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Chaosium and Licensees at Dragonmeet 2014

15 Dec 2014 10:30 AM | PoC in MAIN

Another recording from Dragonmeet 2014. This time, Mike Mason of Chaosium leads a panel of licensees talking about what people can expect for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game in 2015.

There also includes discussion of how to submit your own work for publication.

With: Mike Mason (Chaosium Inc.), Dominic McDowall (Cubicle 7), Lynne Hardy (Modiphius) and Adam Crossingham (Sixtystone Press)

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Dreamhounds at Dragonmeet

08 Dec 2014 08:11 PM | PoC in MAIN

Pelgrane’s Dreamhounds of Paris for Trail of Cthulhu saw electronic release a few weeks ago. The print edition is promised for early 2015 but Pelgrane managed to advance ship a small number of copies to the Dragonmeet convention in London on 6th December.

As Helen and I were attending Dragonmeet anyway we thought we’d take the opportunity to talk to Pelgrane and its authors about this surreal Lovecraftian setting.

What follows is probably one of our more unusual videos.

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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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