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Mythos Deities: Hastur

6/11/2019
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We’re back and we’re taking a last look around Carcosa, wondering where all these tentacles came from. Robert W Chambers was more concerned with masks, moons and mists. Now there seem to be monsters everywhere... The post Mythos Deities: Hastur appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:01:34

Special: UK Games Expo 2019

6/10/2019
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We’re back with another live recording, this time coming to you from UK Games Expo in Birmingham. To be clear, the “we” in this case means “Paul”. Identity is a mutable concept amongst the Good... The post Special: UK Games Expo 2019 appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:56:05

The Carcosa Mythos in Media and Gaming

5/28/2019
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We’re back and we’re still blundering around in all this infernal mist. There is a sound of lapping water in the distance, but we’re more worried about the way these streets keep changing around us.... The post The Carcosa Mythos in Media and Gaming appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:10:11

The Yellow Sign

5/14/2019
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We’re back and we’re looking for the Yellow Sign. It’s probably fallen down the back of the sofa again. Have you found it? It’s tricky to describe, but you’ll know it if you see it.... The post The Yellow Sign appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:01:13

The King in Yellow (part 2)

4/30/2019
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We’re back and we’re punting across the Lake of Hali, taking in the sights. Well, we’re trying to… All these cloud waves spoil the view somewhat. Then again, from what we’ve seen of Carcosa, maybe... The post The King in Yellow (part 2) appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:01:23

The King in Yellow (part 1)

4/16/2019
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We’re back and we’re taking a look at this odd play that’s appeared on our shelves. The King in Yellow? That’s not a volume we remember buying, but we do have so many books. The... The post The King in Yellow (part 1) appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:02:37

Keeping Cthulhu Fresh

4/2/2019
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We’re back and we’re checking the dark corners of the corpse fridge of R’lyeh for tasty eldritch horrors, hoping that they’re not past their sell-by date. There’s something that looks like calamari in the dark,... The post Keeping Cthulhu Fresh appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:12:08

Realism in RPG Settings

3/19/2019
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We’re back and we’re trying to maintain our grasp on reality. This is tenuous at the best of times, and all this conflation with imagination is doing it no favours. In this episode, when we... The post Realism in RPG Settings appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:08:58

Realism in RPG Mechanics

3/5/2019
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We’re back and we’re facing harsh realities. How do we make RPGs feel “real” when we play them? And what do we even mean by “real”? More importantly, how can we ask such questions without... The post Realism in RPG Mechanics appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:11:45

Special: PodUK 2019 with How We Roll

2/26/2019
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We’re back with something a little different. For a start, when we say “we”, we mean Scott, who recently recorded this live game of Call of Cthulhu with the How We Roll podcast. Sadly, Matt... The post Special: PodUK 2019 with How We Roll appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:17:10

The Dunwich Horror (part 4)

2/19/2019
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We’re back and we’re preparing for the apocalypse. To be fair, this seems to be a pretty understated apocalypse. It mostly involves an invisible monster prancing around a hilltop. Maybe the creature will do something... The post The Dunwich Horror (part 4) appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:07:50

The Dunwich Horror (part 3)

2/5/2019
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We’re back and we’re ready to start our investigation into the actual Dunwich Horror. Somehow, it’s taken two episodes and half the story to get here. Everything that’s happened so far is simply prologue. Admittedly,... The post The Dunwich Horror (part 3) appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:56:32

The Dunwich Horror (part 2)

1/22/2019
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We’re back and we’re continuing our exploration of the hidden corners of Dunwich. The locals seem quite welcoming and some of them may even be described as undecayed. Those Whateleys are especially interesting, although we’re... The post The Dunwich Horror (part 2) appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:02:34

The Dunwich Horror (part 1)

1/8/2019
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We’re back and we’re examining these strange bite marks, boarding up the windows and trying to work out where that damnable smell is coming from. This is the start of our look at Lovecraft’s classic... The post The Dunwich Horror (part 1) appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:51:45

Heaven & Earth

12/25/2018
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We’re back and we’re heading off to Potters Lake in search of the secrets of creation. We hear good things about the apples there too. This is our look at the weird, evocative and highly... The post Heaven & Earth appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:57:11

The Two-Headed Serpent

12/11/2018
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We’re back and we’re cocking our hats, lighting some torches and wondering where the hell all these snakes came from. Why did it have to be snakes? This is our look at how we developed The... The post The Two-Headed Serpent appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:52:38

Special: Dragonmeet 2018 with The Smart Party

12/4/2018
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We’re back and we’re once again locked in battle with our good friends Baz and Gaz from The Smart Party. For the first time since 2015, we managed to arrange a joint seminar at Dragonmeet.... The post Special: Dragonmeet 2018 with The Smart Party appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:55:42

Call of Cthulhu for Beginners

11/27/2018
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We’re back at the beginning, where we started our grim journeys many years ago. Looking at our grey hair and wizened features, it’s difficult to imagine that we were ever young. Yet here were are,... The post Call of Cthulhu for Beginners appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:57:42

Episode 143 – The Good Friends tussle over the role of violence in Call of Cthulhu

11/13/2018
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Violence in Call of Cthulhu We’re back and we’re loading our shotguns, lighting a bundle of dynamite and laying waste to everything we see. This is our look at the role of violence in Call... The post Episode 143 – The Good Friends tussle over the role of violence in Call of Cthulhu appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:53:10

The Thing

10/30/2018
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We’re back and we’re eyeing each other suspiciously, freezing our bollocks off and watching in dismay as our blood sample runs screaming out the door. This is our look at John Carpenter’s 1982 science fiction/horror masterpiece, The Thing.... The post The Thing appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:50:58