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MUP 136 - Ripped from the Headlines!

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:14 am
by Keeper Dan
In this episode, Dan, Jon, Murf, and Chad take some recent weird headlines and sow them as scenario seeds. This episode was recorded on December 4, 2017.

Campus Crier
Sandy Petersen’s scenario book is available on PDF

CoC 7E won another award! This time from Beasts of War!

Cubicle 7 and Chaosium have announced that the two are severing the longstanding Call of Cthulhu license agreement at the end of this year.

Fantasy Grounds has added Pulp Cthulhu to their list of plugins for the system.

Dark Trails - the weird western DCC game by David Baity

Listener feedback-

Voicemail from Ritterton
Hey, this is Ritterton. Just calling and saying appreciated the campus prior shore episode. It was great listening to some neat things coming out. Just had to call though to make one suggested pronunciation correction. It's Helena Montana. That's a pretty common test out here in the west. So again great presentation and great information, always appreciate it. Looking forward to the full show when it comes here in the near future. Take care. Bye. Bye.

Speakpipe message from Lee Williams of the Dark Times Fanzine


Jon - Sharks in New York basement:

Chad: fake corpses


Re: MUP 136 - Ripped from the Headlines!

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:10 pm
by Graham
Looks like a good episode, looking forward to the next appearance of the cardfile.

Re: MUP 136 - Ripped from the Headlines!

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:18 pm
by Grotonomus
I am most definitely going to use the lizard people story verbatim. Reality is truly stranger than fiction.

Re: MUP 136 - Ripped from the Headlines!

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:46 pm
by Sean
Fun episode. Few thoughts as I listened to it:
-"Dark Trails" as a name is a bit close to Down Darker Trails by Chaosium. If it goes to KS, it would be good to find ways to distinguish it from "Black Powder, Black Magic".
-Here's hoping "I like my crunch to be handled" is a future episode title or t-shirt.
-My brain also went to Deep Ones when I heard about the sharks in the basement but there might be a nice tie-in to the serpent people.

Anyways, thanks for the entertainment.

Re: MUP 136 - Ripped from the Headlines!

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:46 pm
by DadsAngry
Nakedly Weird

A family of three were taken from their home and forced into a car on Nov. 7 in Leduc County, Alberta, Canada, by five naked people. The man, who was placed in the trunk, quickly escaped, and his wife and baby also managed to get away, according to The Canadian Press. A passing truck driver picked up the three victims, but then the naked kidnappers' car rammed his truck from behind, sending it into a ditch. Royal Canadian Mounted Police caught up with the criminals; of the five, two were minors and were not charged. The adults faced charges of kidnapping and resisting arrest. The RCMP gave no explanation for why the five kidnappers were naked, but posited that drugs or alcohol may have been involved. [Canadian Press, 11/7/2017]

Re: MUP 136 - Ripped from the Headlines!

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:07 am
by Graham
You could probably get a scenario out of this pair of news stories preserved on YouTube, basically an abandoned yacht was found drifting in the aftermath of Hurricane Earl back in 2010. the lack of media followup leaves the answers wide open.

Search Of Abandoned Sailboat Planned

Abandoned Sailboat Mystery Deepens

And another similar story (With poor sound) from 2013

There is also this post I made on a thread I had created on YSDC about abandoned yacht stories that might make for scenarios, which has several videos about illegal drugs washing ashore. ... /?p=329584

Re: MUP 136 - Ripped from the Headlines!

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:56 am
by Dr. Gerard
Today is the first time I have logged in to the forum for several weeks, having been locked out and no access from Tapatalk for even longer than that. The good news is I get to binge on cool stuff yall post here. Such a repository of weird.