The uncharacteristic heat of the season (at least for Yorkshire) continues, and so does News from Pnakotus!
Join me and Marty as we discuss all manner of games and Lovecraftiana in this August edition of YSDC's "news & views" podcast. Featuring discussion of: props sets for roleplayers, the future of Cthulhu magazines, suppressed memories and yet more horror from Arkham. All this and more (whether you want it or not) in the 68th transmission of News from Pnakotus.
New from Pnakotus: Eternal
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Below is an accompanying video to go along with this episode's "show & tell" segment (i.e. yes, an actual "show" bit...). Oh Marty, what did you do to the cover...?
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Can't get enough of the new edition of Masks of Nyarlathotep? Now shipping from the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society is a box of over 100 in-game props for Chaosium's classic Call of Cthulhu campaign.
On pre-order since June, the 4 lb box is available to purchase immediately at the full retail price of $129 USD, so if you're after some realistic faux documents and props at a quality the HPLHS is known for, you can enhance your game at the table with this extensive collection.
Masks of Nyarlathotep - Gamer Prop Set
All 109 prop documents, handouts, and maps from the Chaosium game supplement, designed and printed in the most realistic manner possible.
Twenty-one more bonus props.
An Ediphone wax cylinder case that holds a custom USB drive containing eight props that are audio files recorded by professional actors (transcripts included).
A set of 6 Nansen Passports issued by the League of Nations and a set of custom passport stamps .
Available as a physical product only, except the audio which is provided in digital format.
Issue #25 of The Unspeakable Oath has just been released. TUO #25 marks the final issue under the publisher's old subscription model, with a promise of the magazine being resurrected in a new (as yet unannounced) format.
You can pick up all 68 pages of TUO #25 in both PDF and print via DriveThruRPG, now.
The Unspeakable Oath #25
With strange aeons, even death may die. But The Unspeakable Oath never will. This 25th issue brings you artefacts, tomes, and scenario seeds for Call of Cthulhu...four Delta Green scenarios (three short and sharp, one sprawling and lurid)...Delta Green features on privacy (or the lack thereof) and tactics for agents... and gripping explorations of the webs of Atlach-Nacha.
After a long and protracted birth, the Punktown setting book for Call of Cthulhu (and BRP) has been released.
Originally a Kickstarter from Miskatonic River Press in 2012, various development problems (and the closure of MRP) meant that the Punktown setting book, based on the works of Jeffrey Thomas, has now been completed and made available through Chronicle City (@AngusA).
The print edition of Punktown is still in process but it's good to see that even elderly Kickstarters (6th Edition Call of Cthulhu) can still see the light of day!
An RPG Setting for Call of Cthulhu Sixth Edition and BRP uses Chaosium's system to explore a dark, futuristic world fraught with untold perils created by author Jeffrey Thomas. Imagine Blade Runner, The Fifth Element, Minority Report, Total Recall and the rest of the dark, not-too-distant-future genre. Now add aliens, mutants, robots and Lovecraftian horror. Blend them together, an you get a hint of what Punktown is like.
This reference explores the city itself, the alien races, the weaponry, the creatures, mutations, cybernetics, drugs, sanity (and the inevitable loss thereof), and the options of adding the Cthulhu Mythos into the mix. As written in Thomas' work, the mythos is already there, threatening life as Punktowners know it. If you're a cyberpunk fan, if you're a horror fan, or if you're both, this book is for you.
Keep your eyes wide, your pistol close, and mind the snipes. Those who venture into Punktown never leave the same... if they leave at all.
My group is about to celebrate our tenth session together. I know that may not seem like a lot to some of you, but for working professionals with very little time to game, this is a huge accomplishment for us, especially since none of the players have Call of Cthulhu books or materials. So, as a nice little treat for them, I'd like to get each of my players a gift to express my gratitude for them doing such a great job. They have tons of dice, which I know would normally be an obvious go to. But, perhaps if they were metal dice it might be more special? I'd like the gift to be general Cthulhu or Call of Cthulhu themed. My budget is max 20 dollars per player, but less than that is fine if its special/a nice gesture. None of them are likely to run games, so I think Sourcebooks would be more interesting to them than Scenario books, but I'm open to suggestions. It also needs to be something physical. I have no interest in gifting someone a digital file. I've thought about making the gift linked to their character's too. We have: an MU professor, an Occultist, a Private Eye, and an Actor/Mobster.
So, what would you gift each of your players if you were going to spend in that range? Cthulhu Fiction? A Lovercraft anthology? A certain sourcebook you think anyone should own? Metal dice? Offer a mix and let them pick? Do you like the "special to occupation" idea?
Thanks in advance for helping me out!
I'd also note they mention it's the sixth printing of the 7e Keeper rulebook, that is a lot of books that have sold since April 10 2016 when I watched the first UK/EU consignment arrive at Southampton docks.
We're Milton Keynes RPG Club. Find out more about us at https://www.mk-rpg.org.uk.
Saturday 15th September 2018 Doors open at 9.00am, first games start at 10.00am. We'll finish at 11.00pm.
Any roleplaying or board game. You want to play it, bring it along and run it. A full list of games on offer is on the Concrete Cow games page.
If you want to run a game, let us know and we'll put it on the list.
WHO'LL BE THERE?
Leisure Games (https://leisuregames.com)
Tabletop Crafter (http://www.etsy.com/shop/tabletopcrafter)
If you have something in particular you'd like to buy at Concrete Cow, either contact the trader directly, or contact us and we'll pass the message on.
More importantly, there's all the fantastic games gamers who'll be there and all the fantastic games you'll bring along. If you let us know what you're planning to run, we'll put it on the Concrete Cow games page.
Please take a look at the games page for details of the signup system.
(Note that for child protection reasons, under-18s will need to be accompanied by an adult at Concrete Cow.)
The Old Bath House, Wolverton, in the north-west corner of Milton Keynes. The full address is:
The Old Bath House
205 Stratford Road
£5.00. The costs will just be to cover the cost of hiring the hall. Under 18s are free, but note that we can't take responsibility for them.
We'll be supporting the Alzheimer's Society again with a charity raffle. If you have prizes you'd like to donate, please contact me