MUP Episode 193 – Snake People & Black Magic

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 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 

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.

The Discord Plug

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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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Recent Gaming

Bridgett – Pale Rider Playtest 2

MepaCon Man’s Best Friend by Jazmin Ospa

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We create a monster from scratch!

This episode Keepers Murph and Jon catch up with Ruth Tillman as they discuss her Kickstarter, Snake People: A Post-Apocalyptic Story Game, and her contribution to Black Star Magic, a supplement for the Yellow King RPG.

Campus Crier

This episode was recorded on February 13th, 2020.

Free League Publishing has announced their community content program over on DriveThruRPG! So fans can now upload scenarios for Mutant: Year Zero, Coriolis: The Third Horizon, Forbidden Lands, and Symbaroum! 

Pelgrane Press has released its version of the Yellow Sign into the Public Domain, allowing anyone to use it personally or commercially. You can get the Yellow Sign Image Pack, which has 17 different variations of The Sign from their website.

The first episode of the Dead of Winter Live Play event with Mike Mason as GM is now up on Youtube for those of us that missed the livestream even on Twitch. 

Modiphius Entertainment has announced another RPG this time based on the popular Dishonored video game series. The 300 page core book using the 2d20 system is slated to be released in Summer of 2020.

Discord Invitation:

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We have some backers that we need to thank!

Republic of Folk Thanks so much for backing us!

And a special thanks to Professor Rondy Reeves, who is the Head of the Tobacco Studies and Smoking Department at Miskatonic University.

Graham’s Card Catalog

This week’s Card Catalog comes from Graham over on the #card-catalog channel on the Discord server! The Proper People is a YouTube channel that explores abandoned buildings and is filled with loads of creepy locations that GMs could use in their games. For the more tech savvy of you, you might be able to play particular clips of walking down hallways to your players to get them more involved.

Listening Room

This episode Mr. Tyler is back! This time to speak about his favorite Cannibalism Story! You don’t want to miss this one; download and listen to the episode now!

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Keepers Jon and Murph catch up with Ruth Tillman to discuss her new Kickstarter, Snake People: A Post Apocalypse Story Game, and her adventure in the soon-to-be released Black Star Magic, for Pelgrane Press’ Yellow King RPG. Ruth is an amazing guest. Fans can keep up with Ruth on her website. Download the episode now!