MUP Episode 199 – Light of Midsommar

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.

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

Campus Crier

The Campus Crier is the Miskatonic University’s student newspaper. This edition was collected on May 7th, 2020.

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.

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