MUP 112 – Chris Spivey, International Man of Many NDAs

MUP_112-Chris_Spivey_International_Man_of_Many_NDAs-800Chad, Murf and Dan have a chat with Chris Spivey, experienced Call of Cthulhu Keeper, a writer on Gumshoe One-2-One, and his numerous other projects. We also have a Bestiary about the Dimensional Shambler. This episode was recorded on November 1, 2016.

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An update on the MUP 2016 “One Minute of Horror” contest: The email address was not bringing in contest submissions, so we reached out to anyone who has submitted to re-send them to Dan’s gmail account. If you did not hear back from us, let us know!   The final PDF for The Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion has been released to backers.  (This fan-driven project has been in the works for nearly a decade.) Chad got his copy of Mythos Tales in the mail. And it’s amazing. (KS Mentioned way back in Episode 96, kind of an RPG in a box.) On the less connected, but still geeky-cool, is Manos, the cards of Fate, a card game based on the terrible movie Manos: The Hands of Fate. (Now on Blu-Ray!) There is a Kickstarter for Leagues of Cthulhu, a Victorian Mythos RPG sourcebook powered by Ubiquity (Hollow Earth Expedition)   Chaosium News- Chaosium has announced a new licensing arrangement with Golden Goblin Press for Cthulhu Invictus. This is a multi-year deal that will see Golden Goblin Press producing a number of Cthulhu Invictus releases annually, including a Cthulhu Invictus 7th Edition guide, a series of setting books for regions of the Roman Empire, at least two more collections of scenarios (De Horrore Ulteriorie and De Horrore Ultimo), and a new Cthulhu Invictus campaign. The Dhole’s House: a free ‘online toolkit’ for Keepers and players of Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition, developed by long-time fan Lee Carnell. Members can create investigators that are fully compatible with Call of Cthulhu 7th edition and print off a PDF character sheet, all in a matter of minutes. All Investigators are saved and can be updated via the ‘Character Control Panel’ as the campaign unfolds. Site members can also contribute to a Character Library, allowing anyone to download PDF character sheets for Call of Cthulhu investigators for use as PCs or NPC’s. The Library is searchable by occupation and gender.   Card Catalog Gleaned from the Graham Special Collections Wing: The blog ‘Whispers from the Ghooric Zone‘ whose creator has decided to count down “Lovecraftian Thing A Day” for all of 2016. There is a wealth of material on display. And don’t forget about the Sentinel Hill Press Octoberganza, with an entry related to last show’s investigator groups topic- The Watch and Ward Society.   Listener Feedback (Hilarious transcription courtesy of Google Voice!) From Canageek
Hello, Kennedy care. I was listening to emphasize 1:11 on my way to work and something stretch me about your discussion of carnivals back in my dungeons & Dragons live in Gray Hawk organized play campaign in Ontario, Ontario the cat region. We’d often have what we know as interactive sort of tabletop our begin, but with a little bit of like mixed in so we’d have for the first half of it every all the players were gathering a big room and all the dm to take on the roles of Mp. C’s and they’re be very stations. You could go around 2 and participant the activities there and carnivals was a comma 1 if you could go to the archery contest 9th Roller the strong man interact with each MPC and game favors or Advantages or insight into what was to come and then in the second part every with divine off in the tables by mission, so the carnival was at. Dora portal opened or something because the there was no call just at the carnival one group might try and go into the portal one group would deal with the monsters coming out and the third one would go evacuate the refugees and living gray hawk. This would be sorted by level, but include could Sorted by remaining sanity, or just randomly or whatever so I gave you serve a collective experience, and you could hear reports so cajun someone would come over to a table and say you know we really need reinforcements over here is can you spare anybody or you know you’d here yeah, there’s a giant explosion over there, and you can see a smoking crater, and you know Dave was real good for when you went out to the bar afterwards cuz you don’t participate in the same adventure, but all seem different things and by talking to each other you guys greater sense of you know. What was going on. Why did we see 100 magic missile strike a flying guy over that way, and I thought you know. It’d be cool if you did. Something similar for that for Costco hulu where you know one really connected MPC calls and everybody he knows answer your convention is a big invested it invested of things 30 people it after be on more of the pool side, but I thought it might be an interesting experience anyway, that’s all so if there’s pompano is ranking I’m calling from my laboratory so yeah with regards to sports have all of you pots and consider taking buddy since court like curling for example.
From Ritterton
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We talk with Chris about his contribution to Pelgrane Press’s Cthulhu Confidential project. How Gumshow One-2-One works, and why he chose the setting and player character he did for his part of the game; an African-American WWII Veteran  in Washington D.C. He’s also working on a modern sourcebook for Chaosium, which he can’t talk about (NDA). And he’s working on tank combat rules for Godlike, which he can’t talk about (NDA). And a number of other cool things he can’t go into details about. He’s collecting Non-Disclosure Agreements like they’re Pokemon.   There’s also some talk about Dimensional Shamblers: A nice piece of art depicting a DimSham. Other things discussed in this segment are- Last Rites, a modern day book of four Call of Cthulhu scenarios. The origin stories that feature the creature, The Horror in the Museum and The Hunters from Beyond. Here is the Yog-Sothoth Wiki article about them.   Discuss this episode on the Campus Forum.]]>

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