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News from Pnakotus 027: Springtime...

Yog-Sothoth - Fri, 03/23/2012 - 09:56
Attachment 2648News from Pnakotus, the YSDC news show hits the aetherwaves for the start of Spring 2012.

Chris & I cover a plethora of Cthulhu & Lovecraft-related news in NfP 027, including Achtung! Cthulhu, HPL's favourite film, HP Podcraft Live in Leeds and much more.

As always you can pick up News from Pnakotus (and other Yoggie shows) from our longstanding podcast feed as well
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Pagan Publishing: Bumps in the Night - Kickstarter Fundraiser

Yog-Sothoth - Mon, 03/19/2012 - 11:02
Attachment 2637Pagan Publishing have created a Kickstarter fundraiser to complete funds for the publication of their Bumps in the Night scenario collection for Call of Cthulhu.

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Cthulhu by Gaslight, 3rd Edition

Yog-Sothoth - Fri, 02/17/2012 - 16:28
Attachment 2537Quietly released by Chaosium on Wednesday, Cthulhu by Gaslight sees its 3rd edition after a near quarter century hiatus.

As the name suggests, Cthulhu by Gaslight is a Call of Cthulhu supplement that allows for roleplaying in the world of 1890s England. The first and second editions appeared in 1986 and 1988 respectively and so it's a welcome sight to see the release of a new edition in
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Shadows by Gaslight - Finalé

Yog-Sothoth - Wed, 02/15/2012 - 16:54
Attachment 2531After 17 episodes, YSDC's Shadows by Gaslight game (Shadows of Yog-Sothoth set in the Victorian period) comes to its conclusion.

Find out how the intrepid group fare as they approach "the other island" and what great fate awaits them there.

All episodes are available to download from Yog-Sothoth, so if you would like to hear how one particular group tackled this, the very first Call of
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Fungi from Yuggoth - At the Mountains of Madness Audio

Yog-Sothoth - Wed, 02/15/2012 - 15:37
Attachment 2529A bit of a bumper week for Lovecraft-inspired audio, with two new album releases featuring music by Allicorn.

Released on 14th February, At the Mountains of Madness is an album inspired by HPL's eponymous tale, while Fungi from Yuggoth (released
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Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land, from Red Wasp Design

Yog-Sothoth - Mon, 01/30/2012 - 10:33
Attachment 2472Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land, a mobile game for the iOS platform from Red Wasp Design is now out. We first reported on the mobile game last May and 30th January marks its release
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News from Pnakotus 024: "Antidote for the Commonplace"

Yog-Sothoth - Fri, 01/27/2012 - 15:37
Attachment 2469One year leads into another as News from Pnakotus returns for 2012 with episode 24 ("Antidote for the Commonplace").

Once again we delve into the Lovecrafian and Cthulhu news that crosses our path, whether it's talking about the new Whisperer in Darkness DVD, Five

Five Years of "Horror on the Orient Express" (Audio Game)

Yog-Sothoth - Wed, 01/25/2012 - 17:11
Attachment 2458Today, (25th January) marks the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Innsmouth House Players' idiosyncratic version of Horror on the Orient Express.

In actual fact we started with Randy McCall's The Auction - a "one-nighter" that ran to four sessions, providing an indicator of just how long it would take the group to play through the campaign (along with the odd shopping stop and restaurant visit).
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The Sevenfold Path

Yog-Sothoth - Thu, 01/12/2012 - 11:37
Author: Jeff Moeller
Art: Divers Hands
Publisher: Chaosium Inc. MULA Monograph 0403, October 2011.

Review by: G. Roby
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The monograph is 137 pages in total and is divided into the "sourcebook" part (page 22-41) and the rest. No appendix or extra handout-pages added: the 4th scenario ends on page 137. It is one big scenario - you can play just the first scenario, but I would call the book one big scenario. The author
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Dead Leaves Fall

Yog-Sothoth - Thu, 01/12/2012 - 11:01
Attachment 2402Authors: Simon Yee and John Almack
Divers Hands
Chaosium Inc. MULA Monograph 0406, October 2011.

Review by:

Fear in a Bottle by John Almack

To start off the collection is the author who did A Method to Madness from the Terrors from Beyond supplement. I
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Innsmouth House: New Shop Front!

Yog-Sothoth - Tue, 01/10/2012 - 17:22
To mark the New Year, our little shop run in support of YSDC over at has had a facelift (and a backend lift too).

To celebrate the new shop front we've stocked some new/interesting/limited items (as well as restocked on some of the old). Also the next 20 customers to use the new online shop will each receive the gift of an "Innsmouth Gold Token" with their order. Add to that, having copies of the

HPLHS' The Whisperer in Darkness out on DVD

Yog-Sothoth - Fri, 12/30/2011 - 11:20
After much anticipation the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has released their film adaptation of Lovecraft's The Whisperer in Darkness on DVD.

Whereas the HPLHS' previous adaptation, The Call of Cthulhu, was a silent film, Whisperer is a "talkie", but again shot in
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Laundry Files: Agent's Handbook

Yog-Sothoth - Thu, 12/29/2011 - 18:53
Now out in PDF (with a print edition to follow in early 2012) is the Laundry Files: Agent's Handbook for the Laundry Files RPG from Cubicle 7.

The Agent's Handbook is a 128 page player's guide for The Laundry universe offering advice on tradecraft, details of new equipment, rules for
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The Silver Lodge Show - Christmas 2011

Yog-Sothoth - Mon, 12/19/2011 - 20:35
Attachment 2349Since it be ye festive season I thought I'd put out The Silver Lodge show Christmas 2011 edition on general release.

The Silver Lodge is a club-style show in a somewhat more relaxed format than the old Yog Radio. Besides yours truly, hosts in this edition also include Fin, Jon & Marty and features a little bit of news (as News from Pnakotus is taking a short break), a review of Designers

H.P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands

Yog-Sothoth - Wed, 12/14/2011 - 10:09
Chaosium have put H.P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands for Call of Cthulhu back into print after seven years.

The reprint of the 5th edition sees its release in both softcover and PDF formats, so if you missed it first time round or want an electronic version, it's now available from Chaosium.

On a note of trivia, when Sandy Petersen first pitched the idea of a Lovecraft-based RPG to Chaosium it was for the
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Bubbles and Troubles - First Commercial Cthulhu Dark Scenario

Yog-Sothoth - Wed, 12/14/2011 - 09:29
Now appearing on sites like RPGNow and DriveThruRPG, Bubbles and Troubles is a PDF publication for Graham Walmsley's Cthulhu Dark rules.

Written by Jameson Mcdaniel the scenario deals with the missing crew of the Nautilus Bio Sphere, a near-future underwater facility.

This is the first commercial release in support of the (very light and free) Cthulhu
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Dragonmeet Recordings: 2011

Yog-Sothoth - Tue, 11/29/2011 - 13:05
Attachment 2283There's often little rest for the wicked at conventions and in my case I spent a fair amount of time at this year's Dragonmeet recording seminars and interviews, the fruits of which are now presented here for your pleasure.

There are recordings of seminars with Ian Livingstone (Games Workshop/Edios/Square Enix),

30 Years of Call of Cthulhu

Yog-Sothoth - Sun, 11/13/2011 - 11:54
Attachment 2243Today (13th November) marks the 30th anniversary of Chaosium's seminal roleplaying game of Lovecraftian investigation.

During that time this multi-award winning game has enchanted and entertained countless thousands, which it continues to do to this day. For an RPG that is nominatively in its 6th edition the game has stayed remarkably consistent over three decades (which is something few others can attest to).

Without the publication of Call
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The Cold Letters Event

Yog-Sothoth - Wed, 11/09/2011 - 17:36
Attachment 2222Cold Letters is the name our competition/contest/event to come up with interesting/entertaining/fun compositions of phrases using the Lovecraftian Letters magnetic words kit from Innsmouth House.

The event is very kindly sponsored by

News from Pnakotus 022: "The Colonies"

Yog-Sothoth - Wed, 11/09/2011 - 17:10
Attachment 2221How quickly a year (and more) passes! In that time we've done over 20 News from Pnakotus shows, airing Lovecraftian and Cthulhu news wherever we find it.

News from Pnakotus 022 has just popped into the aether and is now available from all the usual places.

We note it's Secret Shoggoth time again, comment on the current colonial/18th century vibe in Lovecraftian RPGs and provide an update on candy-flavoured
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