Out from Chaosium comes the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set, which the company advertises as containing "...everything you need to start playing Call of Cthulhu—the tabletop roleplaying game of mystery and horror".
The box set is available now, directly from Chaosium's web site, priced at $25 USD.
Discussion (and some history) of the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set can be found in our forums. Chaosium are also planning a series of Launch Parties for the release.
News from Pnakotus for December 2018 is out and more changes are announced.
One of those changes is that following a survey all our audio productions going forward will be LOUDER! Marty and I pick over the latest Lovecraftian, Cthulhu and gaming news as we turn the dials up to 11 right across the board.
Top of the news is discussion about Sans-Détour losing their Call of Cthulhu licence and what that could mean. Our new section The Book Cellar returns and this edition of NfP is in both binaural surround sound and shotgun stereo (for folk who like to compare and contrast).
The complete archive of News from Pnakotus (stretching back to 2010) is available to Yoggie Patrons. Thanks to everyone who's listened to our Mythos musings over the years. It's been fun. 😎
Earlier today Chaosium released a statement announcing the removal of the French Call of Cthulhu licence held by Sans-Détour, a company known for its high production value publications and extensive limited edition RPG sets.
The statement describes how Sans-Détour have failed to pay required licence fees to Chaosium since late 2016, and that Chaosium are now investigating legal action against the RPG publisher. This turn of events obviously puts SD crowd funders (such as Les Masques de Nyarlathotep et Le Jour de la Bête) in severe doubt of fulfilment.
In the same Press Release Chaosium have also indicated that a new French language Call of Cthulhu licensee is in the works to replace Sans-Détour.
A micro Cthulhu Breakfast Club is out on release, (both on audio and in 360º video). We finished our feasting days back in October, and this is a shorter recording than usual (but certainly not our shortest).
We've explored a range of media formats with the CBC over the past year or so, and that draws to a conclusion with this 360º video yuletide edition (about as close as you can get to being there, without actually being there).
The Cthulhu Breakfast Club will return in the New Year in a slightly revised podcast format (and possibly LOUDER, too). Keep your ears peeled!
Thanks to all the Breakfast Clubbers for joining us at our table this year and we look forward to doing so again in 2019.
A new series of News from Pnakotus begins. It's the same, yet different...
We've moved back to Innsmouth House (where we recorded Series One back in 2010), and the audio is now produced in binaural surround sound (like our game recordings) for a more intimate and relaxed show (if that's possible).
Chris, Marty and I discuss all-manner of news and views from Lovecraftian worlds. Chris gives his verdict on the Call of Cthulhu Official Video Game (having finished it), we talk about some of the new (and not so new) game and fiction releases and we welcome the return of The Keep and Players' Directory. Not ones to shy away from difficult subjects we also talk about the troubles with Adam Scott Glancy's Horrors of War Kickstarter.
To mark the launch of this new series of NfP we've got a stationery-related giveaway that will certainly be of interest to some. 😎
This edition of News from Pnakotus was produced exclusively for Patrons of Yog-Sothoth (the fine folks who pay the bills). It can be picked up now in all the usual patron-y locations. Thanks for joining us once again!
I was very sad to hear about Larry's passing. Larry introduced me to the games Incan Gold and Groo (the card game), and I played Cosmic Encounter for the first time with he and Tadashi Ehara at DunDraCon.