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Episode 139 – The Good Friends meet the stars of Gen Con 2018

9/18/2018
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Gen Con 2018 We’re back and we’re discussing all the nifty Cthulhu-related stuff that happened at Gen Con 2018 (and one non-Cthulhu thing). Well, I say “we”, but this largely means Paul, as he’s the... The post Episode 139 – The Good Friends meet the stars of Gen Con 2018 appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:09:34

Episode 138 – The Good Friends embrace the joy of failure

9/4/2018
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The Joy of Failure We’re back and we’re tripping over our feet, dropping our only torch and entirely failing to save the day. This is our look at the role of failure in RPGs. Or... The post Episode 138 – The Good Friends embrace the joy of failure appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:01:21

Special Episode – Nathan Ballingrud interview

8/28/2018
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In episode 137 we discussed Nathan Ballingrud‘s short story Wild Acre. A few days ago, Mr Ballingrud generously took some time to record an interview with us. We discuss Wild Acre and its themes of trauma, as well as... The post Special Episode – Nathan Ballingrud interview appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:45:32

Episode 137 – The Good Friends explore Wild Acre

8/21/2018
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137: Wild Acre We’re back and we’re checking the undergrowth for sinister shapes, getting ready to run for our lives and preparing to deal with the consequences. This episode is our discussion of Nathan Ballingrud’s... The post Episode 137 – The Good Friends explore Wild Acre appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:52:07

Episode 136 – The Good Friends analyse insanity in Call of Cthulhu

8/7/2018
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Insanity in Call of Cthulhu We’re back and we’re building on last episode‘s discussion of the theme of mental illness in Lovecraft’s work. This time, we turn our attention to the role of insanity in Call... The post Episode 136 – The Good Friends analyse insanity in Call of Cthulhu appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:53:06

Episode 135 – The Good Friends wrestle with insanity in Lovecraft

7/24/2018
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Insanity in Lovecraft We’re back and we’re tackling a potentially contentious subject. If you spend much time on gaming forums or social media, you may have stumbled across debates about whether mental illness is a fit... The post Episode 135 – The Good Friends wrestle with insanity in Lovecraft appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:55:06

Episode 134 – The Good Friends try on more Masks of Nyarlathotep

7/10/2018
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Masks of Nyarlathotep part 2 Would you like a peek behind the new Masks of Nyarlathotep? After last episode‘s spoiler-free discussion of the classic campaign, this time we’re revealing all. Mike Mason and Lynne Hardy from Chaosium... The post Episode 134 – The Good Friends try on more Masks of Nyarlathotep appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:06:28

Episode 133 – The Good Friends try on Masks of Nyarlathotep

6/26/2018
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Masks of Nyarlathotep part 1 We’re back and we’re excavating ancient horrors, dragging them up into the light and revealing them to a trembling world. This is our spoiler-free discussion of the new edition of Masks of Nyarlathotep,... The post Episode 133 – The Good Friends try on Masks of Nyarlathotep appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:02:31

Episode 132 – The Good Friends lock onto player engagement

6/12/2018
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Player Engagement We’re back and we’re dangling shiny things in front of our players, making encouraging noises and trying to direct their attention back to the game. This is our discussion of player engagement, specifically... The post Episode 132 – The Good Friends lock onto player engagement appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:00:21

Episode 131 – The Good Friends peer into subterranean spaces in Call of Cthulhu

5/29/2018
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Subterranean spaces in Call of Cthulhu We’re back and we’re strapping on our headlamps, checking our harnesses and spelunking like our lives depended upon it. This is our look into subterranean spaces in Call of... The post Episode 131 – The Good Friends peer into subterranean spaces in Call of Cthulhu appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:57:35

Episode 130 – The Good Friends undergo The Ritual

5/15/2018
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The Ritual We’re back and we’re lost in the woods. There seem to be some familiar landmarks, however. If we look to the left, there’s The Blair Witch Project. Over there on the right is... The post Episode 130 – The Good Friends undergo The Ritual appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:00:57:45

Episode 129 – The Good Friends brave the terrors of survival horror

5/1/2018
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Survival Horror We’re back and we’re counting our shells, holding our breath and searching for somewhere to hide until dawn. This is our look at the subgenre of survival horror. While we might normally associate... The post Episode 129 – The Good Friends brave the terrors of survival horror appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:13:02

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 our 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... 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 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... 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 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... 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 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.... 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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Milton Keynes LitFest 2017 Seminar 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... The post Special Episode – Milton Keynes LitFest 2017 seminar on literature and roleplaying games appeared first on Blasphemous Tomes.

Duration:01:39:29