MUP Episode 156 – In Sickness and in Health

In this episode, Jon, Dan and Chad talk about the horrors of plagues and pandemics to inspire game ideas! Please note that the Crier is a little short and hastily put together this week, and we know we’ve missed big news items. This episode was recorded on September 13, 2018.

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Campus Crier

‘Hardware’ director Richard Stanley’s adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Colour out of Space‘ coming ‘in the near future’ Check out the first hour of Call of Cthulhu – watch as Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studio showcase the upcoming adventure.

Miskatonic Repository Reviews

Jon reviewed: Idol of Thoth by Joe Trier and Mizuumi no bakemono by Jean-Michel Abrassart. As a companion, here is Chaosium’s Secrets of Japan. Chad reviewed: “Plague” by Matt Ryan and Noah Lloyd.

The Listening Room

Now we’re heading back to the “Listening Room” of Orne Library. This episode, part two of Mr. Tyler’s punitive ramblings on “The Derelict.” Listen to the story ready by FNH on his Cthulhu Podcast- Part 1 and Part 2. Next up, we have another episode in Season Two of Glimpses into the Empire. This time, we’ll hear the story of a certain “demi-god.” Here’s some background about the “magical” rebel children in Myanmar, who recently reunited. And finally, this episode we have something from a longtime listener, and a familiar voice to our airwaves. Check out this report from Chemistry PHD candidate Matthew Brown, a deep dive into the mystery of the Black Eyed Children. Context: Blurry Photos episode Skeptoid episode Once again, if you have any interest in producing a segment for the podcast, please contact


Fun with diseases! We started here >> Each of us covered one disease, and we talked about related Mythos hooks. Chad: Cholera outbreaks of 1832-1866. Jon: 1918 Spanish Flu Dan: Typhoid fever Randomly, here’s a “plague fort” in Russia.    ]]>

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