MUP Episode 199 – Light of Midsommar

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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.

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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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This episode, Keepers Jon, Dave and Murph talk to friend of the show, movie buff, and Discord regular, Ambermancer. We talk about the movies The Lighthouse and Midsommar, and how to use elements from those movies in your Call of Cthulhu game.

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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. During these times of actual pandemic crisis, now is a perfect time to game online with your friends.

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Chaosium just released “Mansions of Madness – Vol.1: Behind Closed Doors.” It contains a total of five scenarios, two updated classics and three brand new mysteries. The included scenarios are: The Corbitt House, The Crack’d and Crook’d Manse, The Code, The House of Memphis, and The Nineteenth Hole. Listen to our previous episode, #198, to hear Mike Mason discuss this new book. And, keen-eyed MUP students may recognize a couple of MUP faculty names in the Special Thanks section of the book. is having a membership drive on IndieGoGo. They are currently running a funding campaign for the website, by selling elite membership perks for their site. is an independent news and review website for tabletop roleplaying games.

Oh man! The Lovecraft Country teaser trailer released, and it looks amazing!

Robin Laws recently released a video on Pelgrane Press’ YouTube channel that walks new players through character creation in the Yellow King RPG. A rare opportunity to get a walk-through video like this straight from the author. 

Chaosium just announced their release of the roleplaying game, Würm – The Ice Age Roleplaying Game. Würm is a system-lite modified d6, players roll 2d6 versus a threshold and can add an extra d6 to their roll for Strengths they may have, or subtract 3 from the total for any weaknesses. The magic system is interesting focussing on Shamanism and Spirits and is entirely possible to bring Mythos characters over into the setting, although I’ve never done it myself. The game is set in the last period of the Ice Age 35,000 years ago. 

Some of you might remember that this was a successful Kickstarter from Nocturnal Media & Emmanuel Roudier back in 2015 for the initial translation and release. That book was delivered in 2018 to backers and Chaosium is now acting as distributor for the product. I have that previous PDF of Wurm and it is a good product. I have not seen the PDF or book that Chaosium is selling, but it seems to be the same cover and page count as the earlier release. I’m guessing that Nocturnal has partnered with Chaosium for distribution only on this.

Golden Goblin Press just released An Inner Darkness in print. An Inner Darkness presents a collection of well researched, historically accurate and challenging adventures, with a darker, harsher and more brutal tone than what is usually found in your typical role-playing scenario. Each scenario features the malignant taint of the Cthulhu Mythos, but at the forefront of each are examples of social injustice, societal corruption, and mankind’s inhumanity to man.

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The Keepers talk with Ambermancer about the movies The Lighthouse and Midsommar . They discuss how to bring elements from those movies to your gaming table.