MUP Ep 238 — Sean McCoy, Mothership, and Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace Madnessssssssssssssssss!

This Episode, Keepers Murph & Dave interview Sean McCoy from Tuesday Knight Games about the uber-successful Mothership Kickstarter.

Campus Crier

The Campus Crier is where we keep all the mythos related news and info for the podcast, this episode was recorded on November 4th, 2021.  

The big news so far as this episode is concerned at least is the massively successful Mothership Kickstarter which as of recording has over $700k in funding, and 7600+ backers! Murph, Dave, and Bridgett are backers and fans of the game and are super excited to see it do so unexpectedly well!

Paul Baldowski has another KS running just weeks after the last one delivered, Cthulhu Hack 2E has funded and is making Stretch Goals with $23k in funding so far with 24 days to go. (Murph has backed it!)

In a case of “why not see if there’s an update right before you record,” Paizo voluntarily recognized the new union of United Paizo Workers and announced it… while we were recording episode 237! So congratulations to UPW and we wish continued success in making working conditions fair and healthy for all RPG creators. 

Cults of Cthulhu is out from Chaosium. This is the collection of scenarios by Chris Lackey and Mike Mason centering around the… well cults of the mythos. It is 368 pages long! 

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Last week Discord user BrokenShepherd found a lost and despondent dog without a collar, which they then were able to reconnect them with their owner – a similarly despondent and panicked human. Now that’s how it’s done! Wonderful work BrokenShepherd!

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A single CoC session with Adam and Ambermancer from the Discord.

Main Topic 

  • Sean and Tuesday Night Games
  • Kickstarter expectations and where you’re at – have you planned for anywhere near this success?
  • What does this say about your fanbase over the past few years?
  • Questions
    • Talk about the niche you feel Mothership is filling. Clearly people are responding well and with great interest. What is the core of that interest?
    • Talk about the recent Critical Role play of Mothership/Alien and how that affected both the hobby and your KS
    • Talk about fulfillment logistics and the bonkers shipping quandary today