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Episode 128 – The Good Friends fuss over cats in Call of Cthulhu

4/17/2018
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Cats in Call of Cthulhu and Lovecraft We’re back and we’re chasing our tails, trying to lick our nether regions and hissing at anyone who looks at us funny. Meow. This is our look into... The post Episode 128 – The Good Friends fuss over cats in Call of Cthulhu appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:54:18

Episode 127 – The Good Friends have a laugh over comedy in RPGs

4/3/2018
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Comedy in RPGs We’re back and we’re splitting our sides, busting a gut and otherwise rupturing ourselves in the pursuit of comedy. It’s rare to find a gaming table where no one is laughing, even... The post Episode 127 – The Good Friends have a laugh over comedy in RPGs appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:01:40

Episode 126 – The Good Friends celebrate The Last Feast of Harlequin

3/20/2018
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The Last Feast of Harlequin We’re back and we’re touching up our greasepaint, frolicking with wild abandon and preparing for an unspeakable transformation. This episode is our look at Thomas Ligotti’s weird tale The Last Feast... The post Episode 126 – The Good Friends celebrate The Last Feast of Harlequin appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:08:32

Episode 125 – The Good Friends open the way to Yog-Sothoth

3/6/2018
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Mythos Deities: Yog-Sothoth We’re back, standing atop Sentinel Hill, chill wind whipping under our robes, shrieking until our lungs hurt. Damn, that wind’s cold! This is our discussion of Yog-Sothoth, the All-in-One, the Gate, the Key, the Lurker at the … Continue reading → The post Episode 125 – The Good Friends open the way to Yog-Sothoth appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:05:24

Episode 124: The Good Friends open up to inspiration and development

2/20/2018
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Inspiration and Development Main Topic We’re back and we’re baring all. The most common thing people seem to ask writers is “Where do you get your ideas?” Apparently, “By eating the brains of more talented writers” isn’t as helpful an … Continue reading → The post Episode 124: The Good Friends open up to inspiration and development appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:14:31

Episode 123: The Good Friends rekindle their love for The Wicker Man

2/6/2018
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The Wicker Man Main Topic We’re back and we’re erecting monstrous effigies, playing deadly games and proclaiming that Sumer is Icumen In. OK, it’s February, but we’re sure that summer is out there somewhere. In fact, as we mention, the … Continue reading → The post Episode 123: The Good Friends rekindle their love for The Wicker Man appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:14:09

Episode 122 – The Good Friends observe the rituals of folk horror

1/23/2018
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Folk Horror Main Topic We’re back and we’re hiding in the hedgerows, weaving twisted little corn dollies and performing unspeakable acts of Morris dancing. This episode is our discussion of the very British subgenre of folk horror. In particular, we’re … Continue reading → The post Episode 122 – The Good Friends observe the rituals of folk horror appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:16:43

Special Episode – Milton Keynes LitFest 2017 seminar on literature and roleplaying games

1/16/2018
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We’re back with another special recording to tide you over during that long, bleak fortnight between regular episodes. This time, we’re coming to you from MK LitFest 2017, the first ever Milton Keynes literary festival. We recorded this last September, but … Continue reading → The post Special Episode – Milton Keynes LitFest 2017 seminar on literature and roleplaying games appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:39:29

Episode 121 – The Good Friends delve into System Matters

1/9/2018
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System Matters Main Topic We’re back and we’re wondering just what it is we’ve been doing with all these dice. Inspired by our mention of Ron Edwards’ System Does Matter essay in our recent episode on Sorcerer, we give some thought to how mechanics … Continue reading → The post Episode 121 – The Good Friends delve into System Matters appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:17:42

Episode 120 – The Good Friends play back The Stone Tape

12/26/2017
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The Stone Tape Main Topic We’re back and we’re watching in helpless terror as echoes of the dead past haunt us, screaming endlessly. This is our look at the classic 1972 British horror film, The Stone Tape. Fittingly, the BBC originally … Continue reading → The post Episode 120 – The Good Friends play back The Stone Tape appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:19:06

Episode 119 – The Good Friends get more of that old-time Mythos religion

12/12/2017
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The Mythos as Religion (Part 2) Main Topic We’re back and we’re starting a cult. No, worse than that — we’re starting three of them! Last episode, we looked at how real religions and their practices might inform our depiction … Continue reading → The post Episode 119 – The Good Friends get more of that old-time Mythos religion appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:26:07

Episode 118 – The Good Friends get some of that old-time Mythos religion

11/28/2017
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The Mythos as Religion – part 1 Main Topic We’re back and we’re making offerings to twisted idols, praying in inhuman tongues and performing rites passed down through strange aeons. This is our look at the role religion plays in … Continue reading → The post Episode 118 – The Good Friends get some of that old-time Mythos religion appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:05:49

Episode 117 – The Good Friends conjure up their thoughts on Sorcerer

11/14/2017
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Sorcerer Main Topic We’re back and we’re scratching pentagrams into the floor, muttering blasphemous incantations and making ill-advised pacts with demons. This episode is our discussion of Ron Edwards’ influential indie RPG, Sorcerer. Kicking off a self-publishing revolution in the … Continue reading → The post Episode 117 – The Good Friends conjure up their thoughts on Sorcerer appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:17:41

Episode 116 – The Good Friends dig into The Shunned House

10/31/2017
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The Shunned House Main Topic We’re back and we’re digging into another Lovecraft story, looking for the horrors that lie beneath. The Shunned House is one of the more minor of Lovecraft’s major stories, if that makes any sense. It is … Continue reading → The post Episode 116 – The Good Friends dig into The Shunned House appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:24:36

Episode 115 – The Good Friends are transformed by Shub-Niggurath

10/17/2017
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Mythos Deities: Shub-Niggurath Main Topic: Shub-Niggurath We’re back and we’re dancing around in the woods, bleating with ecstasy, smearing our mutating bodies with Mother’s milk. This episode is our discussion of the Lovecraftian deity, Shub-Niggurath. It is part of our ongoing … Continue reading → The post Episode 115 – The Good Friends are transformed by Shub-Niggurath appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:07:08

Special Episode – Necronomicon 2017 panel on favourite Call of Cthulhu scenarios

10/10/2017
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Necronomicon 2017 Favourite Call of Cthulhu Scenarios Panel We’re back — well, sort of. For the first time since we moved to a regular fortnightly schedule, some 2 1/2 years ago, we are unable to put out a full episode. … Continue reading → The post Special Episode – Necronomicon 2017 panel on favourite Call of Cthulhu scenarios appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:07:26

Special episode – Necronomicon 2017 panel on Call of Cthulhu campaigns

10/3/2017
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Necronomicon 2017 Call of Cthulhu Campaigns Panel We’re back with another special episode recorded at Necronomicon 2017. This time it’s the turn of the seminar about Call of Cthulhu campaigns. Once again, Mike Mason chairs the discussion, and Lynne Hardy … Continue reading → The post Special episode – Necronomicon 2017 panel on Call of Cthulhu campaigns appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:17:09

Episode 114: The Good Friends resolve their social conflicts

9/26/2017
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Social Conflicts in RPGs Main Topic: Social Conflicts in RPGs We’re back and we’re intimidating goons, charming cult leaders and fast-talking the slow-witted. This is our look at the use of social conflicts in RPGs. By this, we don’t mean … Continue reading → The post Episode 114: The Good Friends resolve their social conflicts appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:02:25

Special episode – Necronomicon 2017 panel on pulp versus pure panel

9/20/2017
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Necronomicon 2017 Pulp Versus Pure Call of Cthulhu We’re back with another special episode we recorded at Necronomicon 2017. This time it’s the Pulp Versus Pure panel that took place on the Friday morning. Paul Fricker and Lynne Hardy defend … Continue reading → The post Special episode – Necronomicon 2017 panel on pulp versus pure panel appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:08:25

Episode 113 – The Good Friends solve the puzzle of Hellraiser

9/12/2017
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Hellraiser We’re back and we have such sights to show you. Or tell you. Can you really tell a sight? You can tell of it, but does that really convey the same visceral impact? This is all getting rather tortuous, … Continue reading → The post Episode 113 – The Good Friends solve the puzzle of Hellraiser appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:36:13

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