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All Yoggie's Call of Cthulhu Recordings: Free - For Everyone - Forever


Next month sees the end of one of the longest eras on YSDC, with the last session of our final Call of Cthulhu campaign game, The Curse of Nineveh. It brings to a conclusion a 12 year run of Call of Cthulhu gaming with the Innsmouth House Players having journeyed through 10 epic adventures between September 2005 and September 2017.

 

How things have changed over those years...

 

To mark this rather momentous event in our history I will be releasing every Call of Cthulhu game recording we've ever posted – as the headline says: "Free, For Everyone, Forever".

 

This will happen between now and the end of the year (simply to pace server load). Our Masks of Nyarlathotep recordings were released yesterday, and next week will see the Walker in the Wastes recordings made public.

 

Does this mean the end of our games? No, far from it; simply a new era beginning in 2018. Stay tuned to YSDC to find out more.

A Record in Time

 

YSDC was the first in the world to record roleplaying games and put them on the net. Since that time "Actual Play" recordings have become an online phenomenon and we've been recording and sharing our games as part of that ever since. Technology has changed, players have changed but still the games go on (and have even inspired the occasional novel and soundtrack).

 

It has been a remarkable, fantastic, memorable ride and both I and the rest of the Innsmouth House Players thank you for joining us at our table for so many years and we hope you will continue to do so in the future.

 

It's been great.

 

– Thank you –



27 Comments

Wow, thank you.

Much appreciated!

Great! 12 years, OMG! Are recordings given in an order the games were played? Looking forward to Walker.
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theuglyamerican
28 Aug 2017 03:11 PM

Great googly-moogly! That's astonishing. Paul and all the Yoggies, the whole of RPG gaming owes you a debt. Without you there would be no actual play podcasting, and my own little 'cast and many other, bigger ones would not exist. Thank you all for your efforts. It's been a pleasure and a privilege listening to you for so long, and I can't wait to see what the future holds!

Are recordings given in an order the games were played?


Yes.

Thank you for that and for also making all of the Terry White scenarios freely available.

We hope people enjoy it all!

Does this mean the end of our games? No, far from it; simply a new era beginning in 2018.

 

Oh, thank the stars - you had me worried for a moment! Congratulations on capturing such amazing, inventive adventures, and thank you so much for making them available to all.

Brilliant, thank you!!!

The feedback to this announcement has been so positive we've opened up Walker in the Wastes early (today).

 

Look out for the Tatters of the King campaign release on Sunday (3rd September)...

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Donnovan_Sunrider
30 Aug 2017 03:12 AM

Paul, I was wondering if you had a copy of that original accidental D&D game you recorded all those ages ago. I looked for it on the site but have had no luck in finding it. That is a relic for that ages.

Paul, I was wondering if you had a copy of that original accidental D&D game you recorded all those ages ago.


Yes. Search for evil in the files section.

As a long time addict of your recordings the news that you're winding up makes me sad and itchy.

 

The recordings have increased my own quality of life over the last few years, providing both inspiration and support during difficult times. 

 

Why, there have been some mind numbing stages in some old jobs where your group has made it bearable. I have some very happy memories of walking around Dublin in numbing cold with my headphones on giggling away to myself as someone decided to

"perform a spell to prove it doesn't work".

 

I am very grateful for the opportunity to have listened to you all, here's hoping you scratch together some recordings from Conventions and such in the future.

We'll still be playing, running and recording games - it's just the conclusion of our Call of Cthulhu campaigns.

Oh... well groovy so :) look forward to it.

And I'm only just starting to record my games - that include just the one Innsmouth House Player (Paul). So there is always the Two Headed Serpent to keep you going. After that? Well I have a very heavy box full of 5th edition campaign material sat on my shelf meeping quietly to me when no one else is listening...

I have a very heavy box full of 5th edition campaign material sat on my shelf meeping quietly to me when no one else is listening...


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Tatters of the King campaign recording now on general release.

I had to look up "meep lovecraft" on the internet just there. TIL 

Courtesy of the OED Twitter feed: Meep

For the curious, here's an example of our Call of Cthulhu campaign audio taken from the first session in 2005 (mono) and the last session in 2017 (binaural) - you should be able to hear how it's changed.

 

Thanks for the comparison. That is a very nice upgrade in audio quality.

We'll still be playing, running and recording games - it's just the conclusion of our Call of Cthulhu campaigns.

That is too bad. Most actual plays are D&D. There is a dearth of non-D&D actual plays. CoC, by comparison, is a breath of fresh air.

However, I can certainly understand the desire to have more variety in what you play.

Purely coming from the point of view of an unaffiliated listener that enjoys actually play podcasts, I just hope that D&D won't be all, or even be the majority, of what the Innsmouth House Players record and release in the future. Variety is nice for listeners as well.

What ever the case, I hope that what comes next is exceedingly fun for all participants.

Thanks again for the forever free campaigns!

You're welcome!

 

We won't be recording D&D. Check out News from Pnakotus #049 if you're interested to find out what we have in mind.

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AndreasDavour
25 Sep 2017 06:11 PM

I find a lot of links, but none lead to News from Pnakotus #49. There's a direction to a feed, put it contains lots of xml but no download link that I can find.