MUP Episode 162 – Plumbing the Magic Depths

This episode, Jon, Murph and Chad delve into the depths of Deeper Magic! This episode was recorded on December 6, 2018.

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Chad talks a little about Masks of Nyarlathotep. In relation to Masks and how the latest edition tackled problematic material, check out two episodes of the Good Friend of Jackson Elias.

Episode 133 – The Good Friends try on Masks of Nyarlathotep

Episode 134 – The Good Friends try on more Masks of Nyarlathotep

BBC Radio 4 has released a fantastic audio drama, “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.” It is not a reading of the story, but instead it is a full cast radio drama that reinterprets the story as a podcast. The podcast hosts have a show called “The Mystery Machine,” and they do reference a lot of pop culture in the show. It is 10 episodes long, and they each average less than 30 minutes long. It is very well produced and the writing also pulls in many other Lovecraftian elements. This is an amazing production. At the time of release of this episode, voting is now open in the 2018 Delta Green Shotgun Scenario Contest. In a change from previous years, all of the entries were required to be no longer than 1500 words. So it shouldn’t be too difficult to skim through and read many, (if not all), of the submitted scenarios. Our own Keeper Jon has a scenario in this year’s contest, but he hasn’t revealed which one is his, even to us! We hope you roll a crit-success on your Luck, Jon. Squamous Studios is about to launch a Kickstarter for the first expansion-Feed the Shoggoth!: Morsels of Madness! It will include 42 cards, featuring: New Cult Factions, New Artifacts, New Spells, New Minions, Rules summaries. And it’s worth mentioning – Chad made the semi-animated intro video for it! The Yellow King RPG by Robin D. Laws update – The latest Kickstarter update contains both good news and bad. The Good: The PDFs for the four core books, one game supplement, and one novel, (depending on your backer level), are available for download. Backers should check their emails. The Bad: Pelgrane Press is having some printer issues, but they are working hard to resolve them. For more details, the backers can check the Kickstarter Updates. The Miskatonic University: Restricted Collections board game Kickstarter. The manufacturing is complete, and will begin shipping from China very soon. Backers should expect an update that contain the names of the cargo ships bringing the goods!

The Listening Room:

Due to Chad’s lack of being together in his act, we’re taking a break on the Listening Room despite having a few items in the bank. Agent Dinos, sorry about that. Jon suggests Project Bluebook, Chad suggests the Teapot Dome Scandal, Murph suggests a cabinet of curiosities gone wrong. However, please remember that if you have any interest in producing a segment for the podcast, please contact


“I know I’m months behind in my response but I have a name suggestion the great old one: Xaryoop, (Zar-you-P) the Spark of Life, from the Rings of Saturn. Go Pods – Investigator Cory”


Deeper Magic – Considering the Deeper Magic rules from Call of Cthulhu and then riffing on a variety of spells and possible deeper magic versions of those spells. Jon – Steal Life’s Blood (Grand Grimoire – pg.174), and Summon Byakhee (Keeper Rulebook – pg.263) Chad: Wither Limb, Powder of ibn Ghazi Murph: Summon Dimensional Shambler, and Lassitude of Phein]]>

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