Welcome to the late May 2018 issue of News from Pnakotus. Join Marty and me as we bring you the latest (ish*) news and views from Yog-Sothoth.
In this edition we look at the very-soon-to-be-released Masks of Nyarlathotep 2018, the price of RPGs, celebrity gaming, and we delve into the German boxed set release of Horror on the Orient Express - among other things.
Pick up the show in all the usual places (until the next one comes out of course).
News from Pnakotus: 2b or not 2b?
Featuring Cthulhu & Lovecraftian news, show & tell and This Week in Lovecraft among other dark dealings.
Chapters, links and images are accessible via a suitable podcast player.
Patrons of Yog-Sothoth have access to all historical recordings going back to 2010.
*for all the most up to date info, always check the forums or @YSDC on Twitter.
The YSDC "news & views" podcast for late April 2018, News from Pnakotus, is now available on our podcast feed.
Marty and I gather once more in a fine set of Yorkshire tea rooms to discuss all things Mythos-y and more. This edition of NfP was recorded on Wednesday, 25th April, released to Patrons on the 27th and is now on general release (30th).
We also take the opportunity to delve into the deluxurious contents of Terreur sur l'Orient Express from Sans-Détour, a quite handsome rendition of that Call of Cthulhu classic, Horror on the Orient Express.
All aboard for News from Pnakotus!
News from Pnakotus: The Horror...
Featuring Cthulhu & Lovecraftian news, show & tell and This Week in Lovecraft among other tenebrous tales.
Chapters, links and images accessible via a suitable podcast player.
Pick it up now, until the next one comes out (unless you're a Patron of Yog-Sothoth, in which case you get all the archives stretching back to 2010).
A truly spring-like edition of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club has now flopped and meeped its way into the Chthonic hallways of our listeners!
A full complement of CBC hosts gather once again in a set of Yorkshire Tea Rooms to discuss all-manner of topics - some serious, some not so serious. We also name the winners of our birthday giveaways and announce a new giveaway for this month - a full colour hardcover copy of Hudson & Brand.
So come, join us at our table for this 39th meeting of tea and terror, with the UK's longest-serving podcasters (has it really been nearly 14 years?)... we recommend scrambled eggs with mushrooms on toast and Mimosas Bucks Fizz apparently...
The Cthulhu Breakfast Club: Lovecraft Enabled
Featuring discussion of:
Patreon and privacy, Lovecraft Mastermind, Petersen's Abominations, Cthulhu Tales, Hudson & Brand, Zeppelins, and other sundry topics.
Recorded in Ambisonic sound and released in AAC format with chapters and links in the file.
Available to Patrons and Breakfast Club supporters.
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.