Miskatonic University Podcast 16- Brain Jars and Jackson Elias

Episode 16 has a new voice mail, a Lecture, and some time with our favorite buzzing surgeons, then we dive into warping and twisting published scenarios to your will and your game. Call of Cthulhu 7e playtesting is under way. Rules have been sent out, and Keepers are running their games. Horror on the Orient Express Kickstarter ended with $207,804 There are going to be a lot of people playing HotOE next summer. Don’t forget about the TWEET RPG VS ACHTUNG! CTHULHU THIS MONTH Modiphius, the publisher of Achtung! Cthulhu is teaming up with a site  called Tweet RPG to try a new type of online roleplaying. This October 2012, Twitter fans had better brace themselves as Tweet RPG launches WWII-themed adventure Kontamination, set in the Lovecraft-inspired world of Achtung! Cthulhu. Visit the Tweet RPG Press Release for the full details. Aethercon, the world-wide online RPG convention. November 16-18, 2012 http://www.aethercon.com/ The convention is being powered by Roll20, but they don’t have any character tokens that are not fantasy or modern military, and no Mythos monsters at all. Any artists interested in helping to correct this lack would be very appreciated. Roll20 is a great game platform, but it needs tokens for more genres of gaming. There is a post in the Ice Cream Parlor on the Campus forum about this. We got a voice mail from Mike. He’s enjoying the Campus forums and the occasional background visit from Host Spawn. We then have a new lecture from Dr. Gerard at the Miskatonic University History Department — on the topic of ‘Tuyul’. Dr. Gerard is looking for interested parties to record Lecture Field Trip segments. Anyone interested can contact him on the Campus forum. The Bestiary goes into discussion on our favorite buzzing fungi, the Mi-Go. The HPL story Whisperer in Darkness can be read here at the HP Lovecraft Archive, and we mention the HPLHS film Whisperer in Darkness. Jon is reading Ghouls of the Miskatonic from Fantasy Flight Games fiction line. There are some great Mi-Go scenes in there. Dan mentions the RPG CthulhuTech, which has a lot of Mi-Go involvement (though it’s spelled Migou in this game). Main Topic: Optimizing published adventures. Murph mentions a book called The Burrowers Beneath, by Brian Lumley. He thought Dans’ Miskatonic University Paranormal Society group was inspired by the Wilmarth Foundation from that book. MAPS was actually ripped off from TAPS. We would also love to hear your ideas for topics for us to talk about. Send us a note directly, or go to the Campus forum with your ideas! Here is the discussion thread on the Campus forum, and this is the discussion thread for this podcast posted on the Yog-Sothoth forums.]]>

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