MU Podcast 072 – Romans, and Commies, and Knights, Oh My!

MUP_072-Romans_Commies_and_Knights_Oh_MyIn episode 72, Keepers Dan, and Murf are joined by Chad Bowser, one of the authors of the Cthulhu Invictus core books, lead on the Cthulhu: Dark Ages 2nd Edition, and Cold Harvest. Chad shares some info on what to expect from the new updated and expanded version of Dark Ages, as well as a number of other historical time periods he’d like to work the Mythos into. Murf has some geek bonding with a fellow history enthusiast. Eventually, Jon shows up too! This episode was recorded on February 15, 2015.

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  • Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion — years in the making! Now on Kickstarter! Chad had a hand in this book too. He wrote the Cairo chapter.
  GG_nominee   Golden Geek Awards are open for voting, and we’ve been nominated! Voting closes (11:59 PM CST – February 22, 2015)     We are also in the preliminary running for an ENnie! This is going to be a fairly long process. The judges will go through all of the submitted shows, and then narrow them down. From those, then the public can vote. When I’m notified about when these stages are, I’ll share it with everyone else. Another podcast we have to mention in the ENnie running is Openly Gamer Theater. This is the live play arm of Gamer’s Table. They did a great Call of Cthulhu Role-Play Drama called: The Stygian Fragment
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We chat with Chad about the books he’s worked on, past, present, & future.  His home website is Chad, and his writing partner & wife’s site is Andi This conversation meanders all over the place. Here are some links to the topics that came up. Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo (Wiki), Murderpedia article (Not Safe For Work or Children) Pookie reviewed Cold Harvest. Murf mentions the BBS show The Game. This is a British Cold War spy thriller that takes place in London in 1972. The Serbian Black Hand is scary and potentially gameable! This is not the Franz Ferdinand you’re thinking of! The Thirty Years War is discussed as a setting for a Call of Cthulhu game. Murf would like to try something set in the High Middle Ages. And a combination of Dark Ages and Russia came up regarding Kievan Rus’. Chad mentioned how cool it would be to have a game set in Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Akhenaten. The Last Fun War was discussed, but few believe it was fun, nor the last. The late, great cinema legend Ray Harryhausen was discussed as an inspiration. Discuss this episode on the Campus Forums.]]>

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