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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.
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.
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.
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)!
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).
05 Mar 2015 09:53 AM | PoC in MAIN
A free electronic release from Chaosium, Alone Against the Flames by Gavin Inglis is an introductory solitaire Jazz Age adventure for Call of Cthulhu.
As for what it's exactly about, besides what the title indicates, it looks like you'll have to play to find out. Chaosium have also made the interesting decision to release the PDF version formatted as double page spreads rather than individual pages (entries are hyperlinked).
While the cover has a certain "self publishing" feel to it which is surprising from Chaosium, it's hard to complain when it's free!
If you remember Chaosium's original 1985 solitaire releases (Alone Against the Dark and Alone Against the Wendigo), then this may be just up your street - if you choose the right one, that is...
27 Feb 2015 06:31 PM | PoC in MAIN
Newly released in PDF format to Cthulhu Britannica: London Kickstarter backers is, The Curse of Nineveh, a 224 page Jazz Age Call of Cthulhu campaign.
The Curse of Nineveh is "a seven-part campaign set in the summer of 1925. The Investigators find themselves embroiled in the events that surround the return of the expedition from Nineveh and the terrible curse that they brought back with them. They must face shadowy watchers, a nefarious criminal mastermind and race against time to stop an ancient plan from being fulfilled – a plan that threatens not only London, but the whole British Empire!"
No doubt it will be available soon to non-Kickstarter folks, along with the print edition to follow.
Another one to add to my "must-run" pile, but in the meantime we can always talk about it!