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The Flying Scotsman in Lovecraftian Roleplaying

22 Apr 2016 11:56 AM | PoC in MAIN

There are a small number of iconic trains in the world and The Flying Scotsman is one of them.


Now available for Patrons of Yog-Sothoth is an illustrated article about this historic steam locomotive (and service), its references in Cthulhu gaming and contemporary guides and some of the stories behind this engine of Empire.


If you possess a Virtual Reality headset/Google Cardboard you can also transport yourself directly into the drivers' cab of The Flying Scotsman and feel what its like to be in charge of 100 tonnes of steam locomotive.


See: The Flying Scotsman

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Cthulhu Breakfast Club: He Looks After

13 Apr 2016 03:31 PM | PoC in MAIN

Welcome to the April 2016 (and in some cases final edition) of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club.


If you've enjoyed the podcast over the past year then the following is something you might be interested to listen to as we talk about the future of the CBC.


In this meeting we discuss: YSDC 2016 Patron Drive, Vantablack (again) April Fools, The Cthulhu Dining Club, Ponyfinder, 360/VR on YSDC, HPL/Houdini ms., Tunnels & Trolls Deluxe, For 35 Years, a Parallel Life, the OGLing of Cthulhu, Chaosium’s new media liaison, Cthulhu and Contemporary Occultures, UK Games Expo, UK Student Nationals, the CthulhuWiki and more.


Thank you for joining us at our table.

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Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition: Print Pre-orders Open

05 Apr 2016 09:55 PM | PoC in MAIN

Chaosium have opened up their new (7th) edition of Call of Cthulhu for print pre-orders. Previously only available in PDF format, or as a.... form of advance purchase... through the 2013 Kickstarter campaign, the print edition of the game is now generally available to pre-order via Backerkit.


The print copies of Call of Cthulhu 7th edition have been making their way from Hong Kong over the past few weeks and the container ships have either docked or are close to to it, so copies of this first shake up of the Call of Cthulhu rules in 35 years should (probably) be hitting shops late April/early May (and in KS backers' hands before then).


Backerkit shows the cost of purchasing the two core print books (Keeper Rulebook and Investigator Handbook) to be c. $100 (US + taxes). If you missed out on the original Kickstarter, now's your opportunity to get a print copy of the new rules.

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The Enchiridion of Elucidation

03 Apr 2016 04:05 PM | PoC in MAIN

Tony Williams (long time Yoggie member and Patron) has created The Enchiridion of Elucidation, "being a pamphlet of useful analysis, advice and additions to the Trail of Cthulhu ruleset".


The freely available 24 page PDF contains advice for players and Keepers alike, providing information on subjects such as how players obtain GUMSHOE clues, understanding clue types and methods of delivery, troubleshooting and offering a few optional house rules to boot.


A very useful document that may help with any outstanding queries you may have about Pelgrane's game of Lovecraftian investigation.

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Achtung! Cthulhu: Assault on the Mountains...

02 Apr 2016 05:42 PM | PoC in MAIN

Modiphius Entertainment have unleashed an Assault on the Mountain of Madness - the epic polar adventure for Achtung! Cthulhu that sees the conclusion to the A!C Secret War campaign.


The c. 250 page full colour hardcover follows the usual high standard of Modiphius publications and provides a wealth of detail for playing a high octane game in a challenging environment. It will certainly take a few sessions to complete but promises an "...earth shattering" conclusion to the Secret War.


Assault on the Mountains of Madness is available directly from the Modiphius web site (print + PDF), via the usual electronic distributors and will no doubt hit bricks & mortar stores soon.


We talk about Achtung! Cthulhu: Assault on the Mountains of Madness in CBC 12: Failsafe.

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