MUP 119 - Dholing Out Greatness

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MUP 119 - Dholing Out Greatness

Post by Keeper Dan » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:09 am

In episode 119, Murf, Jon and Dan take a different look at the Bestiary concept. Jon and Murf each chose a Mythos creature that they just don't care for, and we riff on them to see if we can make the creature seem more useful in game play. I think we were successful on both counts. This episode was recorded on March 20th, 2017

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Re: MUP 119 - Dholing Out Greatness

Post by Morthrai » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:32 am

Hi folks,

many thanks for putting out the word about the demise of Protodimension. Myself and a couple of mates are now working on a new free publication that will cover similar ground, called simply The Dark Times Fanzine. We are always open for fan-created material for Call of Cthulhu, Delta Green and other horror games besides. Interested parties can look us up on the various social media platforms or email here:


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Re: MUP 119 - Dholing Out Greatness

Post by R.J. MacReady » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:03 pm

Thanks for the heads up on "Weird Detective" from Dark Horse Comics. I bought it and thought it was great. Not an easy feat to do some twists on the mythos and also incorporate solid horror, humor, and a noir detective feel.
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Re: MUP 119 - Dholing Out Greatness

Post by WitchDoctor » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:11 am

For the MU guys I have a minor (very minor) gift to bestow, if you are willing to give up your address. A local brewery created Cthulhu pins I thought you might enjoy. Let me know your address and I will mail them. My email is This is for the podcasters only! Sorry I don't have more to hand out.

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Re: MUP 119 - Dholing Out Greatness

Post by Shannon Mac » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:22 am

Good episode.

Thanks for the comic book reference. I'll check it out.
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