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Yog Radio Show Archive Re-released!

25 May 2015 09:19 AM | PoC in MAIN

We said in our Cthulhu Breakfast Club Mics Kickstarter that if we made our original funding goal we would re-release the entire Yog Radio show archive as a thank you.

Yesterday we hit that funding goal and so as promised, all 50 episodes of our award-winning podcast show are back on public release (permanently).

So if you fancy a nostalgia-fest (and the chance to listen to the excellent interviewees we had on Yog Radio) - you can now access the shows freely and forever. All thanks to our wonderful backers for our latest podcast, The Cthulhu Breakfast Club.

There's still time to support The Cthulhu Breakfast Club Mics Kickstarter (runs until 5th June) which offers a range of both immediate and long-term benefits.

Anyway, we hope you enjoy listening (once more?) to our first magazine format podcast, which includes the infamous "Duvet" episode (#03) ... ;-)

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Breakfast Club Kickstarter at 90%!

23 May 2015 04:23 PM | PoC in MAIN

A little while ago we launched a Kickstarter for The Cthulhu Breakfast Club, in aid of some much needed new microphones. As of writing we've a little under two weeks left to go and we're at 90% of our goal. A big thank you to everyone who's helped us get this far. We're hoping we can close that final 10 percent gap in the remaining days (ending 5th June).

Backing the CBC Mics Kickstarter comes with a range of rewards and the ultimate benefit of better sounding audio for you for future Cthulhu Breakfast Club shows. All KS backers also become lifelong "Breakfast Clubber" site members with access to the higher quality audio produced, video clips, a special dedicated CBC forum and additional support material for the shows.

If you'd like to join in, simply visit the Cthulhu Breakfast Club mics fundraiser on Kickstarter, where you can also hear a demonstration of the difference in audio quality between the microphone we use now, and the ones we hope to use going forward.

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Cthulhu Breakfast Club: Breakfast of Champions

20 May 2015 02:47 PM | PoC in MAIN

The Cthulhu Breakfast Club returns for its third instalment, with Yoggie podcast hosts meeting once again in Pickles Tea Rooms to discuss all manner of things Lovecraftian, gaming and more.

If you're a Patreon supporter (or backing our Mic Kickstarter) you can access a special dedicated forum, higher quality (double bit rate stereo) recordings and HD video clips from the show.

In this month's meeting we talk about the crowdfunding phenomenon (the good, the bad and the ugly), Sandy Petersen's massive Cthulhu Wars and why we are "the children of the coffee grinder".

We look forward to you joining us at our table for some good food, good cheer and your good company.

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Nameless Horrors from Chaosium

08 May 2015 01:14 PM | PoC in MAIN

Nameless Horrors: Six Reasons to Fear the Unknown from Chaosium presents six new scenarios from the pens of Paul Fricker, Scott Dorward and Matthew Sanderson that offer new and unnamed horrors for your Call of Cthulhu games, promising: "...scenarios that will frighten even the most experienced of Call of Cthulhu players, giving them reason to fear the unknown."

Nameless Horrors is available now in PDF directly from Chaosium, priced at $14.98 (US) or free for select Call of Cthulhu 7th edition Kickstarter reward tiers (if so, you should have received an email from Chaosium).

As has been noted, the artwork in this latest Chaosium publication is a step up from some of their previous offerings, which hopefully bodes well for future Call of Cthulhu products from the company.

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Kickstart The Cthulhu Breakfast Club

26 Apr 2015 02:20 PM | PoC in MAIN

If you've been enjoying our new podcast show, The Cthulhu Breakfast Club you'll know that we record it in a live working environment (with all the attendant background noise). We also understand that it can sometimes be a bit of a challenge to always hear the hosts clearly amongst the sounds of a popular set of tearooms.

There is a way for us to improve clarity of the recordings. In essence each host needs an individual lapel microphone for close mic'ing to help overcome the background bustle - but this does require some investment.

Hence we've set up a Kickstarter with a very focused and explicit goal to help with (just some of) the hardware needed to improve the show.

The results should be transformative and make the Breakfast Club a much more enjoyable experience to listen to. If you'd like to help (and save your aural sanity), then simply visit: The Cthulhu Breakfast Club Kickstarter.

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Cthulhu Breakfast Club: The Eldritch Claw

23 Apr 2015 03:13 PM | PoC in MAIN

Welcome once again to The Cthulhu Breakfast Club! A podcast about Lovecraftiana, games and more with your hosts: Marty Jopson, Chris Lackey, Paul Maclean, Fin Patterson and Val Robertson.

We return to the tearooms to talk about a range of topical (and maybe not so topical) topics. This recording is unedited, so you can here all of it as it happens.

If you're a Patreon supporter (or a YSDC Patron) you can also see some HDHFR (1080p50) video clips from this meeting of the Breakfast Club which provides additional context.

Favoured dish for most of the hosts appears to be scrambled eggs with mushrooms, on toast.

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The Importance of Being Eldritch: A Lovecraftia...

13 Apr 2015 10:41 AM | PoC in MAIN

Back in 2008 I had the idea of making a Lovecraftian short film (The Importance of Being Eldritch). The project grew in initial scope until it became unfeasible (and then unmade). Fast-forward seven years and I decided to take a much simpler approach, worrying less about production values (or plot for that matter) and instead concentrating on the fun aspects of film making. Hence the following five minute short featuring Val and a few scenic shots of Ilkley in Yorkshire.

How to make filming easier? Make it a silent (rather than a "talkie") - it removes a lot of production headaches. I make no apologies for the quality of the result but it was fun to do (and from start to finish, filmed in less than a couple of hours). Shot in "YoggiVision" (high frame rate, saturated colour), watch in 1080p50 for the full experience.

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