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MUP Episode 174 – Truth and Consequences

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This episode, Murph, Dan, and Chad talk about how to deploy “interesting consequences” for PCs who color outside the lines (of your group’s play-style coloring book, oops the metaphor just broke…). This episode was recorded on May 23, 2019.

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“Brendan Sterling sought answers in experimental past-life regression. Unfortunately, his mind isn’t the only one seeking answers in the past….” Out in PDF later this month* —A COLD FIRE WITHIN. A new & complete six-part #PulpCthulhu #rpg campaign by Christopher Smith Adair.

Director of the former San Pedro Lovecraft Festival, Aaron Vaneck, will be directing a new feature film based on a particular flavor of Cthulhu-esque spy-type roleplaying game that is similar to First Items First , written by friend of the show Bret Kramer. The script has been written by Adam Scott Glancy, and is about two government agents who investigates some supernatural shenanigans while trying to cleanse a former agent’s home after his death.

Kickstarter coming September 2019 from Golden Goblin Press. New expanded 7th edition versions of the classic Call of Cthulhu holiday themed adventures, Christmas in Kingsport and Halloween in Dunwich. Stretch Goals include two original scenarios, Easter in Arkham, and Innsmouth Independence Day.

Stygian Fox is launching a Patreon. The company is going to produce one or two-part adventures each month in PDF format for you to use at your gaming table. Every 4 months we’ll put those adventures up on DriveThruRPG in order for you to buy Print-On-Demand copies.

Out now from Arc Dream: Delta Green: The Complex offers 21 new dossiers for federal agencies and important contractors to enhance your Delta Green campaign. Each dossier describes the entity’s budget, operatives, organizational structure and history, mandate, areas of friction with other agencies, suggested professions for Delta Green agents, and what it’s like to work there.

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Thank you to Sean! For editing this episode.

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(From May 12) Dear Campus Cryer,

Thinking about Call of Cthulhu settings I recently published an article on an artist (Jordan Baseman) who is reproducing the era of the Spanish Influenza outbreak through daily radio broadcasts (podcasts etc).

Spanning the period of 1918 to 1919 the audio art piece allows the reader to get into the progression of events of 100 years ago as they unfolded day to day. Concluding later this year, listeners get a sense of how the outbreak spread and how it affected communities at time. In as much as the story of the Spanish flu is a narrative on geography, mortality and statistics it is also a very harrowing human story. People came to terms with infection and the outbreak as an social entity in a variety of ways, sometimes nobly with understanding and empathy. But not always.

More info: https://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/psychohorology-jordan-baseman-on-using-time-as-a-canvas/

As a theme I’m sure that the Spanish Flu outbreak has been covered before but I thought your listeners might like the opportunity learn a bit more about that period. Who knows what ancient eldritch horrors sought to change the course of human history to benefit their nefarious appetites!
I love your podcasts and along with The Good friends of Jackson Elias and The Lovecraft Geek the urbane horrors of my commute are gleefully elevated to supernatural heights with every Lovecraftian listen.

Go Pods!

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And up next we have a NEW segment Episode 1 of “The Files of Laura Logan” – let’s listen and let it speak for itself.

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We talk about interesting consequences for trigger-happy investigators.

On related notes, here is an episode from the Good Friends of Jackson Elias where they talk about violence in Call of Cthulhu.

And here is an episode of Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff that covers how to make incarceration into an interesting springboard for adventure (prison breaks discussion starts around 2:30).

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