MUP Ep 215 – Shadow Over Simpson

Campus Crier

The Campus Crier is where we keep all the mythos related news and info for the podcast, this episode was recorded on August 16, 2021.


I want to personally congratulate each of the Alumni of the Storytelling Collective’s Write Your First Adventure Workshop last month. The market has been flooded with over 50+ titles on the MR, Chaosium’s Community Creator Content hub. Ya’ll, I’m so proud of each and every one of you. These scenarios look amazing, the cover arts are BOSS, the Miskatonic Repository Creator’s Circle is buzzing, you’re being featured in Chaosium newsletters, and you’re making your first sales. I’m just– I’m just so proud of you guys. Congrats! Head over to the Miskatonic Repository and make someone’s day by checking out their newest creations! 


Annnd speaking of the Miskatonic Repository, Miskatonic Repository Con GM Signups just opened up! This virtual con will be hosted October 15th – October 17th. We have 3 awesome panels and over 16 events already submitted! So, come play some 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu with us! A link to the TTE will be in the show notes… and you can email MisktatonicRepositoryCon@gmail.com to get in touch! 


Innsmouth The Missing Child: A Gamebook is a choose your own adventure styled solo game book where you are an investigator brought in to find the whereabouts of a missing child amongst the odd and terrible inhabitants of Innsmouth. It has funded with $23k of a $1300 goal and still has 23 days left at the time of recording. The art looks sparse, but that’s what I would expect from a product of this type. You can get a PDF for as little as $9 and a physical starting at $17. Overall it looks pretty neat, and I’m trying to not back it.


Free League has another Kickstarter out for two new products in their Forbidden Lands line, this time a bestiary of sorts called Forbidden Lands: Book of Beasts and a campaign called The Blood March. As we have come to expect from Free League, the art on display is absolutely gorgeous. And this seems to be a no brainer for any fan of the weird fantasy setting. You can get a pdf of both books for $35 or either individual book in print for $35. If you want both in print it will cost you $69. The project has already funded with $285k of a $12k goal, and will have another three days left at the time of this release.


Good friend of the show and proprietor of The Old Ways Podcast, Mike Diamond, has officially announced a third campaign for their excellent live play series, but this time with a twist! They are currently accepting GM pitches for a new campaign run by a new Storyteller. So if you have a campaign in mind and have it well thought out put in your submission at the link in the show notes. You can also find Mike on our own Discord, where he is a mod, or over at The Old Ones Discord, or you can just email him at theoldwayspodcast@gmail.com 


And finally, it is with great sadness that we have to say a final goodbye to RPG Legend Steve Perrin, who passed away earlier this month. Goodbye Steve, safe travels.

https://www.chaosium.com/blogvale-and-farewell-steve-perrin-1946-2021/


The Discord Plug

We have our MUP Discord and we are all there! We invite all of our listeners to come and enjoy the community of horror gaming and cute pet pics.

A big birthday shout out to Zelda, the pup of patreon backer, Al Smith, who if you’re lucky enough to get a seat at this table, she’ll probably make an appearance. Also, good luck to the kitties, Spaghetti and Meatball, who are currently in foster care with one of our awesome listeners. 

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And thank you beaucoup to Murph for editing this episode.

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We create a monster from scratch!

This episode, Keepers Murph and Dave speak with the talented and always enjoyable Julian Simpson, writer and director o BBC Radio4’s Shadow Over Innsmouth!

The Campus Crier is where we keep all the mythos related news and info for the podcast, this episode was recorded on December 19th, 2020. 

In your living room, no one can hear you screaming for joy. A new TV series set in the ALIEN universe is being developed for FX and Hulu by Fargo creator, Noah Hawley. 

The funding campaign continues for the Lovecraft Arts & Science center. If you are a fan of this community, please consider donating or purchasing something from their online store. Every little bit helps. 

Jon discovered a fan made online comic book, Batman: Eldritch. As the name implies, it blends Batman and the Cthulhu Mythos. It’s a fairly short read. The story’s not bad and the art is pretty cool looking. Very evocative for the subject matter. Check it out. 

The Malleus Monstrorum hardcover two-volume slipcase is now available from the Chaosium website! This is a beast, (pun intended)! Chaosium also released a short YouTube video that displays the new slipcase edition of this immense bestiary. 

It looks like a production company, Full Moon, is looking to create a television series called Miskatonic U which will center around the university and the town of Arkham, Massachusetts. According to a Screen Rant article, it will be structured like the Stephen King series, Castle Rock. So far, there’s no indication on when this series would launch or who would be carrying it. 

Sponsor

We want to thank Noble Knight Games for returning to sponsor our show. Noble Knight Games has just completed a major revamp of their website! The new site was designed after collecting lots of customer feedback, and the result is a site that’s cleaner, prettier, easier to navigate with improved search functionality. Be sure to check out the Publisher’s Spotlight section, too. Check it out at www.nobleknight.com

In addition to games and game books, Noble Knight Games also has a wide range of dice, paints, and game supplies. They’ve got Army Painter primer, Citadel paints, dice, token trays, and tons of other supplies to pimp-out your games. 

And just for listeners of our show, Noble Knight has a discount code you can use at checkout. Enter the Gift Card code of CHILLS for 10% off any order of $10 or more. This insane discount is valid from now until March 31, 2021! 

And you can also help out the show by buying some merch from our Teepublic store! We have a brand new Elder Mic design from friend of the show Diana McKenzie! It’s a really crazy morphing of an old on-air mic and an Elder Thing! We’ll be adding in more designs in the near future, so check back often.

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Interview with Julian Simpson, the writer/director of BBC Radio4’s Lovecraft Investigations.