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MUP 087 – NecronomiCon 2015 Remembrances

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MUP_087-NecronomiCon_2015_Remembrances_800Episode 87 is all about Chad and Murf talking about their time at NecronomiCon Providence 2015! There was much fun and debauchery to be had, apparently. And we even have a musical interlude! This episode was recorded on September 6, 2015.

Campus Crier-

NecronomiCon 2015 attendance survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9TP7K3T
If you attended NecronomiCon 2015 and would like to share your thoughts on the experience, the survey is still open for a little while longer and you will have a chance to win one of five $25 amazon gift cards.

You may participate in this second survey even if you did not participate in the first survey. You must be 18 years or older and affirm that you attended NecronomiCon 2015 in Providence. The survey takes about 15 minutes and includes questions about what you like about Lovecraft or Lovecraftian things in general, why you went to the convention, what you thought of it, and similar questions. More information is available on the first page of the survey.

Feel free to contact him if you have any questions or concerns.
Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
308 Harugari Hall
jdebies-carl@newhaven.edu

Chaosium appoints James Lowder as new Consulting Editor for fiction line!

As part of its new restructuring, the iconic game and fiction publishing company Chaosium has appointed award-winning editor James Lowder as its Consulting Editor for Fiction.
Lowder, the recipient of five Origins Awards and an ENnie Award, has also been a finalist for the International Horror Guild Award and the Stoker Award. He has extensive experience directing novel lines and series for both large and small publishing houses.

Chaosium President Rick Meints said Lowder’s first order of the day is to help resolve any outstanding issues with writers’ organizations, and authors, editors and artists. He is also working closely with the Chaosium creative team planning and commissioning a schedule of new fiction releases, in both print and e-book formats.

Questions about existing contracts, outstanding payments or royalties etc. –
James Lowder – james@chaosium.com

The Things We Leave Behind KS Funded
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stephaniemcalea/the-things-we-leave-behind-for-call-of-cthulhu
Feed The Shoggoth should be shipping by end of October!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/323520698/feed-the-shoggoth-card-game

Scriven is now accepting submissions for Cephalophobia Issue 2!
If you have ideas for scenarios, fiction, art, or whatever, contact him on the Campus Forum!

7th Ed Kickstarter Update from Chaosium

…the Investigator Handbook is complete, and that the Keeper’s Rulebook should be complete on Tuesday. That means that all of the initial print run files will be delivered next week to the printers for the creation of paper proofs.

The reformatting was a bigger job than expected, and only two of us at Chaosium (Nick and I) know the InDesign layout software. While we worked on the files, we also had digital proofs run, checked, and verified on all of the other initial print run items: Keeper Screen, Adventure Book, 3 maps, Keeper Reference, Character sheets, and the Adventure Floor Plans. These will all be collected together with the two main books and shrink-wrapped into a slipcase. Nameless Horrors will not be in the slipcase set, but is being printed and shipped at the same time. A more detailed list of these items is in Update #112. Of course, your slipcase will only contain the core items you purchased.

Additionally, we have shipped the Horror on the Orient Express add-ons to Europe to send out to our European purchasers. Once they arrive there they will be shipped directly to each backer who bought the HotOE as an add-on. We should have this add-on shipped to everyone who purchased it shortly.

Of course, the big question remains: When will you get the main backer rewards?
The short answer is that we are working hard to have them printed and shipped from the printer by Halloween. We wish that meant they would be arriving in your mailbox by Halloween, but that is not likely. Worst case, we are planning on having the main backer rewards delivered this year. The printing should be done in late October. The books then go to Hong Kong for fulfillment out to several regional shipping centers. Once they leave Hong Kong we are looking at weeks, not months to get the main backer rewards to you this year.

Feedback-

3 new iTunes reviews!
5-Star in iTunes by Flecka’s Papa from USA

Really enjoyed my first listen
So, I was looking up Lovecraft podcasts, came across this show, and I have to say I was intrigued as this was an RPG that I really enjoyed decades ago — have even had a copy in my hand recently thinking…well if I buy it, I can at least read and see how the game plays today. Being remotely located, not a big gaming population, so rule reading and scenario reading would be about it. This made me want to order that copy I had even more!

5-Star in iTunes by Originalray’s from USA

Good Stuff!
Totally listenable, engaging hosts, with a great format. Scratches that unspeakable itch.

5-Star in iTunes by Nvision79 from Canada

The Ultimate Resource for Call of Cthulhu Afficionados
Both new players and veteran Keepers can glean a tremendous amount of arcane knowledge from Keepers Dan, Chad, Murph, and Jon. They cover all aspects of the game, as well as Lovecraft-related gaming and media news. Guests are numerous and esteemed in Lovecraftian circles. Stay all the way to the end for some great outtakes (the vast majority of which include Keeper Murph colourfully botching lines!). Give it a listen and get some new perspective on the game and be well entertained at the same time!

 

Cryptocurium Spotlight-

October Parcel of Terror announced:

I’ve thought long and hard and I’ve decided to make the October “Halloween Edition” of the Parcel of Terror a mystery box! There are so many awesome items to be included from various sources and given the “trick or treat” theme, I figured you folks would appreciate a big Halloween box of mysterious tricks and treats!

 

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Necronomicon Talk!

Present from MU Nation:
Tim, R.J. MacReady
Randall, WiseWolf
Ian, Nvision
Steve, Mindless-Focus
Matt, Gladius
Max, Mahaffa
Nigel, Cityslicker
Tristan
Magnus
Bob
Edwin – from Skype of Cthulhu
John – Was on the Nerdbound podcast 2010-2012, now on Dragon Fisters [2013 2 years] (Mostly Pathfinder AP) since, and doing Legends of Tabletop with Vince. (FB link)
(Kim) – James
Cory, Caddy1071
Jason McKittrick from Cryptocurium
Joe Broers
Mike Mason
Nick

Things that cannot be undone:
Gaming
Live MUP episode recording
Drinking
Panels
Lovecraftian theater
GG Party
Drinking
Feeding cheese to Mythos luminaries by hand(?)

Discuss this episode on the Campus Forum

Here is the huge gallery of images from the con:

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