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Cthulhu Breakfast Club: Hi-Tech & Sticky Tape

21 Jan 2017 04:58 PM | PoC in MAIN

The Cthulhu Breakfast Club returned with its first event of 2017 and its first live broadcast! If you missed the transmission on Monday you can now pick up the recording in all the usual Breakfast Clubber places.


In this January meeting we talked about latitude, the best marzipan in the world, 3D printing, the Chaosium scenario competition, early convention experiences, the Arkham Gazette #1, The Grognard Files, memories of Gary Gygax, Pelgrane price hikes, the first British RPG, the Yoggie Shoppe, AireCon, News from Pnakotus series 2, Hypnos (film), Frostgrave and other varied (and sometimes tangential) topics.


The Cthulhu Breakfast Club is recorded in Ambisonic sound and features bookmarked chapters in the MP3 file.


Thanks to all 179 people who tuned in for the live broadcast over Twitter, it was great to have you join us and we look forward to doing it again sometime in the future.

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Lovecraftian Letters: HPL Magnetic Word Set

17 Jan 2017 06:31 PM | PoC in MAIN

It's been over half a decade since we first published Lovecraftian Letters, our 500 piece H.P Lovecraft magnetic word set, but after various tumultuous rides in the retail market and after being out of print for a number of years, we've decided to release them again to reach a new audience.


If you missed them first time round here's your chance to pick up an extensive collection of Lovecraftian words in magnetic form to make your own dark tales of horror and wonder - and post them on your fridge (or wherever else you deem appropriate)...


Pick up Lovecraftian Letters now from the Yoggie Shoppe.


[They can also make a rather fun random scenario generator!]

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Fantasy Grounds: Call of Cthulhu 7th Ed. Rules Set

23 Dec 2016 12:48 PM | PoC in MAIN

Fantasy Grounds, providers of online Virtual Tabletop software, have released a Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition pack that allows users of the Fantasy Grounds application to work with Chaosium's new RPG rules.


The FG rules pack contains "the core rules, background, guidance, spells, and monsters of the game" along with "two starter adventures". Scenarios and characters created with previous editions of the FG CoC rules set will be updated automatically.


It's not always easy finding people to play RPGs face to face and online play is often a useful (and sometimes only) alternative. We have a Players' Directory on YSDC that may help, along with the Conventions, Meetings & Greetings forum.


I've played a few games online over the past couple of years and as the technology and the network connections get better and better, so does the experience.

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Cthulhu Breakfast Club: Christmas Confidential

13 Dec 2016 11:20 AM | PoC in MAIN

Welcome to this festive edition of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club. In December's meeting we discuss the Magic Mic, Rachel Watches Star Trek, The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen in the shower, Pulp Cthulhu and Chris's art, visiting Dragonmeet 2016, Cthulhu Confidential redux, MP3 chapters, Brotherhood of the Beast, a cracking time, the best props in games, Frostgrave, Fat Dragon and 3D printing, sentient artefacts in RPGs are other sundry topics.


We've journeyed into sound for over a decade and we continue with that fine tradition; The Cthulhu Breakfast Club is the world's only podcast recorded in Ambisonic audio.


Join Chris, Fin, Marty, Paul and Val at the Yuletide table for 90 minutes (and more) of fun, frivolity and fanciful talk (along with a mince pie or two).


Merry Yithmas!

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Pulp Cthulhu Interview with Mike Mason

05 Dec 2016 01:15 PM | PoC in MAIN

While at Dragonmeet 2016 at the weekend I took the opportunity to catch Mike Mason (Line Developer for Call of Cthulhu) and ask him about Chaosium's new Pulp Cthulhu supplement which they were selling at the convention.


The following is an audio interview with Mike, recorded at the (very modest) Dragonmeet bar. Conventions can be less than ideal places for recordings but it is at least intelligible. Find out the background to Pulp Cthulhu, tips for running and playing the game and what to look out for from Chaosium in 2017.


Hard-panned in post for that "We've just invented stereo!" novelty effect. Our new recording technique allows us to do a lot of wonderfully weird stuff.


Oh, and Dragonmeet was indeed busy...

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