MUP Episode 198 – Mike Mason Through the Ages!

This episode, Keepers Jon, Dave and Murph talk to Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu Line Editor, Mike Mason, about the upcoming releases from Chaosium and playing Call of Cthulhu in different time periods.

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 23rd, 2020.

Chaosium has released another SRD, this time for the HeroQuest system originally designed by Robin Laws, and is called QuestWorlds. The system can now be used by creators as a base for different genre packs that can be written for the base ruleset.

From the files of the “Strange but True” news desk we have discovered a Cthulhu Suncatcher is currently being funded on Kickstarter. Actually, this project is already funded, so it is going to happen. It is a sculpture of Great Cthulhu poking his head through a R’lyehian portal. It will be cast in a color-tinted resin so sunlight can pass through it. This sculpture was created by the artists of Mythos Monsters.com

If you’re stuck at home during this time of pandemic, and you’re eager for some entertainment, then be sure to check out Chaosium’s YouTube channel, where there are several multi-part actual plays of some of their published and soon-to-be-published adventures, including A Cold Fire Within and The Dead Within. 

In that same vein, be sure to also check out the Into the Darkness YouTube channel. They have an impressive catalog of Call of Cthulhu actual plays for you to choose from, including Masks of Nyarlathotep, The Two-Headed Serpent, and The Pipeline. 

Just released on YouTube is the latest Investigative Roleplaying Masterclass, by Pelgrane Press’ Kenneth Hite, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Cat Tobin, Ruth Tillman, and it’s moderator Robin D. Laws. They talk about how to conduct an investigative roleplay game, and it features examples from the GUMSHOE line of tabletop rpgs. 

Also listen to Keeper Murph play in the Peru Chapter of Masks of Nyarlathotep on the How We Roll Podcast!

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Main Topic

Keepers Jon and Dave talk with Mike Mason about the latest Call of Cthulhu books coming soon from Chaosium and about the appeal to play Call of Cthulhu in a variety of time periods, and we use Cthulhu: Through the Ages to guide us through time itself!

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