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MUP 094 – That’s what They want you to think!

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MUP-094_Thats_What_THEY_Want_You_To_Think-800Episode 94 finds all four hosts back together! Mostly!
Chad had to go after a while, but we have him for most of the time. The boys decide to take some already out there stuff and make it even weirder by discussing how to take conspiracy theories and make then into plot seeds for a Mythos related game.
This episode was recorded on January 18, 2016.

Campus Crier

Exclusive Golden Goblin announcement: Mark Shireman was slated to write one of the scenarios for Tales of the Caribbean, Black as Pitch at Midnight, taking place in Trinidad – with an interesting connection to India. But for personal and work-related reasons, he was forced to regretfully withdraw from that assignment. After some discussion, the GG team decided to it would be best (as far as staying on track and schedule) for Oscar Rios to write that scenario instead. Work on that is already underway. Mark is still going to handle art direction and layout duties.

It’s a bump in the road but Oscar does not expect this to cause significant delays. Since the main book grew a bit due to stretch goals (2 extra scenarios), the delivery date will still be a few weeks from the original estimated release time of June this year.

H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains of Madness is Being Adapted Into a Video Game, Utilizing UE4

Pookie reviews 7th Ed.

Episode 1 of the Sentinel Hill Presscast:
Brett’s first guest is Chris Huth, artist and author – he talks about his witchy scenario in the AG #3, plus history and folklore segments and little readings. Sounds good so far. Not on iTunes yet – he is waiting for 3-4 episodes to have in hand before he sets it up there.

Hunter in Idaho kills mountain lion with an extra set of teeth growing from its forehead.
Sent by Rob @PencilBloke

Feedback-

We got a voicemail from our friend Brian in Massachusetts! He points out that we are obviously not as well versed in 7E as we want to be.  It turns out that The 7e Investigator’s Handbook page 101 has a box text which covers that very ground.

 

Cryptocurium Spotlight

Cryptocurium introduces a new series of Cthulhu Mythos inspired sculptures, “Lovecraftian Shrine Idols”.
This ongoing series will feature a range of creatures and entities featured in and inspired by Lovecraft’s legendary Cthulhu Mythos. Starting off the set are the unspeakable “Outer Gods” of the Lovecraftian pantheon: Yog-Sothoth, Shub-Niggurath, Azathoth and Nyarlathotep.

Show Topic:

Conspiracy Theories. Each host picks a RL conspiracy theory, the more outrageous the better, and talks about some plot hook ideas to use them in game.

Chad dives deep into: Fluoridation and the John Birch Society
Wiki Article on the topic
Here is an article on a believer site
Blurry Photos Episode
“I first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love.”

Did Jamestown’s Settlers Drink Themselves to Death?
“…recent studies have showed that their water was tainted with salt, arsenic and human waste.”

For modern examples, look no further than Flint, Michigan, where it appears that water was known to contain dangerous levels of lead.

Jon blows the lid off of: MK Ultra
Wiki article
Blurry Photos Episode

and… Poisoning of alcohol in the 1920s by the US Govt.

Dan tunes into the theories about: HAARP
Wiki article
Blurry Photos Episode
One of the nicest images of the facility
The Gakona Roadhouse

Murph takes us on a trip of the baggage system of: The Denver International Airport
Skeptoid episode about the airport
Blurry Photos episode about it
Bluecifer!
Believer site with some nice images of the artwork inside.
A believer site that gets the murals backwards with parts 1 and 2.
Gawker article on the airport.
Autodesk Case Study: Denver International Airport

Videos-
Denver Airport Allows Camera Crew in Underground Facility

MSNBC on Denver’s Automated Baggage System

 

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