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7th Edition Guide to Cthulhu Invictus - KS

08 Feb 2017 12:15 PM | PoC in MAIN

Golden Goblin Press have launched their latest crowd funding project, this time to produce a 7th Edition Guide to Cthulhu Invictus - being... "A guidebook for Cthulhu Invictus, cosmic horror investigations in Ancient Rome, updated for the 7th edition Call of Cthulhu Rule set".


GGP promises frequent updates, a transparent production and timely delivery of rewards as well as "lots of exciting stretch goals" [really, quite a few]. The Kickstarter runs until 15th (The Ides of) March [US time] - which also happens to be the day HPL died 80 years previously.


As of writing KS backer comments (and some YSDC comments) have focused on the severe cost of international shipping, especially with changes in the exchange rate over the past year. Whether Golden Goblin can find a solution to this (e.g. Print on Demand or overseas distribution) remains to be seen. Meanwhile if that doesn't concern you, see what new offerings the Goblin has over at: The 7th Edition Guide to Cthulhu Invictus

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Pulp Cthulhu: The Two-Headed Serpent

08 Feb 2017 09:05 AM | PoC in MAIN

Chaosium have released The Two-Headed Serpent, the first supplement for Pulp Cthulhu, described as "An Epic Action-Packed and Globe-Spanning Campaign" from the pens of Paul Fricker, Scott Dorward and Matthew Sanderson.


The 272 page campaign is currently out in PDF directly from Chaosium (purchase of which entitles you to a discount on the upcoming print release) and features "...nine adrenalin-fuelled adventures, Keeper advice, gorgeous full-colour maps and player handouts". There's already been some discussion about The Two-Headed Serpent in the forums and I know MartyJopson (of the CBC) has been itching to run it. :-)


In case you missed it, late last year I interviewed Mike Mason (principal author of Pulp Cthulhu) about Chaosium's new Cthulhu setting.

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Dreamhounds of Paris - Limited Edition

06 Feb 2017 06:09 PM | PoC in MAIN

Pelgrane Press have issued a limited edition release of their Dreamhounds of Paris supplement for Trail of Cthulhu.


Dreamhounds... explores the connection between the surrealist movement of the 1920s and the Lovecraftian Dreamlands set against the backdrop of the City of Light. Originally published in 2014, the new limited edition features a faux leather and gold foil cover and includes a numbered bookplate signed by the authors.


Besides being written by the likes of Robin D. Laws, Kenneth Hite and Steve Dempsey, the book is also notable for its evocative art and clever book design. This new release is limited to 100 copies (50 North America/50 elsewhere) and is on sale, now.


Below you can watch a video I recorded at Dragonmeet 2014 about Dreamhounds of Paris...

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News from Pnakotus 360 LIVE: It's Hammer Time

30 Jan 2017 03:37 PM | PoC in MAIN

We're back.


News from Pnakotus, our Lovecraftian and Cthulhu news show has returned to the digital airwaves after a four year break.


Join Marty and me (Paul) as we talk about what's new and on the YSDC radar in this somewhat experimental first edition of a new series. NfP (#039) was first broadcast live over Twitter; thanks to the 185 people who popped in to watch.


Here's the full audio recording of the show in case you missed some - or all of it. We plan on returning to a fortnightly schedule (as much we can) and broadcasting live where (technically) possible.


There's certainly lots to talk about...

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Cthulhu Breakfast Club: Hi-Tech & Sticky Tape

21 Jan 2017 04:58 PM | PoC in MAIN

The Cthulhu Breakfast Club returned with its first event of 2017 and its first live broadcast! If you missed the transmission on Monday you can now pick up the recording in all the usual Breakfast Clubber places.


In this January meeting we talked about latitude, the best marzipan in the world, 3D printing, the Chaosium scenario competition, early convention experiences, the Arkham Gazette #1, The Grognard Files, memories of Gary Gygax, Pelgrane price hikes, the first British RPG, the Yoggie Shoppe, AireCon, News from Pnakotus series 2, Hypnos (film), Frostgrave and other varied (and sometimes tangential) topics.


The Cthulhu Breakfast Club is recorded in Ambisonic sound and features bookmarked chapters in the MP3 file.


Thanks to all 179 people who tuned in for the live broadcast over Twitter, it was great to have you join us and we look forward to doing it again sometime in the future.

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