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Doors to Darkness

19 Nov 2016 06:29 AM | PoC in MAIN

When is something actually "out"? Over the years we've generally settled on when the first finished version is available to more than a small handful of people (these days this usually means the PDF release). Doors to Darkness from Chaosium has had a more unusual publication history than most, with a first release at NecronomiCon 2015 (see CBC 07) before being withdrawn and re-issued as a revised PDF a year later for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter backers, and now a general release both electronically and in print (again "ish" - currently direct from Chaosium, but not yet in games shops); still, it's now considered available.

 

Doors to Darkness is a Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition supplement featuring five scenarios designed for beginning Keepers and players of Chaosium's RPG. Within its pages you'll also find an essay by long time Call of Cthulhu writer, Kevin Ross, providing hints and tips on running Cthulhu games.

 

You can pick up Doors to Darkness in PDF immediately and in print via Chaosium, now, or through general retail around the start of December.



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Cthulhu Breakfast Club: Soundfields

14 Nov 2016 06:46 PM | PoC in MAIN

The Cthulhu Breakfast Club comes of age and turns 21 in this autumnal gathering of Yoggie podcast hosts (though some of the content may suggest otherwise)...

 

In this November meeting of the CBC we discuss science jokes, portraying characters, roleplaying in Middle-earth, playing Cthulhu Confidential, Mythos Tales, Dragonmeet 2016, Pulp Cthulhu in print and supplement ideas, the Game Geekery blog, Zeppelin talk, Secret Shoggoth XI, Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion, Otley Science Festival, The Call of Cthulhu for Beginning Readers, so long SoundCloud, The Dhole's House, the precocity of Kate Bush and other sundry topics.

 

Join us for 90 minutes of festivities and frivolities (and another chance to win a wooden Dice Tower). Recorded in Ambisonic sound.



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Secret Shoggoth XI

08 Nov 2016 06:32 PM | PoC in MAIN

Yes, the festive season approaches and with it, Secret Shoggoth! - YSDC's annual mystery gift exchange. Now in its 11th year, Secret Shoggoth has proven a great community event started by CAThompson and in more recent years ably administered by Helen.

If you'd like to join in the 2016 edition of Secret Shoggoth, simply pop on over to the Yoggie forums and check out the following thread: Secret Shoggoth XI

Deadline for taking part this year is Friday, 18th November. There's already a few fine eldritch entities signed up...



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The Dhole's House

02 Nov 2016 12:06 PM | PoC in MAIN

The Dhole's House developed by Lee Carnell (carnage_lee) is an 'online toolkit' for Call of Cthulhu. This extremely handy site allows the creation of Investigators (for both 7th & 6th edition), which can not only be printed off in PDF format but also saved into a communal Character Library.

 

That's not all The Dhole's House can do - additional tools include handout generators (calling cards, telegrams, newspaper articles, calendars), dice rollers and character name generators.

 

I know Lee has put many months work into its creation and this free utility should be a boon to anyone's Cthulhu game. Upcoming developments also include: uploading existing Investigators, more occupation templates, experienced Investigator packages and a Pulp Cthulhu character generator.



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Cthulhu Breakfast Club: Hallowe'enish

24 Oct 2016 09:44 PM | PoC in MAIN

It's almost Hallowe'en and the Breakfast Clubbers return once more to the cosy embrace of Pickle's Tea Rooms after a long summer of excursions and diversions.

 

In the October 2016 meeting of The CBC we talk about the problem with names, The Curse of Nineveh and its predictions, the Trail of Cthulhu Condensed Rules, Hudson & Brand, Chaosium at The Kraken, Cthulhu Confidential, Airecon, YSDC's fifth Games Day and other sundry topics and tangents.

 

See what I remove from the packing crate and if I'm still able to drink afterwards in our 360ยบ video clips (with newly enhanced "spatialised sound") - it's like you're right at the table!

 

Join in 90 minutes of fun, food and frivolity with Britain's longest serving podcasters (and maybe win a wooden Dice Tower, too)...



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