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25 Nov 2014 01:08 PM | PoC in MAIN

Do you remember the pilot we did a while ago for a quiz? Well, after a rather long gestation here's the first episode of YSDC's own Fan Culture Game Show - QuizziQal!

Join Jon and Helen (Red Team) and Nick and Graham (Blue Team) as they compete to survive on QuizziQal island. How will they fare when pitted against gruelling questions and terrible tasks set by their host? (errr... me.)

Come listen as the teams take on: Schoolyard Battles, Sing-the-theme-tune, the Cuddly Torquemada round and of course - the Universe-saving danceoff...

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Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition

17 Nov 2014 10:46 PM | PoC in MAIN

Chaosium have released Call of Cthulhu 7th edition. The new incarnation of Chaosium's roleplaying game is now publicly available to purchase.

The new edition sees the most radical set of changes in the game's venerable history while still espousing backwards compatibility with over 30 years' worth of Call of Cthulhu supplements.

Both the Keeper Rulebook and the newly fashioned Investigator Handbook can be acquired now in PDF format from Chaosium's web site. The print editions are promised in the New Year.

For a video overview of the original Kickstarter backer proof edition, see: Me, MyShelf & I: Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition.

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Masks of Nyarlathotep Prop Set Kickstarter

16 Nov 2014 08:28 PM | PoC in MAIN

A fan of Chaosium’s Masks of Nyarlathotep? Ben Patey of Salem has designed a “film-quality set of redesigned handouts and props” for this classic campaign.

After some initial discussion about the props back in April, Ben has turned to Kickstarter to fund the project and has already reached over 150% of his initial target in a little over a day.

Like many others I always felt that Masks… deserved some high quality handouts for such a beloved Call of Cthulhu campaign, and now it looks like it’s going to get them.

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Secret Shoggoth IX

09 Nov 2014 11:25 AM | PoC in MAIN

"Secret Shoggoth" (YSDC's festive season mystery gift exchange) is back for its IXian* year! (Yes, ninth!)

Secret Shoggoth is a wonderful community-based activity to be a part of. For further details of this year's tentacular event, see the Secret Shoggoth IX thread in the forums.

Secret Shoggoth IX - a great way to give and receive in the most squamous fashion!

What tentacular delights will be under your star tree this season?

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Dreamhounds of Paris and the Book of Ants

03 Nov 2014 01:02 PM | PoC in MAIN

The long slumbering project from Pelgrane Press, Dreamhounds of Paris has now been released upon the world.

Dreamhounds of Paris is a "...comprehensive campaign guide for Trail of Cthulhu...[recreating] mundane and mystical adventures as you stumble onto the Dreamlands, a fantastical realm found far beyond the wall of sleep."

A companion volume has also been published, Le Livre des Fourmis ("The Book of Ants") which is billed as an Investigator's Guide to the Dreamlands which promises to provide "...an essential window into Paris of the 20s and 30s, and into the Dreamlands beyond".

Available now, from Pelgrane Press.

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YSDC: A Decade of Podcasting

30 Oct 2014 11:19 AM | PoC in MAIN

It seems no time at all since I first heard about a useful new way to distribute Yoggie content: Podcasting - it was worth a try, you never know, it might catch on...

Fast forward 10 years (today) and we've come a fair way (with a fair way still to go). Since 2004 we've produced hundreds of hours of audio (and video), ranging from game recordings, shows, interviews, newscasts and documentaries. It turns out we are the longest serving podcasters in the UK.

We've always tried to produce the best quality content that we can and that ethos still continues. If you've enjoyed the last decade of podcasts (and other media), thank you for joining us and do tune in for next 10 years (we hope)!

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Cthulhu: Strange Aeons - RPG Kickstarter

28 Oct 2014 05:22 PM | PoC in MAIN

Paradigm Concepts have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of two full colour hardback books for Cthulhu: Strange Aeons, a new sci-fi setting for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game.

Set in the 22nd century, “…the setting posits what one potential future might look like, including its technology, society, and culture, by extrapolating ‘bleeding-edge’ research and speculation…”

Contributors to Cthulhu: Strange Aeons include a host of names that will be no doubt familiar to regulars of YSDC. Discussion about C:SA can be found in the following Yoggie forum thread: Cthulhu: Strange Aeons Announced.

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