MUP Episode 202 – #BlackLivesMatter & Dissident Whispers

This episode, Keepers Dave and Jon welcome guests Kat Welsford and Vi Huntsman. Kat and Vi helped create an amazing anthology of RPG adventures titled, Dissident Whispers, and they’re here to talk about that project. 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 June 18th, 2020.

Roleplaying giant, Wizards of the Coast, publishers of Dungeons & Dragons, has issued a statement about diversity in their game. They are modifying the types of playable characters so that certain species are not portrayed with inherent traits — orc players do not have a penalty to their intelligence, for example. The article is informative and enlightening.

It seems like fans can find similar conversations about diversity on a variety of social media platforms and websites, too. For example, Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG News site was also linked on Facebook with a robust conversation on the topic.

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias podcast and its listeners are having a virtual convention, and they’re calling it The Good Friends of Jacks-Con Elias virtual RPG convention. The Good Friends themselves will be in attendance, along with hosts of the Miskatonic University Podcast, How We Roll, Ain’t Slayed Nobody, and possibly more to come.

The convention will take place over the weekend of the 9th-12th of July 2020. People from all over the world are offering games around the clock. Game sign-ups go live on the 1st of July.

While the main focus is Call of Cthulhu, there are plenty of other games on offer, including Tales From the Loop, Dungeon Crawl Classics, Unknown Armies, Kult, and the new Alien RPG.

The planning for the event is taking place on the Good Friends Discord server, although by the time this episode goes out, we will also have details on blasphemoustomes.com. (Discord server link: https://discord.gg/5xzvNZj )

And, Chaosium has just released the 2-book volume of the new Malleous Monstrorum!!! It’s huge and amazing. The MUP hosts have all picked it up, and we look forward to diving deep into it in a later show.

The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has recently held election for their officers, and Chris Spivey of Darker Hue Studios was elected to the position of Vice President! Full election results can be found here.

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

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Contact MUP Keepers

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Main Topic

Dissident Whispers is an anthology of 2-page RPG adventures for a variety of game systems. Ninety people helped contribute to the project… writers, artists, layout artists, editors, and publishers. All proceeds from the sale of Dissident Whispers goes to support the National Bail Fund Network, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

You can show your support by buying a copy of Dissident Whispers from Tuesday Knight Games or DriveThruRPG.

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