MUP Episode 197 – ‘Lo That From the Dark Ages!

This episode, Keepers Jon, Dave and Murph talk to author, Chad Bowser, about the new 3rd edition of Cthulhu Dark Ages.

Noble Knight Games

This episode is generously sponsored by Noble Knight Games. They have the largest selection of out-of-print games in the world. Including a huge selection of Lovecraftian RPG game books. They even stock Age of Cthulhu books! If you’re collecting any of Chaosium’s new or vintage Call of Cthulhu game books, then you really need to check out Noble Knight Games.

Noble Knight Games has generously offered a special discount code for MUP listeners. If you go to their website, you can use the code NOBLETONIC for 10% off your entire order. This code is valid through 5/9/2020. During these times of actual pandemic crisis, now is a perfect time to game online with your friends. And you can get your gaming materials from Noble Knight Games at a discount!

Campus Crier

The Campus Crier is the Miskatonic University’s student newspaper. This edition was collected on April 9th, 2020.

Reckoning of the Dead’s Matt Ryan has a brand new podcast that he’s doing with his family. Matt is running his wife and daughter through the adventures in the House of R’lyeh book as a loose campaign. His new podcast is called Reckoning of the Dead Radio, and it’s available on Spotify and iTunes. Matt’s calling his actual play episodes, “The Ryan’s in R’lyeh!”

Chaosium has released their BRP SRD. The BRP Systems Reference Document (SRD) contains guidelines for publishing content under the BRP Open-Gaming License.

The Miskatonic Repository continues to grow with some amazing content. Including, A Tableau of Red, by Helen Yau. This is an amazing modern adventure set in Barcelona. The teaser blurb for the scenario: “For the past few weeks, summer school artist Cesar Dominguez has been dreaming of a strange world. Walking through a landscape of vivid colours and patterns, his vision pulsates in time with discordant melodies and whispers. Strange moving shapes in the corner of his sight have been urging him to share his visions with others, so they too can join in the harrowing beauty.” The PDF is less than $5, and the production quality is outstanding. Check it out. 

With physical conventions off the table for the moment, Pelgrane Press is cooking up a series of virtual panels over on our newly bustling YouTube channel. To kick things off Ken and Robin entered the Dreamlands of Zoom to take questions from a crew of stalwart volunteers. Now you too can watch as they nerdtrope the 100 Years War, share online RPG play tips, blackguard Joseph Campbell, praise Charles Portis, contemplate socially distant game snacks, and more.

The COVID-19 virus has impacted another convention; the Origins Game Fair has been postponed to October, and Origins Online is now scheduled for June. Fans and attendees should consult the Origins website for further details.

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Main Topic

The Keepers talk with Chad Bowser to learn more about the new Cthulhu Dark Ages! Listen to the episode to hear all about it.

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