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The Cthulhu Breakfast Club, a place where Yoggie podcast hosts meet in the convivial surroundings of a Yorkshire tearoom.

 

Marty, Chris, Fin, Val and I get together and take the opportunity to talk about Lovecraftiana, games and more.

 

If you enjoy what you find, you can support these meetings through Patreon (and help out with the odd cup of tea or a biscuit or two).

 

If you're a Patreon supporter ("Breakfast Clubber") or YSDC Patron you can also access occasional extras.

 

The first meeting of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club is dedicated to the memory of Sir Terry Pratchett.

 

These shows are recorded in a live (and lively!) working tearoom environment, so the background hubbub is what it is I'm afraid (along with our casual discussions about fine food and drink).

 

In this first meeting of the Breakfast Club we talk about:

  • The Long Con (Trail of Cthulhu scenario)
  • Alone Against the Dark (Solo Call of Cthulhu adventure)
  • Sense-Impacts (Call of Cthulhu soundtrack)
  • Eternal Lies Audio Game (YSDC recordings)
  • Terry Pratchett (In memoriam)
  • How much prep for your game sessions?
  • Yoggie's Post Office Box
  • UK Games Expo 2015

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The second meeting of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club!

 
In which we talk about:
  • The Importance of Being Eldritch (short film)
  • PDF vs. print releases
  • Roll20 Update of Holding
  • New Star Wars trailer
  • The Harry Potter Experience
  • Marty's new book (The Science of Everyday Life)
  • NecronomiCon 2015
  • RPG bookbinding
  • UK Games Expo Cthulhu Masters Tournament
  • Introducing children to H.P. Lovecraft
  • The Apple Watch for gaming

Among other things.

 

Select HDHFR (1080p50) video clips from this recording are also available to Patreon supporters and Patrons.

 

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I've had some comments regarding audio clarity (not surprising considering the recording environment).

 

I've suggested some possible solutions. Thoughts most welcome!

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In the third meeting of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club we discuss:

  • Nameless Horrors from Chaosium
  • The Importance of Being Eldritch Part 2 (advance release to CBC Mic KS backers)
  • Strange Places, Strange Stories
  • Cthulhu Britannica: London (C7 unboxing video)
  • Postcards (and other things) received
  • Cthulhu Wars unboxing
  • NecronomiCon 2015
  • Kickstarters: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • The first Call of Cthulhu games we ran…
  • UK Games Expo 2015 & YSDC Games Day IV

...plus the occasional tangent as usual.

 

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If you're a Breakfast Clubber (Patreon supporter or Mic Kickstarter backer) you can now also access the new dedicated forum for CBC and watch the video clips taken during the show -  plus of course get the higher quality (double bit rate stereo) recordings of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club.

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If you follow the @YSDC Twitter account you'll know we have a promotional Dice Tower in the works. I just received the prototype and it's turned out rather well. It's wooden, flat-packable and no glue necessary for assembly.

 

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We'll start giving them away as promotional items from The Cthulhu Breakfast Club 04 onwards. They'll also be available to purchase (at cost) from us until the end of 2015.

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jlynn

That's a very nice looking tower!

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The June edition of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club is now out.
 
In this meeting we discuss:

There's also a chance to win one of two CBC Wooden Dice Towers! (Open until 15th July.)

 
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You can support the show by becoming a Breakfast Clubber.

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Just a few words to say how happy I am to hear how the crew finally hit the nail on the head about the problems that have been going for years at Chaosium. 

 

Had wanted to speak this out for a long time but couldn't really on that forum because of the 'institutional' feeling of the podcast ignoring the elephant in the room and avoiding criticism on new publications, be they from Chaosium or elsewhere. Same thing as for the MUP podcast.

 

Hopefully people will talk more openly as from now on !

 

Best !

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There have been a number of occasions where we've criticised aspects of Chaosium (and others) in the past (an immediate example in mind being the re-publication of Curse of the Chthonians a little while ago and how the presentation seemed to have gone backwards in the intervening 30 years) but some of those comments are on The Silver Lodge show which is mostly Patron-only, so won't be heard as widely as CBC.

 

Generally we try to take an understanding view of situations, publishing is hard, especially for RPG-related businesses; as we know from experience it's a tough market, but if something is very much "off" then we should say so. ;-)

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I applaud the honesty of your members in actually discussing the negatives as well as the positives in the situation with Chaosium.  I concur that June should be a hard reset for all of us, though my own mixed feelings on the whole thing have undoubtedly been obvious to you all.  If we're living the Star Wars trilogy here, then I guess this is the one called "A New Hope."  We can only hope it ends as well as the movie did.  But it is important, in my opinion, to look at things honestly and without blinkers on, and I think you all did that very well.  So thank you for that.

 

I also want to express my complete satisfaction with the new sound system.  Well worth the small amount of money I kicked in, and I'm very, very glad so many others joined as well to upgrade your audio -- its a definite improvement and made the whole listening experience that much more enjoyable.

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Not too far behind the June edition of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club comes the one for July.

 

In this meeting we discuss:

 

Louder than thou, new Dice Towers arrive, DART: The Horror at Red Hook, Graeme Davis interview, De Horrore Cosmico, US 1920s travel guides, World War Cthulhu: Cold War KS, Pelgrane’s countdown clock expiring, win one of three copies of Tabletop Gaming magazine, Ash vs Evil Dead, YSDC Games Day IV and Cthulhu on Pluto.

 

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We also announce the two winners of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club Dice Towers in this show.

 

We're still learning the new equipment set-up. Every time we use it we make further improvements. The overall audio is definitely better though!

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The three winners of copies of the new Tabletop Gaming magazine are...

 

 

 

 

Congratulations!

 

PM me your address and I'll get your copies of Tabletop Gaming out to you.

 

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jasonw1239

I started listening to these recordings tonight with the first one. Good quality and well paced with interesting information.

 

I just wanted to mention that when you were reading the postcards the monograph Sevenfold Path was attributed to me. That is incorrect. It was written by Jeffrey Moeller.

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Thanks for the correction. We simply read out the card. ;-)

 

Glad you're enjoying the new show. The audio quality does improve from June onwards as we go from a little Zoom H1 mic on the table, to this:

 

The Podcasting Suitcase

 
Hosts' favoured meal does seem to be scrambled eggs with mushrooms on toast.

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cjearkham

I just wanted to mention that when you were reading the postcards the monograph Sevenfold Path was attributed to me. That is incorrect. It was written by Jeffrey Moeller.

 

That was my error, from not having written down the correct info before we left for Iceland. I'd corrected this in the Postcard thread, but I probably should have done so here at the same time. 

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SamS

Hello from a small village near Tulsa Oklahoma.

 

I received my Breakfast Club dice tower. It is awesome!!!!!

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Hi Sam,

 

Glad you like it!

 

If anyone's after a dice tower, we're running low on numbers at the moment but should have a restock of supplies in September.

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:-) Well spotted.

 

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Hard to get a fresher edition without being live! Here's this morning's recording of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club.

 

In this August meeting we talk about Moon Design and Chaosium, Delta Green 1960 and today, Cthulhu Dark Ages 2e, server upgrades, ENnie Awards 2015, Val's mystery cruise and NecronomiCon 2015 - with added Yog Meet!

 

- and finally, the BBC video featuring Marty:

 

 

Don't forget to enter our competition to win a piece of Lovecraftian word art from Squarehex (entries open until the end of August).

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GBSteve

Regarding Delta Green I asked at one of the Gen Con panels if we would have something better than PISCES for the UK. Adam Scott Glancy's response is priceless and will soon be available in audio. So I won't spoil it.

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PeterFdH

Hey guys, well it was bound to happen sooner or later.  I pretty much love everything that YSDC does, hence my patronage (and that won't change) but although I've tried to listen to this several times the noisy background just doesn't do it for me.  I far prefer a quieter environment where recording equipment isn't so much of a requirement.

 

But each to their own - there's still plenty of other Yoggie goodness to keep me coming back here.

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No problem, we completely understand! While we've certainly done our best to minimise the background noise in the environment but it's always going to be there.

 

We've tried to arrive earlier (or much later) at Pickles when it is quieter but some of the hosts can't make it at those times due to family/child/work commitments. I did have a cunning plan of using some kind of ...."duvet-like" sound shield to go around the table, but it is a working environment and our fellow Tea Room patrons are already curious enough about what we're doing as it is. ;-)

 

Why record in the second-worst acoustic environment (just beating out a live airport runway)? There are a number of reasons, the main ones being 1) The atmosphere/location is conducive to free-flowing chat, 2) It *much* easier to tempt hosts to appear with the promise of nice food and drink - which I don't have to prepare. ;-)

 

The portability of the new set-up does in theory mean we can take it on the road and do Breakfast Club meetings at other venues fairly easily if we choose.

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I've just drawn the name of the winner for the At the Mountain of Madness word art poster from our digital hat and it's...

 

 

 

 

Congratulations! Do get in touch so we can pop the poster in the mail to you, ASAP.

 

Thanks again to SquareHex for the prize and do keep an eye (and and ear) out for more giveaways in future editions of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club.

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The portability of the new set-up does in theory mean we can take it on the road and do Breakfast Club meetings at other venues fairly easily if we choose.

 

This is certainly an intriguing prospect - Yoggie on the Road.  The idea of going to guests, conventions etc. rather than have them come to you would certainly make me reconsider.

 

...and you could then prevail upon them for tea and biscuits! :-D

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