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Welcome to The Cthulhu Breakfast Club, our monthly gathering where podcast hosts from the history of YSDC gather to discuss matters of the day. In this meeting Chris, Fin, Marty, Val and I talk about:
Little Nellie, play testing scenarios, Brotherhood of the Beast (Deluxe), gamer bling, foreshadowing in RPGs and how to do it well, note taking in games, Mansions of Madness 2e (board game), Cthulhu Invictus 7e Kickstarter and other sundry topics (including the infamous 2001 BURPS Banned BBQ).
The Cthulhu Breakfast Club is the world's only podcast recorded in Ambisonic sound (a jolly good thing too) and features bookmarked chapters. If you'd like full access, simply become a Breakfast Clubber or a YSDC Patron.
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
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.
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...
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...