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by Eibon
Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MUP 088 - Live, from Providence, it's MUP!
Replies: 21
Views: 24570

Re: MUP 088 - Live, from Providence, it's MUP!

Allowing things to cool down, and to consider the issues is a wise move. I think we have two issues here. Bob Price's speech and the reaction to it, particularly the reaction from the event organisers. I've already said that I don't find much harm in Bob's speech when considered carefully. The react...
by Eibon
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MUP 088 - Live, from Providence, it's MUP!
Replies: 21
Views: 24570

Re: MUP 088 - Live, from Providence, it's MUP!

I’ve now listened to Bob Price’s speech. I found it innocuous. He was essentially repeating the notion in the first paragraph of “The Call Of Cthulhu”: “…We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each...
by Eibon
Tue May 12, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MUP 078 - Leave the Mythos, Take the Cannoli
Replies: 15
Views: 18289

Re: MUP 078 - Leave the Mythos, Take the Cannoli

Thinking purely of UK-based organized crime, the Scottish author Ian Rankin has a number of novels that deal with it head on or has it underlying the main plot in many of his fantastic Inspector Rebus series. If you like to read, not necessarily just mysteries or detective stories, then you should ...
by Eibon
Mon May 11, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MUP 078 - Leave the Mythos, Take the Cannoli
Replies: 15
Views: 18289

Re: MUP 078 - Leave the Mythos, Take the Cannoli

There is a moon in the Firefly 'Verse called Hastur. It’s a moon of Beaumonde in the Kalidasa system. This could be a reference to Marion Zimmer Bradley's sci-fi Darkover novels which draw heavily from the Hastur mythology of Chambers, although a Lovecraft connection can't be ruled out. Scott Dorwa...
by Eibon
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MU Podcast 074 - Uncommonly Commonplace
Replies: 48
Views: 54044

Re: MU Podcast 074 - Uncommonly Commonplace

The M. R. James plots have been exploited several times, notably Sheila Hodgson who wrote a set of radio plays based on them (she turned them into stories as well, collected in Fellow Travellers (Ash Tree Press, 1998) which is an expensive limited edition, but an e-book version does exist at a more ...
by Eibon
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Freshman Orientation
Topic: How Do Bat-Crap Insane Cultists Hold Down a Day Job?
Replies: 19
Views: 23869

Re: How Do Bat-Crap Insane Cultists Hold Down a Day Job?

I'm not sure a Cthulhu Cultist would be so obviously "touched". It would demand a low level of sanity to commit one's life to the advent of Cthulhu, but that wouldn't necessarily imply a lack of conventional understanding for how the rest of the world works. We see this with overly zealous religiou...
by Eibon
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Freshman Orientation
Topic: How Do Bat-Crap Insane Cultists Hold Down a Day Job?
Replies: 19
Views: 23869

Re: How Do Bat-Crap Insane Cultists Hold Down a Day Job?

I've always thought of it as when you reach 0 sanity it's like walking through a doorway and you can see things differently. You're brain work just out of phase of everyone else and you see things that the sane person can't. But you can interact with the sane world. Yes, this works, and facade was ...
by Eibon
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Freshman Orientation
Topic: How Do Bat-Crap Insane Cultists Hold Down a Day Job?
Replies: 19
Views: 23869

Re: How Do Bat-Crap Insane Cultists Hold Down a Day Job?

Cthulhu Live: Shades of Gray had a nice mechanic for this. They had a thing called "Facade". When a character reached 0 SAN they would get 100 Facade Points which they would loose as if they were SAN points, but if they were in situations where their facade was tested then they would roll and if th...
by Eibon
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Freshman Orientation
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 247
Views: 187308

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hi Ron, May I comment even though I'm not one of the podcast people? 10 is a very big group! I'd be reluctant to play with more than six. The problem is that the model we are working off, Lovecraftian fiction, usually only has one or two protagonists. Even Derleth's Trail of Cthulhu , which is close...
by Eibon
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Freshman Orientation
Topic: Need advice on using NPCs with PCs
Replies: 7
Views: 10222

Re: Need advice on using NPCs with PCs

Yes, a placeholder is good, whether a mini-character sheet (Chaosium did some nice quarter page NPC sheets which I've used), a photo, name card or even a figure (if you use figures (I know lots of people don't as they can distract from the mood). You could even assign them their own set of dice, sep...