The Cthulhu Breakfast Club gathers once more in the mysterious Tea Rooms of Yorkshire (well, not that mysterious) to discuss matters of import (maybe not) – or at least some possibly interesting things anyway, along with [claw] hand-picked news scraped from across the world wide web.
Warning: There is singing in this edition of the CBC (recorded on Val's birthday).
Join us if you can, and welcome once again to Breakfast Club...
Even Death Can Die. Pelgrane Press releases its first scenario anthology for their Cthulhu Confidential roleplaying game.
Featuring nine scenarios based around the characters introduced in the Cthulhu Confidential rulebook, Even Death Can Die is available to buy now in pre-order-ish form. What do I mean by "pre-order-ish"? Simply that on purchase you will gain immediate access to the contents in "pre-edit" form, with the finalised PDF and print editions following later in the year.
This adds a new definition of when something is actually "out" (On the shelves? Publisher direct sales? Crowd funding backer delivery? – and now "Pre-edit" version). The content is there – the words that make the game – if not the nice layout and art. So if you want it, you can get it now for £40 on a print+PDF deal.
The anthology features a mix of previously released scenarios and new material (Pelgrane are offering discount codes for prior purchasers). The final form of Even Death Can Die will be a 360 page hardcover book available in Autumn 2019.
For a bit of history, see @MartyJopson playing Cthulhu Confidential with @RobinDLaws...
A new year and a new (well, slightly revised) Cthulhu Breakfast Club!
Yoggies gather once again in the cool climes of Yorkshire to talk of things they have seen and heard (and some things, quite frankly, they haven't – but that never stopped them before).
The January edition of Breakfast Club features LOUDER hosts, a new melding with the old News from Pnakotus, discussion of Kickstarter conundrums, and printing cthulhiana in 3D. Talking of "3D", this meeting was originally broadcast live in 180º stereoscopic video. Truly, we are living in end future times.
We also have a giveaway this month, a stereoscopic viewer to help join along with some of our forthcoming endeavours – details can be found in the CBC forum.
Welcome, once again, to the Cthulhu Breakfast Club!
Remember Feed the Shoggoth!, the "deliciously evil Lovcraftian card game" from @Badger and Squamous Studios? Well, if you're hungry for more (like Shoggoths), then you may very well enjoy the newly announced expansion for the game, Morsels of Madness which is live on Kickstarter.
The expansion to Feed the Shoggoth! offers 42 additional cards including new Cult Factions, Artefacts, Spells, Minions and more. You can back the crowd funding project starting at a very reasonable $10 USD for a physical copy and of course higher pledge tiers come with shoggothy extras...
Looking to pick up the original game as well? Feed the Shoggoth! is available directly from the Feed the Shoggoth! web site for $20 USD.
Morsels of Madness: An expansion for Feed the Shoggoth!
See: Morsels of Madness on Kickstarter (Until 13th February, 2019)
This news article is sponsored by Squamous Studios. Badger is a long-time supporter of "Olde Yoggie" and I'm very glad to see his game doing well.
A couple of weeks ago, I bought the new BRP-based game Odd Soot. I plan to use it for a CoC mini-campaign set in space in the 1920s and on two of the planets described in the book. The effects of the pandemic central to the game - The Soot - will be dialled down. Instead, I will introduce a mythos cult infiltrating a human colony on one of the planets.
But as I started taking notes, I realised space travel poses some interesting problems when combined with Lovecraft’s aliens. As some of the creatures/gods travel in space, should starships be able to encounter Mi-Gos, Nightgaunts and Hastur? Would they attack starships on sight?
If you’ve run CoC games in space, how did you handle it?
I did not skip Lausanne. In fact, this past weekend I pulled together my old group and we are flashing back to Reign of Terror. They were so enthused about part one that I may use some of the scenario seeds to make this a mini campaign. They, of course, new the Comte's secret, but I think that heightened their dread.
I did also have stray players pop in for "guest appearance" during the historical interludes. .
I would also like to add that the Blood Red Fez was donned, but the wearer rolled so well that he completely dominated it and started making fez servants of his own. He was quite insane, but it was terrific fun.