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Cthulhu Breakfast Club: The Eldritch Claw


Welcome once again to The Cthulhu Breakfast Club! A podcast about Lovecraftiana, games and more with your hosts: Marty Jopson, Chris Lackey, Paul Maclean, Fin Patterson and Val Robertson.

 

We return to the tearooms to talk about a range of topical (and maybe not so topical) topics. This recording is unedited, so you can here all of it as it happens.

 

If you're a Patreon supporter (or a YSDC Patron) you can also see some HDHFR (1080p50) video clips from this meeting of the Breakfast Club which provides additional context.

 

Favoured dish for most of the hosts appears to be scrambled eggs with mushrooms, on toast.

Cthulhu Breakfast Club 02: The Eldritch Claw

 

In this second meeting of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club we talk about:

  • The Importance of Being Eldritch (short film)
  • PDF vs. print releases
  • Roll20 Update of Holding
  • New Star Wars trailer
  • The Harry Potter Experience
  • Marty's new book (The Science of Everyday Life)
  • NecronomiCon 2015
  • RPG bookbinding
  • UK Games Expo Cthulhu Masters Tournament
  • Introducing children to H.P. Lovecraft
  • The Apple Watch for gaming
All with a tangent or two and a cup of tea along the way.

 


 

Recorded in a live, working environment at Pickles Tearoom, Yorkshire, April 2015.

 

The Cthulhu Breakfast Club can be picked up in all the usual places (YSDC's podcast feed, iTunes, Files section and also via Patreon).

 

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10 Comments

Thanks for posting the video snippets on Patreon. It helped me to see the "Eldritch" props in more detail. (I couldn't tell on my laptop that the puppet has a mustache!)  And kudos to Marty on his book.

 

Favoured dish for most of the hosts appears to be scrambled eggs with mushrooms, on toast.

 

Paul, it appears you have Coke with (for?) breakfast?

I have breakfast beforehand, which does not include Coca-Cola. ;-)

Ah.  It was the empty Coke bottle near you which led me to ask.  That plus my own habit of having Diet Coke shortly after, if not actually with, my own breakfast.  (I'm not a coffee person usually, and it never seems worthwhile to me to order tea in a restaurant.)

At Durham University, they run a 24 hour game every year after exams. it has a team of 6+ GMs that run individual sessions for around 6 players, the story for which all ties back to an overarching story line. I was part of the GMs for a high fantasy game we ran in 2010 - an awesome, but very tiring experience.

If I could hear the participants over the clanking and other voices I might have gotten more out of this.  Hope the future broadcasts are more audible to my Americano ears :)

Thems the breaks for recording where we do. Sorry you couldn't hear.

Having slept on this I've come up with three possible solutions to increase audio clarity for future editions of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club.

 

1) An extended XY mic configuration (which I can try "in house" first as I have the equipment, but there is some setup involved).

2) Put each host on independent portable battery operated mics and sync in post.

3) Put each host on wireless lapel mics and sync in post.

 

These come at increasing order of cost. Would options 2) or 3) be something you'd be willing to support?

At Durham University, they run a 24 hour game every year after exams. it has a team of 6+ GMs that run individual sessions for around 6 players, the story for which all ties back to an overarching story line. I was part of the GMs for a high fantasy game we ran in 2010 - an awesome, but very tiring experience.

OMG.

 

Is that still going! I set that up with Adrian Berk back in 2001. I'm so pleased it is still going strong!!

If I could hear the participants over the clanking and other voices I might have gotten more out of this.  Hope the future broadcasts are more audible to my Americano ears :)

 

There's a way you can help!

 

https://www.kickstar...-breakfast-club

OMG.

 

Is that still going! I set that up with Adrian Berk back in 2001. I'm so pleased it is still going strong!!

 

Still going strong as far as I am aware! Haven't played in it for a few years now though - too busy playing in and running games of my own...