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The Whisperer in Wax - Returns

01 Mar 2017 03:22 PM | PoC in MAIN

Over five years ago (indeed, March 2011) we produced a quite unique object in the world of Lovecraftian props - an actual wax cylinder recording made to fit with one of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous tales, The Whisperer in Darkness. We sold out of our original run a long time ago but in resurrecting our little shop of cosmic horrors we decided to bring this item back to wonderful waxy life.


The Whisperer in Darkness cylinder is available to purchase once again (in very limited numbers) and is just waiting for a spin on your mandrel! If you don't own a cylinder player (though I know some here actually do), then you can see the wax cylinder in action, coutresy of The British Library.


Never mind the "Vinyl Revival", show your friends what real audio history is made of! ;-)

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The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic

28 Feb 2017 02:38 PM | PoC in MAIN

After Chaosium made a great play of the spells section in the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition rulebook being streamlined and stripped back from earlier editions - ever wondered what might happen to all that scrubbed sorcery? Wonder no more!


Chaosium have released The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic which not only brings back into print those missing magics but also gathers every Call of Cthulhu spell that’s ever appeared in an official Call of Cthulhu publication since the game's first release in 1981. The book also offers advice on spell names, components, details of Dreamlands magic and more.


If Mythos magic is a component at your table then here’s 200 pages of source material and inspiration to draw from. At last, “Attract Fish” can be yours once more. ;-)

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NfP#040: Achtung! The Vinyl Serpent of Colo...

27 Feb 2017 04:59 PM | PoC in MAIN

If you missed the live broadcast of this week's News from Pnakotus then fear not! The full NfP audio recording is now available on our podcast feed (which has been at the same address since 2004).


Chris joins Marty and myself and as a triumvirate we tackle the terrible truths and fearsome facts that surface from the Lovecraftian worlds... outside! (and we play some vinyl to boot...)


Speaking of vinyl we feature a fantastic Lovecraftian LP (from Cadabra Records [US] and distributed in the UK by Psilowave) and we have a great giveaway courtesy of Modiphius Entertainment (Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Commander's Set + minis).


All this and more in 60 minutes of mythos mumblings insightful Cthulhu commentary.

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CBC#024: GMs Who Give Too Much, and the Women W...

21 Feb 2017 11:31 AM | PoC in MAIN

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 and related YSDC series are the world's only podcasts captured in Ambisonic sound (a jolly good thing too considering the usual conditions). The CBC recordings also feature bookmarked chapters for ease of navigation. If you'd like full access, simply become a Breakfast Clubber or a YSDC Patron.

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7th Edition Guide to Cthulhu Invictus - KS

08 Feb 2017 12:15 PM | PoC in MAIN

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

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