MUP Campus Crier Catchup – April 2016

MU-Shield_Campus-Crier_800We’re down two hosts tonight, so Keepers Jon and Dan are going simple with just updating our news so we don’t get as far behind as we had before. This episode was recorded on April 11, 2016.

Campus Crier

  The 7e boats have arrived!   In other Chaosium news from Mike Mason-
Our friend Ben Wilson, has created a range of pre-generated investigators for a variety of occupations. You can download these from the Chaosium site in a zip file. Guidance notes are included for tailoring the characters. Link: In addition, Ben has created a range of Student occupation investigators (primarily for use with A Time To Harvest, but can of course be used for other Call of Cthulhu games too). These are available in a separate zip file here: Link:
  Sherlock Meets Lovecraft in ‘A Study in Emerald’ Board Game Here is the Treefrog Games link with the rules   The Cancer of Superstition brings $28,000
The Cancer of Superstition manuscript written for Houdini by H.P. Lovecraft and C.M. Eddy sold today at Potter & Potter’s massive auction of Houdiniana for $28,000 (not including buyers premium). The auction estimate was $25,000 to $40,000.
  From Dean over at Cthulhu Reborn
Terror From Down Under (Coming Soon) “Convicts & Cthulhu is a sizeable sourcebook (exact page count to be finalised, but probably 50-60 pages) which allows Keepers to run Call of Cthulhu games during the early days of Australia’s life as a British penal settlement. If this sounds like an odd time and place to set a Lovecraftian game, consider this: the early colonies of Australia were founded to be the dumping grounds for the most dark-hearted criminals to be found in Britain, and were overseen by guards who were not much better than those they guarded. In a land thousands of miles from civilisation, there are many opportunities for mundane cruelty and evil, but also for the darkness than men brought with them to flourish in unsuspecting ways. We hope to release Convicts and Cthulhu later this year … and there will doubtless be more blog postings to come which shine some more light on what we have planned.”
Children of Lovecraft – graphic novel of short stories
Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s stories shaped modern horror more than any other author’s in the last two centuries: Cthulhu, the Old Ones, Herbert West: Reanimator, and more terrifying nightmares emerged from the mythos of this legendary writer. Dark Horse teams up with Hugo and Bram Stoker Award-winning editor Ellen Datlow to bring you this anthology of original prose stories that are inspired by Lovecraft’s mythos. Features work by Richard Kadrey, Brian Hodge, A. C. Wise, Siobhan Carroll, Orrin Grey, and many more, with a stunning cover by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.
    Weird Detective – 5 issue mini-series By Fred Van Lente, and Guiu Vilanova
The streets of New York have been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. And the only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them-it takes a monster to catch a monster.
    Brian Sammons and Glynn Owen Barrass new book:
I am very proud to announce the new anthology from Glynn Owen Barrass and me that will be published by the wonderful PS Publishing. Called THROUGH A MYTHOS DARKLY, it is a collection of Lovecraftian horror stories that take place in alternate history worlds. It was a lot of fun to put together and we got some amazing tales for this one from some truly amazing authors. In the show notes are the Table of Contents. The Roadrunners By Cody Goodfellow Scrimshaw by Jeffrey Thomas Sweet Angie Tailor in: Subterranean Showdown By John Langan An Old and Secret Cult By Robert M. Price Stewert Behr – Deanimator by Pete Rawlik To Kill a King By Don Webb The Last Quest By William Meikle Fate of the World By Christine Morgan Red in the Water, Salt on the Earth By Konstantine Paradias The Night They Drove Cro Magnon Down By D.A. Madigan Sacrifice By Sam Stone Get Off Your Knees I’m Not Your God By Edward Morris Excerpts from the Diaries of Henry P. Linklatter By Stephen Mark Rainey Plague Doctor By Tim Waggoner Amidst the Blighted Swathes of Grey Desolation Lee Clark Zumpe Cognac, Communism, and Cocaine By Nick Mamatas and Molly Tanzer Kai Monstrai Ateik (When the Monsters Come) By Damien Angelica Walters More info when we can share it but yeah, this is going to be a good one.
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