MUP Ep 231 — Two Days Without Coffee w/ Jared Smith

This episode, Keepers Murph, Dave, & Bridgett interview multi-best selling editor and author, Jared Smith, of the Bayt Al Azif: A Magazine for Cthulhu Mythos Roleplaying Games. Tune is as Jared explains the origins story of his unique magazine title, talks about how he commissions covers, content, and more!

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 2, 2021.

UK Games Expo is done and they’ve had a couple winners of interest. First, the Dee Sanction won the Judges’ Award at @UKGamesExpo for Best Role Playing Game! That’s a fantastic win for Paul and his company, so many congratulations for them!

Aaaaand, both Vaesen and Alien Destroyer of Worlds won for Best RPG and Best RPG Adventure, respectively. Another fantastic win for Free League Games at UK Games Expo.

The “A Weekend With Good Friends” virtual gaming convention is being held on The Good Friends of Jackson Elias Discord server and will take place the 20th-22nd of August 2021. With international participants, they’ll have games running around the clock. The main focus is CoC, however, other games are welcome! I’ve seen some Kult, Alien RPG, and more! GM Signs ups open as of the date of recording, and game sign ups occur on 8/6. It’s a well organized con and quite a bit of fun. Definitely check them out!

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.

Seriously. Share those pet pics! BTW– The MUP Community is happy to wish a Happy Belated Gottcha Day to the super cool kitty, Roxie! 

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Main Topic

Interview with Jared Smith of Bayt Al Azif !

Congratulations on…

Issue 1- Gold

Issue 2 – Gold

Issue 3 – Electrum 

Listen to find out when Issue 4 drops, how Jared named his magazine, how you can submit a scenario, how you can hire Jared for editing/proofreading, and more!