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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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The Cthulhu Breakfast Club

23 Mar 2015 02:38 PM | PoC in MAIN

Welcome to The Cthulhu Breakfast Club, a place where Yoggie podcast hosts meet in the convivial surroundings of a Yorkshire tearoom.

Feel free to pull up a chair and join me, Marty Jopson, Chris Lackey, Fin Patterson and Val Robertson as we talk about Lovecraftiana, games and more.

If you enjoy what you find, you can support these meetings through Patreon (and help out with the odd cup of tea or a biscuit or two). The recordings are freely available to listen to. If you're a Yoggie Patron or a Patreon supporter you can also access occasional extras (in this case video clips from the first meeting).

If you've missed some of the old familiar voices from YSDC's past, well, worth a listen!

The first meeting of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club is dedicated to the life and creations of Sir Terry Pratchett.

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The Long Con

16 Mar 2015 04:39 PM | PoC in MAIN

The Long Con is a new Trail of Cthulhu scenario from the pen of Adam Gauntlett (Sisters of Sorrow, Dulce et Decorum Est, and others). Published by Innsmouth House Press as a fundraiser for YSDC, it is available now to YSDC Patrons, and will later be on general release.

Like The Many Deaths of Edward Bigsby, The Long Con is limited to 50 print copies and includes separate colour period maps and other handouts.

We like to try something different in scenario publication; Bigsby was printed on the thickest paper (card) that any scenario had ever been printed on, and The Long Con is published in landscape format (truly... quite... long...) for a different experience.

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Eternal Lies Audio Game: Finalé

16 Mar 2015 11:02 AM | PoC in MAIN

After a year at the table we have finally concluded our play through of Eternal Lies. The epic Lovecraftian campaign from Pelgrane Press.

With over 20 recorded episodes featuring many memorable moments this has been one of the more intense Cthulhu games that we've ever experienced.

If you're a Patron of Yog-Sothoth you can pick up the final, climactic episode now, as well as watch the accompanying Keeper's Diary video series where I go into detail about what it's like to run Eternal Lies.

Thanks must go to Pelgrane Press for their great support, my players for creating a terrific game experience and to our site supporters without whom none of this would exist.

Is the world saved? Find out in Eternal Lies: Apocalypse Now... (and don't forget to join us on Saturday, 21st March for a LIVE post-game discussion)!

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Sense-Impacts: A Call of Cthulhu Soundtrack

16 Mar 2015 09:22 AM | PoC in MAIN

Chaosium have released Sense-Impacts, "An Hour of Atmospheric Soundtrack for your Call of Cthulhu Games", composed and produced by Chad Fifer.

Sense-Impacts was one of the promised rewards for backing Chaosium's 2013 Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter and is available for free from Chaosium for those qualifying backers, otherwise you can pick up the MP3 download for $15.95 (US).

While there aren't any samples to try on Chaosium's web site I'm listening to it now and it's rather good (as I type, The Case [track 7] is playing).

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