MUP EP 209 – Dealing With GM Burnout

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In this episode, Keepers Murph and Dave discuss the highs and lows of GM Burnout. Enjoy!

Thank you Noble Knight Games!

Do you have games or game books that you’re interested in selling or trading? Check out Noble Knight’s Buy-Sell-Trade program. Noble Knight Games will buy almost anything that is tabletop game or tabletop game adjacent.  Board games, card games, RPG books, painted or unpainted miniatures, collectibles, fantasy novels, accessories… if it’s nerdy and gamey, they probably want it. If you want to know more about this program, email them at 

And just for listeners of our show, Noble Knight Games has a discount code you can use at checkout. Use MADNESS for 10% off any order of $10 or more. This insane discount is valid from now until December 22, 2020!  {lawyer voiceover: “Not valid with any other site-wide discounts”}

Campus Crier

The Campus Crier is the Miskatonic University’s student newspaper. This edition was collected on September 24th, 2020.

The Mansions of Madness hardcovers by Chaosium are available. This is the first of two volumes filled with scenarios set in horror-haunted homes. This volume contains five adventures, two classic scenarios, Mister Corbitt and The Crack’d and Crook’d Manse, and three new scenarios, The Code, The House of Memphis, and The Nineteenth Hole.

Friend of the show and fellow podcaster Michael Diamond has a new book Time of the Serpent on the Miskatonic Repository. This awesome new adventure even includes audio clues!

A new version of The Thing boardgame is on Kickstarter now. It looks like this may be an enhanced and updated version of the previous edition. If you’re a fan of The Thing, you need to check this out.

Helstrom the TV series is coming out on Hulu. This looks like it is the Marvel Comics character, Helstrom, the Son of Satan. The trailer looks cool.

Heroquest is coming back! Hasbro is taking pre-orders and funding the game through their own in-house funding campaign called HasbroPulse. They were looking to collect $1,000,000, and they’ve already funded with 43 days remaining in the campaign at the time of this recording. 

Recent Gaming

After Dave’s break, he’s back at it with his modern Call of Cthulhu game playtesting. Also running and playing in games at ConvoCation! Should be fun!

Murphs has started playing in the Alien campaign Destroyer of Worlds run by iPwned (aka Chris) from the discord channel. And our editor Max has started an Icons game on Wednesday that has been rather fun.

MUP Patreon

If you haven’t heard yet, we have redesigned our Patreon and so far   the feedback has been all positive! We are greatly appreciative of you,   our listeners, and would ask that if you can please back us! Our next   goal in funding will pay our worthy editors for their time! Also all   backers, regardless of level will have access to the outtakes reel that   we are going to put out on a special RSS feed from Patreon! To back us   you can click the button on the sidebar of our website, or head over to Patreon directly at!

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Support the Show

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Download the episode and join Murph and Dave as they discuss GM Burnout.

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