Following the take-over and restructuring of Chaosium in 2015, the company's fiction line was suspended. Now some three years later it's being restarted with the release of three new titles for 2018: H.P. Lovecraft's Dagon for Beginning Readers (September), Sisterhood: Dark Tales and Secret Histories (October), and The Leaves of a Necronomicon (November).
With the relaunch @JLowder becomes Chaosium's Executive Editor of Fiction, overseeing planned quarterly releases throughout 2019. Titles will be available through shops, online agents and Chaosium's own web site.
Welcome to the June 2018 edition of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club.
We return to our natural home, the tea rooms of Yorkshire, for this more-boisterous-than-usual meeting of the CBC, as we're joined by @Helen to mark "Olde Yoggie's" 20th birthday. This meeting is also significant as it signals our final foray on Patreon as Breakfast Club returns home to Yog-Sothoth.
Come, pull up a chair and join us at our table once more for some good cheer among friends.
The Cthulhu Breakfast Club: Nexus-6
Featuring discussion of:
Leaving Patreon, new version of YSDC, Gravitational Waves, new Warhammer and RuneQuest, Deluxe Gamer Sets and several other sundry topics.
This CBC recording is an Advanced Podcast, featuring chapters and links inside the file (when using a suitable podcast player).
Available to Patrons and Breakfast Club supporters.
Join @MartyJopson and me as we hold our first News from Pnakotus since our 20th birthday site upgrade. To celebrate we change venue for this edition as we record at Geek Retreat in Leeds and have a surprise guest on the show [a surprise to us and to him], author Adrian Tchaikovsky (The Private Life of Elder Things).
Featuring discussion about the sixth generation of Yog-Sothoth, RuneQuest Glorantha, Geek Retreat, and UK Games Expo 2018 and its awards – amongst other things.
This is what a podcast sounds like when your hosts have definitely not had enough sleep...
NfP is an Advanced Podcast, featuring artwork, chapters and links inside the file (when using a suitable podcast player).
We were offline over last weekend and if you're a regular visitor you will have noticed a difference. YSDC has had a site upgrade, marking two decades of being online.
We hope you find the changes an improvement, they were done for security, legal compliance and the efficiency and flexibility of more modern code. There are still a few kinks to iron out, a few bugs to squash and a little bit more reorganisation to do, but we're back and ready to [party] carry on!
Thank you for your support and being part of "Olde Yoggie". We're still the same, just with a shiny new coat. 😉
Screenshots of the previous generations of YSDC going back to 1998.
[Trivia: This post marks our 1,100th news item.]
I'm sure it could, but it would take a lot of work while maintaining the base storyline.
It is meant to be an action adventure type of campaign. As written, characters are introduced marching through the jungle when a firefight breaks out. Then each destination the party goes to is because a mission needs to be accomplished. Now there is some mystery between the lines of what is going on, but its pretty clear who the bad guys are and what their motives are in the beginning.
I would feel you are doing the campaign a disservice by running it under traditional rules. Don't worry, even with pulp rules, the campaign can still instill fear into your investigators even with their pulp benefits.
But yah, there is a lot of weird science. Psionics is optional.
Any reason why you want to go traditional CoC?
A trio of interesting books (One in two volumes.) from the early 20th C.
1. The Nile in 1904 by William Willcocks (Illustrated html version is 6.5mb)
This is a comprehensive survey of the hydrology of the Nile river system, lots of maps and tables.
2a. Thames Valley Villages, Volume 1 (of 2) by Charles G. Harper (1910) (Illustrated html version is 4.5mb)
2b. Thames Valley Villages, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles G. Harper (1910) (Illustrated html version is 3.9mb)
Tourist type information on the region covered. Illustrations could be re-purposed by Keepers.
3. My Chinese Marriage by Mae M. Franking and Katherine Anne Porter (1922)
An account of an interracial marriage. Note to readers, 'Gay' in this book means something completely different to what it does now. Other usual (For this era) warnings apply for material like this.