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by Shimmin Beg
Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Administration Building
Topic: Topic quest: Lovecraft wrote what he feared
Replies: 2
Views: 6214

Topic quest: Lovecraft wrote what he feared

So I'm driving myself slightly round the bend trying to remember where I heard something. I'm 99.9% sure it was an episode of MUP so I'm hoping the other alumni can put me right. I don't remember the title, main topic or even what the segment was about! What I do remember was that discussion of HPLs...
by Shimmin Beg
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MU Podcast 064 - Suppressive Fire and Shelves of Mythos
Replies: 14
Views: 17190

Re: MU Podcast 064 - Suppressive Fire and Shelves of Mythos

During the segment on Miskatonic West, you had an interesting discussion about why Mythos TV seems to struggle. Definitely agree with the point that ‘web series’ tends to not whip up too much enthusiasm, although I’m not sure why – bad stuff is definitely out there, but it’s equally a cheap way to d...
by Shimmin Beg
Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MU Podcast 063 - Star Spawn of GenCon!
Replies: 13
Views: 16447

Re: MU Podcast 063 - Star Spawn of GenCon!

A plot centred around a sinister tome, you say? Maybe someone should write a series of blog posts obsessively discussing the minutiae of powerful magical boo- oh right, I was doing that . Nice to be ahead of the curve for once... One thought that struck me during some of the discussion was, you coul...
by Shimmin Beg
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MU Podcast 061- Dark Times on the Road to Leng
Replies: 19
Views: 23800

Re: MU Podcast 061- Dark Times on the Road to Leng

Sorry to keep hogging the board, but look what YSDC just put up! A 1922 guide to the Isle of Man!

Looks like the stars are coming right...

EDIT: As Jon has correctly pointed out to me, this is only available to Patrons, I'm afraid.
by Shimmin Beg
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How to you make a creepy atmosphere in your games?
Replies: 11
Views: 12524

Re: How to you make a creepy atmosphere in your games?

Well, technically I don’t, we tend to take more of a "Carry on Cthulhu" approach, but I’m not one to miss pontificating when I get the chance. Most people don’t have the option, but a room that’s significantly too big is a nice subtle one. Like, a café where you’re the only people and sat in the mid...
by Shimmin Beg
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MU Podcast 061- Dark Times on the Road to Leng
Replies: 19
Views: 23800

Re: MU Podcast 061- Dark Times on the Road to Leng

Until about 1000AD, basically everything from Ireland to the Gaelic bits of Scotland was just a continuum of Middle Irish dialect, although Scotland was probably diverging a fair bit. A couple of centuries later, the Scottish and Manx dialects were drifting well away from Irish, with some influence ...
by Shimmin Beg
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MU Podcast 061- Dark Times on the Road to Leng
Replies: 19
Views: 23800

Re: MU Podcast 061- Dark Times on the Road to Leng

http://www.mu-podcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/MUP_061_Dark_Times_on_the_Road_to_Leng-231x300.jpg MUP Intro in Manx , from Shimmin Beg Ooh, fame! I'm just listening to this one now, so some quick answers to the Manx conversation. Not such a bad guess on the Scandanavian, actually. Manx was so...
by Shimmin Beg
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MU Podcast 061- Dark Times on the Road to Leng
Replies: 19
Views: 23800

Re: MU Podcast 061- Dark Times on the Road to Leng

There was more to the story actually. The Lord in question was the son, his father recently dying and he being the new hope. Coming back from the Holy Land with gifts and promise of a new peace and prosperity. In reality he was up to no good. :axe: And yes the clan chiefs did have to report to the ...
by Shimmin Beg
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MU Podcast 061- Dark Times on the Road to Leng
Replies: 19
Views: 23800

Re: MU Podcast 061- Dark Times on the Road to Leng

The Lord made a deal with some Viking Deep Ones to attack the gathering with the understanding that they kill all the unruly men, with the breeding age women as payment. I like the general idea, but... the Laird deliberately sells his own family line to the Deep Ones (and essentially to extinction)...
by Shimmin Beg
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Miskatonic University Podcast
Topic: MUP 59 – Build a Better Rat Trap...
Replies: 5
Views: 6769

Re: MUP 59 – Build a Better Rat Trap...

I'm still midway through this one, but wanted to give out early props for the first ever (as far as I can tell) mention of the Isle of Man in RPG circles. Mannin aboo! I have (very) distant daydreams of doing some RPG writeups of the Isle, as well as my native Merseyside area. It has this interestin...