The (IMHO excellent) audio drama adaptions created by the HPLHS don't seem to get a lot of publicity here on YSDC, but I recently noticed a pre-release announcement of a title that may be of particular interest to Call of Cthulhu gamers (and prop collectors).
While the dozen or so "Dark Adventures Radio Theatre" discs made to date have drawn mostly from HPL's fiction directly, the upcoming title "Brotherhood of the Beast" would seem to be an audio adaption of a Chaosium Call of Cthulhu campaign -- namely Keith Herber's globe spanning campaign of the same name (also published under the titles "Fungi from Yuggoth" and "Day of the Beast". This dramatic audio adaption has been with Chaosium's permission.
Here's the text of the product description:
"The Brotherhood calls forth their gods and they answer. Mankind is
given the choice to join them, or perish."
Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Brotherhood of the Beast is an epic tale of globe-trotting adventure inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, presented as a 1930s-style radio drama. Dark Adventure Radio Theatre presents the tale with our largest cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and thrilling original music by Troy Sterling Nies. Click for more information about our other Lovecraft stories in the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre series. They're like movies you can enjoy with your eyes closed.
Like many Lovecraft fans, we played Chaosium's celebrated role playing game Call of Cthulhu®. Now, with the permission of Chaosium, we've adapted one of their most thrilling game supplements — Keith Herber's The Fungi From Yuggoth — into a fully dramatized 3 disc super episode of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre.
A consultation in a Boston child-murder case leads Professor Nathaniel Ward and his adventurous colleague Charlie Tower into an investigation of a group called The Brotherhood of the Beast. They follow a trail which takes them across the world as they struggle valiantly to thwart the plans of a doomsday cult insidiously plotting the demise of mankind. Can the Brotherhood be stopped, or has an ancient prophecy accurately foretold the end of days?
The Brotherhood of the Beast is an epic adventure, filling three CDs (nearly four hours!). Inspired by the game upon which it is based, this episode features four different endings! Follow the plan of your favorite character first, and then see how the others work out. All endings are included with all versions of the show. Like all Dark Adventure episodes, the CD version includes collection of props to enhance your listening experience. They include:
an article from the Boston Globe about the child murders
a very strange horoscope
an urgent telegram from Budapest
a brochure for a factory tour of a very strange facility
a photograph of a very special Ancient Egyptian papyrus (for pre-order customers only)
For more info on the upcoming title, check out this page ... of particular interest to me is that there is a Deluxe version planned which adds a mountain of awesome-looking props, all neatly bundled up into a vintage satchel. Yes, really!
Dean (from Adelaide) -- happy HPLHS customer, nothing more