MUP 127 – I am the Very Archetype of a Pulpy, Tough, Professional

In this episode, a skeleton crew of Dan and Chad start to pour through the Pulp Cthulhu book, piece by bare-knuckled, cliffhanger-loving piece. This episode was recorded on, July 10, 2017.

Campus Crier

♞ Big YSDC news: It sold as a set! Paul’s CoC collection has in fact sold to a single buyer. And what’s better, it’s someone that Paul knows, so he knows it’s going to a good home. While we feel the loss of the treasured collection, this did end with the best possible outcome. Note: sold for “four figures.” Now comes the dimensional origami that comes with packing such a tremendous trove of items. ♞The Yellow King RPG from Pelgrane Press is now as $157,590 pledged of $29,657 goal, with 10 days of this recording. (Check out a live update in the widget below.) KIYRPG on KARTAS Murf sent this cool find from Reddit – The Awakening – a challenging stand-alone investigation role-playing scenario loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu and set in a near future dystopia. The players assume the roles of law enforcement agents tasked to investigate the death of Thomas Angell, professor emeritus of computational linguistics. Soon they discover that the late professor was publishing a blog detailing sinister findings, a massive conspiracy hiding in plain sight and that nothing is as it seems. Here’s a Lovecraftian Monster from Xavier Gens’ ‘Cold Skin’!
Cold Skin takes place on the edge of the Antarctic Circle, in the years after World War I, a steam ship approaches a desolate island far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young man, on his way to assume the lonely post of weather observer, to live in solitude for a year at the end of the world. But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. The rest is forest, a deserted cabin, rocks, silence, and the surrounding sea. And then the night begins to fall…
Call Of Cthulhu From Cyanide Studios may eventually get VR support. Chris Spivey of Darker Hue Studios has put the call out for diverse creatives. ENnie Voting is Open! Call of Cthulhu and related items are all over the place this year! Best Adventure – Doors to Darkness Best Aid/Accessory – Call of Cthulhu – Keeper’s Screen Pack Best Art, Cover – Call of Cthulhu – Investigator Handbook Best Art, Interior – S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors Best Cartography – Call of Cthulhu – Keeper’s Screen Pack Best Monster/Adversary – S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors Best Production Values – Call of Cthulhu – 7th Edition Slipcase Set Best RPG Related Product – Call of Cthulhu: The Coloring Book Best Supplement – Pulp Cthulhu Best Electronic Book: The Things We Leave Behind from Stygian Fox Product of the Year: Doors to Darkness ENnies Voting takes place from July 11 – July 21. Here is the voting page:

MUP Fundraiser!

We’re doing a little fundraising of our own to help with the NecronomiCon expenses. This will be exciting things like food, hotel, cab fares, etc. We set a goal of $700, with a ransom model of we’ll release a scenario written by our own Keeper Jon to the public when we reach that mark. There is a graphic on the website that shows the progress of the donations as they come in. Every dollar counts, and if you don’t want to use the levels I have set in the post on the topic, then using the PayPal button on our home page will also count to the goal. To those who have already donated, thank you all so much. It was amazing that literally minutes after posing the page, we had a donation other than us testing it to make sure it was working.

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Card Catalog

From the irrepressible Graham, two YouTube Channels for the Cardfile:
Hi, I have located two YouTube channels devoted to public domain (I think) movies. Including examples of silent films from the classic era. The first is called The Video Cellar, the second is called Pizza Flix. The films could either be used as props, or they can be watched and dismantled for plot ideas or NPCs. – Graham


Archetypes in Pulp Cthulhu! Here’s an interesting review of Pulp Cthulhu by Kurt Wiegel on Game Geeks. Dan brings up Forbidden Kingdoms for D20 Modern. The Phantom Creeps!]]>

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