Gazette!)

Advertisements

I’ve enrolled at Miskatonic University…

Podcast!

The friendly folks at the Miskatonic University Podcast invited me to join them for their newest episode (curiously, #37). In it we discuss a lot of topics, first and foremost being the newly launched Arkham Gazette, but also including graveyards, the Aylesbury Pike, my disdain for people who sell ghost story collections based on stories told by drunken teenagers.   I also promised to buy Murph a meal at NecronomiCon.

It was really lovely for the MUP gang to invite me onto the show and I had a great time chatting with the hosts, even if it was at a time only favored by the insane.  Thanks guys.  I hope to be back at some point… maybe when we have our next issue ready?

Kind words from the antipode

The flag of New Zealand

Sorry for the lack of updates; I’ve been busy with day-to-day tasks, a vacation, and writing (more on the latter later).

First off, Tomes in Progress was given a very kindly mention on Unbound Publishing’s blog, the site for news from Marcus Bone, creator of the Unbound Book and Monophobia.  I do wonder what it says about the Lovecraftian RPG community’s pulse can be monitored by a blog that usually updates only a once a week. 🙂  I suppose a low pulse beat no pulse?  If nothing else, I’ve added a link to Marcus’ blog to the main page.  Since Marcus was the first person to publish any of my RPG work (the scenario “Baggage Check”), you should definitely check his site out.

Secondly, I did have enough time to listen to the latest episode of the Miskatonic University podcast; another interesting discussion including a review of Atomic Age Cthulhu, using VOIP technology in games, and even the Unbegotten Source itself, Ubbo-Sathla.

Lastly I’ve been working on a trio of submissions to the Unspeakable Oath- short fiction (done), a modern cult (done, but I think I can make it stronger), and a mysterious tome (incomplete, probably won’t make the deadline).  It’s hard to know what they’ll think about the fiction, as that’s the most subjective type of submission.  I do think the modern cult piece will be well regarded; it was one of the more difficult pieces I’ve worked on in a while.  I have the core idea clearly in mind but articulating it in a useful way very difficult.  Sorry to be cryptic, but I don’t want to give the piece away.  It’s probably one of the creepier things I’ve worked up, I just worry I’ve lost some of the impact with my writing style, or a failure communicate well with the reader.

Another Podcast, still with Glancy

A quick note to point out the gang at the Miskatonic University Podcast have released a new episode (#20).  It’s always an interesting listen made more so by their guest Adam Scott Glancy of Pagan Publishing.  He talks about what’s up with Pagan, how their Kickstarter for Bumps went, and what scenarios he favors for a Keeper new to Delta Green.  Yeah, he says nice things about “Last Things Last” again.  I should blog about how that little scenario came to be at some point…

Views and reviews

Hey, I’ve had my 3000th page view.  Yippee!  Thank you Chinese spam sites, graveyard junkies, Cthulhu fans, and one guy in Albania.

In other news, there have been some positive reviews of my article “Saucer Attack 1928: The Dunwich ‘Horror'”:

My favorite is “Saucer Attack 1928!” which ties the events of The Dunwich Horror to the UFO craze. – Ed Grabianowski, Robot Viking

and

“Saucer Attack 1928! The Dunwich ‘Horror’” is… a very funny idea for a book that definitely is outside the box… I’m not sure I’d ever use it (I rarely play in or run modern era games of COC. Delta Green though…). Still this is exactly what COC needs after thirty-one years: things that stay true to the old conventions while giving them a new twist rather than relying on the clichéd trappings.  – Alex Lucard (is that an anagram?) at Diehard Gamefan