MUP Episode 200 – Bicentennial Bonanza!

This episode, the whole Keeper Krew is back! Keepers Dan, Chad, Murph, Dave, and Jon talk about everything. It goes off the rails far and wide. Enjoy!

The Old Ways Podcast

The Old Ways Podcast is a weekly Call of Cthulhu actual play “slow-burn” style radio drama where a great group serves up entertainment to you using new and published scenarios. With two seasons of material, listeners begin their journey with the investigators in 1920s Chicago, as they sink into the blood-soaked ground of Windy City horror. Season two picks up as they dive head-long into Chaosium’s legendary Masks of Nyarlathotep campaign where the investigators pull at the very threads which herald the end of days. 

With more than 35 hours of available content, they’ve got you covered for all your sanity destroying quarantine needs! The Old Ways Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and many more! Snag the RSS Feed and never miss our Mythos Monday episode drop! 

Find them on Facebook, Twitter, or deep in the Miskatonic University library’s Restricted Section desperately hunting for the right dusty occult tome!”

Campus Crier

The Campus Crier is the Miskatonic University’s student newspaper. This edition was collected on May 21st, 2020.

(Former Keeper) Chad and a co-host from his mysterious past named Jason have launched HyperLab Omni, a podcast that uses Omni magazines as a lens to examine the weird, sci-fi nature of our present. Recording started more than a year ago, and about 15 episodes are already in the can. It’ll be one “season” that covers Omni issues from 1979, with all kinds of riffs on short stories, art, philosophy, science, and high weirdness. We might end up with about 20-25 episodes for the season. They run so far on average about 40 minutes. An electronic music composer from the Bay Area created an original intro theme for the show AND original underscore music that uses AI and generative processes to make freaky, spacey stuff. Check out the super weird side of Keeper Chad at HyperLabOmni.com. Sound design and music is by Nathan Moody. Visit nathanmoody.bandcamp.com to hear more from him. 

Pelgrane Press just published a cool set of tables on the News page of their website that they’re calling “More Hideous Randomness.” Keepers can use the tables to generate a Mythos mystery for the investigators to explore. Don’t expect a cohesive mystery from a set of randomized tables, but they can be used to energize and kickstart the Keeper’s imagination. 

Reanimator Incorporated is a graphic novel being funded on Kickstarter now. At the time of this recording, it has 26 days remaining, and it’s already fully funded, and then some. Quoting from the Kickstarter, “Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West – Reanimator’, Reanimator Incorporated: Chapter One is a complete reimagining of the original story. Taking inspiration from Lovecraft’s original text, and from Gordon’s 80s movie adaptation, this 72-page graphic novel modernises West’s machinations, whilst weaving literary mythology (Lovecraftian and beyond) into the tale. Think Reanimator meets From Beyond, with a splash of Dante’s Inferno, a dab of King’s Pet Sematary… And then some…” 

No surprise, if you haven’t already heard, both Gen Con and Essen Game Fair are cancelled. The coronavirus pandemic has claimed two of the largest game conventions in the world, in addition to everything else as well. 

Pelgrane Press’ YouTube channel has recently started releasing a Night’s Black Agents – Dracula Dossier actual play campaign. It has some great video quality, music, and game play. 

MUP Patreon

If you haven’t heard yet, we have redesigned our Patreon and so far the feedback has been all positive! We are greatly appreciative of you, our listeners, and would ask that if you can please back us! Our next goal in funding will pay our worthy editors for their time! Also all backers, regardless of level will have access to the outtakes reel that we are going to put out on a special RSS feed from Patreon! To back us you can click the button on the sidebar of our website, mu-podcast.com or head over to Patreon directly at www.patreon.com/mup!

MUP Discord

MU Discord server invite link: https://discord.gg/vNjEv9D

Contact MUP Keepers

You can email the podcast, and give us a hearty “Go Pods!”, at mup.feedback@gmail.com.

Main Topic

200 episodes, eight years of podcasting, and two ENnies later — the Miskatonic University Podcast Keepers are happy to be here so we can continue to talk about the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, as well as other horror and other Lovecraft-related roleplaying games too. In this milestone episode it is a full crew of past and current MUP hosts. We talk about a lot of things, some of them are even relevant to the Call of Cthulhu game… some. We hope you enjoy this episode.

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